The Port of Bergen applied for funding to implement a common platform for digital sharing and collaboration among the port, service providers, customers, and users of the port.
"We greatly appreciate the funds for this project," says Michal Forland, Director of the Port of Bergen.
"Our goal is to achieve more efficient collaboration, which can lead to reduced waiting times in port, better overview of the traffic situation in the port, the possibility for ships to approach the port at slower speeds, and more efficient logistics during arrivals," Forland adds.
During 2023, a total of 24 projects have applied for funding, with a combined application amount of just over 400 million Norwegian kroner.
The grant program has proven to be highly popular, and the government has previously strengthened it by increasing the allocation to 98 million kroner. In the revised state budget, the framework for the program has been further increased by 20 million kroner.
A total of 37 million kroner is allocated for grants to six new harbor projects.
Many cruiseguests to Bergen this summer
The peak season for cruise visits to Bergen is over for this year, and this year many cruise ships have found their way to Bergen.
Hunting for plastic
As part of the "Plastic Patrol" project, Bergen Port has today been on a plastic and litter hunt with the workboat Nordnes in Byfjorden.