Sea ports and terminals
Project: Truck-stop in Narvik
Client: Futurum AS
Description: The city of Narvik is a traffic and transport Hub; with a busy railway terminal activity, and the national main road, E6, transiting the town. Furthermore, E 10 from Lofoten to Sweden, is connected to E 6 just north of Narvik. Increased traffic is expected in future years.Narvik has at present no functioning truck stop/resting place for truck drivers. Heavy vehicles have to park wherever possible, and no organized service solutions for vehicle or drivers are to be found in the city.Establishing a truck stop in Narvik has been on the agenda for years. As a result, an initiative waslaunched by Futurum AS, in order to assess the possibility of establishing a truck stop near the railway terminal at Fagernes, close to the Scania site by the Beisfjord bridge.
Project: Port co-operation in the Salten region
Client: The Port of Bodø
Description: The Port of Bodø in agreement with the municipalities of Fauske, Gildeskål and Meløy, initiated an assessment of possible fields of port co-operation between municipalities of Salten and Værøy and Røst in Western Lofoten.
The main goal of this project was to seek an optimal basis for each of the participating municipalities when evaluating available forms and fields of co-operation. The project findings were presented in a status report, describing the present situation, visualizing alternative ways of co-operating and propose further actions to be initiated, etc.
Transportutvikling AS has participated in this project by managing the process and giving professional assistance and advice.
Project: Market assessment - project deep water/heavy lift berth Mo i Rana
Client: Mo i Rana Port KF and Mo Utviklingsselskap
Discription: As of today, considerable cargo volumes are transported to, from and through Mo i Rana by rail, road and sea. The port handles large cargo volumes of various types, and the volumes are increasing. The main cluster of Northern Norway’s industrial companies is located near the port areas. Also, the proximity to Sweden and related local and regional infrastructure are positive assets for the port. However, growth and development create new challenges, of which the lack of deep water berth facilities in the port is an important issue.
As a result, it is now being looked into the possibility of constructing a new deep water berth, also suited for heavy lift cargoes, to the south of Rana Industriterminal, where a large storage area is also available. This project is a joint venture between Mo Industripark AS and Mo i Rana Port KF.
In connection to carrying out this project, and related to the development of the port activities in general, Transportutvikling AS has been commissioned by Mo i Rana Port KF and Mo Utviklingsselskap, in order to carry out a comprehensive market assessment.
Project: Project management Kjøpsvikvågen – wave damping
Project owner: Tysfjord municipality
Description: Tysfjord municipality has for some time looked into possible ways of developing Kjøpsvikvågen port area. The port has been lacking protection from rough wind and seas, and the conditions for commercial sea transport, fisheries and leisure crafts have been consequently not satisfactory.
Transportutvikling AS has therefore managed a project aiming at securing the port for the purpose of wave damping at the inlet to the bay. The wave dampers are now in place.
Project: Strategic development plan for The Port of Mosjøen
Project owner: The Port of Mosjøen
Description: Transportutvikling AS has been commissioned by The Port of Mosjøen, in order to produce a strategic development plan for the Port. The focus has been, in close cooperation with the Port, to developing a strategic plan, which included planning and arranging a strategy seminar. Furthermore, a development plan was produced, in which the strategic issues have been focused on. Transportutvikling AS also developed a Power Point presentation which visualized the Port’s development strategies.
Project: Container vessel route to/from The Port of Narvik
Project owner: The Port of Narvik
Description: It is the strategy and ambition of The Port of Narvik to develop a regional marine container route to/from the Port, connected to the railway terminal. The Port therefore commissioned Transportutvikling AS for participating in a preliminary project, which aims at creating a basis for further development by collecting relevant information, assess this information, identify networks and recommend further activities.The project focused on both public and commercial players.The intermodal basis for this project is the interaction between rail and sea, and the main issues found in the present national coastal shipping strategies.
Project: The port of Mosjøen/Holandsvika
Project owner: The port of Mosjøen
Description: The port of Mosjøen/Mosjøen Business Developing Company (MON) has for some time been looking into how to develop Holandsvika as part of the port of Mosjøen.
In order to further this development, Transportutvikling AS was charged with arranging a mini seminar, in which a future developing process was the main issue, and where possible ways of putting the area to commercial use has been scrutinized.
