Increased container traffic
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Maritime transportQ4 2014

These statistics describe maritime transport in Norway by showing goods handled at Norwegian ports.



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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.

Sea freight transport
4th quarter 2014
Cargo (tonnes)Share
All ports49 026 067100.0
Selected ports
Oslo Port Authority1 397 5222.9
Grenland Port Authority2 669 1535.4
Kristiansand Port Authority461 1520.9
Stavanger Inter-Municipal Port Authority1 649 0743.4
Karmsund Inter Municipal Port Authority3 823 6497.8
Bergen and Omland Port Authority10 335 10021.1
Ålesund region's Port Authority527 5081.1
Trondheimsfjord Inter Municipal Port Authority986 1182.0
Bodø Port Authority144 7890.3
Narvik Port Authority5 232 67010.7
Tromsø Port Authority208 7200.4
Figure 1. Goods loaded and unloaded per quarter in international transport

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.