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Port of Santander Rates 2008

RATE T-7: Storage: Storage area

This charge will be applied when the following areas are made available and, when appropriate, used for the storage of goods and vehicles: raised areas, sheds, platforms, warehouses, premises and buildings.

The occupation and use of public port areas for activities that require the relevant licences or concessions will not be subject to payment of this charge.

Areas designed for leaving and storing goods or other items are generally classified into two groups:

  • Transit area
  • Storage area

This rate outlines the criteria to be applied and charges in terms of occupying the storage area. Occupation of the transit area is regulated by article 24. B of Act 48/2003.

The charge shall be paid by the person who requests the service. The owners of the stored goods shall be replacement payees of the charge and, in their absence, their authorised representatives, except where an advance has been made to them.

This rate shall be applied to the product occupying the area during the time reserved. Nevertheless, the compulsory two day period shall apply, except when goods are loaded and unloaded using wheel mechanisms, whereby the aforementioned period shall be applied at the Port Authority's discretion.

The rate is the following:

Days occupied Outdoor Indoor
1st & 2nd day 0 0
3th day and beyond 0,028702 0,074622

The space occupied by goods or vehicles shall be measured using the exterior circumscribed rectangle of the total shipment of goods or items stored, defined so that two of the sides are parallel to the edge of the quay, rounding off the number of square metres to zero decimal places.

The same calculation shall be used for platforms and warehouses with the sides serving as a point of reference.

Payment shall be based on the area occupied after unloading operations have been completed, measured in accordance with the rule in the previous paragraph.

In terms of loading, payment shall be based on the area occupied at the start of loading operations.

Bearing in mind service management efficiency criteria and rational use of resources, the Port Authority shall decide whether to calculate the surface area in terms of items or in relation to the entire shipment.

For the purpose of paying for the space used, the following system, based on load quarters, shall be used: the whole area shall be charged for until 25% of the occupied area is freed up, 75% of the area shall be charged for when the freed area exceeds 25% without reaching 50%, 50% of the area shall be charged for when the freed area exceeds 50% without reaching 75%, and 25% of the area shall be charged for until the whole occupied area is freed up.

This last quartile shall always be calculated by item. If the Port Authority considers it to be necessary, an alternative measuring system may be used with different points, or even a continuous system, depending on the way in which the goods are being lifted.

Storage shall be calculated from the day on which the reservation begins until the goods are removed from the area, leaving it free.

If the reservation is cancelled or changed less than twenty four hours before it begins or if no cancellation is received and the goods do not arrive at the port, the Port Authority has the right to charge the rate applicable to the goods for the entire day on which the reservation begins, regardless of the fact that the reserved area may be used for other goods.

The port director shall decide how, in which order and at which loading height the goods shall be stored in accordance with current legislation and taking the necessary precautions to ensure the stability of the piles and the load bearing capacity of the raised areas, etc.

In all circumstances, the area shall only be considered free, for the purposes of this rate, when it is found in the same condition and state of cleanliness as when it was first occupied and can therefore be used by other customers. If, having removed the goods or vehicles, this requirement is not met by the user, the Port Authority shall need to clean the aforementioned area itself and shall charge the customer the relevant amount for this service.

Rate applicable to wheeled vehicles

The rate shall be calculated by multiplying the €/vehicle charge by the vehicle size coefficient and with the relevant discounts in terms of the traffic of each port customer:

Average stays Progression coefficient Charge (€/vehicle)
Less than 7 days 1 1,658276
7 to 14 days 2 3,316552
15 to 22 days 3 4,974828
23 to 30 days 4 6,633104
31 to 40 days 5 8,291380
41 to 50 days 6 9,949656
51 to 60 days 7 11,607932
61 to 70 days 8 13,266208
71 to 80 days 9 14,924484
... ... ...
Vehicle size Coefficient
Cars 1
Vans, trailers, yachts (up to 8 m. long) 2
Coaches, lorries and trailers (> 8 m.) 3
Agricultural or industrial machinery 3
Vehicles Discount
The first 50.000 0%
From 50.001 to 100.000 10%
From 100.001 onwards 20%

Rate applicable to premises in the fishing area:

Ground floor:1,148038 €/m2 y mes
First floor: 0,610373 €/m2 y mes



  • MOVEMENT AREA: This is the area next to where the boats berth, occupied by cranes, train lines and roads close to the edge of the quay. It is not a storage area for goods, except when authorised by port management.
  • TRANSIT AREA: This is the area that borders the movement area and extends up to the outside of the raised platforms, when applicable, or up to the area parallel to the edge of the quay, which is approximately defined as the operating area of the cranes on the quays. This parallel area is separated by a distance of 60 metres from the Raos quays, 24 metres from the Margen Norte quay, 22 metres from the 10-11 stretches of the Maliaño quay and 30 metres from the other quays. The areas relating to the Raos quays 4, 7 and 8 are excluded, where the whole area, except for the area needed for moving vehicles, is used as storage area for general wheeled cargo. In terms of conventional general or dry bulk cargo, the area will be dealt with in the same way as the Raos quays. Occupation of the transit area is subject to the relevant rate. (Article 24. B of Act 48/2003).
  • STORAGE AREA: This is the area that includes all the raised platforms for commercial use in the port area that are not within the transit or moving areas. The storage rate applies in this area and is included in the Rates for Commercial Services provided by the Santander Port Authority.


