For cruise vessels calling in Oslo there will in total be a decrease in costs in 2011. Especially for bigger vessels, from 65,000 tons, there will be a 14% reduction in pilot costs. For small vessels approx 12,000 tons, the reduction will be 5%. This is due to a new way of calculating Norwegian national fees.
I addition to that the Port of Oslo have new general terms and conditions. The quay charge constitutes payment for use of the harbour and the Port of Oslo’s quays, and is equivalent to one 24-hour laytime period.
Laytime is calculated from the time of berthing until the time of unberthing. Laytime perods of less than 24 hours will be charged the equivalent of one 24-hours period and thereafter for every 12 hour period commenced.
Rates and discounts
For cruise ships calling during off-peak season there is a 60 discount on normal rates. The peak season for cruise ships calls applies from May 1st to September 30th inclusive.
Cruise ships calling during the peak season are entitled to a 30% discount on the fifth and subsequent calls made by the same vessel during this period.
ISPS charge and cruise-ship passenger fees
The tariff, per person, per 24 hours for ISPS and pax fee in total is set to NOK 20,- approx EURO 2,50