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Ship rates

  1. This rate applies to ships' use of the water in the port's service area and the permanent port buildings and facilities that allow sea access to the allocated berthing or anchoring points, as well as their stay in these locations.
  2. In their capacity of charge payer and on a joint and several basis, the owner, ship owner and the captain of the ship shall be responsible for payment of the charge.

    If the ship is consigned, the shipping agent shall replace the charge payer.
    At quays, jetties and port berthing facilities that are granted under concession or licence, the shipping agent or authorised person shall replace the charge payer.

    The replacement charge payers named in this regulation shall be jointly required to comply with the material and formal considerations resulting from their payment obligations, subject to the Port Authority firstly addressing the concessionaire or licensee. If the replacement charge payers fail to comply with their obligations, in particular, they fail to pay the charge, the Port Authority may demand that the charge payers comply, notwithstanding the responsibilities held by the replacement charge payers.
  3. This charge shall be paid when the ship enters the waters of the port's service area.
  4. The charge is based on the following quantitative elements: the manner and level of use given to the port facilities, the number of stopovers in port during a calendar year and the length of time spent at the berthing or anchoring point.
  5. The charge is the following:
    1. For access to and time spent at the berthing or anchoring point in zone I or within the port waters for ships or floating craft, for every 100 Gross Tonnes, with a minimum of 100 Gross Tonnes and time spent:
      1. Berthed sideways to quays or jetties: 1,5814 €
      2. Berthed head on to quays or jetties, to ships located abreast , to bollards, buoys or other fixed points that are not considered berths, and to anchored ships: 1,4358 €
    2. For access to and, when applicable, time spent by ships or floating craft that are granted under concession or licence in zone I or within the port waters and for each 100 Gross Tonnes, with a minimum of 100 Gross Tonnes and time spent at berthing or anchoring points:
      1. Berthed or anchored in water that is granted under concession or licence: 0,9884 €
      2. Berthed in water that isn't granted under concession or licence: 1,0924 €

      The time spent at the berthing or anchoring points stated in sections I and II shall be calculated in periods of one hour or parts thereof with a minimum of three hours per stopover and a maximum of fifteen hours per stopover in every 24 hour period.

      If a number of berths are used in the same stopover, one single stay shall be counted for the whole stopover. If, as a result, there are different charge payers, the time spent shall be divided in proportion to the time spent at each berth.
    3. For prolonged time spent and the prolonged use of berthing facilities or of port waters for ships and floating craft using water not granted under concession or licence, for every 100 Gross Tonnes, with a minimum of 100 Gross Tonnes and per day spent or part thereof:
      1. Internal passenger and goods ships: 7,6365 €
      2. Ships designed for dredging or provisioning: 7,6365 €
      3. Ships under construction, undergoing serious repairs, transformation and scrapping: 2,5490 €
      4. Fishing ships whose last unloading operation has been carried out in the port or which have ceased activity for biological reasons or which have no licence and legally deposited ships: 1,2693 €
      5. Inactive ships, including fishing ships and floating craft: 7,6365 €
      6. Ships designed to provide tugging, mooring, pilotage and other port services: 3,8183 €
      7. Other ships whose stay exceeds one month: 7,6365 €

      When the time spent or prolonged use of facilities takes place at quays or berthing facilities granted under concession or licence, the charge shall be 75% of the amount stated in the previous table when occupying water not granted under concession or licence, and 40% of the charge when the occupied water is granted under concession.
    4. For access to and time spent at the berthing point by a ship or floating craft only in zone II or outside port waters or in ports on a concession basis, the charge shall be 30% of the amount stated in previous sections, as applicable, except in the event of paragraphs a) and b) of section III, where the charge shall remain constant.

      In the event of anchoring in zone II or outside port waters, the charge shall be 1.0404 euros for every 100 Gross Tonnes, with a minimum of 100 Gross Tonnes and per day spent or part thereof and the charge shall be paid from the fourth day except when commercial operations have been carried out, including provisioning, in which case the charge shall be paid as of the first day of the operation.

      Time spent at the anchoring point in zone II shall be calculated separately from time relating to other means used by the ship in the port's service area and port buildings and facilities.
  6. Depending on the number of stopovers at the same port and during a calendar year made by ships that provide a service to a specific kind of traffic and which are operated by the same shipping company or by a group of shipping companies with shared use agreements in relation to the ships, the charge shall be multiplied, on prior request by the charge payer, by the following coefficients:
    • From stopover 1 to stopover 12: 1.00
    • From stopover 13 to stopover 26: 0.95
    • From stopover 27 to stopover 52: 0.85
    • From stopover 53 to stopover 104: 0.75
    • From stopover 105 to stopover 156: 0.65
    • From stopover 157 to stopover 312: 0.55
    • From stopover 313 onwards: 0.45

    For the purposes established in this Act, by order of the Ministry of Public Works and at the suggestion of the Governing Council of State Ports and in consultation with the Port Authorities, the concept of service to a specific kind of traffic shall be defined and the criteria, manner and deadline for presenting credentials to prove that ships belong to a group of shipping companies with shared use agreements shall be set out.
  7. For ships that only enter into port for provisioning, the charge shall be 75% of the amount stated in section 5. For the same boat, in the same port and from the seventh stopover onwards in the same calendar year, the charge will be 65% if the amount stated in the aforementioned section.
  8. For a ships' direct access to the dry port, stocks or slipway located in zone I of the port waters, the charge shall be 5.0980 euros for every 100 Gross Tonnes, with a minimum of 100 Gross Tonnes and one single time. When they are located in zone II, the charge shall be 30% of the previously quoted amount.
  9. Council regulation (EC) 2978/94 on the application of IMO Resolution A. 747 (18) relating to the application of ballast tanks' Gross Tonnes to oil tankers equipped with segregated ballast tanks shall be applied to determine this charge.

    In the event of a ship not having a Gross Tonne measurement in accordance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (1969), the following estimated Gross Tonne value shall be applied:

    Estimate Gross Tonne value = 0.4 x E x M x P, where

    E = maximum length in metres
    M = maximum beam in metres
    P = moulded depth in metres

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