Review of Port Dues from 1 January 2014

Review of Port Dues from 1 January 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.    What are the changes of port dues from 1 January 2014?

2.    What are the new rates for different pricing categories of port dues from 1 January 2014?

3.    What is the impact on the Annual Port Dues (APD) Scheme?

4.    What are the conditions to qualify for the Shipyard rates (i.e. Category 3 rates)?

5.    What is the impact on Offshore Support Vessels?

6.    What are the conditions to qualify for the Offshore Supply rates (i.e. Category 4 rates)?

7.    What are the approved shipyard and offshore marine locations?

8.    What happens if vessel stays at a a location where she enjoys shipyard rates before 1 January 2014 but the location is changed to offshore marine location or no longer on the approved list in FAQ 7 from 1 January 2014?

9.    What happens if vessel arrives after 1 January 2014 at a location, which is on the approved list for both shipyard and offshore marine location?

10.  What is the impact on the salvage tugs and barges located at their own private yards?

11.  What is the new Frequent Caller Concession about? What are the qualifying criteria for the concession? 

12.  What is the impact on 20% port dues concession for container ships?

13.  What is the impact on the Billing from 1 January 2014?

14.  How are the port dues calculated from 1 January 2014?

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1.   What are the changes of port dues from 1 January 2014?

Revisions in port dues charges that would benefit the industry have taken effect from 1 July 2013 for 6-month transition period.

During the 6 months transition period from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013, the port dues are charged based on the lower of old and new port dues rate. Any difference is shown as a Transition Concession. From 1 Jan 2014 onwards, the port dues will be charged based on the new port dues rate and there will be no more Transition Concession.

For more details, please refer to Port Marine Notice No. 47 of 2013.

 

2.   What are the new rates for different pricing categories of port dues from 1 January 2014?

Port Dues are divided into 4 categories of rates:

Category 1 : Normal Port Dues escalated based on length of stay
Category 2 : Concessionary Port Dues for vessels taking bunkers/ ship supplies/ changing crew
Category 3 : Concessionary Port Dues for vessels in Shipyard for repairs
Category 4 : Concessionary Port Dues for offshore support vessels at Offshore Marine Locations

Please click here for the table for new rates effective from 1 January 2014.

 

3.   What is the impact on the Annual Port Dues (APD) Scheme?

Vessels covered under the new Annual Port Dues (APD) Scheme will only enjoy free port dues for the first 5 days of port stay per call at anchorage, shipyard locations and offshore marine locations. After the 5th day of the call, vessels will have to pay per-call rates, regardless of whether the vessels are at anchorage, shipyard locations or offshore marine locations.

The change is made to encourage shorter stay in the Port of Singapore due to limited sea space.

 

4.   What are the conditions to qualify for the Shipyard rates (i.e. Category 3 rates)?

From 1 January 2014 onwards, to qualify for the Shipyard rates, a vessel must:

(i) have a declaration of Purpose Code 6; AND

(ii) stay at (an) approved shipyard location(s).

If no declaration of Purpose Code 6 is made by agents, master or owners, Category 1 rates would apply and appeals may not be entertained as these are deemed as wrong declarations.

 

5.   What is the impact on Offshore Support Vessels?

To support the development of Singapore as an offshore marine hub, a new Port Dues category (Category 4) for offshore support vessels will be introduced for an initial period of 5 years effective from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018. The rates will be applicable to offshore support vessels approved by MPA that do not carry out cargo operations (as declared in the Vessel General Declaration Form), calling at MPA designated offshore marine locations and/or specified anchorages in port, subject to availability of anchorage space.

 

6.   What are the conditions to qualify for the Offshore Supply rates (i.e. Category 4 rates)?

To qualify for the Offshore Supply rates, a vessel must be registered as offshore support vessel before arrival.

In addition, the registered offshore support vessel must fulfill the following conditions:

(i) The vessel must have a declaration of Purpose Code 7; AND

(ii) The vessel must stay either at (an) approved offshore marine location(s) or specified anchorage(s) and does not perform cargo operations.

If there is performance of cargo operations, Category 1 rate would apply.

 

7.   What are the approved shipyard and offshore marine locations?

Please click here for the list of approved shipyard and here for the list of approved offshore marine locations effective from 1 January 2014.

All other locations which are not on the list will no longer enjoy the concessionary Category 3 (for shipyard location) / Category 4 (for offshore marine location) rates.

