Norway allocates NOK 94,5M for more efficient and environmentally-friendly ports

The government has granted subsidies to Oslo Port, Sandnes Port, and Røst Municipality.
The subsidy program is managed by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

The subsidy program is managed by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.


Norway has granted subsidies amounting to around 94.5 million Norwegian kroner to Oslo Port, Sandnes Port, and Røst Municipality to promote more efficient and environmentally friendly ports. The subsidy program, launched in 2019, is managed by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

For example, the Oslo Port is leading a project that supports the digitalization of port data. This project involves other ports nationwide, including Hammerfest, Hareid, Stranda, Ålesund, Nordfjord, Egersund, Saltdal, Steigen, Karlsøy, and Fjord.

Regarding this initiative, the Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Marianne Sivertsen Næss said: "The government aims to strengthen the coast and maritime transport. State support for investments in efficient and environmentally friendly ports promotes valuable projects that would otherwise not be realized. Efficient ports are crucial for businesses using maritime transport to deliver goods to markets."

National Transport Plan 2025-2036

Through the National Transport Plan 2025-2036, the Norwegian government will review the purpose and structure of the subsidy program to further support the green transformation of maritime transport. Moreover, it has proposed to allocate NOK 125 million annually during the planning period.

According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries, thanks to this program, port infrastructure, access infrastructure, and dredging can be transformed. Grants cover up to 80% of eligible costs and the supported port facilities must be publicly accessible.

On the other hand, last month we learned that the Norwegian Government decided to continue with the 'Youth Fishing Program 2024' and that the Ministry will allocate more than NOK 2 million to support also municipal projects that make it easier for young Norwegians to try their luck in fishing.

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