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Sea Transport and Ports

A good port structure and safe and efficient shipping are important for economic growth and regional development. The NCA facilitates safe and efficient shipping to stimulate more seaborne trade.

  • Ports

    Ownership of Norwegian ports is mainly with the municipalities, with some elements of private ownership. Following the regional reform, the county municipalities have also become owners of port infrastructure. There is a considerable variation in the organisation of ownership, operation and manage …
  • SafeSeaNet Norway

    SafeSeaNet Norway is the national ship reporting system where vessels can book a pilot and send arrival and departure information to the Norwegian authorities and ports.
  • Digital Route Service

    At routeinfo.no mariners can download reference routes for navigation to ports, and get important route information and local regulations that apply to the route.
  • Fees

    Vessels that use the pilotage service, Pilotage Exemption Certificate service and the service areas of the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) must pay a fee. The fee arrangement includes pilotage fees and safety fees.
  • Port Facility Security / ISPS

    All port facilities that receive calls from ships in international traffic must have a security plan that has been approved by the Norwegian Coastal Administration. The security plan must be based on a vulnerability analysis and include security measures to be implemented by the port facility.
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