The Port of Gävle, a Swedish port operated by Yilport, has agreed a contract with CYES Maritime Works to double in size the largest container terminal on Sweden’s east coast.
Gävle handled a record number of containers in 2017, and has experienced a positive development of containerized transports over the last 10 years.
The expanded terminal, which will have a boosted capacity of 600,000 TEU, is expected to be operational by the end of 2019, allowing the Port of Gävle to meet increased levels of demand.
STS cranes, which can service wide ships, will be implemented at the terminal, lifting more each hour compared to the wide-span cranes that were planned previously.
The change to STS cranes requires additional reinforcement of the quayside, which will also be carried out by CYES Maritime Works.
Håkan Bergström, Sales Manager at YILPORT Nordic, commented on the project: “Over time, we have seen a large increase in volumes in Gävle, and the decision to get even more efficient cranes will greatly boost the competitiveness of Gävle Container Terminal.”
Fredrik Svanbom, CEO of Port of Gävle, said: “With this, Gävle grows as a port city and places the Port of Gävle firmly on the international map as a location for trade through import and export.”
Antonio Daban, CEO of CYES Sweden, stated: “We look forward to using our competence and experience in this project. It’s an exciting and fun assignment that will, according to the blueprints, result in a well laid out and highly efficient container terminal.”