Access to Quays

Port of Oslo is subject to a security regulation, the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). This is an international protocol to improve safety of ships and port facilities receiving international traffic.

The aim of the protocol is to prevent and combat terrorism, sabotage, and other criminal activity. ISPS regulations include all ships over 500 gross tons, shipping companies, ports and authorities, as well as tenants and other parties using ISPS port facilities. Oslo has 14 ISPS port facilities with the necessary certificates and security to receive international maritime traffic. Port facilities have approved security plans based on a vulnerability assessment and include different types of security measures. Such measures may include controlling access, surveillance, searching individuals and vehicles or inspection of cargo and ship supplies. Map of ISPS facilities - Port of Oslo[tbve1]  Quays in central Oslo are usually open to the public except when cruise ships are in dock. In order to comply with ISPS security regulations access to quays is restricted when cruise ships are in port.  Port facilities secured 24/7, such as ferry and container terminals, are marked with ISPS signage.

ISPS course

Before you can access a secured ISPS port facility, you must complete the ISPS course.   The course takes approx. 10-15 minutes. When you have completed the course, you will receive confirmation via email and information about obtaining a pass. ISPS course for Oslo harbor[tbve2]   

Access to port facilities

Everyone conducting business in an ISPS secured area must register to gain access. The security manager (PFSO) for port facilities is authorized to issue a visitor's certificate or permanent access permit. Contact persons for port facilities.[tbve3]  Sydhavna cargo port has several access-restricted facilities with gates and barriers. You must apply for permanent access.

Access to Sydhavna - Sjursøya Nord

Port Control on Sjursøya nord is manned from 6.45AM to 4.15PM weekdays. If you have frequent business, you can apply for permanent access[tbve4] . (Norwegian) Occasional visitors are issued a visitor's card at Port Control. You will need documentation confirming you have relevant business, plus photo ID (driver's license, bank card or passport).

Access to the barrier at shed 90 / Kongshavnveien

The barrier at shed 90 is open weekdays from 6AM to 6PM. If you have frequent business, you can apply for permanent access[tbve5] . (Norwegian) For further information: Oslo Port Control cellphone: +47 917 99 900 or e-mail  

Safety regulations for customers and the public

Port of Oslo is committed to safeguarding health, security, and the environment in harbor facilities. This requires that everyone traveling on the waterways and the harbor follow specific guidelines. Two local regulations apply in Port of Oslo and the waterways of Oslo Municipality. Regulations for use and maintenance of order for ports and waterways, Oslo municipality (Norwegian) Regulations regarding speed limits in the waterways, Oslo municipality (Norwegian)  

Speed limits in the cargo port

In Sydhavna the speed limit is 30 km (18 miles) per hour.  The port has a significant volume of car, port and machine traffic as well as pedestrians.  Stay alert, respect pedestrian and road markers, and maintain appropriate distance from harbor cranes and machinery. Respect port signage.

For more information please contact Katrine Brede Didriksen: Oslo Port Control is open 24/7 and can be contacted by phone at +47 917 99 900