Corporate Responsibility

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Norway. The emissions has increased by 25 % since 1990 due to economic growth, population development and increased passenger and freight transport. Although road traffic accounts for more than half of the emissions, the maritime transport sector also has a responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Over the next 10-15 years, the world must make sweeping changes to limit man-made climate change. The UN Climate Panel has concluded that global warming must be limited to 1,5 degrees to avoid major and irreversible consequences for the earth. The world’s greenhouse gas emissions must be halved by 2030, and EU and Norway have adopted comprehensive measures to achieve the goal.

Transferring goods from road to sea and rail is one of the necessary measures to achieve emission targets and reduce heavy traffic and the risk of road accidents.

Industry and business development

In Trøndelag, the industry accounts for a large proportion of value creation. Our region differs in some ways from the rest of the country because as much as 80% of all freight transport via the region’s public ports is industrial goods. The Trondheim Port Authority has a central role as facilitator for industry and business. Cost-effective ports with modern infrastructure and good area solutions are needed to meet the needs of business and industry, contribute to increased freight transport by sea and help solve the climate challenges.

Trøndelag is one of Norway’s most strategically important regions in Norway. Allied cooperation and support in crisis or war is of great importance for the defense of Norway, including the advance stocks in Trøndelag. Trondheim Harbor owns and operates ports throughout the region, and is an important part of the total defense. We have the capacity and expertise to organize and conduct large-scale reception of the Armed Forces’ vessels and allied forces. The Port of Trondheim participates in the county preparedness council and contributes in various ways to strengthen the region’s social security.


Shipping and port operations must be sustainable to still be an attractive mode of transport in 2030. Trondheim Municipality has decided to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2030. Several other owner municipalities are also setting ambitious environmental targets.

As an environmental lighthouse company, environment and sustainability are central to Trondheim Port Authority. We will facilitate shipping and industry’s need for green energy and sustainable port infrastructure to facilitate a more environmentally friendly shipping. This means reducing health hazardous particle emissions, reducing water emissions, reducing noise pollution for the local environment, improving waste sorting and handling, and reducing plastic emissions in the sea.

Environmental assessment is becoming an increasingly important factor in all plans and decision-making processes going forward for our customers, suppliers and tenants. Customers, suppliers and tenants who have or achieve an environmentally friendly profile will be favored or rewarded financially.