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Ports Management Fees Notice








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PORTS MANAGEMENT FEES NOTICE

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PORTS MANAGEMENT FEES NOTICE 2012



PORTS MANAGEMENT ACT

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 13(2) of the Ports

Management Act, the Minister for Marine and Ports with the consent of

Cabinet makes the following Notice -



1 The Port Fees and Rates made on 1 October 2003 and published in the Gazette

Supplement No.18 of 2004 is repealed.

2 The Port Fees and Rates described in the Schedule hereto shall be effective in the

Kingdom from 1 July 2012.







Made at Nukualofa this 5
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day of June 2012.







Hon. SamiuVaipulu

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Works and Transport





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SCHEDULE

HARBOUR, LIGHT AND PILOTAGE DUTIES



All amounts payable shall be calculated on the Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of

each vessel. Harbour dues and light dues will be charged, where applicable inwards

only per call or in the case of a vessel being laid up in Tonga, harbour and light dues

will be payable every 3 months at full rates.

Pilotage dues shall be charged separately for inward journeys and separately for

outward journeys and shall be payable whether or not a pilot is used. The minimum

charge will be $150 and the maximum charges will be $1500 for the inward journey,

and the same minimum and maximum charge will be levied and paid separately for

the outward journey.



CRUISE SHIPS

Vessels which arrive in Tonga in the course of a scheduled cruise and which may

only embark or disembark passengers and their luggage.

(a) Harbour Dues $0.11 per GRT

(b) Light Dues $0.05 per GRT

(c) Pilotage $0.10 per GRT

Provided that in the event of Cruise Ships belonging to the same Shipping Line

making a total of three to five visits in a calendar year only 75% of the Light Dues

and Harbour Dues will be charged for such visits and further provided that if such

ships make six to eight visits in a calendar year only 50% of the Light Dues and

Harbour Dues shall be charged, and for nine and above visits in a year, Light and

Harbour Dues of 25% shall be charged for such visits.



CARGO/PASSENGER SHIPS (FOREIGN GOING)

Vessels arriving in Tonga to unload and/or load cargo, and/or discharge and/or

embark passengers.

(a) Harbour Dues $0.11 per GRT

(b) Light Dues $0.05 per GRT

(c) Pilotage $0.10 per GRT



YACHTS

(a) Harbour Dues $5.00 per GRT

(b) Light Dues $5.00 per GRT


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Including local registered vessels laid up or otherwise and vessels holding current

coasting licenses (not being a temporary coasting license).



(a) Harbour Dues $5.00 per GRT per calendar year or $0.05 per GRT per month

(b) Light Dues $3.10 per GRT per calendar year or $0.40 per GRT per month


OTHER SHIPS

In respect of other vessels half of the total dues required of cargo/ passenger vessels

shall be payable.



SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT PORT OF CALL

Vessels calling at a second and subsequent port in Tonga in the course of the same

voyage, half of the dues shall be payable.



BERTH HIRE (TONNAGE DUTY)

Berth hire chargeable on a vessel lying alongside a wharf.

Description of Vessels:


Charge for each vessel's gross registered

tonnage (GRT).

Each hour (part of an hour is to regard as

1 hour) that the vessel is alongside the

wharf



Passenger Vessels


Local (With Coasting Licence):
$0.03 per tonne (during

loading/unloading)



Overseas:
$3.00 per 100 tonnes (less than 100

tonnes is to be regarded as 100 tonnes)

Other Vessels


Overseas & Local:


$0.02 per tonne



MOORING AND UNMOORING



For each operation of mooring or unmooring, when the service is rendered the following

charges shall apply.

Normal Working Time

(per hour or part

thereof)

Outside Normal

Working Time (per

hour)

Vessels not exceeding 1000

GRT

$10.00 $20.00

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Vessels exceeding 1000

GRT but not exceeding

15,000 GRT

$15.00 $25.00

Vessels exceeding 15000

GRT

$20.00 $30.00



REMOVAL CHARGES

Pilotage removal charge of $150.00 will apply only if a pilot is used. This charge

will cover both outward to another and return.

Mooring and Unmooring. At a rate of 25% of the normal mooring and unmooring

rates will apply to vessels required to move to another.



MOORING IN A HARBOUR LIMIT

The following charges will apply to all vessels moored in or using a harbor basin per

annum or part thereof.

Vessels of 6 meters and above in length $100.00 per annum

Vessels exceeding 6 meters length $250.00 per annum

but licensed for commercial purposes



PILOT DETENTION CHARGES

A charge of $150.00 per hour but not exceeding $1500.00 per day will apply for

time spent by the pilot waiting for a vessel at any time of day or night.



OVERTIME RATE

A charge of $50.00 per day to be paid by all customers who will need the service of

Marine & Ports personnel’s after hours.



