The first ferry services to the Åland islands began in May 1960. Since then the port has developed and ferry traffic has increased, with Kapellskär now one of Sweden's largest freight ports for rolling goods. After more than 50 years as a ferry port the Port of Kapellskär needs to be modernised and made more efficient.
The rebuilding of the port will comprise a new pier with two quay-berths at the south end of the port, a reconstructed ferry berth in the centre and the existing pier with two ferry berths at the north end of the port. When the rebuilding work is completed the port will have 5 modern ferry berths. There will be a new pilot harbour adjacent to the south end of the port.
What's happening right now?
On 11 April 2013 an implementation decision was approved by the Board of Directors of the Ports of Stockholm Group. The implementation decision provides agreement that the Port of Kapellskär can be rebuilt and expanded at a cost of 790 MSEK.
Preparations for the project have been ongoing for some time and now virtually all of the permits are in place for the project to begin; the blueprints are approved, the environmental permit is granted and now the implementation decision has been taken by our Board of Directors. What remains is for the implementation decision to be ratified by the City Council.
We are now continuing the project work so that the expansion can begin as soon as the City Council has issued a positive decision. Following construction start it is expected the project will take around 2.5 to 3 years.
The Port of Kapellskär today
From the Port of Kapellskär the sailing times are short to Åland, Finland and Estonia.
Find out more about current operation of the port
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