Energy-efficient port

SHORE POWER. City Councilor, Raymond Johansen cuts the ribbon for a new shore power plant for international ferries at Vippetangen on January 8, 2019. Also pictured are former Vice-Mayor for Business Development & Public Ownership, Kjetil Lund, Minister of Environment and Transport, Lan Marie Berg, and Port Director, Ingvar M. Mathisen. Photo: Heiko Junge NTB / Scanpix.
An energy-efficient port consumes less power and reduces the use of fossil fuels.

Oslo is one of the world's most climate-conscious and environmentally ambitious port cities. By 2030, Oslo will eliminate 95% of greenhouse gas emissions. Port of Oslo will reduce emissions by 85% in the same period, and become emissions-free over the long term.

Port of Oslo’s vision to become a zero-emission facility will help achieve its goal to shift more cargo from road to sea, and reduce emissions from ships and land transport. Development and improvement of intermodal solutions between ships, cars, and rail, provides an opportunity for sustainable growth at Port of Oslo - Norway's most important cargo hub.

Innovation and infrastructure

Efficient port operations are vital to meet the needs of the future. Port of Oslo invests in technological solutions and persuades other operators in the port to adopt innovative and sustainable solutions.  

Port of Oslo invests in increased energy efficiency through electric transport and terminal infrastructure, shore power, and renewable fuels for ships.

Oslo Havn satser på økt energieffektivitet i hele havna med elektrisktransport og terminalutstyr, landstrøm ogfornybart drivstoff til skip.
ENERGY EFFICIENT.  Shore power, smart power grids, increased battery capacity, and local energy production, including solar power, will provide better access to clean energy for shipping and other transport. Illustration: Hafslund Eco


Port of Oslo provides shore power for all international ferries, several local ferries, and is now exploring the use of shore power for cargo and cruise ships.

Oslo Havns nye miljøbåt Pelikan 2.

THE WORLD'S FIRST ELECTRIC ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT. Port of Oslo and Grovfjord Mekaniske shipyard developed the world's first electric environmental boat of its kind. Pelikan 2 removes waste from Oslo’s harbor. Photo: H.K. Riise

Port of Oslo has reduced its emissions from port-owned vessels and vehicles from 230 tonnes in 2015 to 2.8 tonnes in 2020 by phasing out vehicles powered by fossil fuels, and investing in electric vehicles. Port vessels and vehicles stopped using fossil fuels in 2019.

In 2020, Port of Oslo launched the world's first electric workboat of its kind. Pelikan 2 collects floating waste from Inner Oslo Fjord. The Port of Oslo also uses drones to search for waste.

Port of Oslo will establish a monitoring system to get a better overview of energy consumption. This will help raise awareness and identify measures to reduce consumption.    

Environmental goals - energy efficient port

Goal 7: Increase the share and use of renewable energy for ships and land transport by 2030

Goal 8: Increase the number of energy-efficient buildings, facilities, and quays by 2030


Goal 7: Electricity consumption in the port of Oslo increases in tandem with the electrification of transport. In 2020, a Color Line vessel relied on shore power at Revier while quarantined in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. The shore power solution was built to international standards in 2018 for Stena Line.

Goal 8: In 2021, a monitoring system will be established to get a better overview of energy consumption, and improve the port’s ability to measure its various energy-efficient solutions. To measure the energy used to charge cars and boats, dedicated meters will be installed on Sjursøya.  

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