Norwegian Cargo Opens Air Freight Service at Oakland International Airport
- Express “Cold Chain” Cargo Now Available to Scandinavia -
Oakland, California – September 11, 2014 – In addition to carrying San Francisco Bay Area travelers on flights from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL) and Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) which started in May, 2014, Norwegian is now offering airfreight service to the two Nordic destinations.
Flights to Oslo depart OAK on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 18:45 and flights to Stockholm depart OAK on Tuesday and Friday at 19:30. Norwegian offers drop off at OAK, where the bonded, cold storage international Container Freight Station is located at 1 Allan Sheppard Way. Hours of operation at OAK are 0900 – 2100, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Cargo must be on hand 6 hours prior to the flight departure.
To accommodate cargo originating in the West Bay, drop off is also available at Forward Air located at 427 Valley Drive, Brisbane, California. 650-589-2467.
Norwegian accepts all types of general and perishable cargo with the exception of dangerous goods, live animals, human remains, and out sized pieces. Airfreight is flown on the environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliner out of OAK.
For rates and service call: 866-434-1617 or email: norwegiancargo@ANSGSA.com
“The opening of Norwegian Cargo’s new facility at OAK and faster cargo shipment to Norway and Sweden is a significant business development for the area,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “We look forward to the export and import of goods to and from Scandinavia, especially perishables like Nordic salmon and crab that can be accommodated in the cold storage capable facility prior to making its way to kitchens and tables at fine restaurants throughout the region,” she continued.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its Headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. Norwegian was recently awarded the title “Europe’s best low-cost carrier for the second year running by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 96 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port's jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 72,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.