The Ministry of Transport and Communications has settled the fee rates for 2015. The fee rates are in accordance with the proposal by the Norwegian Coastal Administration in October 2014.
The Pilotage Fee and the Pilotage Readiness Fee have both been increased by 3.1 percent.
Vessels registered with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Score of 50 or higher will from 2015 be admitted 50 percent discount in the Pilotage Readiness Fee.
The Safety Fees are increased as follows:
- In the Oslofjord (Horten VTS) +7.0 percent
- In the Grenland area (Brevik VTS) +8.4 percent
- In Rogaland (Kvitsøy VTS) – no change
- To the terminals at Sture and Mongstad (Fedje VTS) +39.2 percent
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
The transport of the Russian floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" started Friday the 27th of April from St. Petersburg heading to Murmansk. The nuclear power plant will not have nuclear fuel on board during transport, but the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency will nevertheless follow the transport closely along the Norwegian coast.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
Undergoing final Quality Assurance
The final quality assurance phase, referred to as KS2, began in September 2017 and will be completed in late spring of 2018.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstroms in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
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.
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