 

8.   What happens if vessel stays at a location where she enjoys shipyard rates before 1 January 2014 but the location is changed to offshore marine location or no longer on the approved list in FAQ 7 from 1 January 2014?

In such a circumstance, the vessel would be billed a cumulative concessionary Category 3 rate till 31 December 2013. Beyond 1 January 2014, the vessel will be charged at either Category 4 rate (for offshore marine location) or Category 1 rate (no longer on the approved list).

 

9.   What happens if vessel arrives after 1 January 2014 at a location, which is on the approved list for both shipyard and offshore marine location?

In such a circumstance, the port dues would be computed based on the new Category 3 rate for declaration of Purpose Code 6 and new Category 4 rate for Purpose code 7. If the vessel declares both Purpose Code 6 & 7, new Category 4 rate applies.

 

10.  What is the impact on the salvage tugs and barges located at their own private yards?

From 1 January 2014, the salvage tugs and barges moored at specified anchorages and private yards will no longer enjoy the lower shipyard rates. However, qualifying salvage vessels can apply for the new special annual dues scheme for salvage vessels at $135/100GT with no restriction on maximum stay per call, based on assigned geographical restrictions. To qualify for the new special annual dues scheme, the owner, agent and master of a salvage vessel approved by MPA must carry requisite salvage equipment and commit to respond to MPA's mobilization calls when the vessel is available. Any queries relating to the scheme should be directed to Capt Charles De Souza, via Tel: (65) 6325 2420.

 

11.  What is the new Frequent Caller Concession about? What are the qualifying criteria for the concession?

The new Frequent Caller Concession has been introduced to recognise vessels that make frequent vessel calls and to encourage further calls. For each calendar year, if the cumulative Category 1 port dues (for the calls not more than 5 days only) reaches 125% of the port dues for a 12-month period (i.e. $168.75/100GT or part thereof), the agent/owner/master may opt to enjoy either of the following:

(i) 50% discount on Category 1 port dues payable for that vessel for calls of 5 days or less thereafter for the balance of the current calendar year (no commitment on annual dues required); or

(ii) Sign on to (and pay upfront) annual dues for the following calendar year (starting 1 Jan) and in return enjoy 100% discount on Category 1port dues payable for that vessel for calls of 5 days or less for the balance of the current calendar year.

The concession is applicable for vessels of 75 GT or more and will be implemented from 1 January 2014.

 

12.  What is the impact on 20% port dues concession for container ships?

The 20% port dues concession for container ships will be made permanent.

However, from 1 July 2014, this concession will only apply to container ships whose purposes of calls include cargo works and stay of not more than 5 days in port. It will be applicable for vessels arrival after 1 July 2014.

 

13.  What is the impact on the Billing from 1 January 2014?

For vessel arrivals after 1 January 2014, port dues will be charged based on the new port dues rates indicated in FAQ 2.

However, for vessels arrivals before 1 January 2014, a "Transitional Bill" with Transaction Concessions will be generated for every vessel that is still in port as at 31 Dec 2013 for the cut-off purpose. From 1 January 2014 onwards, only new rates will be reflected in the bill.

 

14.  How are the port dues calculated from 1 January 2014?

Below are some scenarios on port dues calculation from 1st January 2014.

 

A) Vessel Arrival On/After 1 January 2014

(i) Scenario 1 - New Category 1 & 3

Vessel A: 1000 GT Annual port dues: Yes
Arrival at anchorage: 03/01/2014, 1500hrs Departure: 20/01/2014, 1100hrs
Purpose code: 1, 6 Duration: 17 days
Date move to shipyard: 04/01/2014, 1300hrs Departure from shipyard: 20/01/2014, 1100hrs

 

Fig 1.1 - Bill Format

VESSEL A

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 03/01/2014 1500 - 20/01/2014 1100

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD : 04/01/2014 1300 - 20/01/2014 1100

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

6

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.50 FOR 1 DAY]

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

[$7.50 FOR 1 DAY]

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

CURRENT MWF

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

27.50

25.00

7.50/100T (Z)

 

6.75/100T (Z)

 

-7.50/100T (Z)

 

 -4.00/100T (Z)

 

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

75.00

 

67.50

 

-75.00

 

-40.00

 

25.00

  

 

---------

52.50

---------

*As vessel is under APD, it is not required to pay port dues for the first 5 days.

