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SCA to develop a new container port in Sweden’s Tunadal

3 February 2021 ` 19:54  

Swedish forest products firm SCA has announced its plans to invest nearly $54.7m in Tunadal port between 2021 and 2024. The company stated that the funds will be used for developing a new container port and new cargo handling areas.

In addition to investing in pulp production at the Ortviken industrial site, the company’s investments in the Östrand pulp mill will increase the pulp to be shipped from the Sundsvall region to more than twice the current capacity.

The rise in volume clearly indicates that the pulp will now be supplied to new markets. Furthermore, Tunadal and Bollsta sawmills are also boosting their production volumes. The company noted that the volume of containerised trade from Tunadal port has grown by more than two times over the last five years.

SCA sourcing and logistics president Magnus Svensson said: “This development has meant that we need to be able to handle larger volumes of containerised cargo than previously and be able to accommodate larger ships, both container ships and breakbulk vessels.”

The port will be built to handle vessels with a draft of 15m instead of the current 12m.

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