DFDS invests in ramp for ro-ro service for Halden paper mill

As part of DFDS Logistics Oslo’s new contract with Norske Skog, DFDS has invested in a ro-ro ramp at the Norske Skog paper mill in Halden on the Oslofjord.

We have previously used sideport container vessels when serving Norske Skog. However, there are very few of these vessels left, so we decided to use ro-ro vessels suitable for paper transport instead – therefore we needed a new ramp.

The first ro-ro vessel is due to arrive on 1 January, and with support from Jesper Hartvig Nielsen, Port Captain Fleet & Chartering, and Søren Sondrup Hvalsø, Senior Category Manager procurement, we have worked hard to prepare the infrastructure for this. We considered various solutions and chose Dutch Offshore Contractors (DOC) to buy, refit and install the pontoon for us.

Once the pontoon was finally in the hands of DOC, the project ran really well, and the pontoon was delivered as agreed at the quay in Halden on 8 November. It was installed over the following days, and, on the evening of Friday 16 November, we marked the official takeover of the ramp.

Now we are ready to deliver the services we promised Norske Skog, and we look forward to seeing the ramp in action.

A huge thank you to all involved from DFDS for a great – and at times stressful – project, and not least to DOC for finalising it as planned. They have done a great job for us.

Sideport container ships to Skogn

Our two sideport container ships, Lysvik and Lysbris, will be serving the Skogn mill on Norway’s west coast.

DFDS will be servicing Halden paper mill in the Oslo Fjord with ro-ro ships and has invested in a ro-ro ramp for this. The pontoon ramp was delivered as agreed at the quay in Halden on 8 November. And in the evening of Friday 16 November, there was official takeover. In the picture are, from the left: Juul van der Meer from DOC and Kasper Svenningsen, Director Shipping Logistics, Norway.

The ramp being towed under the bridges at Svinesund Norway, the boarder between Norway and Sweden.


The newly installed ramp in place in Halden.

November 26, 2018