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Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports

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Key figures

54 363

port calls were made by ships registered in Norway in 2016

Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports, key figures
2016Change in per cent
2015 - 20162011 - 2016
Norwegian registers
Port calls54 363-7.75.2
Arrived gross tonnage826 314 3461.63.3
Active vessels948-0.33.7
Gross tonnage, active vessels17 096 0726.68.4
Norwegian controlled and registered abroad
Port calls52 6182.815.3
Arrived gross tonnage885 624 96716.922.7
Active vessels96510.020.8
Gross tonnage, active vessels23 720 20121.123.2

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Table 1 
Port calls last three years, by register and continent

Port calls last three years, by register and continent1
201420152016
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
 
All registers
The whole world102 6701 457 225 311110 1191 571 379 648106 9811 711 939 313
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen36 722252 413 25442 437285 081 02936 747251 175 084
Europe excluding Norway38 317407 383 24638 969426 082 09638 768464 808 615
Africa3 82477 408 7213 90780 193 2164 54091 426 425
Asia10 749349 320 47211 597399 011 31612 480460 772 522
North and Central America6 643233 575 7967 504244 474 5788 780279 125 494
South America4 75399 405 7123 80793 486 6454 070116 623 475
Oceania1 74638 012 0742 06643 671 7121 81548 846 507
 
Norwegian registers
The whole world52 718752 373 50058 915813 674 64654 363826 314 346
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen26 525179 907 61732 007220 420 35827 775191 098 486
Europe excluding Norway13 698180 727 92715 003207 466 73514 823221 330 967
Africa1 53337 747 0531 61437 059 7181 68137 546 557
Asia4 614173 417 8544 297174 104 2374 401188 169 779
North and Central America3 309120 329 0413 592122 050 8613 635128 998 885
South America2 39144 305 8011 69434 332 9431 54539 852 463
Oceania68816 056 25887318 828 48871920 092 674
 
Norwegian controlled and registered abroad
The whole world49 952704 851 81151 204757 705 00252 618885 624 967
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen10 19772 505 63710 43064 660 6718 97260 076 598
Europe excluding Norway24 619226 655 31923 966218 615 36123 945243 477 648
Africa2 29139 661 6682 29343 133 4982 85953 879 868
Asia6 135175 902 6187 300224 907 0798 079272 602 743
North and Central America3 334113 246 7553 912122 423 7175 145150 126 609
South America2 36255 099 9112 11359 153 7022 52576 771 012
Oceania1 05821 955 8161 19324 843 2241 09628 753 833

Table 2 
Port calls by register and coastal area

Port calls by register and coastal area1
2016
All registersNorwegian registersNorwegian controlled and registered abroad
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All maritime coastal areas106 9811 711 939 31354 363826 314 34652 618885 624 967
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen36 747251 175 08427 775191 098 4868 97260 076 598
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway11 417115 603 4665 65281 865 3335 76533 738 133
N Cont Europe11 090142 349 6323 18654 653 3317 90487 696 301
UK/Eire9 78983 430 2444 24029 976 1215 54953 454 123
Iberian Atlantic2 76543 392 12848014 873 9842 28528 518 144
S Europe2 95370 055 42191435 464 5822 03934 590 839
Black Sea64115 596 8312257 856 3504167 740 481
E Mediterranean34611 719 7261146 347 3562325 372 370
N Africa1 78229 615 90445812 371 7381 32417 244 166
W Africa2 15634 726 12793211 814 5891 22422 911 538
S & E Africa71523 988 65527011 239 27944512 749 376
Red Sea41018 164 5181879 859 0242238 305 494
Persian Gulf1 27054 683 10952125 240 71374929 442 396
Indian Sub Continent87132 923 55837914 804 47649218 119 082
Far East - Asean3 162100 763 23495532 529 2492 20768 233 985
Far East - China Sea4 465173 235 0971 61966 902 5552 846106 332 542
Japan1 74866 025 76556330 535 6771 18535 490 088
Australasia1 81548 846 50771920 092 6741 09628 753 833
N America - Pacific87131 433 14345916 552 81641214 880 327
S America - Pacific66219 962 7653149 485 95134810 476 814
S America - Atlantic3 525100 979 4721 27332 542 4452 25268 437 027
Caribbean1 70734 701 97346316 554 4341 24418 147 539
Central America1 58650 112 47959422 592 32199227 520 158
US Gulf2 69982 726 9201 32138 449 9931 37844 276 927
US Atlantic1 10650 278 26058129 505 35052520 772 910
Great Lakes - Canada68325 449 2951693 105 51951422 343 776
Unknown000000

