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Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports

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Key figures

125 000

port calls made by Norwegian ships to foreign ports in 2017

Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports, key figures
2017Change in per cent
2016 - 20172012 - 2017
Norwegian registers
Port calls64 62118.923.0
Arrived gross tonnage908 930 74010.014.6
Active vessels9884.27.7
Gross tonnage, active vessels17 420 5231.910.3
Norwegian controlled and registered abroad
Port calls60 49515.036.5
Arrived gross tonnage1 264 342 32242.887.6
Active vessels1 0145.140.1
Gross tonnage, active vessels31 290 00331.996.5

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

Port calls last three years, by register and continent1
201520162017
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 world110 1191 571 379 648106 9811 711 939 313125 1162 173 273 062
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen42 437285 081 02936 747251 175 08446 735292 670 771
Europe excluding Norway38 969426 082 09638 768464 808 61542 198572 380 000
Africa3 90780 193 2164 54091 426 4254 716130 949 899
Asia11 597399 011 31612 480460 772 52214 451625 748 517
North and Central America7 504244 474 5788 780279 125 4949 434320 875 990
South America3 80793 486 6454 070116 623 4755 300157 156 012
Oceania2 06643 671 7121 81548 846 5072 50974 355 482
 
Norwegian registers
The whole world58 915813 674 64654 363826 314 34664 621908 930 740
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen32 007220 420 35827 775191 098 48636 548231 356 111
Europe excluding Norway15 003207 466 73514 823221 330 96715 841229 951 037
Africa1 61437 059 7181 68137 546 5571 47943 379 119
Asia4 297174 104 2374 401188 169 7794 555192 879 865
North and Central America3 592122 050 8613 635128 998 8853 458133 961 390
South America1 69434 332 9431 54539 852 4631 61148 642 430
Oceania87318 828 48871920 092 6741 35329 587 802
 
Norwegian controlled and registered abroad
The whole world51 204757 705 00252 618885 624 96760 4951 264 342 322
Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen10 43064 660 6718 97260 076 59810 18761 314 660
Europe excluding Norway23 966218 615 36123 945243 477 64826 357342 428 963
Africa2 29343 133 4982 85953 879 8683 23787 570 780
Asia7 300224 907 0798 079272 602 7439 896432 868 652
North and Central America3 912122 423 7175 145150 126 6095 976186 914 600
South America2 11359 153 7022 52576 771 0123 689108 513 582
Oceania1 19324 843 2241 09628 753 8331 15644 767 680

Table 2 
Port calls by register and coastal area

Port calls by register and coastal area1
2017
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 areas125 1162 173 273 06264 621908 930 74060 4951 264 342 322
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen46 735292 670 77136 548231 356 11110 18761 314 660
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway12 014134 948 5585 64785 435 8356 36749 512 723
N Cont Europe12 481181 632 9503 66355 866 6708 818125 766 280
UK/Eire10 73597 951 7694 71033 009 5996 02564 942 170
Iberian Atlantic2 97652 964 32851114 221 8422 46538 742 486
S Europe3 28293 537 86593236 568 1042 35056 969 761
Black Sea67519 465 7382458 125 23443011 340 504
E Mediterranean54417 472 0341546 640 98039010 831 054
N Africa1 90736 026 34150213 911 6231 40522 114 718
W Africa2 08754 718 90265813 719 6061 42940 999 296
S & E Africa84737 532 49433115 329 76651622 202 728
Red Sea32418 601 6851376 686 44218711 915 243
Persian Gulf1 43380 685 20754029 205 61889351 479 589
Indian Sub Continent1 12548 912 99137614 729 72074934 183 271
Far East - Asean3 494143 345 7261 04637 710 8752 448105 634 851
Far East - China Sea5 274234 883 4241 60863 048 9203 666171 834 504
Japan1 94675 596 07159731 233 4491 34944 362 622
Australasia2 51074 384 0951 35329 587 8021 15744 796 293
N America - Pacific1 01037 245 60741314 712 09559722 533 512
S America - Pacific1 00527 185 7052417 687 88576419 497 820
S America - Atlantic4 567136 395 3101 41242 331 8673 15594 063 443
Caribbean2 07843 560 51052818 031 2451 55025 529 265
Central America1 55851 013 98239413 330 5811 16437 683 401
US Gulf2 24275 814 5761 10234 647 6261 14041 166 950
US Atlantic1 41670 526 70355728 531 15585941 995 548
Great Lakes - Canada85136 199 72041623 270 09043512 929 630
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
2017
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 areas64 621908 930 74030 320654 694 36734 301254 236 373
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen36 548231 356 1115 76334 879 05930 785196 477 052
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen5 64785 435 8353 97235 246 8341 67550 189 001
N Cont Europe3 66355 866 6703 54255 459 047121407 623
UK/Eire4 71033 009 5993 27526 997 6411 4356 011 958
Iberian Atlantic51114 221 84243614 036 97375184 869
S Europe93236 568 10490436 409 59328158 511
Black Sea2458 125 2342378 101 007824 227
E Mediterranean1546 640 9801536 637 84813 132
N Africa50213 911 62349713 892 897518 726
W Africa65813 719 60663813 656 4852063 121
S & E Africa33115 329 76632715 316 763413 003
Red Sea1376 686 4421356 683 06123 381
Persian Gulf54029 205 61853929 202 48613 132
Indian Sub Continent37614 729 72037314 722 19237 528
Far East - Asean1 04637 710 8751 03437 667 6511243 224
Far East - China Sea1 60863 048 9201 60563 039 52439 396
Japan59731 233 44959531 222 069211 380
Australasia1 35329 587 8021 29729 242 72356345 079
N America - Pacific41314 712 09538314 675 6753036 420
S America - Pacific2417 687 8852357 635 307652 578
S America - Atlantic1 41242 331 8671 41242 331 86700
Caribbean52818 031 24552718 020 041111 204
Central America39413 330 58138813 299 636630 945
US Gulf1 10234 647 6261 10234 647 62600
US Atlantic55728 531 15555428 526 60734 548
Great Lakes - Canada41623 270 09039723 143 75519126 335
Unknown000000

Table 4 
Port calls by register and vessel types

Port calls by register and vessel types1
2017
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 world125 1162 173 273 06264 621908 930 74060 4951 264 342 322
 
All Vessel types abroad78 3811 880 602 29128 073677 574 62950 3081 203 027 662
Tanker21 975645 540 0359 634254 256 09012 341391 283 945
Bulk vessel5 957219 221 9582 48269 830 1403 475149 391 818
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel35 188835 837 0767 547238 329 83727 641597 507 239
Passenger vessels3 797117 600 6261 73978 871 8122 05838 728 814
Offshore vessels9 95452 515 3335 83830 428 5564 11622 086 777
Tug and salvage vessels8423 651 9595322 789 327310862 632
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels6436 194 1292763 027 6923673 166 437
Other2541 1752541 17500
 
All vessels types Norway, Svalbard & Jan Mayen46 735292 670 77136 548231 356 11110 18761 314 660
Tanker2 90128 120 4201 81314 385 9041 08813 734 516
Bulk vessel2 0587 758 7091 7404 026 3663183 732 343
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel20 56469 806 33312 21929 078 2438 34540 728 090
Passenger vessels11 550137 605 53011 514136 502 418361 103 112
Offshore vessels8 22743 533 0597 90341 854 6443241 678 415
Tug and salvage vessels6822 805 9446622 766 6292039 315
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels6662 903 9716102 605 10256298 869
Other87136 80587136 80500

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
2017
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 world64 621908 930 74030 320654 694 36734 301254 236 373
 
All vessel types abroad28 073677 574 62924 557619 815 3083 51657 759 321
Tanker9 634254 256 0909 551254 114 39483141 696
Bulk vessel2 48269 830 1402 15869 361 671324468 469
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel7 547238 329 8377 220237 397 227327932 610
Passenger vessels1 73978 871 81273330 997 0051 00647 874 807
Offshore vessels5 83830 428 5564 40723 809 6641 4316 618 892
Tug and salvage vessels5322 789 3272981 439 1112341 350 216
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels2763 027 6921902 696 23686331 456
Other2541 175002541 175
 
All vessel types Norge, Svalbard & Jan Mayen36 548231 356 1115 76334 879 05930 785196 477 052
Tanker1 81314 385 9041 07111 457 0907422 928 814
Bulk vessel1 7404 026 3661581 7621 7253 944 604
General cargo/other dry cargo vessel12 21929 078 2433 76212 237 4868 45716 840 757
Passenger vessels11 514136 502 4183316 643 74911 183129 858 669
Offshore vessels7 90341 854 6444643 586 3027 43938 268 342
Tug and salvage vessels6622 766 6291781 8626452 684 767
Fishing and hunting vessels000000
Specialized vessels and support vessels6102 605 102103790 8085071 814 294
Other87136 8050087136 805

