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 17,000 square meters and fully automatic. It is expected to be in operation by 2020 and handle 250,000 metric tons of seafood annually.
3 seafood cargo facts:
- Norwegian salmon is one of the largest air cargo commodities in Europe.
- The fastest growing seafood export markets in 2017 was North America and Asia. Every day, approximately
600 metric tons
- of airfreighted seafood leaves for these markets. .
- The current seafood export is expected to double within 2025.