TX Logistik will introduce a new train service in January 2023, with five departures each week between Stockholm Norvik Port and the Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal.
“Expanding our operations improves the preconditions for transport to and from Stockholm, both for existing and for newly established companies in Eskilstuna and its surrounding area. It also demonstrates that railway transport is the solution for safe and environmentally friendly logistics,” says Fredrik Abrahamsson, Sales Manager at TX Logistik AB.
Stockholm Norvik Port is a new RoRo and container port that has more destinations to choose from than any other port on the Swedish east coast. The short approach lanes and efficient transport connections make Stockholm Norvik an important logistics hub in the Greater Stockholm area.
“The railway link between Stockholm Norvik Port and the Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal has been much sought after. Now we can offer customers new possibilities to transport both containers and trailers and lift over even more cargo from road transport to sea transport,” explains Claes Sörman from Eskilstuna Logistik och Etablering AB.
It won't the only new intermodal connection in this area. Starting in April, the Nordic railway company Cargonet, which operates goods trains in Sweden and Norway, will add services from the Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal that will enable direct transport links to Oslo and the entire Nordic market.
“We have seen a growing demand from customers for train transport between Norway and the Greater Stockholm area. There is currently a high flow of goods between the two regions, but the majority of the cargo is transported by road,” states Carl Fredrik Karlsen, Cargonet Commercial Director.
Stockholm Norvik Port opened in 2020 and is an important hub for sustainable intermodal transport. The container terminal at the port is run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, with 53 ports in 27 countries. The RoRo terminal is operated by the Ports of Stockholm.