Fees for 2021 have increased to meet the expected increase in prices and wages by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Norwegian government will finance the loss in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
«The major drop in the cruise activity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a substantial reduction in the income from Pilotage and Safety fees. The large reduction in income will not affect the fee level for the other vessels», says Director for Maritime Safety in the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Arve Dimmen.
The Pilotage Fees will increase by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Pilotage Service Fee will increase by 2.0 per cent, while the Pilotage Readiness Fee will increase by 2.4 per cent.
The Pilotage fees are used to finance the costs of the Pilot Service, except for the 86 million NOK financed by the Norwegian government to strengthen Short Sea Shipping. The exemption in the Pilotage Readiness Fee for vessels up to 8000 GT is prolonged 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.
The Safety Fees will increase by 2.1 per cent on average. The Safety Fee for Grenland (Brevik), Sture and Mongstad (Fedje) and Rogaland-Kårstø (Kvitsøy) will not change from 2020 to 2021. The Safety Fee will increase by 6.8 per cent in the Oslofjord (Horten) and by 5.9 per cent for other ports than Kårstø in Rogaland (Kvitsøy).
The annual fees for 2021 are now available for ordering in SeaSeaNet Norway.
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