A brief paper, outlining possible ways of conducting this process was issued and distributed prior to the seminar. This paper was revised after feedbacks subsequent to the meeting.
Project: Development of Kjøpsvikvågen
Project owner: Tysfjord municipality
Description: The municipality of Tysfjord commissioned Transportutvikling AS in order to assessing possibilities for developing Kjøpsvikvågen port area. Kjøpsvikvågen is one of the terminal sites for the ferry connection Drag – Kjøpsvik, which is one of four main ferry connections in Nordland county. Facilities for commuter vessels, leisure crafts, business companies and industry are also found in and around Kjøpsvikvågen.
The project has also stated the main conditions for shielding the bay from rough seas and for developing the the area, as well as presenting recommendations for measurements to be taken, financing and progress.
Project: A North Atlantic Port Forum – NorthPorts
Client: Landsdelsutvalget (LU)
Description: This pre-study explored the possibility of establishing a port forum for ports in the North Atlantic NORA area (Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland). Transportutvikling AS has – on behalf of LU – established contacts with ports in this area in order to map their view of this issue.
Project: «An assessment of infra- and superstructure in the port of Bodø»
Client: Bodø Havn KF
Description: Transportutvikling AS has made an assessment of establishing a multi-purpose marina, including utilisation of land and sea areas, in the inner port of Bodø. This study also includes pros and cons related to shifting a floating breakwater in the existing marina in the port of Bodø.
Project: Terminal Information Booklet (ISGOTT)
Client: Statoil Norge AS
Description: Transportutvikling AS has been commissioned by Statoil Norge AS to develop and produce terminal information booklets in English language for 11 Statoil Norge AS’ terminals along the Norwegian coast.
These booklets contains information for vessels calling at the terminal, regarding port information, security regulations, bunkering, etc., and will assist tanker Masters when approaching the terminal, loading or discharging liquid bulk cargoes, and when departing the terminal.
The booklets presents general information and security regulation for any vessel calling at these terminals.
Project: North Atlantic container service
Client: NORA, The Port of Mosjøen, Mosjøen Industrial Terminal, The Icelandic Maritime Administration and The Region of Västerbotten
Description: The ambition for this project was to prepare conditions for a new container based sea service in the North Atlantic.
The new concept was to some extent based on existing services, which had to be slightly modified and connected to each other. The main service intends to operate between hub-structures in Norway, Iceland and North America.
Other services and routes (Sweden, Faeroe Islands, Greenland) was connected to the main service, with a future ambition to improve and promote a North Atlantic transportation network.
Project: Commuter vessel plan Salten – phase II
Client: Salten Regional Council
Description: The main goal for this project was to discuss and present concrete proposals for a commuter vessel service schedule which enhances the development of the BAS-regions I Salten. Particular emphasis was put on marine commuter services related to the island communities within Meløy, Gildeskål, Bodø and Steigen municipalities.
The project also evaluated terminals, type of vessels and rates in these areas.
Project: Transshipments in the North – focusing on dry bulk cargoes
Client: Maritimt Forum Nord
Description: The project is a feasibility study, focusing on marine transhipments in the North, and is to produce relevant information on possible solutions for transshipment of dry bulk cargoes, herein physical-, operational, logistical and economical challenges. The project is also to present a description of the actual situation of to day.
Project: Truck-Stop Bjerkvik
Client: Futurum AS
Description: A considerable number of heavy transport trucks are at present passing through Bjerkvik on E6 and E10, or parking wherever free parking space is found in the area.
This project is aiming at identifying potential areas in Bjerkvik which are suited for establishing a proper Truck Stop, in order to improve parking facilities and give improved service to the truck drivers.
Project: Developing the port of Mosjøen – phase 2
Year: 2007 – 2008
Client: Port of Mosjøen / Vefsn Municipality
Description: This project is a phase 2 in the development of the port of Mosjøen. Transportutvikling AS has evaluated the present situation and presented proposals for development and extension of the existing local marina, establishing of a marina for visiting leisure boats, development phases for the central port area, establishing a mutual cargo handling Terminal Company in the port and proposed sites and areas pertaining to future transport- and logistical solutions in Vefsn Municipality.
Project: Barents Port Forum
Client: Sustainable Transport in the Barents region-phase 2, STBR II
Description: The main goal of this project was to establish a professional forum for cooperation and exchanging of mutual experience for the ports in the Barents Region.
