Starting February 20, the CLB and CLC certificates will be displayed on the "My side vessel" portal.

This is a big day for the industry, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the digital future

commented Alf Tore Sørheim, Department Director for Operational Supervision at the Maritime Directorate.

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The automation aims to provide increased data quality, and when the solution is fully automated in the long term, the Directorate will be able to issue CLB and CLC certificates around the clock.

Linda Pettersen, adviser in the department for inspection, auditing and emergency preparedness, added that shipping companies will save time on managing the certificates, and at the same time they will have them available digitally at all times.

However, Norway warned that transitioning to a digital system is rarely flawless, and it expects some problems to take place.