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Loss due to fewer cruise ship tourists in Ny Ålesund

Ny Åle­sund has recei­ved con­si­der­ab­ly fewer tou­rists in 2013, com­pa­red to the 2012 sea­son. A year ago, visi­tors num­be­red near 40,000. This figu­re decresed to 25,000 in 2013. Accord­ing to the direc­tor of the owner com­pa­ny, the con­se­quence was a loss of 2 mil­li­on Nor­we­gi­an Kro­ner in har­bour fees and sou­ve­nir sales.

The rea­son is belie­ved to be the expen­si­ve com­pul­so­ry pilo­ta­ge, which is cur­r­ent­ly being intro­du­ced step­wi­se, and the ban of hea­vy oil as ship fuel, alt­hough ships using hea­vy oil may still visit Ny Åle­sund and Mag­da­le­n­efjord until 2014.

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Source: Heg­nar (Nor­we­gi­an news web­site)

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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