OTHER CHARGES

(a) Fresh Water: Foreign going vessel including yachts, $75.00 per usage per

vessel

(b) Electricity: Vessels and/or agent to apply direct the rates from service

provider

(c) Telephone: Vessels and/or agent to apply direct the rates from service

provider



WHARF CLEANING- FOREIGN GOING

Cruise vessels $40.00 per call

Cargo & Tender vessels not discharging cement $60.00 per call

Cargo vessel discharging cement $150.00 per call



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WHARF CLEANING – LOCAL

Coasting vessel not exceeding 100 GRT or

$200 per calendar year $10.00 per call

Coasting vessel exceeding 100 GRT or

$300 per calendar year $60.00 per call



WATER SPACE RENTALS, PERMANENT MOORING OR

MARINA BERTHS PERMIT FEES

Rental for use of Buildings, Ports Areas and other facilities will be charged at $10

per square meter per month or part thereof.

A permit shall be issued by the Ministry prior to the installation of a mooring facility

in a zoned harbour area in the Port of Neiafu as follows:

(a) $100.00 annual mooring fee for all private boats that is not involved in
commercial business;

(b) $200.00 annual mooring fee for all commercial businesses except those who
rent moorings;

(c) $300.00 annual mooring fee to companies that are renting moorings only.


PLANTS & EQUIPMENT HIRE RATES/HOUR
(cargo or goods at hirer's risk)

Note that waiting time is now charged at the hire rate:



Side lifter for plants



$100.00

Forklift 3 tonne, per hour inclusive of waiting time $35.00

Forklift 5 tonne per hour inclusive of waiting time $45.00

Forklift 7 tonne per hour inclusive of waiting time $55.00

Forklift 12 tonne per hour inclusive of waiting time $100.00

Forklift 20 tonne, per hour inclusive of waiting time $100.00

Forklift 30 tonne, per hour inclusive of waiting time $120.00

Drum Clamps per hour, single $12.00

Drum Clamps per hour, double $24.00

Tractor and trailer, per hour inclusive of waiting time (in

wharf area)

$40.00

Tractor & trailer, per hour inclusive of waiting time (outside

wharf area)

$45.00



Trailer, 20 tonne, per hour $25.00

Cargo gear, wire slings, pallets, hand barrows, per hour per

item

$10.00









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STORAGE RATES AT OPEN AND RESTRICTED AREAS OF

GOVERNMENT WHARVES

Rates charged per unit of cargo or per container per day or part thereof shall be as

follows:

20 foot Incoming container

(empty)

$3.00 (free for the first 5 working

days, calculate from the date of

arrival of discharging vessels)

20 foot Outgoing container

(empty)

$3.00 ( free the first 5 working days,

calculate from the date of receiving

the container into the wharf for

export)

20 foot Incoming container

(full)

$15.00 (free for the first 14 working

days, calculate from the date of

arrival of discharging vessels)

20 foot Outgoing container

(full)

$15.00 (free for the first 14 working

days, calculate from the date of

receiving the container into the wharf

for export)

40 foot Incoming container

(empty)

$5.00 (free for the first 5 working

days, calculate from the date of

arrival of discharging vessels)

40 foot Outgoing container

(empty)

$5.00 (free for the first 5 working

days, calculate from the date of

receiving the container into the wharf

for export)

40 foot Incoming container

(full)

$30.00(free for the first 14 working

days, calculate from the date of

arrival of discharging vessels)

40 foot Outgoing container

(full)

$30.00 (free for the first 14 working

days, calculate from the date of

receiving the container into the wharf

for export)

Break-bulk items, cements etc
$3.00 (free for first 14 working days,

calculate from the date of receiving

items to the wharf either from

imports or for exports)

Commercial Vehicle and cars
$10.00 (free for the first 14 working

days, calculate from the date of

receiving vehicle to the wharf either

from imports or for exports)

Heavy Plant and Machinery
$5.00 (free for the first 14 working

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days, calculate from the date of

receiving Heavy Plant and

Machinery to the wharf either from

imports or for exports)


WHARFAGE FEES

Wharfage where applicable shall be charged and collected by the Ministry.

Wharfage on petroleum products in bulk:

Per 1000 litres or part thereof $30.00

Wharfage fee per container (TEU)-20FT $150.00

Wharfage fee per container (FEU)-40FT $200.00

Wharfage fee per tonne or part thereof $6.00



PERFORMANCE BOND

Shipping companies or their agents wishing to use Government credit and port

facilities/services shall lodge with the Ministry of Transport a performance bond or

the equivalent in cash equivalent to the value of one ship's call fees. The

performance bond or cash to be lodged with the Ministry shall not be less than

$10,000 except cruise vessels, research vessels and other noncommercial service

vessels.

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