The Port of Umeå is an important facility for the whole of Norrland, Norrbotten and Ostrobothnia as much of the region’s incoming and outgoing goods pass through here. It is also connected to the other facilities of the region and Umeå municipality via railways and roads and in proximity to the airport, which is only 20 minutes away by car. The proximity to Vaasa and Umeå’s strategic geographical location together with the growth that is taking place in the region mean that the port needs to be equipped and developed for the logistics solutions of the future.
The Port of Umeå is undergoing an intensive development period extending over several years. The City Council has approved an investment programme for the period 2020–2026 totalling SEK 1.4 billion – projects related to the creation of new land surfaces, new quay facilities, construction of additional depots and warehouse buildings, and improvements of the fairway to increase the draught of the fairway for more and larger vessels.