Green light for Norvikudden – no Supreme Court hearing
Today Ports of Stockholm received the good news from the Supreme Court that planning for the freight port at Norvikudden in Nynäshamn can go ahead, to provide an environmentally friendly shipping route for goods to the entire county.
“With the new freight port at Norvikudden we will ensure the future supply of goods to the rapidly growing Stockholm region and will increase the proportion of environmentally friendly freight transport for the entire county,” says Johan Castwall, Managing Director of Ports of Stockholm.
The Swedish Supreme Court decided against granting leave to appeal to those opposed to the ruling in favour of Norvikudden by the Environmental Court of Appeal in December 2010. This decision means that the Environmental Court of Appeal ruling stands and that planning for the port can continue.
Now the case will return to the Land and Environment Court to establish the terms and conditions for the construction of the port. It is anticipated that the hearing about this will be held within the next six months.
“Today’s decision is a very happy one. A long process is drawing towards its conclusion. We have now been granted permission to build the new freight port at Norvikudden and look forward to the Land and Environment Court hearing the case to establish terms and conditions as soon as possible,” says Johan Castwall.
Ports of Stockholm is building a freight port at Norvikudden to ensure the future efficient supply of goods to the growing Stockholm region. The port is essential to be able to meet future demands for greater volumes and larger vessels in a sustainable way.
The port in Nynäshamn will be owned by Ports of Stockholm, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stockholms stadshus AB.
Read more about the new freight port at Norvikudden