Table 3 
Port calls by register and maritime coastal area, vessels registered in NIS and NOR

Port calls by register and maritime coastal area, vessels registered in NIS and NOR1
2016
Norwegian registersNorwegian International Ship Register (NIS)The Norwegian Ship Register (NOR)
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All maritime coastal areas54 363826 314 34626 097602 051 94728 266224 262 399
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen27 775191 098 4863 91726 642 26623 858164 456 220
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen5 65281 865 3333 62632 312 7462 02649 552 587
N Cont Europe3 18654 653 3312 85953 653 760327999 571
UK/Eire4 24029 976 1212 55022 671 7521 6907 304 369
Iberian Atlantic48014 873 98444514 650 39935223 585
S Europe91435 464 58283035 035 64284428 940
Black Sea2257 856 3502247 853 21813 132
E Mediterranean1146 347 3561146 347 35600
N Africa45812 371 73845612 365 80825 930
W Africa93211 814 58989411 657 09038157 499
S & E Africa27011 239 27926611 190 804448 475
Red Sea1879 859 0241879 859 02400
Persian Gulf52125 240 71352125 240 71300
Indian Sub Continent37914 804 47637714 798 21226 264
Far East - Asean95532 529 24993832 447 9451781 304
Far East - China Sea1 61966 902 5551 61366 839 164663 391
Japan56330 535 67756330 535 67700
Australasia71920 092 67466219 744 71657347 958
N America - Pacific45916 552 81645916 552 81600
S America - Pacific3149 485 9513139 481 04914 902
S America - Atlantic1 27332 542 4451 24232 359 77831182 667
Caribbean46316 554 43445616 508 504745 930
Central America59422 592 32159122 574 397317 924
US Gulf1 32138 449 9931 32138 449 99300
US Atlantic58129 505 35057729 493 670411 680
Great Lakes - Canada1693 105 519962 785 44873320 071
Unknown000000

Table 4 
Port calls by register and vessel types

Port calls by register and vessel types1
2016
All registersNorwegian registersNorwegian controlled and registered abroad
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All vessel types, the whole world106 9811 711 939 31354 363826 314 34652 618885 624 967
 
All Vessel types abroad70 2341 460 764 22926 588635 215 86043 646825 548 369
Tanker21 036540 677 9809 039219 954 83611 997320 723 144
Bulk vessel5 248182 926 7632 33169 593 0412 917113 333 722
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel28 907580 477 7906 997245 371 40321 910335 106 387
Passenger vessels3 51496 618 6441 56065 418 2781 95431 200 366
Offshore vessels9 95848 491 9745 84427 243 5514 11421 248 423
Tug and salvage vessels1 0094 425 0045672 822 9924421 602 012
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels5357 101 7992234 767 4843122 334 315
Other2744 2752744 27500
 
All vessels types Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen36 747251 175 08427 775191 098 4868 97260 076 598
Tanker2 72132 987 7871 52611 551 1741 19521 436 613
Bulk vessel1 4686 749 6511 0992 564 3123694 185 339
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel15 64349 975 7718 66319 091 2256 98030 884 546
Passenger vessels9 630123 868 0159 604123 081 63526786 380
Offshore vessels6 25433 375 1475 94531 034 6503092 340 497
Tug and salvage vessels4171 989 0423681 746 13849242 904
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels5342 106 1754901 905 85644200 319
Other80123 49680123 49600

Table 5 
Port calls by type of vessel and registry, vessels registered in NOR and NIS

Port calls by type of vessel and registry, vessels registered in NOR and NIS1
2016
Norwegian registersNorwegian International Ship Register (NIS)The Norwegian Ship Register (NOR)
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All vessel types the whole world54 363826 314 34626 097602 051 94728 266224 262 399
 
All vessel types abroad26 588635 215 86022 180575 409 6814 40859 806 179
Tanker9 039219 954 8368 998219 882 7134172 123
Bulk vessel2 33169 593 0412 18069 378 626151214 415
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel6 997245 371 4036 575244 385 920422985 483
Passenger vessels1 56065 418 27845619 108 7871 10446 309 491
Offshore vessels5 84427 243 5513 49616 699 8022 34810 543 749
Tug and salvage vessels5672 822 9922921 325 6252751 497 367
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels2234 767 4841834 628 20840139 276
Other2744 275002744 275
 
