Review of Port Dues from 1st July 2013

Review of Port Dues from 1st July 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.    What are the new categories of port dues from 1 July 2013?

2.    What are the new rates for different pricing categories of port dues from 1 July 2013?

3.    What is the impact on the Billing from 1 July 2013?

4.    What are Transition Concessions and how are they calculated?

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

6.    What is the 6-Month Port Dues Scheme? What is the difference between 6-Month Port Dues Scheme and Annual Port Dues Scheme?

7.    What is the impact on both the Special Bunkering Anchorage (SBA) Scheme and Special Ship Supplies/Crew Change Anchorage Scheme?

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

9.    What is the impact on Offshore Support Vessels?

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

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

12.  What are the conditions to qualify for the new special Annual Dues Scheme for Salvage Vessels?

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

14.  What is the impact on 50% port dues concession for maiden voyage?

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

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

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1.   What are the new categories of port dues from 1 July 2013?

The old port dues structure consists of rates based on different purpose codes.  Under the revised port dues structure, MPA has streamlined the purpose codes into 4 pricing categories as follows:

Purpose Code

Purpose

Pricing Category

1

Loading/Unloading Cargo

1

2

Loading/Unloading Passengers

1

3

Taking Bunkers

2

4

Taking Ship Supplies

2

5

Changing Crew

2

6

Shipyard Repair

3

7

Offshore Support

4

9

Other Afloat Activities

1

 

2.   What are the new rates for different pricing categories of port dues from 1 July 2013?

Please click here for the table for new rates effective from 1 July 2013. 

 

3.   What is the impact on the Billing from 1 July 2013?

For vessel arrivals before 1 July 2013, port dues will be charged based on the old port dues rates and presented as per the old bill format. However, for vessel arrivals on and after 1 July 2013, port dues will be charged based on the new port dues rates but the bill format remains the same as old.

During the 6 months transition period from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013, the port dues will be charged based on the lower of old and new port dues rate. Any difference will be 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.

 

4.   What are Transition Concessions and how are they calculated?

Below are some scenarios on how the Transition Concessions are applicable and calculated.

 

A) Vessel Arrival Before 1 Jul 2013 and Departure After 1 Jul 2013

Scenario 1.1 - Vessel arrival before 1 Jul 2013 and departure after 1 Jul 2013 (with transition concession)

Vessel A:

5000 GT

Annual port dues:

No

Arrival:

28062013, 1000hrs

Departure:

03072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

1

Duration:

5 days

 

Fig 1.1.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under Old Port Dues Rate

(Up to 30 Jun 2013)

Under New Port Dues Rate

(From 1 Jul 2013)

50(Unit) x $11.00/100GT(Rate) =  $550.00 50(Unit) x $9.50/100GT(Rate) =  $475.00

Total Port Dues Payable:  $550.00

(Before Transition Concession)

Total Port Dues Payable:  $475.00

(This is lower than that under old rate.)

Transition Concession:  - $75.00

($550.00 - $475.00)

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $475.00

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession amount of $75.00 will be given as the port dues charged under the new rate is lower than that under old rate.

 

Fig 1.1.2 - Old Bill Format (Old Rate)

VESSEL A

GT 5000

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 28/06/2013 - 03/07/2013

1

2

3

4

5

CARGO/PAX/OTHERS

CURRENT MWF

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

50.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

 

475.00

0.00

11.00/100T (Z)

60.00/CALL (O)

-60.00/CALL (O)

-75.00/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

550.00

60.00

-60.00

-75.00

0.00

 

---------

475.00

---------

 

Scenario 1.2 - Vessel arrival before 1 Jul 2013 and departure after 1 Jul 2013 (without transition concession)

Vessel B:

7000 GT

Annual port dues:

No

Arrival:

30062013, 1000hrs

Departure:

02072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

3

Duration:

2 days

 

Fig 1.2.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under Old Port Dues Rate Under New Port Dues Rate

70(Unit) x $4.40/100GT(Rate) =  $308.00

70(Unit) x $4.40/100GT(Rate) = $308.00

Total Port Dues Amount:  $308.00

(Before Transition Concession)

Total Port Dues Amount:  $308.00

(This is same as that under old rate.)

Transition Concession:  $0.00

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $308.00

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession will not apply as the port dues charged under the old and new rates are the same.

