Port of Grenland works to strengthen transport corridors

MS Stavangerfjord har fraktet biler fra Langesund til Vestlandet i vinter.

Port of Grenland is an intermodal hub of sea and land transport, with the local and regional industry as its solid mooring point. Direct access to railway and road networks provide a smooth and efficient transfer of goods.

The Port is one of Norway’s largest in cargo volume terms, totaling 12 million tons yearly. Its multifunctional terminals are equipped to handle dry bulk, wet bulk, general cargo, timber, project cargo and passengers.

To intensify the focus on the use of different modes of transportation, a cluster of ports have come together to highlight and strengthen the network of transport corridors available. This collaboration includes the ports of Grenland, Kristiansand, Larvik, Risavika, Bergen, Hirtshals, Gothenburg, and Zeebrugge. The overall aim is to increase the flow of goods by sea and rail, and to emphasize dialogue concerning cross-border connections.

Port of Grenland has four specialized terminals:

The terminal is especially equipped to handle general cargo, dry bulk and project cargo, and offers heavy lifting and a number of specialized functions. The terminal provides 4 party logistics, as well as storage and warehouse facilities, and is directed towards customers and partners requiring transport- and logistical capacities.

Brevik Terminal has direct ro-ro and lo-lo routes to Europe. It connects different modes of transportation, and even provides railway on quayside. The terminal offers a twice-weekly train service, connecting the region with the rest of Norway and Sweden.  There are weekly shipping lines to Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Ghent and Immingham.

Dypvannskai, Krankai and Tinfoskai are located in the industrial park of Herøya in Porsgrunn. Krankai is the main terminal for handling timber. Tinfoskai is operated by Eramet for the import of raw materials used in the production of manganese alloy.

Dypvannskai is operated by Yara Porsgrunn and is the main terminal for the intake of components for producing mineral fertilizer. The terminal also provides storage facilities for Eramet.

The terminal is operated by Fjord Line. MS Stavangerfjord and MS Bergensfjord offer daily connections to Hirtshals , Stavanger and Bergen. In addition to passengers and cars, the ferries transport cargo on semi-trailers and trolleys to and from continental Europe and Western Norway.

The overall goal of the national transport policy is to develop a transport system that is safe, promotes economic growth and contributes to the transition into a low-emission society.

–It is important to prioritize resources within the transport sector, says marketing manager Jan Einar Skarding. He explains: -Road and rail transport is channeled into specific corridors. Sea transport has more open connections, often across geographical corridors. Sea transport provides a valuable international connectivity for both passenger and freight transport, and this is precisely why it is important for the Port of Grenland to collaborate with other ports and to be part of this network.