All vessel types Norge, Svalbard & Jan Mayen27 775191 098 4863 91726 642 26623 858164 456 220
Tanker1 52611 551 1741 0319 671 3044951 879 870
Bulk vessel1 0992 564 31292579 2021 0071 985 110
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel8 66319 091 2251 9776 695 6676 68612 395 558
Passenger vessels9 604123 081 6353655 890 4089 239117 191 227
Offshore vessels5 94531 034 6503993 447 3425 54627 587 308
Tug and salvage vessels3681 746 13817110 9173511 635 221
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels4901 905 85636247 4264541 658 430
Other80123 4960080123 496

Table 6 
Port calls by selected types of vessel and coastal area

Port calls by selected types of vessel and coastal area1
2016
TankerBulk vesselGeneral cargo/other dry cargo vessel
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All coastal areas23 757573 665 7676 716189 676 41444 550630 453 561
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen2 72132 987 7871 4686 749 65115 64349 975 771
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen2 93129 073 8374355 958 3805 87623 287 182
N Cont Europe3 84753 453 70437910 983 0505 86873 002 023
UK/Eire1 65525 290 2062512 550 9023 39631 367 682
Iberian Atlantic48213 807 5771244 486 7991 40419 710 880
S Europe80917 292 1171646 031 1991 33731 258 018
Black Sea1754 311 055823 180 3583417 586 335
E Mediterranean753 368 128381 831 2291634 763 988
N Africa3838 790 269933 371 04182715 408 373
W Africa28921 122 195652 183 9902465 095 456
S & E Africa1404 407 343944 241 13931814 418 616
Red Sea1677 929 11523794 1262049 045 584
Persian Gulf49424 482 8141334 692 83152923 871 542
Indian Sub Continent38614 208 1321866 685 47525211 136 032
Far East - Asean1 57551 159 72259023 141 04161422 891 955
Far East - China Sea1 43946 950 62091640 682 1121 78876 966 705
Japan3118 096 4321144 737 1261 31352 969 399
Australasia2047 444 55950214 817 74941922 075 732
N America - Pacific1785 708 9041796 723 86950518 792 516
S America - Pacific2807 852 6301425 134 0991946 240 285
S America - Atlantic1 50565 122 93732015 481 27745913 456 761
Caribbean52915 635 06036462 48178313 786 237
Central America57314 956 2371074 229 34480329 839 163
US Gulf2 09764 986 2231294 413 55335612 004 807
US Atlantic2268 400 961642 536 28479638 828 333
Great Lakes - Canada28616 827 203823 577 3091162 674 186
Unknown000000

Table 7 
Port calls by selected vessel type and coastal area, vessels registered in NIS

Port calls by selected vessel type and coastal area, vessels registered in NIS1
2016
Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS)
TankerBulk vesselGeneral cargo/other dry cargo vessel
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All coastal areas10 029229 554 0172 27269 957 8288 552251 081 587
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen1 0319 671 30492579 2021 9776 695 667
Scandinavia/Baltic exclusive Norway1 62318 626 6652642 301 6121 5115 514 043
N Cont Europe1 74223 882 172662 219 05284826 015 976
UK/Eire6895 540 77915217 8152889 362 132
Iberian Atlantic1466 053 027421 695 2881835 851 912
S Europe2539 317 164512 165 42133715 348 614
Black Sea571 809 515602 198 335773 535 068
E Mediterranean392 431 99021780 102412 649 874
N Africa2093 526 293492 449 3231316 047 303
W Africa1296 168 12424784 630301 697 779
S & E Africa591 839 749601 907 7071117 271 334
Red Sea874 216 14815506 840805 055 196
Persian Gulf21610 021 242802 655 94519412 251 023
Indian Sub Continent1786 367 0771163 853 424724 355 296
Far East - Asean43915 889 2532859 607 571975 522 740
Far East - China Sea55121 485 02944915 310 52957228 244 104
Japan742 978 994572 019 91043225 536 773
Australasia702 434 926893 077 97618112 274 919
N America - Pacific872 462 726943 291 44327810 798 647
S America - Pacific1222 467 2491143 820 609502 918 152
S America - Atlantic54222 914 121893 586 006783 224 828
Caribbean2449 769 0273136 137623 163 975
Central America2627 275 152541 834 68825213 384 801
US Gulf1 00926 872 071531 882 5702089 140 955
US Atlantic1124 276 17515557 67844824 564 133
Great Lakes - Canada591 258 04515518 01514656 343
Unknown000000

Table 8 
Port calls by selected vessel types and coastal area, vessels registered in NOR

