SCA will invest approximately $54.7 million in Tunadal port, Sweden, between 2021 and 2024. The investment will encompass a new container port and new cargo handling areas. Containers are being increasingly used to transport pulp and solid-wood products. Over the past five years, the volume of containerized trade from Tunadal port has more than doubled.
“This development has meant that we need to be able to handle larger volumes of containerized cargo than previously and be able to accommodate larger ships – both container ships and break bulk vessels,” says Magnus Svensson, President Sourcing and Logistics at SCA.
SCA is now building out the port to be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 15 meters, compared with the current 12 meters. SCA also will build a modern container port with a capacity of 100,000 TEU (standard containers) per year. Finally, SCA intends to build land south of the current port to create new space for cargo handling.
“With the expanded port, the combined terminal being built by the Municipality of Sundsvall and the improved rail links to Tunadal port, we will have a transport infrastructure that will move Sundsvall closer to the global export markets and the Scandinavian domestic market, thereby benefiting industry and trade across Northern Sweden,” concludes Magnus Svensson.
The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe’s largest private forest holding. The company offers paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners.