The Swedish Maritime Administration's new regulations regarding fairway dues and pilotage fees will come into force on 1 January 2017. The calculated price will be based on the new fees.
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), ISO 9001-certified since 2003, provides deep sea pilotage in the water area between Sweden and Denmark and in the Baltic Sea.
Swedish pilots, employed by SMA, provide a high quality, safe and efficient pilotage service in order to minimize risks for the shipping industry.
The Swedish Maritime Administration’s Pilots have:
- Knowledge of all the TSS in the area.
- Ice knowledge.
- Information about weather, water levels and ice conditions.
As the first pilot organisation in the Baltic Sea area SMA introduced a complete IMO-based training program following IMO resolution A.480. The task for these certified pilots is to manage large vessels while they are in transit and to ensure that the risk of a maritime or environmental disaster is kept to a minimum.