Port calls by selected vessel types and coastal area, vessels registered in NOR1
2016
The Norwegian Ship Register (NOR)
TankerBulk vesselGeneral cargo/other dry cargo vessel
Port callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnagePort callsArrived gross tonnage
1Source Lloyd's. Only ships 1 000 gross tonnes and above. No fishing vessels.
All coastal areas5361 951 9931 1582 199 5257 10813 381 041
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen4951 879 8701 0071 985 1106 68612 395 558
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway2748 95323 612255617 098
N Cont Europe1423 1700086200 545
UK/Eire00149210 80367117 831
Iberian Atlantic0000613 987
S Europe0000312 198
Black Sea000000
E Mediterranean000000
N Africa000025 930
W Africa0000213 836
S & E Africa000000
Red Sea000000
Persian Gulf000000
Indian Sub Continent000000
Far East - Asean000000
Far East - China Sea000000
Japan000000
Australasia000000
N America - Pacific000000
S America - Pacific000000
S America - Atlantic000000
Caribbean000000
Central America000014 058
US Gulf000000
US Atlantic000000
Great Lakes - Canada000000
Unknown000000

About the statistics

The statistics seek to describe port callings made by Norwegian vessels around the world. Norwegian ships are ships that are either registered in Norway or controlled by Norwegian enterprises. Fishing vessels are not included in the statistics.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Norwegian vessels consist of Norwegian registered vessels and Norwegian controlled vessels in foreign ship registers.

Ship register

Norway has two ship registers; The Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and The Norwegian Ship Register (NOR). NIS was established in 1987 in order to improve the competitiveness of Norwegian ships. NIS is also open to foreign owned ships. NOR is primarily limited to Norwegian ships operating in Norwegian waters.

Port call

Number of port calls at a specified port for a given period. A ship is considered to have made a port call if the ship is travelling within the port's jurisdiction. Thus a port call does not allways entail an actual mooring.

Gross tonnage

Gross tonnage is a function of the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship.

Deadweight

Deadweight is the maximum weight that a ship can carry. It is quoted here in metric tonns (1000Kg) but can also sometimes be quoted in long tons (1016Kg). Maximum cargo weight will normally range from 3 to 10 per cent below deadweight due to fuel, water, supplies etc.

Maritime Coastal Areas

Geografic set of values for maritime coastal area are according to Lloyds. Note that this grouping of ports is based on contiguous coastal areas and not countries per se. One country can thus appear in more than one coastal area (Russia and USA).

Scandinavia/Baltic : Aaland Islands, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register, Poland, Russia, Svalbard &; Jan Mayen &; Sweden

N Cont Europe : Belgium, Svitzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg &; Netherlands

UK/Eire : Great Britain, Isle of Man &; The Irish Republic

Iberian Atlantic : Azores, Canary Islands, Spain, Madeira &; Portugal

S Europe : Albania, Spain, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Monaco, Republic of Malta, Montenegro, Serbia &; Montenegro &; Slovenia

Black Sea : Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Iran, Romania, Russia, Serbia &; Montenegro, Slovakia, Turkmenistan, Turkey &; Ukraine

E Mediterranean : Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria &; Turkey

N Africa : Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Spain, Libya, Morocco &; Tunisia

W Africa : Angola, Benin, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kongo Brazzaville, Cape Verde, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, St. Helena, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome &; Principe &; Togo

S &; E Africa : Kerguelen Islands, Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Namibia, Reunion, Somalia, Seychellene, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen &; South Africa

Red Sea : Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan &; Yemen

Persian Gulf : United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar &; Saudi Arabia

Indian Sub Continent : Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar &; Pakistan

Far East - Asean: Peoples Republic of China, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Korea, Russia, Taiwan &; Vietnam

Far East - China Sea : Brunei, Peoples Republic of China, Christmas Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand &; East Timor

Japan : Japan

Australasia : American Samoa, Antarctica, Australia, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Salomon Islands &; Tahiti

N America - Pacific: Canada, &; United States

S America - Pacific : Chile, Columbia, Ecuador &; Peru

S America - Atlantic: Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, The Falkland Islands, Great Britain, French Guyana, Guyana, Netherlands, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay &; Venezuela

Caribbean : Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Antigua &; Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, ST. Lucia, Montserrat, Martinique &; Puerto Rico

Central America : Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama &; El Salvador

US Gulf : United States

US Atlantic : Bermuda &; United States
Great Lakes - Canada Canada, St. Pierre &; Miquelon &; United States

Standard classifications

Classification of ships applied up to 2007 were tankers which includes gas tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers, bulk/oil, and ore/oil; dry cargo vessels which includes general cargo, container vessels, roro vessels, vehicle carriers, and refer vessels; passenger ships which includes ferries, passenger/roro and cruise vessels; and offshores vessels which includes supply and standby vessels and anchor handling vessels. For more information on vessels groupings, see Table 8 - Norwegian vessels callings, vessels and gross tonnage by vessel type .

