Collaborating to achieve goals
We must collaborate with customers, local communities, suppliers, politicians, and authorities to reach the goal of a 40% increase in passenger traffic and a 50% increase in cargo traffic, and reduce emissions.
Port of Oslo will partner with stakeholders to find new, and innovative emissions-free solutions for road, rail, and maritime transport. This will lead to a reduction of emissions locally, regionally, and nationally. Dialogue fosters an environment to explore sustainable solutions with ripple effects far beyond the port's borders.
Collaborate for success
Managing and implementing change requires collaboration. Port of Oslo participates and collaborates with research and development initiatives, authorities, and other organizations, nationally and internationally.
The port’s zero-emissions plan is a result of close collaboration with the municipal Council for Business Development and Public Ownership and Council for Environment. Port of Oslo and the municipal Climate Agency provided input specific to their sectors. In November 2018, Oslo City Council adopted an action plan for a future zero-emissions port.
Port of Oslo established cooperation agreements with the environmental organizations, ZERO and Bellona in 2019 when Oslo was the European Green Capital. They were sparring partners to help the port become emissions-free, and contributed to the Green Port Cruise and Congress conference in Oslo.
In 2020, a concept plan for Oslo’s cargo port, Sydhavna was completed. The plan includes requirements for charging stations and shore power to support an emissions-free port. It also noted that cooperation with the energy company, Hafslund Rådgivning is important for the future development of the port’s power grid.
Building a zero-emissions port in Oslo will cost more than NOK 200 million, not including financial subsidies to support shore power. Shipping lines must rebuild their fleet, and port operators need to invest in zero-emissions vehicles at the terminal and for transport.
Regional ports collaborate
Port of Oslo collaborates with several other Norwegian ports.
Emissions-free Oslofjord will develop shared initiatives to promote increased use of emissions-free solutions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport in and around Oslofjord. Seven Norwegian ports collaborate to identify emissions-free solutions.
This project to support sustainability was launched in 2020 with help from the Norwegian Environment Agency.
Port of Oslo participates in many international organizations as a member, or through other means. See fact box.
Port of Oslo contributes to several projects under the auspices of the European Port Organization, (ESPO). The port's environmental manager, Heidi Neilson leads The Sustainable Development Committee that focuses on how ports can contribute to sustainable transport growth in and around the European Union’s largest cities.