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About Port of Oslo

About Port of Oslo

Port of Oslo is Norway’s largest public cargo and passenger port. From Oslo, half of Norway’s population can be reached within three hours.

Oslo Port is a natural hub for logistics in Norway, with modern and efficient terminals. More than 6 million tons of cargo are shipped by sea to and from Oslo. With nearly 7 million annual travellers, Oslo is Norway’s largest and most important passenger port - with international ferries, local traffic and cruises.

Being one of the leading maritime centres in the world, Port of Oslo is looking to expand further, meeting at the same time its ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Clear targets are set for 2030, with an 85 percent reduction in current GHG emissions. Efforts will continue after that so that Oslo can become a zero-emission port in the long term. In order to reach its goal of a future zero-emission port, increased sea transport is an important contribution to this green shift.

As the port is growing very rapidly, it needs to make sure it doesn’t become a bottleneck in this development. With more lines and more vessels calling in Oslo, the port is going to the south, moving out of the city to expand further. The overall aim is to make the South Port a large energy ecosystem — to use the energy in a smarter way but also to get smoother logistics between sea and land transport.

Port of Oslo is a municipal enterprise with a separate board of directors, operating under the aegis of the municipality of Oslo. The port facilitates efficient and environmentally friendly operations to support maritime transport, monitor traffic in the municipality's waters, and manage the port's properties and facilities in an economical and environmentally sound manner.

The port has approximately 100 employees with a head office at Vippetangen, and other offices located on Sjursøya.

Port of Oslo has earned ISO 14001 environmental certification for its management and operations.

In 2004, the Oslo Port Authority was reorganized as a municipal enterprise and adopted the name, Port of Oslo. HAV Eiendom (Properties) is Port of Oslo’s own real estate company, established in 2003 to develop the port's properties in Bjørvika. The company is both a land and property developer.

Mission & Vision

Port of Oslo is the responsible authority for operation of the port, and for exercise of authority in the municipality's waterways under The Port & Waters Act.  

  • Port of Oslo is responsible for facilitating efficient and environmentally friendly sea transport to and from Oslo, at the lowest possible social cost, through modernization and construction of state of the art port facilities.

  • Port of Oslo’s vision is to be the world's most area-efficient and environmentally friendly municipal port.

  • Port of Oslo aims to become one of the world's first emissions-free ports.