The port will comply with laws and regulations governing noise while it pursues more efficient port operations and growth in maritime transport.
Noise from port operations and maritime transport
Port of Oslo is a public port that operates daily throughout the year. The port is obligated to receive any vessel that complies with existing regulations. Between 50-70 ships call every week. The port plays a vital role to supply the needs of a growing capital city and region. To ensure energy-efficient handling of traffic, Port of Oslo is expanding to accommodate more cargo and passengers. Ships berthing at the quay, mooring chains, and heavy vehicles transporting cargo and consumer goods are all a part of port activities that generate noise. Traffic along Mosseveien and the E18 highway to Drammen is responsible for most of the noise in the immediate area around the harbor.
Building buffer zones
Port of Oslo creates buffer zones to shield neighbors from noise generated by port activity. The buffer zone and popular activity park at Bekkelagsbadet were developed with input from the local community.
Measuring and reporting noise
Port of Oslo has installed a meter in Sydhavna to measure noise generated by port activities. The meter also measures specific categories of noise. The port receives and registers feedback online from neighbors and the public regarding noise. (See top right-hand column). Each submission receives a response. For more information - see annual reports and noise zone maps.
Please record your feedback on noise. Your request will be forwarded to a manager. Please do not submit sensitive information.