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.
«The set Safety Fees for 2020 provides a reduction for the third year in a row», says Director for Maritime Safety in the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Arve Dimmen.
The increase by 4.3 per cent in the Pilotage Service Fee and Pilotage Readiness Fee contains two years of price increase. These fees were not changed from 2018 to 2019.The background for the lack of regulation in 2019, is too high income in 2018 and 2019 due to an increase in the traffic. In 2019, the planned budget was not in balance. The income budget was set lower than the cost budget to achieve balance in the accumulated result for the non-profit pilot service. In 2020, the planned budget is in balance.
The Pilotage fees 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.
The Pilotage Readiness Fee exemption for vessels up to 8000 GT is continued to boost Short Sea Shipping. Vessels with higher score than 50 on The Environmental Ship Index (ESI), will also continue to receive exemption from the Pilot Readiness Fee.
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.
Eemslift Hendrika is secured – wil be towed to safe harbour
A lot happened during some hectic hours last night, Wednesday 7th of April. First, the Norwegian Coastal Administration mobilized according to their contingency plan against acute pollution, salvage crews managed to get on board the drifting vessel Eemslift Hendrika and managed to connect it to the two tugboats, and the vessel is now being towed to harbour in Ålesund.
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 From the same date two other regulations were repealed.
New maritime traffic regulations from April 1st.
The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has laid down a new maritime traffic regulation. This will enter into force on 1 of April and will replace the current regulations. The new maritime traffic regulations are largely a continuation of existing regulations, but with some important changes.
Chart providers offer digital sailing routes to Norwegian ports
Mariners, who subscribe to electronic charts from PRIMAR, now also get access to the Norwegian Coastal Administration's digital reference routes for navigation in PRIMAR’s chart service.
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