The above charges leviable for piloting-cum-towing of the vessels in and out of
harbour as shown in the Schedule shall include services of pilots and tugs and
other craft as may be required for one inward and one outward operations and
shifting/s of vessels for 'port convenience'. Shifting at the request of the
Vessels/Terminals will attract separate shifting charges.
The minimum charges under the schedule for Pilotage – towage fees for each visit to
the Port shall be US$ 256.13 for Foreign-going vessels and Rs 6712.73 for Coastal
Pilotage-cum-Towage shall be charged 50% of the prescribed rates for inward and
outward leg of the vessel depending upon the status of the vessel at each leg i.e.
either Foreign-going or Coastal.
No charges shall be levied for shifting of a vessel for port convenience.
"Port Convenience" is defined to mean the following:
Whenever a vessel is shifted from berth to accommodate another vessel
on ousting priority, the vessel shifted is exempted from the payment of shifting
charges since the same is paid by the vessel enjoying the ousting priority or the
shifting is treated as for PORT CONVENIENCE when the priority vessel is exempted
from payment of such charges. However, this benefit will not be applicable in the
(for water supplied to vessels for their own use):
A composite berth hire charge shall be levied, at the rate of US$ 0.2482 per hour or
part thereof in respect of foreign-going boat/barge or a country craft and at the
rate of Rs 6.50 per hour or part thereof in respect of coastal boat/barge or a
country craft occupying any of the JNPT berths or assisting in over side operation
of a steamer berth along side any of the berths or at anchorage for purposes of
cargo operation or any other purpose.
A Composite berth hire charge shall be levied at the rate of Rs 170.50 per day or part
thereof in respect of small crafts (*), passenger launches or country crafts other
than those hired by the JNPT, mooring at the landing jetty or any other berth.
small craft shall mean a vessel not more than 20 meters in length).
Vessels shall be permitted to occupy the berth after completion of
cargo operation without attracting Penal berth hire charges for the periods
Cargo operation in respect of the container vessel shall be considered complete
after container lashings for which a period of 4 hours will be allowed after
completion of loading.
Cargo operation in respect of the export of Rice, Wheat and Direct Reduced Iron
shall be considered complete after inerting/fumigation and survey. The time allowed
for fumigation, inerting and survey shall be reckoned as 24 Hours after completion
of loading operations.
Cargo operation in respect of the export of Liquid Cargo shall be considered
complete after pigging out/flushing out operations. The time for flushing
out/pigging out shall be reckoned as 8 Hours.
All the vessels shall commence cargo operations within the time
schedule specified below from the time the ship is brought along side the berth
failing which penal berth hire charges shall be levied as prescribed in note -
Vessels idling the Port's Cargo operation facilities due to not being ready to work
even though the port is ready for its operation shall attract penal berth hire
charges as prescribed in Note (viii) below. For the purpose of levy of penal berth
hire charges, idling shall mean suspension/stoppage for any reason of cargo
handling operation continuously for more than two hours.
Vessels carrying liquid cargo like Furnace Oil, Carbon Black Feed Stock
(CBFS) and Bright Stock, viscous grades of lube oil, must have adequate heating
arrangements on board the vessel to ensure and maintain the following average
discharges rates for effective working of 20 hours per day.
In case it is observed that a vessel taken to berth does not have proper heating
arrangements in working condition and the discharge rate is less than the above
specified rates, JNPT reserves the right to pull the vessel out at the cost and
risk of the vessel agent in case any other vessel is waiting for berthing or to
charge the penal berth hire mentioned at Note -
(viii) below, if the vessel is
permitted to continue discharge.
Penal berth hire charges shall be levied as follows in addition to
berth hire charges beyond the prescribed hours mentioned above:
Penal berth hire charges mentioned above shall not be leviable if the idling of
vessels is attributable to the port or to adverse tidal conditions or bad weather
and rain either before commencing cargo operation or during cargo operation on or
after completion of cargo operation.
If the berth is not immediately required, the port at its discretion, may allow a
vessel to occupy berth after completion of cargo operation till such time as
declared by the Port without attracting the penal berth hire. In this case normal
berth hire charges shall be levied.
