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Extended cruise season in Oslo

Fortunately - per October 1st the cruise season is still not over for Oslo. This month we expect six more ships with foreign cruise guests to visit our city, and on December the 12th Oslo has a Christmas cruise visit with mostly British tourists who want to experience the Christmas atmosphere in the city.


Turnarounds in Oslo is good business for the City

An increasing number of foreign cruise passengers are starting their cruise in Oslo. This year, 36% of all passengers on board Vision of the Seas out of Oslo, are foreigners.


A ground-breaking environmental project cuts down pollution

Color Lines ships in Oslo are to have shore-based electrical power while they are berthed.


New call at Sjursøya

Elisabeth. Photo: Team Lines

Sjursøya Container Terminal will now have four calls a week. Team Lines has included Halden in their Norway service sailingsroute.


New CMS system at Sjursøya Container Terminal

Sjursøya Container Terminal has now fully implemented Jade Logistics Master Terminal system at their containerterminal at Sjursøya. Master Terminal will deliver stronger management capability to SCT and the means to maintain efficient use of all the terminal assets, says general manager Fred Kamperman.


Oslo cruise attracts even Mickey Mouse

Crest ceremony on borad Disney Magic June 14th. Captain Mickey in the middle.

A few more cruise ships will be visiting Oslo this season than in 2009, in total 150 calls, while the number of passengers will be approximately the same as for last year's season - about 270 000. This season's first cruise ship arrived April 27th and the last one will depart from Oslo on September 20th. This summer even Mickey Mouse will enjoy a cruise to Oslo when Disney Cruises calls in Port of Oslo on June 14th and 26th and on July 8th and 20th.


Teamlines Rotterdam-Oslo route via Spain

MS Wega. Copyright: Team Lines.

One of Team Lines NOR- Rotterdam routes has been linked to its SPA services connecting Bilbao. The Nor 3 Route now goes from Rotterdam Sunday, and takes a loop via Antwerpen to Bilbao on Wednesday, back to Rotterdam via Antwerp, before heading north to Gothenburg and arrives in Oslo at Sjursøya Container Terminal on Thursday. From Oslo the voyage goes south via Moss and Kristiansand back to Rotterdam.


No strike in Oslo

The negotations between the parties in the municipality of Oslo succeeded, and there will be no strike. The traffic in the port of Oslo goes as normal.


Port of Oslo - now on YouTube

Port of Oslo is now on YouTube. You can see films on goods handling and get information in general. The films currently displayed are produced in 2007. Take a peak here.


The train accident at Sjursøya

The site of the accident before it happened

Three persons were killed and three are injured after the fatal train accident at Sjursøya on Wednesday, March 24. The site is being cleared and the area is still closed. The port is open at seaside, but Ormsund Container Terminal are closed. We hope to have the terminal opened monday. We are working on reopening the railway traffic in the port area. Jet fuel normally transported to Oslo Airport gardermoen by train is now transported by tank lorries.


Statistics 2009: Oslo ever more popular as cruise port

Port of Oslo's efforts in marketing Oslo as a cruise port are paying of. The last years we have seen a significant increase in cruise traffic. Port of Oslo's annual statistics 2009 shows a 13 per cent increase in cruise passengers totalling to approximately 270 000, despite the economic downturn. Goods traffic and international ferries' passenger traffic, however, declined last year.


Track the Box

BBC News is following a container around the world for one year to tell stories of globalisation and the world economy. Track the BBC Box on a live updating map as it travels the globe. Track the box.


Lithuanian millennium Odyssey

The route around the world of "The Millennium Odyssey"

2009 is the millennial celebration of the first mention of Lithuania's name. "Ambersail" visits Oslo on 9th of June - 10th of June, at Vippetangen quay. 11 crews of sailors on rotation is taking part in the voyage, facing the challenges of the sea and the elements. Around 120 Lithuanian sailors will participate in this route. In nine months, the yacht will visit 26 Lithuanian communities in 20 countries in 5 continents.


Car no 1 million rolled ashore in Oslo 4. Of May

A Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion was welcomed by journalists and dock workers. Harald