NTS Shipping seeks to establish sea transport of fresh fish from Norway to the Netherlands

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The fully integrated Norwegian aquaculture group, NTS, has applied for funding from the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). 

NCA has put aside 13 million euros to a scheme, which will help establish new freight routes, that aims to shift freight transport from road to sea.

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NTS has reported interest in a sea route between Krakoya in Norwegian county Trondelag and Ijmuiden in the Netherlands.

“We have applied through the scheme, and the plan is to start the route in the first quarter of 2019,” said project manager in NTS, Kim Rune Boe to the Norwegian newspaper Namdalsavisa.

In addition to transport of fresh salmon, the company also plans shipping frozen fish. Returning goods from mainland Europe is also an option.

In connection with the opening of the Krakoya coastal port yesterday, the first fish was loaded into vessel, and sent to the European continent.

“This brings us closer to the goal of getting more freight from road to sea,” said The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg.

So far nearly nine million euros has been invested into the new coastal port.