The Digital Route Service, routeinfo.no, provides quality assured sailing routes and route information for vessels arriving and departing ports from the Swedish border in the southeast to Finnsnes on the northwest coast of Norway. During the first half of 2021, a complete national route service will be available on the entire coast.
The Digital Route Service gives vessels access to quality-assured reference routes and route information, including information on current local regulations when sailing to relevant ports and quays, and route distances.
Download reference routes free of charge at:
Video guide 1: How to use "Reference Routes for Navigation"
Video guide 2: Route information
Video guide 3: How to set routes together
Quality Assured Routes
The digital route service allows for automatic distribution of nautical information to support transport safety for seagoing voyages. To ensure maritime safety reference routes have been quality-assured by marine pilots, Vessel Traffic Services, the Aids to Navigation service, the Pilot Exemption Certificate unit in the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), and The Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Hydrographic Service. The digital route service aims to prevent unfavorable route selection and unforeseen problems due to a lack of related information for the voyage.
Quality assured routes and route information on board the vessel increases the navigation safety and strengthens cooperation on the bridge, both for vessels asking for marine pilots and vessels using a Pilot Exemption Certificate. The service also facilitates more efficient and time-saving voyage planning and just-in-time arrival.
Free of Charge
The Digital Route Service is free of charge for commercial shipping, as part of the NCA's efforts to streamline and digitize maritime services for the facilitation of maritime transport.
The NCA encourages mariners to send feedback to ensure optimal service for mariners. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Route Service is developed by Asplan Viak Internet.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is a national agency for coastal management, maritime safety and emergency response to pollution, and works for efficient and safe maritime transport by safeguarding the transport industry's accessibility needs and efficient ports.
Amendments to the Routing Schemes in Norwegian Waters
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to amend the routing schemes in Norwegian waters from 1 June 2021 at 00:00 UTC.
New Vessel Traffic Service in Western Norway
Kinn Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is operational from June 1, 2021. The service is applicable for vessel traffic in the area between Florø and Måløy on the west coast of Norway.
New AIS satellite launched
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A New Proposal for Revised Maritime Traffic Regulations
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) have prepared a proposal for revised Maritime Traffic Regulations.
New regulation on Svalbard
On 12 March 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications laid down a new regulation on ports and fairways on Svalbard. From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
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