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

Port calls by selected types of vessel and coastal area1
2017
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 areas24 876673 660 4558 015226 980 66755 752905 643 409
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen2 90128 120 4202 0587 758 70920 56469 806 333
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen2 93328 079 4622376 599 7286 87538 575 894
N Cont Europe3 74348 277 77246014 079 5467 332114 000 172
UK/Eire1 69622 417 6594053 069 2514 02647 217 998
Iberian Atlantic51414 225 6491706 458 8801 68527 077 335
S Europe88823 553 5662379 462 6711 47942 616 158
Black Sea2215 704 5781044 016 0542929 396 353
E Mediterranean1025 230 163592 433 6712607 944 040
N Africa45910 151 3981114 554 17482419 070 704
W Africa51537 029 303923 358 5133638 357 717
S & E Africa1605 463 2211164 647 47749926 622 293
Red Sea1336 663 14322733 96114410 871 392
Persian Gulf67048 319 7771465 653 44548425 800 575
Indian Sub Continent38516 582 5732639 603 72044422 156 545
Far East - Asean1 82379 729 13053523 410 79674336 609 852
Far East - China Sea1 80768 866 05890343 606 1252 224113 968 585
Japan3189 529 6271495 475 6791 46260 074 176
Australasia2039 427 51760919 609 93571837 653 749
N America - Pacific1545 866 1661554 959 73861523 785 021
S America - Pacific38910 107 1462354 594 44633511 433 160
S America - Atlantic1 67176 039 13848023 238 98683525 497 374
Caribbean53314 383 68212380 03396519 487 181
Central America41510 740 480954 250 51290934 539 509
US Gulf1 63756 451 8501896 732 61835011 695 895
US Atlantic20310 244 1711024 532 1101 06954 353 647
Great Lakes - Canada40322 456 806713 759 8892567 031 751
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
2017
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 622265 571 4842 17369 443 43310 982249 634 713
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen1 07111 457 0901581 7623 76212 237 486
Scandinavia/Baltic exclusive Norway1 70717 837 791421 565 0751 9076 417 704
N Cont Europe1 72022 272 337743 301 4781 15726 630 483
UK/Eire7295 667 01117587 7804769 609 571
Iberian Atlantic1534 601 590522 005 5271626 053 298
S Europe30910 769 7061033 504 59525513 024 927
Black Sea852 540 568561 974 633673 381 121
E Mediterranean312 046 338321 069 017362 410 028
N Africa3075 251 800653 113 713854 869 885
W Africa2017 680 98430997 675402 599 953
S & E Africa872 577 077622 063 32116410 552 938
Red Sea401 769 92514454 581694 391 282
Persian Gulf27014 332 593551 999 02120112 716 076
Indian Sub Continent1505 686 2261474 716 171644 179 819
Far East - Asean52522 357 2432468 079 8461105 991 018
Far East - China Sea69127 195 97134611 173 86050923 991 359
Japan1014 034 607812 415 72641324 771 736
Australasia1024 029 3132614 440 58325116 873 265
N America - Pacific803 101 876491 717 5082549 856 291
S America - Pacific1143 051 953561 900 902422 335 470
S America - Atlantic59127 799 8901675 449 2051114 530 911
Caribbean2629 187 1497183 377583 080 777
Central America1203 211 398361 252 1431487 836 181
US Gulf80023 291 9561083 572 2641687 296 755
US Atlantic953 914 040501 755 74239222 163 388
Great Lakes - Canada28119 905 052267 928811 832 991
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
2017
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 areas8253 070 5102 0494 413 0738 78417 773 367
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen7422 928 8141 7253 944 6048 45716 840 757
Scandinavia/Baltic excluding Norway2033 893510 644182504 368
N Cont Europe1016 8550074199 143
UK/Eire00286417 7634799 534
Iberian Atlantic5390 94811 214624 422
S Europe000025 539
Black Sea000027 058
E Mediterranean000000
N Africa000012 010
W Africa000000
S & E Africa000000
Red Sea000012 010
Persian Gulf000000
Indian Sub Continent000000
Far East - Asean000000
Far East - China Sea000000
Japan0000211 380
Australasia000000
N America - Pacific003036 42000
S America - Pacific0000652 578
S America - Atlantic000000
Caribbean000000
Central America0022 428321 584
US Gulf000000
US Atlantic000000
Great Lakes - Canada000012 984
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

Next release

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