Stockholm is investing $17m in the future
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 09:33 by ce-press
Stockholm is investing in a new cruise pier at Frihamnen, F627, which is due to be ready for the 2016 season. It will be 260m long and have a depth alongside of 10m.
In addition it continues to consider the purchase of a floating pier along the lines of SeaWalk in Nynashamn which is 60km south of Stockholm. With about 30 tender calls a year this would be a huge improvement for passengers. Facilities already exist for 60 buses, tourist information services etc.
CE managing director Jens Skrede commented on the development: “It is important that ports keep investing in order to keep a competitive edge for this region. Stockholm is just one more CE member to invest with others such as Hamburg, Copenhagen and Southampton all having upgraded significantly."
Stockholm can handle 10 ships simultaneously at its two facilities and has more than 260 transit calls and 50 turnarounds booked this year. The latter includes Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa which is calling every week from May to August on 15 Baltic itineraries. On June 5 Britannia became the largest vessel to have called the Port of Stockholm.
Costa Luminosa in Stockholm (c) Ports of Stockholm
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