Charges Payable by Vessels

PORT DUES

  1. A port user shall pay the port dues to the Commission based on the LOA of a vessel entering the Port of Penang as follows:

    No. LOA of Vessels Per metre or part there of
    (RM)
    1. Vessels up to 30 metres Nil
    2. Vessels between 31 metres and 60 metres 1.95
    3. Vessels between 61 metres and 90 metres 3.90
    4. Vessels between 91 metres and 120 metres 8.45
    5. Vessels between 121 metres and 150 metres 18.85
    6. Vessels over 150 metres 21.45
    7. Passenger vessels:  
      i. Between 61 metres and 90 metres 1.95
      ii. Between 91 metres and 120 metres 4.55
      iii. Between 121 metres and 150 metres 9.75
      iv. Over 150 metres 11.05

PILOTAGE

1. Pilotage service to enter or leave the port is compulsory for vessels of 600 GRT and above.

2. Pilotage service for berthing or unberthing alongside the wharf is compulsory for vessel of 200 GRT and above.

3. The Commission may at his own discretion order a pilot and issue the bill to the account of the vessel.

4. Pilotage charge is payable on time basis which is calculated from the time the service is required to the time the service is completed.

5. Pilotage charge shall be as follows:

No. Services Per hour or part there of
(RM)
1. First hour 286.00
2. Each subsequent half hour 143.00
3. Vessels not using pilots whilst moving within pilotage district 429.00
4. Where pilotage is requested and is subsequently cancelled or amended less than three (3) hours
before service is required
143.00

6. If a vessel for which a pilot is requested and for whatsoever reason the service is not used, pilotage shall be payable from the time the pilot is requested until the time he returns to base in accordance with item 1 and 2 of paragraph (5).

TOWAGE

  1. Charges for towage services shall commence from the time the tug is deployed for the operation until the time it is released from the operation.

  2. The following charges shall apply for use of tug boats for assisting or shifting a vessel for berthing or unberthing operations or for towing vessels.

    (a) Within port limits
    No.
      Services
     Per hour or part there of (RM)
    Up to 100 metres Exceeding 100 metres
    1. First hour 364.00 598.00
    2. Each subsequent half hour 182.00 299.00
    3. (i) Towage services cancelled--or amended
    (ii) Where a tug boat is requested but dismissed before the operation of berthing and unberthing commences
    182.00 299.00
    (b) Outside port limits
    No.
      Services
    Per hour or part there of (RM)
    Up to 100 metres Exceeding 100 metres
    1. First hour 728.00 1,196.00
    2. Each subsequent half hour 364.00 598.00
    3. (i) Towage services cancelled--or amended
    (ii) Where a tug boat is requested but dismissed before the operation of berthing and unberthing commences
    182.00 299.00

BERTH OCCUPANCY

  1. Berth occupancy charge shall be payable by each vessel occupying a berth at the Commission's Wharf based on the classification of vessel type. This charge includes labour for berthing and unberthing of vessel but exclude shore cargo handlers working alongside vessel.
  2. Berth occupancy charge shall be as follows:
    No. Vessel Per metre per hour or part there of
    (RM)
    1. Cargo vessels 1.00
    2. Passenger/Naval vessels 0.50
    3. Tankers for vegetable oil 3.50
    4. Tankers for other liquid products 3.90
    5. Dry bulk vessels 1.30
    6. Container vessels 1.30

PASSENGER HANDLING CHARGES

  1. Passenger handling charge shall be payable by all passengers or cruise vessels.
  2. Passenger handling charge is applicable to each passenger joining or leaving vessels alongside including the passenger in transit to go ashore and return.
  3. Passenger handling charge shall be as follows:
    No. Type Per person
    (RM)
    1. Adult 6.50
    2. Children under 12 years of age 3.20
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