 

Fig 1.2.2 - Old Bill Format (Old Rate)

VESSEL B

GT 7000

 
*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 30/06/2013 - 02/07/2013

1

2

3

4

 

BKR/SUP/CREW

CURRENT MWF

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

70.00

1.00

1.00

 

308.00

0.00

4.40/100T (Z)

80.00/CALL (O)

-80.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

308.00

80.00

-80.00

0.00

 

---------

308.00

---------

 

B) Vessel Arrival After 1 Jul 2013

Scenario 1.3 - Vessel arrival after 1 Jul 2013 (with transition concession)

Vessel C:

1050 GT

Annual port dues:

No

Arrival:

06072013, 1000hrs

Departure:

10072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

3

Duration:

4 days

 

Fig 1.3.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under New Port Dues Rate Under Old Port Dues Rate

11(Unit) x $9.00/100GT(Rate) =  $99.00

11(Unit) x $8.80/100GT(Rate) =  $96.80

Total Port Dues Amount:  $99.00

(Before Transition Concession)

Total Port Dues Amount:  $96.80

(This is lower than that under new rate.)

Transition Concession: -$2.20

($99.00 - $96.80)

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $96.80

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession amount of $2.20 will be given as the port dues charged under the old rate is lower than that under the new rate.

 

Fig 1.3.2 - New Bill Format (New Rate)

VESSEL C

GT 1050

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 06/07/2013 - 10/07/2013

1

 

2

3

4

5

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$9.00 FOR 4 DAYS]

CURRENT MWF

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

TRANSITION CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

11.00

 

1.00

1.00

1.00

 

96.80

0.00

9.00/100T (Z)

 

25.00/CALL (O)

-25.00/CALL (O)

-2.20/AMT (Z)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

99.00

 

25.00

-25.00

-2.20

0.00

 

---------

96.80

---------

 

Scenario 1.4 - Vessel arrival after 1 Jul 2013 (without transition concession)

Vessel D:

250 GT

Annual port dues:

No

Arrival:

01072013, 1000hrs

Departure:

04072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

1

Duration:

3 days

 

Fig 1.4.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under New Port Dues Rate Under Old Port Dues

3(Unit) x $8.50/100GT(Rate) =  $25.50

3(Unit) x $9.50/100GT(Rate) =  $28.50

Total Port Dues Payable:  $25.50

(Before Transition Concession)

Total Port Dues Payable:  $28.50

(This is higher than that under new rate.)

Transition Concession:  $0.00

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $25.50

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession will not apply as the port dues charged under the new rate is lower than that under the old rate.

 

Fig 1.4.2 - New Bill Format (New Rate)

VESSEL D

GT 250

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 01/07/2013 - 04/07/2013

1

 

2

3

4

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$7.00 + $0.50 PER DAY]

CURRENT MWF

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

3.00

 

1.00

1.00

 

25.50

0.00

8.50/100T (Z)

 

25.00/CALL (O)

-25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

25.50

 

25.00

-25.00

0.00

 

---------

25.50

---------

 

5.    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 both the MPA designated anchorage and shipyard locations. After the 5th day of the call, vessels will have to pay per-call rates, regardless of whether the vessels are at anchorage or shipyard locations.

However, during the 6-month transition period from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013, the port dues will be charged based on the lower of old and new port dues rate. Any difference will be shown as a Transition Concession.

Below are some scenarios on how the APD will be computed:   

Scenario 2.1 - Vessel arrival before 1 Jul 2013 and departure after 1 Jul 2013

Vessel E:

620 GT

Annual port dues:

Yes

Arrival:

29062013, 1000hrs

Departure:

09072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

1, 6

Duration:

10 days

 

Fig 2.1.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under Old Port Dues Rate Under New Port Dues Rate

7(Unit) x $3.00/100GT(Rate) =  $21.00

(No port dues charges for stay at shipyard locations under old rates)

7(Unit) x $14.00/100GT(Rate) =  $98.00

7(Unit) x $4.00/100GT(Rate) =  $28.00

 

Less: APD Coverage for first 5 days:

7(Unit) x -$9.50/100GT(Rate) =

-$66.50

Total Port Dues Payable:  $21.00

Total Port Dues Payable:  $59.50

(This is higher than that under old rate.)

Transition Concession:  $0.00  

Total Port Dues Payable :  $21.00

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession will not apply as the port dues charged under the old rate is lower than that under new rate.

