Fee rates for 2016 are now available, as approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
From 1st of January 2016 vessels up to 8,000 GT are exempt from paying pilotage readiness fee, while vessels shorter than 70 metres are exempted from paying safety fee.
Vessels registered with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Score of 50 or higher will from 2016 be admitted 100 % discount in the Pilotage Readiness Fee. In 2015, the discount was 50 %.
For a 9,000 GT vessel the annual fee corresponds to the fee for 36,4 calls to port (37 approaches or departures). For vessels greater than 10,000 GT the annual fee corresponds to 46 calls to port.
Kystverket skal sammen med samarbeidspartnere i Sverige, Danmark, Frankrike, Belgia og Malta finne ut hvordan man på best mulig måte kan bekjempe utslipp av lav-svoveldrivstoff.
Will recommend oil protection equipment and methods for new low-sulphur fuel types
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will over the next two years work with partners in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Malta to find what responses will work best in the event of an oil spill of low sulphur fuel.
New digital routes available at routeinfo.no
112 new digital routes and waypoints are now available for vessels planning port calls from Haugesund to Stad in Western Norway. Routeinfo.no provides quality-assured sailing routes and route information for mariners.
Fees for 2020: Reduction in Safety Fees and increase in Pilotage Fee
The Safety Fees are reduced by 2.7 per cent on average. The Pilotage Service Fee and Pilotage Readiness Fee are increased by 4.3 per cent, while the Pilot Exemption Certificate Fee is increased by 2.3 per cent.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
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