The Port of Oslo, Oslo

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Oslo Port Authority is a kommunalt foretak, and accountable to the Municipality of Oslo. For many years, Oslo Havn KF was known as Oslo havnevesen but was renamed on June 8, 2004, to its current name.Today, the enterprise has 123 employees and is managed by an elected board, Havnestyret and a Port Director, havnedirektøren. The organisation as a whole is divided into five branches: market, communication and environment, administration, finance and IT, real estate and urban development.Oslo Havn KF's principal objectives are to ensure an effective and sustainable enterprise at the Port of Oslo by facilitating green and efficient maritime transport. Apart from the daily management of the port, it is also Oslo Havn KF's task to monitor the traffic in and out of the port and manage the port's estates in a responsible and sustainable manner.HistoryOslo Havn KF was first established by a Royal Charter, on September 16, 1735. The current day enterprise was then created as an executive body, a Port Commission, which makes Oslo Havn KF one of Norway's oldest organisations still in existence. The Port Commission, Havnekommissionen, was responsible for overlooking all the ports within Oslo's jurisdiction. In the first few decades the work primary consisted of controlling the depth of the waters, dredging works and mooring equipment, but as the years passed its responsibilities multiplied.The BoardThe highest authority in Oslo Havn KF is havnestyret, the executive board. The board consists of representatives from a range of positions; Oslo Municipality, the port's commercial users, employees and other nearby municipalities. On May 8, 2012, a new board was appointed with Bernt Stilluf Karlsen from the Norwegian Liberal Party as leader and Terje Kalheim from the Labour Party as deputy.
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  • A big enough port, there are a lot of people, ships, boats and other things. There are ferries on which you can ride on the Oslofjord. There are also a lot of eateries nearby, but they are expensive. You can walk through the port to The Akerhus Fortress. In general, I advise you to take a walk here.
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  • The view of the port is quite charming, and there are many famous sites near the port, such as the City of Osstown, the Peace Center, and the museum of the present generation.
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  • Very nice place, especially from the boat.
  • Very close to city hall, beautiful scenery of coast sea view.
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