 

Fig 2.1.2 - Old Bill Format (Old Rate)

VESSEL E

GT 620

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 29/06/2013 - 09/07/2013

*** SHIPYARD/MOORING PERIOD: 05/07/2013 - 09/07/2013

1

2

3

4

ANNUAL DUES >120HRS

CURRENT MWF

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

7.00

1.00

1.00

 

21.00

0.00

3.00/100T (Z)

25.00/CALL (O)

-25.00/CALL (O)

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

21.00

25.00

-25.00

0.00

 

---------

21.00

---------

 

Scenario 2.2 - Vessel arrival after 1 Jul 2013

Vessel F:

250 GT

Annual port dues:

Yes

Arrival:

01072013, 1000hrs

Departure:

11072013, 0900hrs

Purpose code:

1, 6

Duration:

10 days

 

Fig 2.2.1 - Computation of Port Dues

Under New Port Dues Rate Under Old Port Dues Rate

3(Unit) x $9.00/100GT(Rate) = $27.00

3(Unit) x $4.25/100GT(Rate) = $12.75

Total non-shipyard stay is less than 5 days, hence additional port dues are not applicable. No port dues charges for stay at shipyard locations.

Less APD Coverage for first 5 days:

3(Unit) x -$9.00/100GT(Rate) = -$27.00

3(Unit) x -$4.00/100GT(Rate) = -$12.00

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $0.75

(Before Transition Concession)

Total Port Dues Payable:  $0.00

(This is lower than that under new rate.)

Transition Concession:  -$0.75

($0.75 - 0)

 

Total Port Dues Payable :  $0.00

(After Transition Concession)

 

Conclusion: Transition Concession amount of $0.75 will be given as the port dues charged under the old rate is lower than that under new rate.

 

Fig 2.2.2 - New Bill Format (New Rate)

VESSEL F

GT 250

 

 

*** PORT DUES COMPUTED FR 01/07/2013 - 11/07/2013

*** SHIPYARD/MOORING PERIOD : 05/07/2013 - 11/07/2013

1

 

CURRENT PD - NORMAL

[$9.00 FOR 4 DAYS]

3.00

 

9.00/100T (Z)

 

27.00

 

2

CURRENT PD - SHIPYARD

[$4.00 + $0.25 PER DAY AFTER FIRST 5 DAYS]

3.00

4.25/100T (Z)

12.75

3

CURRENT MWF

1.00

25.00/CALL (O)

25.00

4

CURRENT MWF CONCESSION

1.00

-25.00/CALL (O)

-25.00

5

APD COVERAGE - NORMAL

3.00

-9.00/100T (Z)

-27.00

6

APD COVERAGE - SHIPYARD

3.00

-4.00/100T (Z)

-12.00

7

TRANSITION CONCESSION

1.00

-0.75/AMT (Z)

-0.75

8

GST 7%

(Z) - GST AT ZERO-RATED

(O) - OUT OF SCOPE OF GST

 

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

TOTAL (SGD)

---------

0.00

---------

 

6.   What is the 6-Month Port Dues Scheme? What is the difference between 6-Month Port Dues Scheme and Annual Port Dues Scheme?

The 6-Month Port Dues Scheme is similar to the Annual Port Dues Scheme.   However, for a shorter 6-month period, the rate is $100/100GT, whereas under the Annual Port Dues scheme, the rate is $135/100GT. With a shorter enrolment window in the 6-Month Port Dues Scheme, this provides greater planning flexibility for ship operators and owners for seasonal passages.

 

7.   What is the impact on both the Special Bunkering Anchorage (SBA) Scheme and Special Ship Supplies/Crew Change Anchorage Scheme?

From 1 July 2013, the port dues charges for taking bunker, ship supplies or changing crew for the first day will be reduced from $1.80/100GT to $1.00/100GT. Hence, the concession under both schemes will be streamlined into the new Category 2 rate.

 

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

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).

The above conditions will be implemented from 1 January 2014.

 

9.     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. 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 facility and/or anchorages in port, subject to availability of anchorage space. 

The new category will be implemented from 1 January 2014.

 

10. 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 with administrative fee of S$200 per 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.

 

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

MPA is reviewing the locations currently classified as shipyards for the purposes of port dues.  The new approved shipyard and offshore marine locations will be announced soon.

 

12. What are the conditions to qualify for the new special Annual Dues Scheme for Salvage Vessels?

From 1 July 2013, 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 Andy Chew, Senior Marine Officer, via Tel: (65) 6325 2472.

 

13. 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 stated in FAQ12.

 

14. What is the impact on 50% port dues concession for maiden voyage?

The Maiden Voyage Concession will be discontinued from 1 July 2013. Hence, the 50% port dues reduction will not be applicable for any vessel making a maiden voyage on and after 1 July 2013. However, if a vessel makes a maiden voyage and arrives before 1 July 2013, the concession is still applicable, subject to the request being made to MPA within 7 working days and before the vessel departs.

 

15. 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 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 within the same 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 1 port dues payable for that vessel for calls of 5 days or less for the balance of the current calendar year.

The concession will be implemented from 1 January 2014.

 

16. 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.

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