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.
«The set fees for 2018 provides a real fee reduction compared to expected wage growth and cost inflation, which is about 2.5 per cent for 2018,” says Director for Maritime Safety in the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Arve Dimmen.
The Pilotage Readiness Fee exemption for vessels up to 8000 GT is continued to boost Short Sea Shipping. Vessels with high scoring on The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) will also continue to receive exemption from the Pilot Readiness Fee.
The Pilotage fee are used to finance the costs of the Pilot Service, in addition to the 86 million NOK financed by the Norwegian government to strengthen Short Sea Shipping.
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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