Starting in 2007 classification of ships follows Classification of type of vessel 2008

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports
Topic: Transport and tourism

Responsible division

Transport, tourism and ICT statistics

Regional level

Port

Frequency and timeliness

Yearly

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Primary data, information on units (vessels, ports and owners) is stored temporarily in the programming language SAS, and is stored permanently as text-files.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics seek to describe port callings made by Norwegian vessels around the world. Norwegian ships are ships that are either registered in Norway or controlled by Norwegian enterprises.

The survey include Norwegian calls by Norwegian vessels in domestic and foreign ports, and is based on data registered by Lloyd`s Marine Intelligence Unit. The statistics cover vessels over 1 000 gross tonnes for the vessel groupings tankers, dry cargo vessels, passenger- and cruise vessels, offshore vessels and specialised vessels and support vessels. More types of vessels have been included in the statistics for 2002 compared to earlier investigations/surveys. However, this has little impact on the comparability between figures from previous years.

Starting in 2007 we use a new standard to classify types of ship in categories. The standard is set by Statistics Norway in cooperation with industry groups. More on this in chapter 4.1

Similar surveys were conducted in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2001. Investigations on port of calls from 1990, 1994 and 1998 are described in further details in respectively NOS (Norwegain Public Statistics) Water transport 1991, NOS Water transport 1994 and NOS Water transport 1998.

In 2011 Lloyds started using AIS in their data compilation.

Users and applications

Users of this statistics are industry/trade organizations, enterprises in the maritime industries, and as an input in other statistics.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

In Maritime transport statistics cargo movements over Norwegian ports are reported.

In The Merchant Fleet an account of all ships in Norwegian ship registers are presented.

The Sea freight transport survey, 2007 gives a summary of sea transport between Norwegian ports and between Norwegian and foreign ports.

Legal authority

Not relevant

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Data is collected by Lloyd`s Marine Intelligence Unit, which registers data on movement of vessels between ports. Data is limited to Norwegian vessels as defined by Lloyd`s - i.e. registered or "true" owner is Norwegian and/or the vessel is in the Norwegian ship registers Norsk Ordinært Skipsregister (NOR) or Norsk Internasjonalt Skipsregister (NIS)

Since 1998 vessels registered in foreign registers but controlled by Norwegian companies are included.

From 2002 callings at Norwegian ports are also included . Vessels in ordinary scheduled traffic are not part of the statistics.

Vessels under 1 000 gross tonnes are not included.

Fishing vessels are not included.

Data sources and sampling

The data is purchased from Lloyd's Marine Intelligence Unit.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The data is collected by Lloyd's agents around the world. In 2011 this is supplemented by AIS data.

Analysis is limited to aggregated data. Aggregated figures are compared to previous years.

Editing is only made if variables display lack of logical consistency to other variables.

Net tonnage and dead weight are estimated if missing. The method applies the relationship between gross tonnage and net tonnage / dead weight at similar vessels.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Port callings before 1998 does not include Norwegian controlled vessels registered in foreign ship registers.

Port calls in Norwegian ports is included in 2002.

More vessel types are included in the 2002 statistics than in earlier figures. This will, however, have a very little impact on comparability between different years.

Starting in 2007 classification of ships follows the new standard Classification of type of vessel 2008 . For tankers the only change is with respect to combination ships in bulk and oil which now can be found in bulk . Vessel previously found in dry cargo is now distributed between bulk and general cargo . Passenger is mainly unchanged while ships in specialized vessels and other and offshore now are divided between offshore , tugs and salvage and specialized vessels and support .

Lloyds started using AIS data towards the end of 2010. The change in method represents a interruption of the time series. The change implies:

  1. better coverage of ports
  2. better coverage of smaller vessels
  3. better coverage of local traffic and certain vessel types as ferries, offshore, tugs and fishing vessels

Tables in Statbank have been redesigned as of data for 2011. Data for 2004-2010 are therefore tabulated anew. Because of this there might be small discrepancies between figures in Statbank and figures in tables attached to the article from before 2011.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Vessels with missing value for flag state and/or ownership are not included.

While data is consider a complete count of vessel movements there are known cases where there are missing registrations. We have not corrected these omissions.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact