Karlskrona has dredging plans

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:00 by ce-press

The Unesco world heritage city of Karlskrona is situated in the middle of an archipelago, 6km from mainland Sweden. Ships up to 160m in length and 7.5m in depth can be accommodated at Handelshamnen city terminal, where the quay is 300m in length. There is a minimum under-keel clearance requirement of 0.7m.

The 200m2 terminal has facilities for about 1,500 passengers. There are 20 loading bays for buses, three spots for shuttles, 50 for private vehicles and 15 for taxis.

Freshwater (by pipeline at 30m3 per hour), waste removal and bunkering (by tanker) services are available.

There are plans to dredge the last part of the channel and widen it in order to take ships between 230m and 250m in length. The width of the approach channel is presently 360m with a depth of 15m to 19m.

There are three anchorage options, two of which have no restrictions on the length of vessel calling. The maximum authorised draught is 10m and 9m respectively. Anchorage 2 is restricted to 200m in length with a depth of 8m. The two fixed tender berths each have a depth of 2.4m and can accommodate two tenders simultaneously.

This year the port is expecting three calls having received eight in 2017 and six in 2018.
Karlskrona has dredging plans
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