Berth reservation criteria

Port of Bergen will confirm requests for berth reservation if there are berths available and the ship meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Has shorepower (cold ironing) interface according to IEC80005-1; or
  2. Is a turnaround call; or
  3. Has NOx Tier I engines or equivalent.

The NOx Tier I criterion will apply to all berth reservations from 1. January 2022. Tier I was introduced by IMO for ships built on or after 1. January 2000. According to the 2018 statistics, approximately 1/3 of cruise ships calling at Port of Bergen were built prior to 2000. Such ships need to document Tier I compliance when making berth reservations.

For ships where the keel was laid ahead of year 2000, appropriate documentation include either:

  • a valid EIAPP certificate, or
  • a measurement report from an accredited laboratory stating engine-specific NOx factor and a calculation concluding that the weighted specific NOx emission level complies with IMO Tier I emission level at the applicable engine speed.

It is important to note that the berth reservation criteria is independent from the environmental performance reporting request for departing cruise ships. See EPI for further information.

Confirmed bookings will be respected.

Document revision history:

May 2019 Revised criteria #3. EPI-based pre-assessment was changed to NOx Tier I.
2016-08-23 Included definition of valid Tier I documentation plus other changes.

Berth reservation contact:
Frode Sagmo, Cruise coordinator,

Technical contact:
Even Husby, Head of Environment,