Sweden, June 13, 2014 (Press Release) -
Södra has invested in a new rail terminal in Falköping. This investment is the biggest ever made by Södra in a terminal. It has the capacity to handle around 300,000 m3sub of timber per year which will mainly be transported to Värö and Mönsterås.
"We have been working on this project for two years and now we are ready to inaugurate," commented Björn Karlsson, the manager heading up the project at Södra.
Falköping is in a strategic location in Västra Götaland, close to the members' timber which will serve the expansion at the pulp mill in Värö. Rail distribution permits fast, efficient transport providing both environmental and financial benefits.
The Södra rail terminal is located in Marjarp and covers an area of six hectares - the same as twelve football pitches - and the company has established its own timber terminals there. There is also a 24-hour photometering station.
The terminal is sited in a completely new logistics area covering around 70 hectares, and the municipality of Falköping has also established a modern, cost-effective intermodal terminal known as Dryport Skaraborg. This will pave the way for expansion of the Falköpingspendeln container shuttle service between Gothenburg Harbour and Falköping/Skaraborg.
The municipality of Falköping's initiative involves a number of benefits, with access to shared service facilities, including fuelling stations.