Project: Pre-study - Port development in Mosjøen
Year: 2004 – 2005
Client: Mosjøen Port Authority AS
Description: This pre-study recommends certain measures to be adapted in order to developing the port of Mosjøen. It contains a description of the port’s present status, an evaluation of markets and strategies, proposals for new activities, recommended priorities and a continuation of the development process.
Project: Strategic transport plan for Ofoten
Phase 1 – Developing a freight centre/HUB in Narvik
Year: 2005 – 2006
Client: Narvik Commercial Forum BA
Description: This planning process focuses on cargo freight centre functions for Ofoten in Narvik, as an element of a total transport plan for the Ofoten region. A strategic plan for developing and co-ordinating optimal transport solutions for distribution and transit activities is to be produced, also taking into consideration other traffic modes as f.i. iron ore, LNG and passengers, and national and international environmental policies. The project shall also pinpoint the existing and potential flow of transport and commodities. Particular focus is given to distribution- and transit functions and challenges related to transport capacities and logistics.
Project: The Eurasian Land Bridge
Year: 2005 – 2006
Client: The International Union of Railways (UIC)
Description: The project focuses on advising how to improve transport of large volumes of cargo by rail between China and Europe. 2 – 4 large inland terminals in Europe are evaluated as to capacity when it comes to traffic and cargo volumes. An identical evaluation is carried out for a few chosen inland terminals in China. The project also includes proposals as to if - and - when deemed necessary - new terminals should ble established.
Project: Transport plan Helgeland – phase 1
Year: 2005 – 2006
Client: The Helgeland regional councils
Description: The region of Helgeland numbers 18 municipalities with a wide variation of commercial players requiring adequate transport solutions. The report aims at being a basis for further transport planning in Helgeland.
Project: A possibility study for Langstranda, Bodø
Client: The Municipality of Bodø
Description: A study which evaluates possibilities, opportunities and measures to be considered within the development programme for Bodø National Port and/or other players.
Project: Feeder transport in 3 Nordland regions
Client: Nordland County/NMC
Description: The project report describes alternative routing for feeder transport of fresh fish from a number of fish farming facilities along the coast of Nordland, towards certain intermodal/railway HUBs. The report also pinpoint different possibilities and challenges that have to be faced when it comes to intermodal transport solutions for sea food.
Project: The logistics of the Maghreb region
Client: UIC (International Union of Railway)
Description: Transportutvikling has been chosen to conduct a pilot study for the establishment of a transport corridor between the Maghreb region and Europe. The project also includes a study targeting the internal transport structures in the region. The focus of the study is the railway, sea transport and ports of the region.
Project: Development of a future central port in the municipality of Vardø
Client: Port of Vardø
Description: Pre-project that presents recommendations for initiatives for the development of a future central port in the municipality of Vardø. The project creates the foundation for concrete development projects.
Project: Port development the Børøya terminal, Port of Hadsel
Client: Port of Hadsel
Description: Prepared recommendations for logistics and terminal arrangements, investment planning and terminal organization as to planned development of Børøya terminal in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland, Norway
Project: East-West transports - Northern Alternative (N.E.W.)
Year: 2001 – 2004
Client: UIC – The International Union of Railways, Swedish National Railway Administration, Finnish Rail Administration, Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communication, Massport (USA), Port of Narvik and Futurum.
Description: The conceptual idea for the N.E.W. freight corridor was launched by the business development company Futurum AS. The International Union of Railways in Paris (UIC) initiated the idea into the project ‘Northern East-West Freight Corridor’ (N.E.W.) which that shall contribute in developing intermodal transport solutions between USA/Canada and Central Asia through the Barents region. Transportutvikling AS conducts the market analysis, competitive evaluations and describe the overall transport concept.
The project has gained wide international acclaim and UIC has described the N.E.W. corridor as their single most important project and a reference for other international corridors.
The projects objective is to establish a trial transport and to prepare for further commercialization of the corridor.
Project: Port development and logistical solutions
Client: Lenvik Municipality
Description: Conducted a market analysis and proposed the organization of the port logistics in connection with the plans to develop a central port in the municipality of Lenvik. Emphasis was placed on a maritime quality control of the port's functions as well as the possibility of combining both bulk and container operations.