This is an archived release.
Increased container traffic
The number of containers handled in Norwegian ports went up by 22 000 in the last quarter of 2014 from the last quarter of 2013; a growth of nearly 13 per cent.
|4th quarter 2014|
|All ports||49 026 067||100.0|
|Oslo Port Authority||1 397 522||2.9|
|Grenland Port Authority||2 669 153||5.4|
|Kristiansand Port Authority||461 152||0.9|
|Stavanger Inter-Municipal Port Authority||1 649 074||3.4|
|Karmsund Inter Municipal Port Authority||3 823 649||7.8|
|Bergen and Omland Port Authority||10 335 100||21.1|
|Ålesund region's Port Authority||527 508||1.1|
|Trondheimsfjord Inter Municipal Port Authority||986 118||2.0|
|Bodø Port Authority||144 789||0.3|
|Narvik Port Authority||5 232 670||10.7|
|Tromsø Port Authority||208 720||0.4|
A total of 198 000 TEU containers were handled this quarter. The 136 400 containers that contained goods had a total of 1.6 million tonnes of goods; 8.4 per cent more than in the last quarter of 2013.
More liquid bulk
The quarter saw 22.9 tonnes of liquid bulk handled, which is 5.8 per cent more than the last quarter of 2013. The largest changes can be seen in Bergen, Karmsund and Kirkenes. Liquid bulk handled in Bergen fell from last year’s level but this drop was more than offset by increases in Karmsund and Kirkenes.
Dry bulk slightly down
On and off-loading of dry bulk, which totalled 19 million tonnes, is 2 per cent less than the last quarter of 2013. Goods through the port of Narvik, mostly ore, fell by 3.8 per cent in the same period. In the port of Grenland, dry bulk handled stayed at about the same level as the year before, while dry bulk handled in Svalbard fell by almost 50 per cent.