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Goods rates

  1. This rate applies to the use of berthing facilities, commercial areas linked to loading and unloading operations, access to several roads and train lines and other permanent port facilities for goods that are loaded, unloaded, transferred or which undergo sea or land transit. Likewise, the rate applies to the use of the above mentioned facilities for goods that enter or exit the port's service area by land and which are not, at any time, transported by sea, except if their destination or origin includes the industrial, transformation, logistics or storage facilities located in the port's service area.
    Payment of this charge entitles goods transported using "rolling" methods to occupy or to remain in the transit area for four hours and for goods transported using other methods, the period is the day on which the loading or unloading operation takes place and the day immediately before or after.
    The use of machinery, handling equipment and mobile mechanical items required for loading, unloading, transit or transfer are not subject to this charge, but they shall be subject, where applicable, to the relevant rate.
  2. The following are responsible for payment of this rate:
    1. In the event of goods being loaded, unloaded, and transferred or which are being transported by sea, the ship owner, owner of the goods and the captain of the ship shall be jointly and severally responsible for payment of the charge.
      When the ship and the goods are consigned, the shipping agent, forwarding agent or logistics operator representing the goods shall replace the aforementioned charge payers.
      At terminals and other goods handling facilities granted under concession or licence together with berthing, the concessionaire or licensee shall replace the aforementioned charge payers.
    2. In the event of goods being transferred by land or which enter or exit the port's service area without being transported by sea, the owner of the goods or, when applicable, the forwarding agent or logistics operator representing the goods shall be responsible for payment of the charge.
      When the goods' destination is a facility granted under concession or licence, the concessionaire or licensee issuing or receiving the goods shall replace the aforementioned charge payers.
      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 rate shall be paid when the goods begin to pass through the port's service area.
  4. This rate is based on the following quantitative elements: the transport, the kind of operation, the weight, type and way in which the goods are presented or, in terms of goods transported in a single unit, the cargo unit. When the transit area is occupied for longer than the period of time established in section 1, the level of use and the length of the stay shall be considered.
  5. The rate shall be charged as follows:
    1. In terminals and other goods handling facilities that are not granted under concession or licence:
      1. For goods and their transport, according to the kind of operation carried out:
        1. When the goods are loaded or unloaded a charge based on one of the following systems shall be applied:
          1. System based on groups of goods: the rate charged shall be calculated by adding together the amounts that, where applicable, result from the following items:
            1. For goods, the amount relating to the options in the following table shall be applied, depending on the group to which they belong in accordance with what is established in appendix I of this Act:
              Item Rate (€/unit)
              First 0,4994
              Second 0,8635
              Third 1,3629
              Fourth 2,2889
              Fifth 3,2044
            2. For boxes, packages, containers, cisterns or other containers that are considered, or not, to be lost or perishable and which are used to contain goods during transport, as well as lorries, trailers and semi-trailers that, as land transport, are loaded or unloaded empty or not of goods, the following amount shall be applied:
              Transport type Rate (€/unit)
              Container <=20' (including, when applicable, a transport platform), tipping lorry up to 6 metres or platform up to 6 metres 3,1836
              Container >20' (including, when applicable, a transport platform), semi-trailer , lorry or articulated tipping vehicle up to 12 metres or platform up to 12 metres 6,3672
              Tractor units 1,9143
              Lorry with trailer (road train) 9,5509
              For other elements not listed in the previous table, 1.5918 euros/tonne shall be applied.

              When the empty means of transport is considered to be goods, the amount from the relevant group shall be applied and the simplified system is not applicable.
          2. Simplified estimate system: for goods transported in a means of transport listed below, the charge shall be calculated by applying the following amount to each cargo unit (cu):
            Type of cargo unit Rate (€/unit)
            Container <=20' (including, where applicable, a transport platform), tipping lorry up to 6 metres 35,2696
            Container >20' (including, where applicable, a transport platform), semi-trailer, lorry or articulated tipping vehicle up to 12 metres 57,6902
            Lorry with trailer (road train) 92,9597
            The rate mentioned in section a.1 shall be applied to transport that is empty).

