Lindbäcks, a Swedish industrial producer of wood-made houses, is currently testing sea transports between north- and southern Sweden for its 175 flat-big construction project in Lund.
Several months ago the company kicked off production at its new plant that's located in the Port of Piteå's Haraholmen Harbour. Now, Lindbäcks carried out the first out of two test shipments, using a freighter instead of sending the loads on trucks.
"While this is a trial, there are, however, other benefits we can draw by using the sea for transports. It's good to decrease road traffic as well as to have the vessel loaded in both ways, which results in environmental and economic gains," Lars Wallgren, Logistics Manager, Lindbäcks, said.
Ulrika Nilsson, CEO, Piteå Port & Hub, added to this, "Using sea shipping for domestic transports is a must in order to relieve both roads and railways in Sweden, a country that has one of Europe's longest coastlines. We are pleased that Lindbäcks chose Haraholmen as a place for its new factory, which makes it easier to send their goods by sea. This project is a step forward towards increasing sea shipping in the region in the future."
"It's very exciting for us to be engaged in this cooperation and to support such type of freight flows. It's both sustainable and effective to send cargo by ship from the north to the south," Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson, Key Account Manager, Copenhagen Malmö Port, also said.
Photo: Copenhagen Malmö Port