One million units: Port of Trelleborg sets new goal in handling trucks and semi-trailers
For the second year in a row, the Port of Trelleborg, the largest ro-ro harbour in Scandinavia, has been noticing a positive trend in handling trucks and semi-trailers. This resulted in setting a new record: 872,000 units passed through the port. The next milestone is 1 million trucks and semi-trailers that are most likely to be handled in 2023.
“The Port of Trelleborg was the only ro-ro port in Sweden that had a positive development of truck volumes in 2020 and the upward trend continued in 2021,” said Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of the Port of Trelleborg. In 2021 the Swedish port strengthened its position as the Scandinavian ro-ro hub since its freight traffic increased by more than 100,000 units or almost 13 per cent compared to the 2020 volumes. As a result, slightly over 872,000 trucks and semi-trailers, which is the record result, were handled in the Swedish harbour. “The curves continue to point upwards and Port of Trelleborg expects to handle 1 million trucks and trailers by 2023,” Trelleborgs Hamn AB, which manages the port, specified its goal for the coming years.
As for the ferry lines running to Trelleborg, all four current destinations, Travemünde and Rostock in Germany, Świnoujście in Poland and Klaipeda in Lithuania, showed positive development. In addition, more semi-trailers were moved to and from the port by rail, the increase was 27 per cent compared to the 2020 results. Totally, 34,000 semi-trailers travelled to or from Trelleborg by rail. “The port’s strong commitment to intermodal transports (trailers by rail) has been extremely successful and in two years we have more than doubled these volumes. Port of Trelleborg wants to see continued positive development in this area,” Trelleborgs Hamn AB noted.