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Port of Skellefteå developed for larger transports

Port of Skellefteå is being developed to accommodate more and larger transports to meet the needs of Skellefteå's growing business community.

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Skellefteå Municipality is investing SEK 700 million in Port of Skellefteå over the next few years. Parts of the seabed are being excavated and the idea is to make it possible for 250 meter long ships to enter the port. In connection with the quay there are also plans to create an industrial area for new establishments. The land areas on the north side of the port area will increase and new storage areas and warehouse solutions will be built.

A larger and deeper port also means benefits for the environment. Long transports on land, from industries and sawmills, for example, can be avoided as the goods are instead shipped in the local area. At the same time, the port is a transport hub for different modes of transport such as shipping, trains, trucks and planes.

Investments are also being made in new technology, and since 2022 one of the world's first fully electric cranes has been in place. In addition to being powered by electricity, it can handle heavy loads and has a long range, allowing it to reach across the width of large ships.

The municipality's investments in the port area are 50% financed by the EU Regional Development Fund.

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