Port of Oslo has historically owned and managed the waterfront areas of the city, with the exception of Aker Brygge. In 2000, Oslo City Council approved the Fjordbyen project that will see portions of the port area transformed by urban development, and the cargo port relocated to Sydhavna (South Harbor). These projects will create new waterfront access for the public including a harbor promenade, housing, recreation areas and office buildings. This is part of our strategy to make Port of Oslo more effective and efficient as we anticipate more cargo, passengers and business activity flowing through the port.
Sydhavna is Norway's most important logistics center and must be developed and streamlined to meet future growth. Fjorbyen will repurpose half of the existing port terminal. It is therefore critical the remaining 600 acres of port at Sydhavna is used as efficiently as possible. Sydhavna will require up to 10-billion NOK of investment. Therefore, Port of Oslo is depending on a solid financial return from the development of Fjordbyen to invest in Sydhavna.
As a port and fjord city, Oslo must be prepared to satisfy the growing demands of maritime traffic. Oslo harbor needs to maintain quays and docks for passenger ships, naval ships, school ships and charter boats. The large number of construction projects in the capital city require rigging areas at the quay and docks, large enough to allow for transport of goods and building materials by sea.
Port of Oslo’s vision is to be the world's most efficient and environmentally friendly municipal port. The port must be safe and secure, efficient in its use of land and finances. The harbor of the future will enhance the aesthetic of Oslo while ensuring the port’s activity at sea and on land is emissions-free. This entails significant change in the operation of the port including development and use of new technology and construction methods.