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A new digital route service for vessels arriving and leaving Norwegian ports will be tested in Oslofjorden in 2018. The service will be launched September 18, in a test area that stretches from the Swedish border to Tønsberg and across Oslofjorden.

The Digital Route Service enables vessels to get access to quality assured and recommended route information, information on current local regulations when sailing to relevant ports and quays, and route distances.Download recommended routes free of charge at:

routeinfo.kystverket.no

 

The service must first be tested in Oslofjorden and then gradually made available on the rest of the coast. By 2020, the service will be available on the entire Norwegian coast.

Quality assured by the NCA

The digital route service allows for automatic distribution of nautical information to support transport safety for seagoing voyages. Recommended routes have been quality assured by marine pilots, Vessel Traffic Services and aids to navigation services in the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), to contribute to a higher maritime safety. Examples are 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 strengthen cooperation on the bridge, both for vessels asking for pilot and vessels using pilot exemption certificate. The service also facilitates more efficient and timesaving 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 strengthened maritime transport.

The NCA encourages mariners to send feedback to ensure optimal service for mariners. Please send your feedback to routeinfo@kystverket.no