Oslo's new cargo port
The new cargo port in Sydhavna will be both efficient and aesthetic. In an area equivalent to 34 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 to meet the demands", 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 in the future, Oslo's cargo port must be located in Sydhavna.
The area, which extends from the end of the Alna River to Ormsund, is 615 acres and as large as 34 football fields. Building a new access ramp to the cargo port gives easy access to the main roads and to the railways.
All types of goods
Today, Oslo has the capacity to handle 160,000 containers (260,000 TEU) annualy. When the new container terminal is completed, the capital can handle 280,000 containers (450,000 TEU).
The new port will accommodate all types of goods ranging from containers, oil, cement, new cars and scrap iron.
The new cargo port is situated near the city with private homes not too far from the port. As a consequence, there will created buffer zones in the form of green recreational areas between urban areas 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 the capital", 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.