Shortening the last mile: housing modules shipped to foundations
Bringing cargo as close to the project site as possible, shortening the last mile, has a number of benefits, such as efficiency, sustainability and cost. For one of Sweden’s construction projects, in Spånga in the northern suburbs of Stockholm, Frihamnen Port in Stockholm is of utmost importance as housing modules for the project are almost reaching the final destination.
Over the easter weekend, COSCO-s Tian Zhen vessel brought a consignment of oversize project load to Frihamnem Port from East Asia. A total of 231 housing modules were unloaded and will be used directly in a construction project in Spånga in the northern suburbs of Stockholm.
“We are very happy to be able to offer customers the possibility to take the smart sea-route, direct to central Stockholm and as close to their final destination as possible. This mode of transport eases the burden on the road network, reduces the impact on the environment and is also more cost-efficient,” explains Nicklas Ebersson, marketing manager cargo, at Ports of Stockholm.
Project cargo alternative for Stockholm region
Utilising a central port such as Frihamnen for project loads gives customers additional freight shipping alternatives to and from the Stockholm region, which is Sweden’s largest consumer area by some margin. This further strengthens Ports of Stockholm’s position as a logistics hub for efficient and sustainable transport.
“Ports of Stockholm offers us a unique opportunity to transport more efficiently. Being able to ship loads to a location only a few kilometres away from the construction site is an incredible advantage. The housing modules are oversize and the costs are high if they need to be transported individually through Sweden on the country road network ,” explains Erik Eriksen, CEO and partner for COSCO Shipping Line (Sweden) AB.
The central inner-city quays are an important complement to the major freight ports, Stockholm Norvik Port, Port of Nynäshamn and Port of Kapellskär. Together, Ports of Stockholm’s ports enable climate-smart transport to the entire region.