Norway dominates the Nordic air cargo market, originating half of all air freight in the region. As seafood is one of the leading drivers for air cargo traffic, Avinor is now partnering with exporters to build a new world-leading seafood air cargo facility.
– By utilizing the cargo volumes from Norway, we aim to increase profitability for the current and new airlines operating at Avinor Airports, says Martin Langaas, Director Cargo Avinor.
The new facility will be 15,000 square meters and fully automatic. It is expected to be in operation by 2020 and handle 300.000 tons of seafood annually.
The contention to become Scandinavia’s new hub is undoubtedly fierce. It’s the seafood in the belly-potential that really sets us apart from the regional competition.
5 seafood cargo facts:
- Norwegian salmon is one of the largest air cargo commodities in Europe.
- Every day approximately 600 tons of airfreighted seafood leaves for Asia and North.
- The current seafood export is expected to double within 2025.
- This year, the fastest growing seafood export markets has been USA, Vietnam and China.