Last modified: 2011-03-11 by zoltán horváth
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 3 March 2011
Meant by "Ports of Stockholm" are the ports of the town proper: Loudden,
Frihamnen (location of head office), Värtahamnen, Hammerbyhamnen, and
Central quays; Kapellskär (90 km to the N.; partner since 1991) linking to
Finland and Estonia, mainly freight; and Nynäshamn (60 km to the S.; partner
since 1992) linking to Gotland and beyond, mainly ferry traffic.
Passenger traffic is very important, what with international and local ferry services and especially the many islands and islets in the area.
We also learn that the PoS Group is made up of Stockholms Hamn, main company, and a number of subsidiaries; the main company is owned by Stockholms Stadshus now.
`The group / History' section (left menu) admits the decline of Stockholm as a major harbour since the mid-1950s: at one point, 108 shipping lines sailed for the town but the position taken up now in Sweden - is a modest seventh. Traffic to and from Finland has become very important over time while the demise of the Soviet Union means new chances for Stockholm.
Jan Mertens, 4 March 2011
image by Jan Mertens, 2 March 2011
These pages from the Ports of Stockholm (SE) website, Swedish and English
version respectively, show the flag (second url, click "Press room" in left
Subsection "Ports of Stockholm´s logotypes" ought to lead to the blue logotype as it appears on a white field.
It does not, but we are offered a description: "The logotype with the anchor and the Stockholm City Hall Tower flanked by the uppercase initials S and H originates from the beginning of the 1960s."
Logotype accessible via the original page: http://www.stockholmshamnar.se/sv/Installningar/For-press/Stockholms-Hamnars-logotyper/
Photo detail of "English" flag. For good measure, a photo of the tower in question (the logotype faithfully reproduces the three crowns on top of it):
Jan Mertens, 2 March 2011