● The sea route is the green route
● The Oslofjord is cleaner than it has been for 100 years
● New technology reduces emissions from berthed ships
Port of Oslo - a green port
The seaways are the green ways
The Port of Oslo will continuously work to ensure that the port is environmentally friendly, both to our surroundings, the city and our customers. We take a holistic responsibility for the environment in Oslos port district. Read about our environmental policy here.
A greener route
The sea route makes environmental sense. Researchers conclude in a study that the sea route is best for the environment in all of the examples tested. Oslo's population increases rapidly. We need to transport more goods in order to keep up with the increasing demand. The fact that the sea route is the most sustainable is an uplifting message for the Port of Oslo.
Shore-based electrical power in Oslo
A ground-breaking environmental project reduces pollution. Color Line's ships in Oslo now run on shore-based electrical power while they are berthed. The initiative reduces CO2 emission equvivalent to 1700 cars.
More environmentally sound
Oslo Havn KF has led the Clean Oslo Fjord project. 95 - 99 percent of the pollution has been removed from Pipervika and Bjørvika, and the inner Oslofjord area is cleaner than it has been for 100 years. The contaminated soil has been deposited in a deep water trench near Malmøykalven island. The trench has been covered with sand and this area is also cleaner than it used to be. We have built artificial reefs in Bjørvika to enhance the biodiversity of the fjord. Mussels and other organisms make their homes in the reefs and clean the water in a natural way.
Working on reducing noise
The environmental aspect is included in all of the Port's projects, and we are continually working on environmental improvements. The Port of Oslo is certified according to ISO 14001. A port is not always the best neighbour. Freight traffic, unfortunately, does generate a lot of noise. We make continual efforts to reduce noise levels. In addition, we create buffer zones between the freight terminals and the surrounding city. Aesthetics is important for a city port. For this reason, we have drawn up aesthetic guidelines for that part of the port that is open to the general public.