Brevik Terminal is the main terminal for general cargo in Grenland. It has ‘main port’ status and is linked to the national rail network by a side track from the Brevik Line. Good infrastructure around the terminal is required to distribute goods efficiently. The terminal has direct shipping lines to Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Sweden, and is operated by NorthSea Terminal.
Area and traffic
Brevik Terminal has an area of 100 000 m² available for cargo handling and outdoor storage, plus 1 200 m² of indoor storage capacity. There are facilities for LoLo (lift-on/lift-off), RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) and dry bulk freight. The RoRo terminal is served by DFDS, the largest freight shipping company in Scandinavia, and operates the routes to Belgium and the United Kingdom. Unifeeder operates container ships on the routes to the Netherlands, where much of the freight is transferred to foreign vessels for onward shipping worldwide.
Brevik Terminal is an important element in several imminent infrastructure projects. Plans include the autonomous container ship Yara Birkeland, which will dock at the terminal and transfer containers onto larger ships destined for mainland Europe.
In addition, Norcem Brevik is one of two possible Norwegian facilities for carbon capture and storage (CCS), a project that is just a few parliamentary resolutions from realisation. If the project goes ahead, the Brevik Terminal will become the discharge point for liquid CO2 from Norcem’s cement factory.
Noise is an environmental problem that affects the surroundings. Port of Grenland has measured noise for a number of years, using model calculations and analyses to reduce noise disturbances.
Noise limits for operations are strict. There are regular noise measurements in place and the terminal follows a measurement programme approved by governing bodies. We work continuously to reduce noise from our operations, and we maintain close dialogue with neighbours in order to monitor and improve noise problems.
Shoreside electrical power supply is available at Tangen quay, allowing the ship’s auxiliary engines to be switched off while docking. It also allows for electrification of mobile cranes, which is a significant noise-reducing initative.
If you wish to file a noise complaint, please send us an email or complete the following form (in Norwegian only).
The waste reception facilities have recycling containers for small quantities of hazardous waste, residual waste and paper. The containers are adapted to local needs and the number of ships at berth. All vessels are required to give advance notification of waste online via SafeSeaNet Norway before arrival. Larger quantities of waste or oil waste, sewage, etc. cannot be delivered at the reception facilities, and must be booked through an agent or directly to the recycling company Norsk Gjenvinning Industri tel. +47 987 09700.