Port of Oslo is Norway's largest public freight and passenger port. A typical week comes between 50 and 70 vessels with cargo and passengers to the harbor.
Freight revenue increased in 2013
The total turnover of goods increased by three percent in 2013.
The level of wet bulk , which primarily consists of petroleum products have remained relatively stable approx. 2.1 million tonnes a year for the past 10 years . Oslo is a major oil port , and 25 % of the country's oil consumption for housing and fuel enters the Sjursøya. Every day, two 300 meter long trains go to Gardermoen airport with jet fuel.
Large increase in dry bulk
In 2013 there was a marked increase in dry bulk traffic by as much as 11% compared with the year before. Dry bulk goods, which mostly consists of cement, grain, salt , sand and dumping loads , have large fluctuations from year to year , which is primarily due to variations in construction activity in the Oslo area .
Containers LO/LO after 2010 varied little. Freight volume has been around 1.3 million tonnes a year, while the number of containers TEU are in excess of 200 000. In 2013 there was an increase in the number of tons of cargo, while the number of TEU was the same as in 2012. Growth in cargo due to inbound freight has increased by 5.5.
Outgoing goods, however, had a slight decline , reflecting the weak Norwegian exports . Oslo is primarily an import port where 73 % of container goods are imported goods. 202,497 containers went over Oslo harbor in 2013, which is almost equal in 2012.
More goods on ferries
Almost one third part of the unit load carried over Oslo harbor transported on international ferries . The amount of freight transported by foreign ferries have long been a downward trend and is now approx. half of what it was in 2000. In 2013 , for the first time since 2006 an increase in the amount of goods . The ferry routes to and from Denmark was in 2013 a significant growth in freight volume . Import of cars is highly cyclical , and the number of vehicles imported over Oslo harbor declined dramatically during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009 . After a rebound in 2010 and 2011, the number of the last two years decreased slightly. In 2013 was 55,000 cars imported.
Slight decrease in passengers
Oslo is Norway's largest passenger ferry terminal , with three fixed routes to Denmark (Frederikshavn and Copenhagen ) and Germany ( Kiel ) . The number of passengers on these routes fell slightly in 2013, with the greatest decline in travelers to and from Germany.
Cruise traffic at the Port of Oslo had a very strong growth until 2011. Between 2002 and 2011 there were more than a tripling of this traffic. The last two years there has been a slight decrease in numbers, reflecting a more uncertain international cruise market. The trend towards larger vessels have continued, and in 2013 had cruise ships calling at Oslo on average approx. 1900 passengers on board.
The Port is the second largest port for car imports . Last year, 55,000 new cars to Oslo through the harbor .
Stable local ferry traffic
The local ferry traffic in Oslo is very popular and has been stable over time, although passenger numbers at the tour and charter boats have had some decline. Passenger traffic in the Port of Oslo is very seasonal . The total number of passengers per month under 400,000 in January and February , while the summer months are well over double this.