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- Anne Grethe Nilsen

Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee

The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.

«The set fees for 2018 provides a real fee reduction compared to expected wage growth and cost inflation, which is about 2.5 per cent for 2018,” says Director for Maritime Safety in the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Arve Dimmen.

The Pilotage Readiness Fee exemption for vessels up to 8000 GT is continued to boost Short Sea Shipping. Vessels with high scoring on The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) will also continue to receive exemption from the Pilot Readiness Fee.

The Pilotage fee are used to finance the costs of the Pilot Service, in addition to the 86 million NOK financed by the Norwegian government to strengthen Short Sea Shipping.

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