            At the request of the charge payer, this system shall be applied to the whole single load in the same ship.
        2. When goods are transported by sea, and whenever the goods and their transport have been registered under this system, the charge shall be calculated in accordance with that set out in paragraph a). This charge, including occupation of the transit area referred to in section B), when applicable, shall be paid by the charge payer who registers the goods when they are unloaded.

          Goods and transport in sea transit originating from or travelling to another port within the same archipelago shall be exempt from this charge, except when occupation of the transit area is authorised for a period of time exceeding that stated in section 1 of this article, in which case the charge stated in section B) shall be paid.
        3. When the goods are transferred, the following charge shall be applied:
          1. Between berthed ships: 50% of the charge stated in section a).
          2. Between a ship located abreast and another ship berthed or located abreast: 30% of the charge stated in paragraph a).
        4. When internal sea transit takes place within the port's service area or in a ria, as well as when provisions are received, the charge shall be that stated in paragraph a). If this is the case, only one of the operations undertaken shall be charged.
        5. When land transit takes place with break of load, 75% of the charge stated in paragraph a) shall be applied.
      2. Occupation of the transit area.

        When authorisation is given for goods transported using "rolling" methods to occupy or to remain in the transit area for more than four hours, or for longer than the day on which the loading or unloading operation takes place and the day immediately before of after for goods transported using other methods, the charge applied shall be calculated by adding together the relevant amount from section A) and 0.1040 euros per metre squared and days stayed or parts thereof. The following progressive coefficients shall be applied to this last amount depending on the number of days the area is occupied for:
        Up to day 7 1
        From day 8 to day 30 5
        From day 31 to day 60 10
        If, exceptionally, authorisation is given to occupy the transit area for periods exceeding 60 days, the progressive coefficient shall be 20 from day 61 onwards.

        The rectangular package area of the deposited goods shall be counted as the occupied area.
        If, exceptionally, authorisation is given for goods to occupy the moving area, the amounts stated in this section shall be applied.
        The demarcation of the transit and moving areas, the areas within the commercial area, which shall be carried out in accordance with what is set out in the Regulation on Use and Supervision and the port byelaws, shall be approved by the relevant Port Authority's Board of Directors.
    2. At terminals and other goods handling facilities that are granted under concession or licence:
      1. If berthing is granted under concession or licence, the following charge shall be applied to the goods and their transport depending on the operation undertaken:
        1. When the goods are loaded or unloaded: 50% of the charge stated in paragraph a) of section I.A).
        2. When sea transit takes place: 25% of the charge stated in paragraph b) of section I.A).
        3. When the goods are transferred: 20% of the charge stated in paragraph c.1) of section I.A).
        4. When internal sea transit takes place and the operations are carried out in facilities granted either under concession or licence, as well as for provisioning: 50% of the charge stated in paragraph d) of section I.A). In the event of only one of these facilities being granted under concession or licence, the same charge stated in paragraph d) shall be applied.
        5. When land transit takes place: 65% of the charge stated in paragraph e) of section I.A).
      2. If berthing is not granted under concession or licence, the following charge shall be applied to the goods and their transport, depending on the operation undertaken:
        1. When the goods are loaded, unloaded, sea transit or internal sea transit takes place: 90% of the charge stated in paragraphs a), b) and d) in section I.A). However, when internal sea transit takes place and only one of the goods handling facilities is granted under concession or licence, the same charge as stated in paragraph d) of section I.A) shall be applied.
        2. When goods are transferred: the charge stated in paragraph c) of section I.A) shall be applied.
        3. When land transit takes place: 65% of the charge stated in paragraph e) of section I.A) shall be applied. In the event of sea transit and transfer, this charge shall be paid by the charge payer who registered the goods when unloading took place.
  6. For the purposes of this Act, goods handling facility is understood to mean a facility designed to transfer goods between means of sea and land transport or between means of sea transport, which may include extended areas for depositing goods and means of transport and where operations needed for transferring goods between means of transport or for sea transit are carried out.
  7. The Port Authority may issue the following coercive fines which are not of a charge nature:
    1. For failure to present, within the deadline, the cargo statement or manifest for 5, 10, 15, or 25% of the charge, according to whether the statement is presented within the 3, 6, 12 or more than 12 days following the voluntary presentation period.
    2. For failure to remove cargo: 20% of the charge relating to occupation of the transit area for every 24 hours or part thereof during which removal is delayed.

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