 

(ii) Scenario 2 - New Category 2, 3 & 4

Vessel B: 1000 GT Annual port dues: Yes
Arrival at anchorage: 03/01/2014, 1500hrs Departure from Offshore Marine location: 25/01/2014, 1100hrs
Purpose code: 3, 6, 7 Duration: 22 days
Date move to shipyard: 04/01/2014, 1300hrs Departure move to Offshore Marine location: 20/01/2014, 1100hrs
Registered Offshore Support Vessel: Yes    

 

Fig 2.1 - Bill Format

VESSEL B

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 03/01/2014 1500 - 25/01/2014 1100

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD : 04/01/2014 1300 - 20/01/2014 1100

*** OFFSHORE PERIOD : 20/01/2014 1100 - 25/01/2014 1100

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

7

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$1.00 FOR 1 DAY]

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - OFFSHORE

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

[$1.00 FOR 1 DAY]

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

CURRENT MWF

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

67.50

25.00

1.00/100T (Z)

 

6.75/100T (Z)

 

4.00/100T (Z)

 

-1.00/100T (Z)

 

 -4.00/100T (Z)

 

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

10.00

 

67.50

 

40.00

 

-10.00

 

-40.00

 

25.00

  

 

---------

92.50

---------

*As vessel is under APD, it is not required to pay port dues for the first 5 days.

 

B) Vessel Arrival Before 1 January 2014 and Departure After 1 January 2014

(iii) Scenario 3 - Vessel arrival before 1 January 2014 and departure after 1 January 2014 (Category 2)

Vessel C: 1000 GT Annual port dues: No
Arrival at anchorage: 18/12/2013, 1500hrs Departure from anchorage: 05/01/2014, 1300hrs
Purpose code: 3 Duration: 18 days

 

Fig 3.1 - Bill Format (Port Dues till 31 December 2013 - Transitional Bill)

VESSEL C

GT 1000

 
*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 18/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

 

2

 

3

4

 

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$11.00 + $3.00 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - OVERSTAY

[$4.50 PER DAY]

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

420.00

0.00

26.00/100T (Z)

 

18.00/100T (Z)

 

-20.00/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

260.00

 

180.00

 

-20.00

 

 

---------

420.00

---------

 

Fig 3.2 - Bill Format (Port Dues after 1 January 2014)

VESSEL C

GT 1000

 
*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 18/12/2013 1500 - 05/01/2014 1300

 

2

 

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$11.00 + $3.00 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - OVERSTAY

[$22.50 + $4.50 PER DAY]

10.00

 

10.00

 

26.00/100T (Z)

 

37.50/100T (Z)

 

260.00

 

375.00

 

*** LESS PORT DUES FR 18/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

3

 

4

 

5

6

 

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$11.00 + $3.00 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - OVERSTAY

[$4.50 PER DAY]

CURRENT MWF

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

195.00

25.00

-26.00/100T (Z)

 

-18.00/100T (Z)

 

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

-260.00

 

-180.00

 

25.00

 

 

---------

220.00

---------

(iv) Scenario 4 - Vessel arrival before 1st January 2014 and departure after 1st January 2014 (Shipyard location continued to be an approved shipyard location after 1 January 2014)

Vessel D: 1000 GT Annual port dues: Yes
Arrival at anchorage: 10/12/2013, 1500hrs Departure: 08/01/2014, 1100hrs
Purpose code: 1, 6 Duration: 29 days
Date move to shipyard: 11/12/2013, 1300hrs Departure from shipyard: 08/01/2014, 1100hrs

 

Fig 4.1 - Bill Format (Port dues till 31 December 2013 - Transitional Bill)

VESSEL D

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 10/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD : 11/12/2013 1300 - 31/12/2013 2359

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

6

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

0.00

0.00

7.50/100T (Z)

 

8.00/100T (Z)

 

-7.50/100T (Z)

 

 -4.00/100T (Z)

 

-40.00/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

75.00

 

80.00

 

-75.00

 

-40.00

 

-40.00

 

 

---------

0.00

---------

*As vessel is under APD, it is not required to pay port dues for the whole stay in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

 

Fig 4.2 - Bill Format (Port Dues after 1 January 2014)

VESSEL D

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 10/12/2013 1500 - 08/01/2014 1100

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD: 11/12/2013 1300 - 08/01/2014 1100

 

2

 

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

10.00

 

10.00

 

7.50/100T (Z)

 

9.75/100T (Z)

 

75.00

 

97.50

 

*** LESS PORT DUES FR 10/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

3

 

4

5

6

 

