A brand new third RoRo-berth for ferries/RoPax/RoRo in Port of Karlshamn ferry terminal. This is a serious scenario in the ports plans for the near future. The new generation Ferry/RoPax/RoRo-vessels for the Baltic Sea with a length of up to 230 metres require longer and wider berths, ramps and...
To meet rising demand for roro-space and offer flexibility on the Karlshamn-Klaipeda and Kiel-Klaipeda routes, DFDS has short-term chartered the 2,171-lanemetre or 160-trailer Mercandia Class MAESTRO UNIVERSE until shortly before Christmas when she will be replaced by FINLANDIA SEAWAYS. Anders...
The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Tomas Eneroth, came with the braking news that the missing 18 km railway link Karlshamn-Olofström will be constructed. Then Port of Karlshamn will be directly connected to the Volvo Cars (Geely) plant in Olofström and the large distribution centre of IKEA...
In Port of Karlshamn the dry cargo vessel m/v Edwine Oldendorff is loading more than 50.000 m3 of sawn timber from south Sweden to the east coast of USA. It is the biggest shipment of sawn timber ever on one and the same vessel that has been loaded in Port of Karlshamn. The nearly 15.000 timber...
DFDS has signed a contract with the Chinese Ship Yard Guangszhou for construction of two Ro-Pax vessels with delivery 2021. With six routes in the Baltic Sea, DFDS expect further growth in the market. In order to meet future demand the Shipping company now invests in two new Ro-Pax ferries. A 2,...
Yesterday Port of Karlshamn was visited by Mrs Pia Nilsson, Group leader of the Social Democrats in the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Communication, accompanied by Committee member Suzanne Svensson. They were informed about the increasing activity in the port in general, but focus was on...
On September 27th there was held a press conference in Karlshamn on initiative from Nord Stream II, where Nord Stream, Wasco Coating (Port of Karlshamns' customer) and Port of Karlshamn informed and gave a guided tour. -The contribution this project will make to the port is very important. But...
- It's always very pleasing when customers give us credit for our work. When we even receive a Diploma for good performance from the Swedish military forces, it's something extra, says Pär Carlsson at Sales & Marketing, Port of Karlshamn. Pär and others were recently involved when a...
As a result of a good growth in activities, Port of Karlshamn has now employed seven dock workers on permanent basis. The growth is seen in most of the market segments, especially within forestry, terminal work and container handling during the last year. Port of Karlshamn will now also...
The reconstruction of RoRo-berth no 1 in Port of Karlshamn is now completed. It is a fixed concrete berth and was constructed in 1999. Now it is higher and wider (32 m with space for fender excluded) why larger vessels with very wide- or double ramps can berth. Total quay length at RoRo 1 is...

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FOCUS ON OPERATION AND BUSINESS AHEAD!

Finally we can put the conflict between the Port Workers Union and Swedish Ports Association behind us! The new deal is good for Sweden and for Port of Karlshamn! The agreement means a much more stable situation which enable us to give our activities and our customer relations full attention and develop the port futher. We are many winners.

Although it has been much about the conflict during some time, the work in has continued in many aspects. We are very pleased with the increased activities in the oil market and one of our rock cavities for storage of heavy oil is almost filled up.

Another positive sign is the increase of rail traffic in the port. Last year more than 14.000 rail wagons were handled in Karlshamn, compared with 4.000 five years ago. The plans for further shunting tracks in the port area are proceeding. In the near future the port, together with other stakeholders as the industry, will meet with the Swedish Transport Administration with the purpose to speed up the construction start of "Sydostlänken" (South East Link). A 12 km missing railway link connecting Port of Karlshamn with Volvo Cars Olofström, IKEA Älmhult and the main North-South railway line in Sweden.

Port of Karlshamn are also working on another important strategic development. It is the construction a completely new RoRo-berth with capacity for ferries with a length of 230 metres. Linked to the new berth, we are investigating the possibility to relocate the line-up of accompanied vehicles from present location to our 30 hectar vast expansion area south of the intermodal rail terminal, where we store the Nord Stream pipes at the moment. By doing this relocation, we will open new possibilities for developing the port area.

For year 2018 the port also will present the highest turnover ever, reaching almost 250 million SEK. The final result is not official yet, but looks very promising.

Mats Olsson,

Managing Director Karlshamn Hamn AB