The statistics were updated with annual figures for 2018 on 30 July 2019
million tons of goods were transported to and from the largest Norwegian ports, Q1 2019
|1st quarter 2019||Share|
|All ports||44 015 363.0||100.0|
|Oslo||1 480 074||3.4|
|Bergen and Omland||10 544 921||24.0|
|Trondheim||1 020 986||2.3|
|Narvik||4 704 646||10.7|
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About the statistics
The statistics describe maritime transport in Norway by showing goods handled at Norwegian ports. The statistics also include international passenger transport as well as the passenger transport of the maritime coastal liner Hurtigruten.
Domestic transport is transport between Norwegian ports. Foreign transport is transport of goods between Norwegian and other countries ports
Local traffic: traffic within the Port Authority.
Coast traffic: traffic between Norwegian ports that’s not local traffic.
Foreign traffic: traffic between Norwegian and foreign ports.
Loaded means goods from land to ship
Unloaded means goods from ship to land.
Roro unit means wheeled equipment for carrying cargo, which can be driven or towed onto a vessel
Lolo unit means a unit which is lifted on or off the vessel.
A port district is the geographic area a public port administration is responsible of.
Some of the port districts in Norway are inter-municipal companies which consist of several municipalities.
- Borg Port Authority (Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg)
- Moss Port Authority (Moss)
- Oslo Port Authority (Oslo)
- Drammen Port Authority (Drammen, Lier, Røyken, Hurum, Svelvik)
- Tønsberg Port Authority (Tønsberg)
- Sandefjord Port Authority (Sandefjord)
- Larvik Port Authority (Larvik)
- Grenland Port Authority (Skien, Bamble, Porsgrunn)
- Kristiansand Port Authority (Kristiansand)
- Eigersund Port Authority (Eigersund)
- Stavanger Port Authority (Stavanger, Sola, Randaberg, Rennesøy)
- Sauda Port Authority (Sauda)
- Karmsund Port Authority (Sveio, Tysvær, Haugesund, Bokn, Bømlo, Karmøy)
- Bergen Port Authority (Bergen, Askøy, Austrheim, Fedje, Fjell, Lindås, Meland, Os, Radøy, Sund, Øygarden)
- Flora Port Authority Alden port area: Flora, Askvoll, Fjaler, Førde, Gaular, Hyllestad, Naustdal)
- Bremanger Port Authority (Bremanger)
- Nordfjord Port Authority (Vågsøy, Selje, Eid, Gloppen, Stryn)
- Ålesund Port Authority (Ålesund, Giske, Haram, Sula)
- Molde and Romsdal Port Authority (Molde, Aukra, Fræna, Midsund, Nesset, Rauma, Vestnes)
- Kristiansund and Nordmøre Port Authority (Aure, Averøy, Gjemnes, Halsa, Kristiansund, Sunndal, Surnadal, Smøla, Tingvoll, Hemne, Hitra)
- Trondheim Port Authority (Trondheim, Orkdal, Stjørdal, Malvik, Frosta, Leksvik, Levanger, Verdal, Inderøy, Verran, Steinkjer, Frøya, Namsos)
- Brønnøy Port Authority (Brønnøy)
- Mosjøen Port Authority (Mosjøen)
- Mo i Rana Port Authority (Rana)
- Bodø Port Authority (Bodø)
- Narvik Port Authority (Narvik)
- Harstad Havn KF (Harstad)
- Tromsø Port Authority (Tromsø)
- Hammerfest Port Authority (Hammerfest)
- Sør-Varanger Municipal Kirkenes Port Authority (Kirkenes)
The categories "Unspecified, Southern Norway" and "Unspecified - Northern Norway" consist of private ports and public ports that report less that 10 000 tonnes of transported goods each year. Southern Norway consists of all counties from Østfold to and including the county of Nord-Trøndelag. Northern Norway consists of the northernmost counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.
Kategoriene "Sør-Norge, uspesifisert" og "Nord-Norge, uspesifisert" omfatter private havner og offentlige havner på mindre enn 10 000 tonn godsomslag årlig. Med Sør-Norge menes alle fylker langs kysten f.o.m Østfold t.o.m Nord-Trøndelag. Nord-Norge består av fylkene Nordland, Troms og Finnmark.
Type of cargo classification
- Liquid bulk.
- Dry bulk.
- Containers lolo
- Containers roro.
- Roro units (Self propelled).
- Roro units (Non-self-propelled).
- Other general cargo.
Type of ship classification (ICST-COM)
- Tankers (Liquid bulk) Oil tankers, chemical tankers, LG tankers, tanker barge and other tankers.
- Bulk carriers (Dry bulk) Bulk/oil carrier and bulk carrier.
- Container ship
- Specialized vessels Barge carrier, chemical carrier, irradiated fuel, livestock carrier, vehicle carrier and other specialized carriers.
- General cargo ship, non-specialized Reefer, roro passenger(*), roro container, other roro cargo, combination carrier general cargo/passenger, combination carrier general cargo/container, single decker and multi decker.
- Dry cargo barge Deck barge, hopper barge, lash-seabee barge, open dry cargo barge, covered dry cargo barge and other dry cargo barge.
- Passenger ship(**)
- Cruise chip(**)
- Offshore activities
(*) Domestic ferries and passengerboats are not covered by number of port call.
(**) Not covered by numbers of port call
Name: Maritime transport
Topic: Transport and tourism
Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics
Quarterly report to Eurostat
The purpose is to measure and describe the goods- and passenger transport to sea, and to compare it with other ways of transportation. The statistics will give an opportunity to compare transport in Norway with transport in other European countries. The statistics were first published in 2003.
