On March 17th the Swedish Government decided to restrict non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until March 31st of 2021.
Regardning seafarers, the legislation returns to what applied previously with regard to the possibility of disembarking and staying in the port's capital.
Vessels calling Port of Luleå must from 2020-03-04 submit a Health declaration before arriving Port of Luleå. The completed Health declaration shall be sent by e-mail latest 24 hous prior arrival to TIB@portlulea.com
Port of Luleå is a public harbour which, in spite of its northerly position and thanks to excellent co-operation with modern state-run and locally operated ice-breakers, is open for shipping all the year round.
The same excellent co-operation exists between the Harbour and the stevedoring company, both of whom make a common endeavour to offer our customers the best possible service.
Within the port area there are four harbour sections: the Victoria Harbour where dry goods are handled, Uddebo for liquid products and the industrial quays of LKAB and Cementa, respectively. The old quay for loading iron ore is used for governmental icebreakers and as a cruise port.
The Harbour´s modern installations make it possible to handle all kinds of bulk goods, as well as general cargo.
Around 570 vessels call at Port of Luleå every year, a substantial number of which have a loading capacity (deadweight capacity) of more than 70,000 tons.
The annual volume of goods handled exceeds seven million tons, principally bulk goods, which confirms Luleå´s position as the largest bulk goods port in Sweden and one of the five largest ports in Sweden.
The port is both well prepared and well equipped for the future and can at short notice construct new quays, since the dredging and other preparations have already been carried out.