The Port said that short sea volume is an important part of its growth strategy, in order to be able to compete with road trucks from eastern Europe that brings the cargo into Norway by road.

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By close cooperation with the shipping lines and the Port of Oslo we can offer a 24/7 service that is competitive. With the new Viasea service from Klaipeda/Gdynia a total of 11 regular container vessels arriving from main European hubs are handled every week.

Yilport’s Commercial Manager, Maiken Solemdal said that she is confident that the automatization projects in the terminal will enhance Yilport Oslo's position as Norway’s short sea hub.

Already installed automatic gates has increased traffic flow and efficiency, with Yilport being in the process of remote operate the RTG cranes, which will improve flexibility, er especially when it comes to gate opening hours.

Automation will also increase traffic flow, Maiken Solemdal added.