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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

AGENCY TARIFF FOR PORTS IN THE P. R. OF CHINA

INTERTANKO reminds our Members about the very high governmental agency fees based on an official tariff, when calling at ports in the P. R. of China. The fee may be considerably reduced by appointing a general agent for the calls in the P. R. of China.

In China, governmental agencies apply their agency charge scale per the official tariff, which is calculated as follows:

NT x USD 0.194 + Cargo quantity x tariff

The following is the tariff for products and crude oil

 

Cargo quantity in metric tonnes

USD/mt

Below 30,000

0.087

30,000 –   60,000

0.071

60,001 – 100,000

0.056

100,001 and above

0.031

In China, a governmental agency has to be used.  However, some worldwide agency chains which are associate members in INTERTANKO can provide coordinating services when calling at Chinese ports.  If appointed as general agent for such calls, savings on the agency fee can be negotiated.

Source: Barwil Huayang Shipping Service Co. Ltd., Shanghai