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Visionpicture of the new terminal

New terminal at Arendal

An entirely new terminal will be constructed west of the current ro-ro terminal at Arendal.

The present outer port areas were constructed during the 1960s and 1970s and since then there has been a substantial growth in volumes. Existing terminals are well utilised. A completely new terminal will be constructed at Arendal to cope with future freight volumes.

Construction, which is divided into several stages, is planned to run between 2016 and 2025. In 2016 and until March 2017, a pilot project was carried out to test the technology of stabilization and solidification of contaminated mud masses.

From September 2018 to September 2019 is the first stage of construction, which includes embankment to close Arendalsviken, blasting works and pilework.

During winter 2020/2021 the first maintenance dredging work begins to fill the first construction with stabilized mud masses.

The terminal will be fully operational 2024, although certain parts can come into use before then. The area is 220,000 square metres in size and it i possible to get a water depth of 11 metres.

All the new berths will be equipped to provide a shoreside power supply to minimise emissions from vessels while they are at the quayside.

The new terminal will be equipped to handle both ro-ro vessels and container vessels and will be used mainly for European traffic. It is estimated that around 200,000 ro-ro and container units will be handled each year.

The terminal will also be linked to the rail system.



  • Building start
  • The terminal area
    140 000 m2
  • Deep-going
    12 m
  • The terminal is ready


  • David Norén
    David Norén
    Project Manager
    +4631 368 76 62

The project in numbers


Area of the terminal

200 000

container units will be handled each year

1 million

cubic meter of dredge spoils

questions and answers

  • • Is a new port terminal needed?
    Yes. The harbours in the outer port area were built in the 1960s and 1970s and over the years freight volumes have risen significantly. To ensure the port has the capacity to handle even higher volumes in the future, a completely new terminal is being built at Arendal.

  • • What type of freight will be handled at the new terminal?
    The new terminal will be able to handle both ro-ro vessels and container vessels. A decision has yet to be reached.

  • • Will the terminal be able to cope with deep-sea vessels?
    No. The maximum draught at the terminal will be 12 metres. Traffic will most likely comprise intra-European freight transport – either to a final destination or to the major transshipment hubs in northern Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium for onward movement to various parts of the world.

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