  1. Cement clinker may not be stored in the second row of storage on the quay and as a result, it may not be transferred from the transit area to these areas.
  2. Loading, unloading, handling and raising operations shall take place on the Raos 3 quay, as well as storage. In order for the regulations and rates approved for the storage of these goods to be applicable, the following conditions must be met:
    1. Unloading operations shall not total less than 10,000 tonnes per day. These operations shall be carried out non-stop, everyday that the boat is berthed, except for obligatory breaks in accordance with the Port of Santander's environmental regulations.
    2. Not less than 2,000 tonnes shall be lifted per day. Under no circumstances shall the transit area be occupied for longer than 25 days, counted from the first day of unloading. Time spent in the transit area referred to in this section shall be calculated by subtracting any breaks in the raising operations due to environmental reasons.
    3. Failure to comply with any of the previous conditions shall result in the automatic application of the ordinary procedure set out for occupation of the transit area from the first day of occupation in the case of failure to comply with unloading output, and from the twenty fifth day in the case of failure to comply with goods raising output.
  3. The aforementioned regulations shall be equally applied to bulk products in highly powdered from whose movement should be limited for environmental reasons.

RATE T-8: Supplies:

The rate includes the value of water and electricity delivered by the Port Authority to users within the port areas on prior request.

The rate is the following:

Rate T-8.1. Water supply

  1. Water supply to cargo and passage ships: 1,594497 €/m3
  2. Water supply to fishing boats: 0,956698 €/m3
  3. Water supply to facilities under concession or licence: 0,956698 €/m3

When water is supplied by staff who do not belong to the Port Authority and this has been previously agreed by the Port Authority, a charge equal to 75% of the general charge is applied.

Rate T-8.1. Electricity supply

  1. Electricity supply: 0,395436 €/kwh.
  2. Electricity supply for using the dry dock on an indirect management basis: 0,296576 €/kwh.
  3. Electricity supply to launches belonging to the Ministry of the Economy's and the Inland Revenue's Customs Monitoring Service: 0,197718 €/kwh.
  4. Electricity supply applicable to cranes purchased by docking companies (*)
    • Meter rental: 30,00 €/mes
    • Fixed charge: 500,00 €/mes
    • Consumption: 0,099 €/Kw/h

    (*) The charge shall be modified at the same rate used by the electricity provider.

Specific regulations applicable to rate T-8

  1. The water rate shall be paid in accordance with the reading taken from Port Authority meters. This rate is understood to entail a minimum supply of 10 m3 for cargo or passage ships, of 5 m3 for fishing boats and of 20 m 3/ month for facilities under concession or licence.
  2. The water supply shall be provided upon prior written request by users stating:
    1. The boat's name and the number of cubic metres to be supplied.
    2. Where on the quay the service is to be provided.
    3. The time at which the supply should begin.

    The port director shall decide on the provision of this service in accordance with his/her criteria and taking into consideration the general interests of all.
  3. Electricity supplies shall be provided upon prior written request by users stating:
    1. The power required.
    2. The number of machines or tools requiring electricity and their characteristics.
    3. The time at which the supply should begin.

    The provision of these services shall be freely acknowledged by the Port Authority.
  4. 4. Supplies provided outside normal working hours shall not carry a surcharge.


RATE T-9.1.- Occupation of slipway trolleys for ships weighing up to 30 tonnes
Per ascent, stay during the first 24 hour period (two tides) and descent 51,750998 €
Per stay during the second 24 hour period (two tides) 27,501887 €
Per stay during the third 24 hour period (two tides) 38,503917 €
Per stay during the fourth 24 hour period (two tides) 54,984639 €
Per stay during each further 24 hour period 82,505660 €

The no. 4 slipway trolley charge, whose use is limited to ships weighing less than 60 tonnes, will be 50% of the general rate.

RATE T-9.2.-Occupation of slipway ramps
For each day or part thereof for fishing vessels, barges, boats servicing the port and commercial ships 3,826793 €
For each day or part thereof for enclosed fishing boats and leisure motor boats 1,900639 €
Each day or part thereof for open fishing boats and leisure boats without motor 0,522996 €
RATE T.9.5.- Parking of vehicles
For parking an industrial lorry or vehicle in the car parks designed for this purpose 5,217195 €/day
For parking a lorry in the enclosed area near to the western Raos control point 47,414 €/month
RATE T-9.7.- Ro-Ro ramp
Per hour 102,832310€/hour

When the ramp is worked by an operator who doesn't belong to the Port Authority, the charge will be 67.5% of the rate stated in the previous paragraph, in other words 69,411809 €/hora

RATE T.9.8.- Passenger walkways
Per hour 258,550899 € / hour
A discount shall apply after a certain number of annual hours of use have been reached per user:
From 101 to 200 hours of use 232,695809 €/hour
From 201 to 300 hours of use 206,840719 €/hour
From 301 to 400 hours of use 180,985629 €/hour
As of 401 hours of use 129,275450 €/hour

