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Thursday, October 18, 2018


Greece/Thessaloniki – mandatory stand-by tug expenses

Further to article in Ports &Terminals circular No. 06/1999 regarding the tug tariff for “shifting”, the new mandatory stand-by tug requirement, the Worldscale Association has revised all rates involving loading or discharging at Thessaloniki.

The amended rates for voyages involving Thessaloniki are obtainable by adding USD 0.11 to the rates shown in the 01 January 2001 Edition of the Schedule.

Source: Worldscale Association (London) Limited/WS circular No. 5/2001

Panama Canal – pilotage tariff

Effective 1 March 2001, the Official Tariff 106.37, Hourly Pilotage Service when Transit or Lockage is not required, will change from $160.00 to $280.00 per hour. This increase is necessary in order to defray the cost of providing this service.  All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

Panama – new pilotage tariff excluding transit pilotage

A new tariff has been implemented for the use of pilots other than transit pilots.  This new tariff is based on an eight-hour watch and is as follows:

  1. Special pilotage service – 8-hour watch:  USD 2,250.00.
  2. Special pilotage services – 8-hour watch without sufficient advanced notice: USD 4,500.00.

This is the cost of each pilot per eight-hour watch and is a formal establishment of a tariff that has been in use for these cases.

Source: Panama Canal Authority, Balboa

South Africa – downward tariff adjustment

Portnet (South Africa’s port authority) has announced tariff adjustments as from 01 April 2001.  Due to increased cost pressure being experienced by the South African port users. Portnet has decided to demonstrate its commitment to lower port costs by effecting a downward adjustment to the wharfage charge.

Source: GAC Shipping (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town