The Digital Route Service, routeinfo.no, provides quality-assured sailing routes and route information for vessels arriving and departing ports from the Swedish border to Rørvik on the northwest coast of Norway. By the end of 2020, a complete national route service will be available on the entire coast, including Svalbard.
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 by the NCA
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 and the Pilot Exemption Certificate unit in the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). 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.
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