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.
"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.