Industry hoping NATO membership will boost freight transport

The <em>Svappavaarabanan</em> in Kiruna, Sweden.
A railway in Arctic Sweden. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • Industry representatives hope Sweden’s future Nato membership will lead to infrastructure investments boosting freight transport in Norrland.
  • Forestry group SCA currently transports some of its timber by truck, and the company’s head of logistics Magnus Svensson says demands from Nato for improved transport links, specifically from the Norwegian border, will lead to investment in railway infrastructure.
  • ”The tracks have had delayed maintenance for perhaps 30, 40, 50 years,” he tells Swedish Radio News.
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