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Crisis creates opportunities – Yilport Oslo with an all-time high in August!

    Yilport Oslo is responsible for the operation of the container terminal in the port of Oslo. In August, Yilport Oslo handled a record volume of containers for a single month.

    The record volume represents an increase of customers choosing Shortsea based intermodal transport and a strong collaboration between Yilport and shipping lines.

    Although Covid-19 creates new challenges and uncertainty, the Shortsea product proves itself to be a safe and predictable concept
    Morten Pettersen, Managing Director Viasea

    The Shortsea volume of containers in the first five months of 2020, despite Covid-19,   was in line with a regular flow of goods. In June, container volumes started to rise. In August, the terminal handled 23 543 containers (TEU’s) over the quay wall. The volume is 11,6% over August 2019 and the highest container volume in a single month for Yilport Oslo.

    The conversion of customers from road-based to sea-based transportation continues. More than 40% of all TEU’s handled at the terminal is now 45′ containers. In addition to the green shift, the significant volume increase last three months reveals how ShortSea traffic turned the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity by becoming even more competitive under the pandemic’s new circumstances.
    Bjørn Engelsen Terminal Director Yilport Oslo