Oslo's new cargo port
The new cargo port in Sydhavna will be both efficient and aesthetic. In an area equivalent to 86 football fields, Norway's largest port will accommodate all types of cargo.
Half of Norway's population lives less than three hours from the Port of Oslo.
- Oslo's population increases. We need to develop the cargo port in order to supply the population with the products that they request, says Port Director Anne Sigrid Hamran.
Less space, more cargo
Developing the Fjord City reduces the area used for port purposes by half, from eleven to six kilometers of Oslo's coastline. In 2009 the City Council decided that the future cargo port in Oslo will be located in Sydhavna.
The area, which extends from the end of the Alna River to Ormsund, is 615 acres and as large as 86 football fields. Building a new access ramp to the cargo port gives easy access to the main roads and to the railway.
All types of goods
Today, Oslo has the capacity to handle 160,000 containers (260,000 TEU). When the new container terminal is completed, we can handle 280,000 containers (450,000 TEU).
The new port will be able to accommodate all types of goods ranging from containers, oil, cement, new cars and scrap iron.
The new cargo port is located nearby the city with private homes close to the port. Therefore, we will create buffer zones in the form of green recreational areas between the city and the port.
- But we will not hide the port. On the contrary, we will build it in such a way that it becomes an exciting part of town, says Port Director Hamran.
The Port of Oslo has made aesthetics guidelines to ensure that the development of Sydhavna is unified and harmonious. Color composition, lighting and deliberate placement of the containers are some of the means we will use.
New buildings on the site will be designed by renowned architects. We must maintain the view of the landscape of the islands and the bay.