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Saturday, January 20, 2018

PORT COSTS

BRAZIL –  PARANAGUA PORT PROPOSES TO INCREASE PORT TARIFFS         

The proposal has been presented to the local ship agents, Syndarma (the Brazilian ship owners’ association) and CNNT (the foreign ship owners’ representation in Brazil) for a 60 days’ study.  Both bodies have strongly advised against any increase at all with emphasis on the possible “domino effect” in other Brazilian ports.  Hence, the utmost will be done in order to halt the port authority’s intention to introduce a tariff increase.

INTERTANKO supports the efforts to prevent an increase.  However, if one should be implemented, INTERTANKO has strongly requested a two months’ pre-warning.

Source:  MARCON Ltda., Paranagua

 

BRUNEI – LIGHT DUES FOR TANKERS CALLING AT THE SBMS AT SERIA

Reference is made to our articles in WEEKLY NEWS Nos. 21/2000 dated 26 May 2000 and 24/2000 dated 16 June 2000.  Although the Marine Department, Ministry of Communication in Nagara Brunei Darussalam postponed the implementation for an unspecified time, even Brunei Shell Petroleum Company has protested against the light dues as such in a letter to the Marine Department.

In addition to various references in the letter, Shell further writes:

Quote.   Due to the above reason, with due respect, we are of the opinion that no light dues are payable by any vessel calling at our SBMs because all the lights, beacons and other navigational aids associated with the SBMs were installed and have always been and are still maintained by the Company.   Unquote.

INTERTANKO will follow any further development and keep the membership informed.

Source: Copy of above-mentioned letter sent INTERTANKO by local sources

 

LIBYA – RAS LANUF, NEW TARIFF FOR MARINE CHARGES AT RASCO TERMINAL

A new tariff for marine charges (pilotage, mooring and unmooring) has been implemented as from 1 July 2000.

DWT                       LUMPSUM in LYD
Up to     1,000          2,100
 1,001    2,000          2,500
 2,001    3,000          2,800
 3,001    4,000          3,500
 4,001    7,000          4,200
 7,001   10,000         4,900
10,001  15,000         6,300
15,001  20,000         8,400
20,001  30,000       10,500
30,001 and above   LYD 0.220 per ton

Additionally a charge of LYD 240.00 per loading-day or part thereof is added as loading and safety work expenses.

INTERTANKO will approach the Libyan authorities strongly requesting that the implementation date be postponed for at least two months in order for the industry to adapt to the new charges.

Source: WORMS Services Maritimes, Paris

 

MEXICO – DOS BOCAS & FSO TA’KUNTAH, PORT DUES INCREASED

As from 1 July 2000 the port dues have been increased by 1.2% to USD 3.30/GT + 15% VAT.

Source: Tomas Ruiz, S.A. de C.V., Coatzacoalcos

 

SUDAN – NEW CARGO FEE IMPLEMENTED

As from middle of June 2000 a royalty fee on liquid cargoes was implemented at the rate of USD 0.75/MT.

INTERTANKO has approached the Sea Port Corporation, Port Sudan, strongly recommending that the implementation date be postponed for at least two months.  The Worldscale Association, London, has also been notified.  INTERTANKO will keep members advised regarding any changes.

Source: Baasher Barwil Agencies Ltd., Port Sudan

 

USA – BAYTOWN (TX), EXXON MOBIL ASSESSES ADDITIONAL FEE

In our P&T circular No. 03/2000 we wrote about the new “fire barge tariff” (USD 325.00) at Corpus Christi.  As suspected this trend is now about to spread to other oil terminals.

Effective 1 August 2000 Exxon Mobil will levy an additional port fee of USD 350.00 relating to the rising costs of emergency response services on vessels calling at their facility.  This charge will be in addition to the line handling and freshwater fee currently being charged.

INTERTANKO maintains that the current harbour due should offset such additional levy.  The vessels are equipped with firefighting capabilities to international standards (at the owners’ expense).   Hence, it must be regarded as unfair to expect owners to participate in the funding of a terminal’s infrastructure and safety measures.  Would it be unreasonable to expect a terminal or a port to cover such expenses for similar installations/purchases?

Source: RioMar Agencies Inc., Houston