The statistics are used by governmental departments, shipping enterprises, research institutions and universities for planning, education and analysing purposes. The statistics are also used by individuals and international organizations with interest in Norwegian shipping.
The Statistics Act $$ 2-2 and 2-3
Commission Decision 2001/423/EC of 22 May 2001 (on dissemination) (OJ L151 of 7.6.2001 p. 41)
Commission Decision 2008/861/EC of 29 October 2008 (codified version) (Port list) (OJ L306 of 15.11.2008 pp. 66-97)
Directive 2009/42/EC of the EP and the Council of 6 May 2009 (recast) (OJ L141 of 6.6.2009 pp. 29-47)
Commission Decision 2010/216/EC of the EP and the Council of 14 April 2010 (OJ L94 of 15.4.2010 pp. 33-40)
Regulation 1090/2010 of the EP and the Council of 24 November 2010 (OJ L325 of 9.12.2010 pp. 1-3)
Commission Delegated Decision 2012/186/EU of 3 February 2012 amending Directive 2009/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea. (OJ L101 of 11.4.2012 pp. 5-14)
The statistics are based on reports from public and private ports with a total amount of transported goods of about one million tonnes or more. Public and private ports with a total cargo of less than 1 million tonnes are not included in the quarterly statistics but are included in a yearly statistics. The statistics do not include fishing catching vessels and special types of vessels such as towing vessels, research/seismic vessels and drilling vessels.
Some of the ports are organized intermunicipally (covering several municipalities), whilst other port organizations cover only one single municipality. Below is a list of the public ports / port districts (municipalities covered in the port District in the parenthesis) that per january 2018 report quarterly to Statistics Norway:
- Borg Havn IKS (Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg, Hvaler)
- Moss Havnevesen KF (Moss)
- Oslo Havn KF (Oslo)
- Drammenregionens Interkommunale Havnevesen (Drammen, Lier, Røyken, Hurum, Svelvik)
- Tønsberg Havnevesen (Tønsberg)
- Sandefjord Havnevesen (Sandefjord)
- Larvik Havn KF (Larvik)
- Grenland Havn IKS (Skien, Bamble, Porsgrunn)
- Kristiansand Havn KF (Kristiansand)
- Eigersund Havnevesen KF (Eigersund)
- Stavanger Interkommunale Havn IKS (Stavanger, Sola, Randaberg, Rennesøy)
- Sauda Havnevesen (Sauda)
- Karmsund Interkommunale Havnevesen IKS (Sveio, Tysvær, Haugesund, Bokn, Bømlo, Karmøy)
- Bergen og Omland Havnevesen (Bergen, Askøy, Austrheim, Fedje, Fjell, Lindås, Meland, Os, Radøy, Sund, Øygarden)
- Flora Havn og Næring KF (Alden hamneområde: Flora, Askvoll, Fjaler, Førde, Gaular, Hyllestad, Naustdal)
- Bremanger Hamnevesen KF (Bremanger)
- Nordfjord Havn IKS (Vågsøy, Selje, Gloppen, Stryn)
- Ålesund Havn KF (Ålesund, Giske, Haram, Sula)
- Molde og Romsdal Havn IKS (Molde, Aukra, Fræna, Midsund, Nesset, Rauma, Vestnes)
- Kristiansund og Nordmøre Havn IKS (Aure, Averøy, Gjemnes, Halsa, Kristiansund, Sunndal, Surnadal, Smøla, Tingvoll, Hemne, Hitra)
- Trondheim Havn IKS (Trondheim, Orkdal, Stjørdal, Malvik,Frosta, Leksvik, Levanger, Verdal, Inderøy, Verran, Steinkjer, Frøya, Namsos )
- Brønnøy Havn KF (Brønnøy)
- Mosjøen havn KF (Vefsn)
- Mo i Rana Havn KF (Rana)
- Bodø Havn KF (Bodø)
- Narvik Havn KF (Narvik)
- Harstad Havn KF (Harstad, Ibestad)
- Tromsø Havn KF (Tromsø)
- Hammerfest Havn KF (Hammerfest)
- Kirkenes Havn (Sør-Varanger)
The numbers of port call does not include domestic ferries and passenger boats. The distribution between domestic and foreign traffic in port calls are based on where the vessel are coming from.
The table on the Coastal Liner between Bergen and Kirkenes include only passengers.
Change in the reporting from the Coastal Liner from 2013.
Public and private ports with a total cargo of more than one millions tonnes.
The numbers on the Coastal Liner are sent from Hurtigruten Group ASA
The information is colleted automatically from the ports administrative system (PORTwin), and send to Statistics Norway by secure web portal for reporting of data.
Mathematical and logic controls are used to check for recording errors or other obvious errors in data. The data are checked against reports for last year. The respondent is contacted in the event of partial non-response or other significant errors.
When a port fail to deliver data in sufficient time before publishing, estimation of the data will be done. The estimated amount of cargo is based on the development to the other ports from last quarter.
Industrial businesses operating their own port facilities are are confidential by nature. In the statistics, these are aggregated together in their own code NO88K - Norway - Unspecified, quarterly survey.
From and including the yearly of 2016 the code NO88K is split into two separate codes
- NO88N - Northern Norway, unspecified
- NO88S - South Norway, unspecified.
The statistics are new from year 2003 and are not comparable with previous years.