General Cargo Terminals in Norway. Structures and Key Figures

Stykkgodsterminaler i Norge. Strukturer og Nokkeltall

On behalf of the national transport authorities in Norway, TOI has carried out a survey among general cargo terminals in Norway. The main objective for the project has been to generate and increase knowledge about general cargo terminals and terminal structure in Norway. Public ports, ral terminals and terminal owned by freight forwarders with a nationwide network in Norway are included in the survey. Terminals located in the Oslo area are in average largest, while terminals in the northern part of Norway are smallest. Number of terminals relative to freight volumes, are higher in the northern part of Norway compared to the rest of the country, reflecting that the size of the area covered by a terminal rather than the freight volume are leading for number of terminals. Reloading costs are substantially lower in the ports than in the general cargo freight terminals, which must be caused by higher labor intensity in the general cargo freight terminals. The main objective of a terminal is consolidating freight flows, but while ports and rail terminals are consolidating containers, terminals owned by freight forwarders consolidate freight inside the containers that are rather more labor intensive.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text in Norwegian; summary in English.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • Johansem, K W
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English
  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 88p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TOI-758/2005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2005 9:29AM