The European Union's TEN-T Programme will provide over €2 million to the development of the sea ports of Trelleborg, Sweden and Swinoujscie, Poland, to increase their competitiveness and sustainability, as well as improve the maritime link between both countries.
The project covers works and studies with the objective to develop the infrastructure and upgrade ICT at the Port of Trelleborg, as well as prepare grounds for the construction of an LNG bunkering facility at Swinoujscie.
The project will extend the fairway and build two breakwaters and two pier heads at the Port of Trelleborg to ensure safe and efficient ship manoeuvres, as well as increase the port's sea-based capacity and accessibility.
The port's intermodal terminal will be enlarged and upgraded with new drainage and water management systems. The improvements will allow 70% of storm and rainwaters to be treated before they enter the Baltic Sea.
The project will also modernise the port's operations to increase the safety and quality of trailer handling. The new facilities will allow immediate coordination and reporting to integrated transport chain actors.
The project will establish a new traffic management system in Trelleborg that will strengthen Trelleborg-Swinoujscie maritime link in anticipation of a traffic increase by 40%.
A study on the LNG organisation at the Port of Swinoujscie will be commissioned. The project is to be completed by the end of 2015.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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