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Norway – Benelux – Intermodal Service for Seafood NEW TRANSPORT CORRIDOR FOR FRESH SEAFOOD AND GENERAL CARGO.

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1 Norway – Benelux – Intermodal Service for Seafood NEW TRANSPORT CORRIDOR FOR FRESH SEAFOOD AND GENERAL CARGO

2 PRESENTATION Jostein Angell, Project manager will give a general introduction of the project, including feeder, rail, market analysis of potential volumes etc. Thomas Granfeldt jr., General manager – Port operations, Kristiansand will present the concept of Kristiansand Seaport. Marjolein J.A. Zwerver, Marketing manager Groningen Seaports will present the concept of Eemshaven Seaport. Andreas Arnesen, CFO, Fastlane Holding AS will present the Fastlane Cargo concept.

3 Eemshaven Zeebrugge Rail Sealine Norway – Benelux Intermodal Service for Seafood is a NMC sub project Partners: NMC Lead Partner (LU) Nordland county Nord-Trøndelag county Vest-Agder county Norwegian National Rail Adm. Kristiansand Seaport Groningen Seaport Zeebrugge Seaport

4 OBJECTIVES •Clarify the terms for a new intermodal transport corridor from North Norway to Benelux, based on existing relevant carriers and efficient feeding systems. •Based on analysis of potential volumes both ways, encourage the logistic companies to develop a new service in collaboration with ship and rail operators. •Identify a commercial operator who is willing to establish a fast ro-ro service between Kristiansand Seaport and Eemshaven or Zeebrugge Seaports. •Assist in developing a Marco Polo application.

5 ACTIVITIES 1.Feeder transport 2.Rail transport 3.Analysis of potential volumes (market analysis) 4.Seaport facilities 5.Ship operations

6 FEEDER TRANSPORT Seafood and other types of cargo must be transported to major rail connections by truck and boat/ferries. Major rail connections are: ARE: Narvik – Gällivare – ? - Oslo Nordlandsbanen: Bodø – Fauske - Mo i Rana – Mosjøen – Trondheim – Otta – Oslo

7 CHALLANGES IN FEEDER TRANSPORT •Feeder transport are facing difficulties and high cost due to geographical constraints, ferry tariffs, road capacity and pricing. •Trucks from door to door are the preferred transport mode, due to high flexibility and price. •Truck distance (shuttle to rail hub) slightly more than 10 hrs represents a disadvantage compared to driving the whole distance. •Switch from one transport mode to another represents increased costs.

8 RAIL TRANSPORT •Improved service for seafood by train from North Norway to Oslo and Kristiansand •Currently there are three trains daily from Bodø and more than one train per day from Narvik (ARE) •Cargo is consolidated in Oslo before it goes to Kristiansand •Daily ship from Kristiansand to Benelux •Return cargo from the continent via Kristiansand to major distribution centres in Norway

9 RAIL TRANSPORT (limitations) •Train capacity: 26 trailers per train (semi trailer or containers) •Need for improvements at Nordlandsbanen in relation to track length at certain connections, rail junctions etc. •No cargo train can leave Oslo between 06:30 and 08:30 in the morning, due to commuter traffic.

10 Transport time Hammerfest – Bolougne via Eemshaven Hammerfest – Bolougne Dep. Hammerfest18:00 Dep. Gjällivare06:00 Arr. Oslo Dep. Oslo 04:00 08:30 Arr. Kristiansand Dep. Kristiansand 14:30 16:00 Arr. Eemshaven01:00 Arr. Bolougne11:00 Transport time 63 hrs Gällivare Hammerfest Bolougne

11 Transport time Lovund – Bolougne via Eemshaven Lovund Bolougne Lovund – Bolougne Dep. Lovund05:45 Dep. Mo i Rana12:30 Arr. Oslo Dep. Oslo 06:30 08:30 Arr. Kristiansand Dep. Kristiansand 14:30 16:00 Arr. Eemshaven01:00 Arr. Bolougnekl 11:00 Transport time 51:15 hrs

12 Technical requirements - ship •Safe and predictable transport – low vertical acceleration •Daily departure (1-2 ships) •Efficient handling in port (ro-ro) •Cruising speed minimum 25 knots •Cargo units: Trailers and containers

13 POTENTIAL SEAFOOD VOLUMES

14 ANALYSIS OF VOLUMES •Questionnaire sendt to 381 Norwegian seafood exporters •7 % responded •Selective follow up on the largest exporters •Difficult to generalise findings •The data collected gives certain indications

15 Geographical distribution of respondents Frequency% Finmark27,4 Troms27,4 Nordland518,5 Nord- Tr13,7 Sør- Tr.27,4 Møre og Ro725,9 Sogn13,7 Hordaland311,1 Rogaland311,1 Vest- Agder13,7 Total27100

16 VOLUMES FreshConserved N27 Average2258,74368,33 Sum Annually volumes to Benelux, France, Spain and UK:

17 Representative sample •Compared with the total export volume to those contries, the sample represents: –42,3% of fresh seafood –9,57% of preserved seafood  The inquiry indicates that the respondents in question are well represented in terms of volume (tonnes) of fresh seafood

18 Respondents attitude to NBISS Price and transport time are both competitive Price is competitive and less transport time Higher price, but less transport time Price and transport time are equal N27 Average4,004,262,483,19 Standard- deviation 1,331,231,281,33 NB: High score indicates willingness to try the new service

19 CONCLUSION •The service must be competitive compared with existing services, in particular with regard to price and transport time. •The inquiry indicates that price is more sensitive than transport time. •The inquiry indicates also that NBISS has a potential to reduce transport time in relation to existing services.


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