A forecast for 2013 done by Port of Grenland is based on actual figures from the first nine months. It estimates that 16,778 cars will have come into the terminal by short sea shipping when we reach the end of the year.
The statistics also shows that in 2006 there were 6,639 cars of various kinds coming into the terminal. In 2007 the cars increased to 10,728.
Recessions can often be traced early in less sold cars. When the financial crisis hit in the fall of 2008, this was also visible on the statistics. At the end of the year 8.100 cars came by ship over the Brevik terminal. The financial crisis also put a negative track on car imports in 2009 when only 6.943 motor vehicles came to the Brevik terminal.
The recession had an end some time! In 2010 the Brevik terminal experienced more than a doubling of the number of cars - a total of 14,545.
The volume remained relatively constant at the same level as in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The largest port for truck import to Norway is Drammen, followed by Oslo. The Brevik terminal has established itself as a good number three.
The terminal company NorthSea Terminal AS (DFDS) operates the Brevik terminal. The terminal has facilities for LoLo, RoRo and dry bulk.
A forecast for the Brevik terminal shows that in the end of this year 32,000 RoRo units would have come in or out of the terminal. The peak year was 2007, the year before the financial crisis, with all 34,655 RoRo units.