There shall be a time limit beyond which berth hire shall not apply; berth hire
shall stop 4 hours after the time of vessel signaling its readiness to sail.The
time limit of 4 hours prescribed for cessation of berth hire shall exclude the
ship’s waiting period for want of favourable tidal conditions or on account of
inclement weather or due to absence of night navigation facilities.
There shall be a "Penal Berth Hire" equal to one day's berth hire
charge for a false signal.“False Signal is defined as inability of the vessel to
sail at the pilot booked time or at the pilot boarding time, if the pilot boards on
booked time but vessel sails after the booked time due to any of the following
The Master/Agent of the vessel shall signal readiness to sail only in accordance
with the favourable tidal and weather conditions.
The time limit of 4 hours prescribed for cessation of berth hire shall exclude the
ship's waiting period for want of favourable tidal conditions.
The period of 1 hour for levy of berth hire shall be reckoned from the time the
vessel occupies berth/ jetty / anchorage berths. The berth hire charges are
composite charges inclusive of work beyond normal shift hours including Sundays and
For priority berthing, fees equivalent to berth hire charges for a single day or 75%
of the berth hire charges for the period of stay, whichever is higher, shall be
(i) “Coastal vessels” is defined as any vessel exclusively employed in trading between any port or place in India to any other port or place in India having a valid coastal license issued by the Director General of Shipping/competent authority.
(ii) Major ports shall accord priority berthing at least on one berth, to dry bulk/general cargo coastal vessels to enable shippers to transport goods from one port in India to another port in India irrespective of origin and final destination of the cargo. This would be in addition to dedicated berth for handling of Coastal Thermal Coal already existing in major Ports, if any.
(iii) All Major Ports shall accord priority berthing through specific window to coastal container vessels keeping in view the concession agreements and existing allotment of window berthing at the private terminals and availability of container berths operated by the ports.
(iv) In respect of POL/Liquid cargo tankers, existing practices regarding such priorities as prevalent in various ports may continue.
(v) Coastal vessels which are be accorded priority berthing shall not be liable to pay priority berthing charges.
(vi) There will be no restrictions on berthing of coastal vessel, in addition to the coastal vessel berthed on priority as above, if the same is eligible under normal berthing policy of the port.
(vii) A coastal vessel shall be liable to pay port charges on coastal rates notwithstanding whether it was berthed on priority or otherwise
(viii) Ports should explore the possibilities of earmarking exclusive berth, storage areas and gates for coastal cargo outside the custom bonded area of the Ports to further facilitate movement of coastal cargoes.
(ix) Major Ports shall clearly work out the time limit within which a coastal vessel would be berthed in a particular port. This time limit may differ depending on the cargo and berth. Each Major Port should carry out a detailed exercise and issue a trade notice clearly indicating the upper time limit within which a coastal vessel would be given a berth in the port. As regards priority berthing though a specific window to coastal container vessels, Major Ports should have a detailed discussion with the PPP operator and publish the specific window for coastal container vessels. The above mentioned exercise and publication should be completed within 30 days from the date of issue of these guidelines.
(x) The MIS in the Port should capture data for coastal and foreign vessels cargoes separately. The data so captured shall be monitored and reported internally in the port as well as to IPA and Ministry in separate formal for coastal and foreign vessels.”
For Ousting priority, fees equivalent to 100% of the normal Berth Hire charges for
actual period of stay shall be levied extra.
The fees for according 'priority/ ousting priority' realized in advance along with
the requisition for priority/ousting priority shall be refunded if berthing is
allowed only in the normal course of the vessel's arrival turn.
The berth hire for the period in which the status of the vessel changes shall be
charged on the basis of the status of the vessel at the beginning of the relevant
Berth hire charges shall not be levied for the period, when a vessel idles at berth
due to breakdown of port owned equipment or power failure or any other reasons
attributable to the Port.
Berth hire charges for Shallow Water Berth, Port Craft and Port Craft Jetty:
Schedule No.2.3 of Berth Hire subject to a minimum of 20% discount in the applicable
rates will apply to these berths. Note No.1 and 2 to the Berth Hire Charges shall
also be applicable to the above mentioned berths.
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