Port of Ystad expands with new areas for vehicles and warehouses

Sweden’s Port of Ystad has catered for the logistical requirements of customers and visitors with more car parking and warehouses.

A steadily increasing flow of passenger and cargo traffic through the port has resulted in a new 33,000-square-metre area for vehicles to use before check-in, and a 23,000-square-metre area housing two 5,120-square-metre warehouses.

Ystad is the largest port in Sweden with a daily ferry service to Poland and Bornholm and the third largest passenger ferry port.

In 2016 the port passed the magical threshold of two million passengers and freight volumes increased 11.4 per cent.

Ystad City Council port committee Chairman Roger Jönsson said two new berths would be built in the outer harbour in 2018.

“Ystad harbour is a focal point for trade between Sweden and the countries of central and eastern Europe. We have for a long time been able to see high growth, prosperity, jobs and increased business opportunities,” he said.

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