When the walkway is worked by an operator who does not belong to the Port Authority, the charge shall be 87% of the rate stated in the previous paragraph, in other words, 224,939282 € / hora

Specific regulations applicable to rate T-9



  1. These rates include the use of resources, machinery and services at the boat slipway facilities, both in terms of trolleys and ramps.
  2. The users of the service shall pay the relevant charge.
  3. Payment of this rate shall be based on: the operation undertaken and the time the facilities are used for.
  4. These rates shall be charged from the moment in which the service is provided.
  5. Prior applications for the services referred to in these rates shall be made by the users in writing stating:
    • For the occupation of ramps
      1. Name and page, where applicable, of the boat.
      2. Ramp and location of ramp to be occupied and first day of use.
      3. Length of time ramp requested for.
    • For the occupation of slipway trolleys
      1. Name, weight and boat characteristics.
      2. Day and time from when service to be provided.
      3. Length of time trolley requested for.

      The port director shall decide how the requested services shall be organised in accordance with his/her criteria and taking into consideration the general interests of all.

  6. Under no circumstances shall the Port Authority take responsibility for damage caused to boats whilst the service is being provided.
  7. The captains or masters of boats must take the necessary measures to avoid fire, explosions or accidents of any kind; if any of these situations occur, they shall be responsible for damages caused to the facilities, buildings and other boats in the vicinity.
    In addition, service users should take the necessary measures to avoid possible accidents to the boats they are responsible for or to facilities that they are using.
    The port management may refuse permission for boats to use the facilities if, due to their size, weight or special conditions, they are considered dangerous.
  8. A boat's maximum period of stay at the facility shall be determined by the director once the information contained in the application has been considered; if the facility continues to be used once this period has expired, the rate shall increase by 10% on the first day that the authorised period is exceeded; by 20 % on the second day; by 30% on the third day and so on.
  9. Using the ship and the on board resources, the captain or master shall help move the ship, paying attention to the instructions communicated to him/her for this purpose.
  10. The user shall be responsible for watching over their boats, gear, accessories and tools.
  11. In all circumstances, the boats shall be responsible for the total cost of the services provided to them and for any damage caused to the facilities.
  12. Those boats that run the risk of sinking shall be dealt with first, when their situation can be justified with a certificate from the Maritime Office.
  13. Boats that belong to the State or to official bodies shall take preference, as shall boats belonging to contractors of the work being carried out in this port.
  14. Applications shall be recorded and applicants shall be given a number.
    If, for reasons attributable to the boat or its owner, the owner is not able to careen when it is their turn, they will lose their place and will have to apply again if they wish to use the service. The order of boats shall not be swapped around without express authorisation from the director.
  15. The slipway trolley service shall be limited to boats whose weight, shape and size are compatible with their power and capacity.
    When there is no reliable way of knowing the boat's weight, a calculation shall be made based on current rates: the length, when afloat, shall be multiplied by the relevant central beam and the average depth. A coefficient of 0.70 and a sea density of 1.026 shall be applied to the result.
  16. If the information provided in the application is not exact or true, the right to careen shall be lost and, if appropriate, the damages caused to slipway resources as a result of inaccuracies shall be paid for.
  17. Parts of days shall be paid for in full and the relevant charge shall be paid for every day, including public holidays.
  18. The twenty four hour periods allocated to this rate relate to the time between high tides when the boat is located on the slipway and the second subsequent high tide. In fact, the time mentioned varies and the average period is 24 hours and 50 minutes.
    These periods of time can not be broken up for the purposes of the charge and therefore, once one period of time has begun, it shall be paid for in full.
  19. The Port Authority shall not accept responsibility for any kind of damage caused as a result of breaks in the service.


  1. Once this charge has been paid, each authorised vehicle may be parked as many times as desired, on a continual basis, on the same calendar day and in the places designed for this purpose in the port area.
  2. The regulations of use regarding the parking of vehicles inside the enclosed area next to the western Raos control point were approved at the Santander Port Authority Board of Directors meeting on 21 April 2005.



  1. Services shall be provided upon prior written request by the users stating:
    1. The operation to be carried out and the day and time at which the operation shall begin
    2. The place where the walkway shall be used
    3. The length of time it is requested for.
  2. The period of time relating to use of machinery or equipment for invoicing purposes shall start when the service is made available to the applicant and shall end when the service is completed. The service is charged per full hour or per 30 minute period. When a period of 30 minutes is charged, the rate shall be reduced by half.
  3. Services provided outside normal working hours shall not carry a surcharge.
  4. Service users shall be responsible for faults or damages caused to Port Authority materials or for accidents suffered by operators as a result of poor handling by their staff due to insufficient or incorrect information in the application, as a result of excess load or weights over and above those allowed, as a result of the item requested being inadequate for the purpose it is used for, or as a result of disregarding orders or warnings received from Port Authority staff, which could result in the Port Authority refusing operators who do not obey orders or the withdrawal of the service.
  5. The Port Authority is not responsible for damages that may be caused whilst the service is being provided, nor for problems that could arise as a result of the service stopping or being inadequate.

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