Climate and environmental policy

Port of Oslo plays a significant role in Oslo's climate strategy.

Port operations and development have a positive impact upon the climate and environment by helping shift transport of goods from road to sea. Maritime transport supports environmentally friendly transport of consumer goods and building materials to a growing capital city and region.

Compared to all other modes of transport, maritime transport is the most environmentally friendly shipping solution.

Port of Oslo climate and environmental priorities: 2020-2030

1.      Stop climate change by increasing maritime transport.

2.      Greater collaboration to increase the use of clean energy for maritime transport and zero-emissions solutions.

3.      Innovative infrastructure to increase the number of energy-efficient buildings, facilities, quays, and charging stations.

4.      Efficient port operations to reduce waste, increase sorting and reuse of waste, sewage, resources, and building materials.

5.      Develop, build and operate an urban port that is an asset to the local community, and does not pollute the air, water, or land.

Port of Oslo's climate and environment policy: 2020 - 2030

Port of Oslo KF will contribute to long-term sustainable development by facilitating efficient and environmentally friendly port operations and encouraging the use of clean energy, and innovative infrastructure. Port of Oslo will achieve sustainable growth while increasing port calls, and cargo and passenger volumes without contributing to more greenhouse gas or local air emissions.

Basic Principles:

1. Be a driving force to develop a port of the future. Develop in accordance with Oslo's zero-emissions vision and established cost-benefit principles.

2. Comply with governing laws and regulations and self-imposed requirements such as the municipality of Oslo procurement strategy.

3. Report annually on environmental results in accordance with ISO 14001 and PERS certification.

4. Strengthen environmental awareness and competence through training and fact-based communication. Implement measures to monitor the port's environmental impact, including greenhouse gas emissions, local air pollution from ships and land transport, noise, waste and wastewater, and relations with the local community.

5. Continue to maintain an open, constructive, and proactive dialogue with partners, customers, suppliers, local communities, governments, environmental networks, other national and international ports, port organizations, and stakeholders to reduce negative environmental impacts, while exploiting opportunities for improvement.
Ingvar M. Mathisen Port Director (2020)



The world's most area - efficient and environmentally friendly urban port.  

Port of Oslo's four main goals:

Goal 1: Increase transport by sea Goal 2: Efficient and effective port operations Goal 3: Environmentally friendly port and maritime transport Goal 4: Help make Oslo an attractive city  

Port of Oslo environmental objectives:

Port of Oslo has 15 measurable environmental objectives linked to its four main goals.  

Increase maritime transport: Zero-emission port over the long term

Goal 1: 50% increase in cargo traffic by 2030

Goal 2: 40% increase in passenger traffic by 2030

Goal 3: 95% reduction of CO2 from land by 2025

Goal 4: 50% reduction of CO2 from ships by 2025

Goal 5: 85% reduction of total CO2 emissions by 2030

Goal 6: 50% reduction of NOx emissions by 2025  

Efficient and effective port operations: Energy-efficient port

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

Goal 8: More energy-efficient buildings, facilities, and quays by 2030  

Environmentally friendly port and sea transport: Zero-emissions port

Goal 9: Avoid acute pollution and collaborate on emergency preparedness

Goal 10: Cooperate to support ecological and biological health of the fjord

Goal 11: Only native and endangered species in port areas by 2030  

Help make Oslo an attractive city: Sustainable urban port

Goal 12: Increase zero-emission construction sites by 2025

Goal 13: Sort 90% of waste in Port of Oslo by 2025

Goal 14: Measure noise pollution, raise awareness about noise, and manage feedback from stakeholders

Goal 15: Increase capacity to receive sewage from ships by 2030  

Facts: Port of Oslo

Environmental management ISO 14001

·        Port of Oslo is certified in accordance with EN-NS ISO 14001: 2015

·        Oslo was the first Norwegian port to be environmentally certified in 2001

·        Certification promotes continuous improvement

·        Environmental engagement is rooted in the port’s purpose and strategy

·        The port's environmental system is assessed annually by an external auditor  

European Port Certificate PERS

·        PERS is the acronym for Port Environmental Review System

·        PERS has established a reputation as the only port sector-specific environmental management standard.

·        The certification was established by the European Sea Port Organization (EPSO)

·        An external auditor from Lloyd's register assesses the port's environmental system every two years