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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


India - lighthouse dues set to rise

The Ministry of Surface Transport (MOST) has advised that as from 1 January 2002 Indian lighthouse dues will be increased and the way of calculating them changed.

1/ The basis of calculation will be GT as opposed to NT.
2/ Light dues will be charged for every call as opposed to being valid for 30 days.
3/ The rate remains at INR 8.00. The denomination of the charge, however, will be converted to USD.

The Container Shipping Lines Association of India (CSLA) has strongly opposed the new practice. CSLA holds that calculations should continue to be based on NT, and the light dues valid for 30 days. INTERTANKO supports the CSLA view and will keep members advised regarding changes to items 1 and 2 above.

Source: GAC (India) Pvt. Ltd., Cochin

Sudan/Marsa Bashayer Marine Terminal - new tariff

The Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Co. Ltd. (GNPC) has advised that effective from 18 October 2001 the terminal tariff has been changed, and will now be charged as follows as per actual invoice of Sea Ports Corporation (SPC), instead of DWT x USD 0.20:

Pilotage USD 5,670
Tugs USD 3,500
Marine registry fee USD 800.00
Navigation Aids USD 0.15 x GT
Channel Dues USD 0.08 x GT
Royalty Fees USD 0.005 x GT
Medical Attendance USD 240.00

Source: Baasher Barwil Agencies Ltd., Port Sudan

UK/Flotta - charges for slops implemented

In an email dated 6 November 2001 the Flotta Terminal Operators (Talisman Energy (UK) Limited) advised that with immediate effect a charge for slops delivered to the terminal will be implemented at the rate of GBP 6.33/cubic metre. The cost will be recovered usually through the agent.

The quantity and type of slops for discharge must be added to the terminal's standard message. Each request is reviewed on a case-to-case basis. If not accepted the vessel will be advised. If accepted the charge will be advised to the master, who in turn must accept the charges in writing. Upon berthing the master will be presented with a letter containing the terms, for his signature.

Source: John Jolly, Kirkwall