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

SPECIAL APD - SHIPYARD*

CURRENT MWF

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

1.00

 

17.50

25.00

-7.50/100T (Z)

 

-8.00/100T (Z)

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

-75.00

 

-80.00

25.00

 

 

---------

42.50

---------

*The Special APD for Shipyard is computed based on new rate for vessels under APD staying in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

 

(v) Scenario 5 - Vessel arrival before 1 January 2014 and departure after 1 January 2014 (Shipyard location converted to anchorage after 1 January 2014)

Vessel E: 1000 GT Annual port dues: Yes
Arrival at anchorage: 20/12/2013, 1500hrs Departure: 05/01/2014, 2200hrs
Purpose code: 6 Duration: 17 days
Date move to shipyard: 20/12/2013, 1500hrs Departure from anchorage: 05/01/2014, 2200hrs

 

Fig 5.1 - Bill Format (Port dues till 31 December 2013 - Transitional Bill)

VESSEL E

GT 1000

 
*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 20/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

 

2

 

3

4

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

0.00

0.00

5.75/100T (Z)

 

 -4.00/100T (Z)

 

-17.50/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

57.50

 

-40.00

 

-17.50

 

 

---------

0.00

---------

*As vessel is under APD, it is not required to pay port dues for the whole stay in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

 

Fig 5.2 - Bill Format (Port Dues after 1 January 2014).

(This shipyard location is converted to anchorage from 01/01/2014)

VESSEL E

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 20/12/2013 1500 - 05/01/2014 2200

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD: 20/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

 

2

 

3

4

5

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

SPECIAL APD - SHIPYARD*

CURRENT MWF

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

1.00

 

95.00

25.00

9.50/100T (Z)

 

5.75/100T (Z)

 

-57.50/AMT (Z)

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

95.00

 

57.50

 

-57.50

25.00

 

 

---------

120.00

---------

*The Special APD for Shipyard is computed based on new rate for vessels under APD staying in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

 

(vi) Scenario 6 - Vessel arrival before 1 January 2014 and departure after 1 January 2014 (Shipyard location converted to Offshore Marine location after 1 January 2014)

Vessel F: 1000 GT Annual port dues: Yes
Arrival at anchorage: 20/12/2013, 1500hrs Departure: 06/01/2014, 1100hrs
Purpose code: 1, 6, 7 Duration: 17 days
Date move to shipyard: 21/12/2013, 1300hrs Departure from Offshore Marine location: 06/01/2014, 1100hrs

 

Fig 6.1 - Bill Format (Port dues till 31 December 2013 - Transitional Bill)

VESSEL F

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 20/12/2013 1500 - 31/12/2013 2359

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD : 21/12/2013 1300 - 31/12/2013 2359

 

2

 

3

 

4

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY] 

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

 

0.00

0.00

7.50/100T (Z)

 

5.50/100T (Z)

 

-7.50/100T (Z)

 

-4.00/100T (Z)

 

-15.00/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

75.00

 

55.00

 

75.00

 

-40.00

 

-15.00

 

 

---------

0.00

---------

*As vessel is under APD, it is not required to pay port dues for the whole stay in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

 

Fig 6.2 - Bill Format (Port Dues after 1 January 2014).

(This shipyard location is converted to offshore marine location from 01/01/2014)

VESSEL F

GT 1000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 20/12/2013 1500 - 06/01/2014 1100

*** SHIPYARD PERIOD: 21/12/2013 1300 - 31/12/2014 2359

*** OFFSHORE PERIOD : 01/01/2014 0000 - 06/01/2014 1100

 1 

 

 2

 

 3

 

 4

 

 5

 6

 7

 CURRENT PD - NORMAL

 [$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

 CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

 [$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY]

 CURRENT PD - OFFSHORE

 [$4.00 FOR 5 DAYS]

 APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

 [$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

 SPECIAL APD - SHIPYARD*

 CURRENT MWF

 GST 7%

 (Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

 (O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

10.00

 

1.00

1.00

 

40.00

25.00

7.50/100T (Z)

 

5.50/100T (Z)

 

4.00/100T (Z)

 

 -7.50/100T (Z)

 

-55.00/AMT (Z)

25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

75.00

 

55.00

 

40.00

 

 -75.00

 

-55.00

25.00

 

 

---------

65.00

---------

*The Special APD for Shipyard is computed based on new rate for vessels under APD staying in shipyard before 1 January 2014.

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