Transport Norway with Seacon Logistics
Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Norway. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport.
Norway is one of the most interesting countries for transportation and industry in Northern Europe. The country borders Sweden, Finland, and the Arctic Ocean, and is known for its picturesque fjords and breathtaking landscapes. This makes it a popular tourist destination. With a population of over 5 million people (mostly concentrated around major cities), the country is roughly the same size as Finland.
Norway's gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the highest in the world. The economy has consistently been at an absolute top level for decades, with positive prospects for the future. Generally, the economy is heavily dependent on natural resources, as Norway is one of the world's largest exporters of oil and gas.
Products that are often exported from Norway are: aluminium, paper, pulp and fish products. The majority of the exports go to the EU, especially to Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany. Norway is also an important trading partner for Sweden, Finland, the US and China.
As a logistics chain director, we see great potential for goods transportation to and from Norway. The country has developed into an important logistics hub in Northern and Western Europe, offering attractive opportunities for goods transportation and raw materials to companies. Its favourable location and well-developed infrastructure make the country an important partner for businesses around the world.
For Norway transport, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Norway.
Important transport routes Norway and your benefits
The infrastructure of Norway is of great importance to the country's economy. In recent decades, Norway has invested heavily in various facilities, including (high)ways, railways, airports, and waterways, making its infrastructure top-notch.
The road transport network in Norway includes both highways and main roads and is well-developed. The highways are generally of high quality and provide fast and reliable connections between the major cities and economic centres of the country. A characteristic of the road network in Norway is its long coastline, which has resulted in a large number of ferry services that connect the country with other countries. These ferries are essential for transporting both goods and passengers.
Another interesting part of the infrastructure is the Norwegian rail transport. All major cities in the country are connected by rail. Rail transport in Norway plays a slightly less important role than road transport, but many companies use it as an alternative. Especially for the transportation of heavy or bulky goods (special transport). In addition, Norway is investing heavily in expanding its railway network to reduce emissions, making it an important link in intermodal transport.
Do you have goods that need to arrive quickly at their destination? Then air freight is an excellent option. Norway has several airports that make this transport possible. Including Oslo-Gardermoen International Airport, which has become a key freight hub in Europe. Other airports, such as Bergen Airport and Trondheim Airport, also offer reliable and fast goods transport.
Furthermore, sea freight plays an important role in Norwegian goods transport due to its direct connection with the North Sea. The port of Oslo is considered the most important port in Norway. Sea freight is an interesting modality, especially for larger quantities of goods.
Important cities for cargo transport in Norway
Although Norway is a relatively small country within Europe, it has developed into an important European trading partner and offers one of the highest standards of living in the world. This is partly due to the development of the pioneer cities of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
Capital city Oslo is the largest city in Norway and is located on the east coast of the country on the Oslofjord. With approximately 1 million inhabitants, the city is the economic and cultural centre of the country. Oslo has a well-developed infrastructure and is therefore an important logistics location for Norway. The largest seaport in Norway – the Port of Oslo – has a modern container terminal and is connected to the road and railway networks. All of these factors make the city very attractive to many companies.
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is located on the west coast of the country. The city is surrounded by mountains and valleys and is therefore also known as the 'Gateway to the Fjords'. The city has developed into an interesting location for industry and goods transport. This is mainly due to the Port of Bergen, which is the second-largest seaport in the country and is an important transhipment point for oil and gas products. In particular, metal processing, the paper and pulp industry, and fish processing contribute to Bergen being seen as an important international trade city.
Trondheim is Norway's third largest city. The city is located on the Trondheimsfjord and is known for its role in Norway's history as a former kingdom and cultural centre. Trondheim is an important transport hub and logistics centre. Additionally, the city also has an important seaport that is of great importance for trade and industry in the north and is connected to international destinations thanks to Norway's third largest airport: Værnes.
Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics
We offer different types of transport to and from Norway. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Norway:
- Groupage transport to Norway
- Pallet shipment
- Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
- Full loads (FCL / FTL)
- Rail transport
- Deliveries in the city centre
- Delivery with tailboard
- Express delivery to Norway
Groupage Norway - LCL and LTL
The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.
The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.
Full loads Norway - FCL or FTL
The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.
With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity.
Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination.
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Special transport Norway
In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Norway. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to or from Norway to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports:
- Long goods
- Dangerous goods (ADR)
- Boxes (KTN)
- Boxes (BOX)
- Heavy load
- Pallets (PLT)
- Gitter boxes (GIBO)
- Barrels (FSS)
- Other loose goods
Transport options Norway: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa
At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, North and South-America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.
From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Norway to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment.
Transit and delivery times for transport to Norway
To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently.
It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Norway arrives at your customer faster than usual.
For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you.
Customs: the correct import and export documents
Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.
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Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Norway
As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.
To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic.
Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details
Norway has a very well-developed infrastructure. When transporting to and from Norway, you should take the following into account:
- EU membership: You may need to apply for an EU permit or CEMT approval for your international transport. Bilateral permits between Norway and third countries may also be relevant.
- Driving bans: There is no general ban on cargo transport on public holidays or Sundays in Norway. However, there may be local driving bans for certain time periods or routes. Furthermore, when transporting freight, you should take into account environmental zones, which are mainly located in large cities.
- Toll: There is no general toll in Norway. However, some roads, tunnels and bridges in Norway are subject to tolls for cargo transport. The rate is calculated based on the distance travelled and the vehicle class.
- Winter preparation: In particular, in the winter months, ice and snow can make traffic difficult. Therefore, always be sure to use winter tyres and inquire in advance about possible bans or congestion.
If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Norway, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport.
The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985
Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!
With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust.
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