New prices and commercial terms 2021
Based on port customers' challenges with Covid-19, quay and passenger remuneration are adjusted only with the consumer price index (CPI) of 1.7%.
The Port of Oslo has for a long time kept prices low to help transfer goods from road to sea. The goal is still to strengthen the competitiveness of maritime transport. Quay, passenger and cargo fees, as well as rental prices of port buildings and areas are at a lower level than other Norwegian ports and the rest of the market.
- The port's conditions change. Revenues must be increased and costs reduced. It is necessary to meet the financial demands of the future, where i.a. Oslo Municipality has expectations to take dividends from the Port of Oslo at the same time as it is costly to expand the port of the future with environmentally friendly solutions, says Port Director Ingvar M. Mathisen.
The goods remuneration is adjusted to establish a price structure that is adapted to the level of comparable ports. The segments that receive the biggest changes are car imports, road salt, cement, as well as aggregates for asphalt and concrete production. These segments have not been particularly affected by Covid-19, and the Port of Oslo's excise duties will continue to be low compared with other ports in the Oslo Fjord.
Removes discount for cargo from Europe from 1 July 2021
Discount in cargo for containers and general cargo of European origin or destination adopted by the Oslo Port Authority in January 2018, will be phased out from 1 July 2021.
- We have seen a marked growth in "Short Sea" volumes since the discount was introduced. The growth has come as a result of structural changes, increased competitiveness for maritime transport, and our joint efforts with Yilport to adapt the offer to the market. We therefore choose to phase out the discount scheme, which has provided traction to a very positive freight development, says Einar Marthinussen, commercial director.
Environmental and climate fee will finance zero-emission solutions
The Port of Oslo and customers of the port are well under way with measures to reduce emissions from port operations. The Port of Oslo's action plan to become a "zero-emission port in the long term" requires significant investments in zero-emission solutions.
Onshore power supply for ships are the single measure that contributes most to emission reductions. A new environmental and climate fee of NOK 0.10 per GT is incurred for all ships visiting the Port of Oslo's quays to finance the development of zero emission solutions, for instance onshore power supply for ships.