Port Tariffs and Rates
These are fees assessed against vessels and cargoes for the use of any port facility (which include wharves, piers, slips, docks, bulkheads, basins, cold storage, loading and unloading equipment, and passenger terminals and accessories) or for any port service rendered.
Charges Against Vessels
Harbor Fees / Port Dues
It is a charge against vessels engaged in foreign trade, including those engaged in barter trade, that netr any port, whether private or government, on each call based on its Gross Revenue Tonnage (GRT) at 0.081 x dollar rate x no. of days.
It is a charge on vessels engaged in domestic trade that berth or drop anchor at any government port in accordance with their GRT. However, the vessels engaged in domestic trade that call at an officially registered private port whether operated exclusively or commercially are charged at one-half (1/2) of the usage fee at a government port.
Berthing / Docking Fees
It is a charge against vessels engaged in foreign trade including those engaged in barter trade, that berth at any port of call based on GRT per calendar day or fraction thereof, however, for purposes of computation, a maximum of 50,000 GRT shall be used.
It is a charge against vessels engaged in foreign trade that do not berth but drop anchor at either a government or privately-owned port, whether operated exclusively or commercially at the rate of one-half (1/2) of the corresponding dockage at berth at a government port, subject to the same maximum 50,000 at US$ 0.020 / GRT.
Charges Against Cargoes
It is the amount assessed against cargoes for the use of the sea, wharves, piers or any other port facility and is paid by the shipper or consignee, as the case may be. If the cargo is loaded / unloaded ata registered private port or at anchorage, only 50% of the wharfage charge is imposed. If the private port is unregistered, the wharfage is assessed at 100%
It is a charge against cargoes that remain in any government-owned port beyond the free storage period. This is being imposed to ensure contonuous flow of of cargo, to avoid congestion in the port premises, and to optimize use thereof.
It is a charge against cargoes for the removal of goods from one vessel to another for on-carriage from portof discharge to a further destination.