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Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - INTERPRETATION

"goods" and "cargo" shall include livestock, minerals and wares and merchandise of every description;

"dangerous goods" includes ammunition, explosives, petroleum or other inflammable, noxious or dangerous substance or article and all goods specified in Schedule C of the Penang Port Commission By-Laws 1957 [L.N. (N.S.) 93/1957];

"package" includes any box, basket, barrel, case, receptacle, sack, bag, wrapper, envelope or other covering or thing in which goods are placed for the purpose of carriage, consignment, freight, importation or exportation;

"wharf" includes any wall or structures adjoining the foreshore, sea-bed or a river-bed;

"Commission's Wharf" means berth, wharf, dock, pier or landing place operated or controlled by the Commission;

"GRT" means the gross registered tonnage of a vessel;

"day" means 24 hours cycle;

"berth" means docks, pier jetty, quay, landing place or wharf which is connected to the shore side;

"vehicle" includes any carriage used or intended to be used for the conveyance or carriage of persons, animal or goods;

"LCL" means less than container load;

"LOA" means the length of a vessel measured from the extreme point forward of the vessel to the extreme point aft of the vessel;

"craft" means a craft used for the purpose of leisure, sports or recreation activities;

"marina" means any facility belonging to the Commission for mooring, anchoring, berthing or storing of craft in the port;

"FCL" means full container load;

"Manager" means the officer in charge of the respective port operations and any other officer acting under or with his authority;

"Commission's premises" includes all places owned by the Commission and appropriated by it including any portion of the land which has been improved to facilitate the carrying out port activities and any foreshore used for such purpose;

"free storage" means the specified period during which cargo or container occupy the space assigned to it in the Commission's premises free of store rent;

"CFS" means container freight station;

"shift" means one of the following periods:

0730 to 1530 hours

1530 to 2330 hours

2330 to 0730 hours

"pier" includes any stage, stairs, landing place, landing stage, jetty, floating barge or pontoon and any bridges or other works connected therewith;

"tonne" means one metric tonne which equivalent 1,000 kilograms or one cubic metre;

"vessel" includes barges, lighters and any mechanically propelled ship or boat.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - NOTICE TO DISCHARGE OR LOAD CARGO

(1) The owner, master or agent of every vessel shall give written notice to the Manager of his intention to discharge or load before such work is commenced.

(2) Cargo which is discharged without permission of the Manager being first obtained shall not be deemed to be in the custody of the Commission and the Commission shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may result to such cargo from any cause whatsoever.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - DEPOSITING CARGO FOR SHIPMENT

Goods shall not be deposited anywhere within the Commission's premises without the written permission of the Manager.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - UNDERCHARGE

The Commission shall be entitled to collect any amount which may be ascertained to have been undercharged or that which may otherwise be found to be due.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - OVERCHARGE

(1) A person shall not be entitled to a refund of any overcharge unless he refers in writing to the Manager within six years from the date of the delivery bill, shipment bill or any other bill which is issued upon him, and he gives full information supported by such documentary evidence as may be required.

(2) Where any goods have been measured or weighed by the Manager, no claim for a refund shall be accepted by the Manager unless the person claiming the refund has disputed the measurement or weight of the goods at the time the goods were measured or weighed.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - PAYMENT OF CHARGES

(1) All charges shall be payable in cash except in the case of persons holding a ledger or credit account.

(2) Where credit facilities are made available to the port users, account in respect of such credit facilities shall be settled within the credit term allowed, failing which further use of the facility may be denied until all outstanding charges have been paid.

(3) The Commission may at its sole discretion, estimates and collect in advance all charges which may accrue against port users.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - CHARGEABLE TONNAGE

(1) Charges on cargo are based upon one tonne or one cubic metre, whichever is the greater.

(2) The Commission may elect to calculate all tonnages of cargo according to deadweight or cubic measurement whichever is the greater, whether or not a vessel's manifest or shipping note is lodged.

(3) Wharf handling charge for heavy-lifts above 5 tonnes per package will be based on deadweight.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - TRANSSHIPMENT AND RE-EXPORT

(1) Transshipment and re-export rates shall apply only to cargoes and containers which fulfill the following conditions:

(a) the transshipment cargoes and containers shall be declared for transshipment or re-export at the port at least 12 hours prior to the arrival of the discharging vessel and subject to the approval of the Manager;

(b) the transshipment cargoes and containers shall be discharged by the discharging vessel on to the Commission's Wharf and remain in the custody of the Commission until it is transshipped or re-exported;

and

(c) the transshipment cargoes and containers shall be reshipped by the Commission via another vessel at Commission's Wharf.


(2) The Manager may, on application, allow transshipment cargoes and containers received from rail or road for onward transshipment by sea via the Commission's Wharf or received from sea for onward transshipment by rail or road via the Commission's Wharf be charged transshipment and re-export rates.

(3) Dangerous goods Group 1, 2 and 3 and vehicles are not subject to transshipment or re-export rates.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - PALLETISED OR UNITISED CARGO

(1) Palletised or unitised cargo rates shall be levied on import or export cargo which fulfills the following conditions:

(a) the cargo is in small packages or units which are wrapped and strapped together on a pallet;

(b) the weight or volume per palletised unit shall not be more than 2.5 tones or 4 cubic metres in measurement;

(c) the cargo is manifested and the manifest is duly endorsed at the port of loading that the cargo is palletised or unitised. The import or export document shall be similarly endorsed; and

(d) the palletised or unitised cargo is discharged or loaded as single unit with the aid of fork-lift trucks.


(2) Any other cargo not defined as palletised or unitised cargo under this Scale of Rates may be classified as loose cargo by the Manager and subject to surcharge as determined by the Commission.

Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges - STORE RENT

(1) In calculating the storage period, Sundays and all gazetted public holidays applicable in the state of Penang shall be included.

(2) The storage period for import cargo and container shall be calculated from the following shift upon completion of discharge of vessel or completion of each consignment.

(3) The storage period for export cargo and container shall be calculated from the following shift upon receipt of the cargo or container until the time the vessel is berthed.

(4) The storage period for transshipment cargo and container shall be calculated from the following shift upon receipt of the cargo or container until the time the vessel is berthed.

(5) Store-rent charges are calculated after the expiry of the free storage period.

(6) Long storage rate may be granted at the discretion of the Manager and may be done on acceptance of an application for long storage rate.

(7) If tarpaulins are used to protect cargo stored in the open storage area, the rental will be charged at shed rates.

(8) Arms and ammunition shall not be received into storage by the Commission.

(9) Store-rent on heavy-lifts above 5 tonnes will be based on weight or measurement whichever is the greater.

Charges Payable by Vessels - PORT DUES

(1) Port dues shall be payable on all vessels entering the Port of Penang excluding the following:

(a) vessels belonging to the Government of Malaysia; and

(b) vessels which call at the port for emergency purposes provided no cargo is loaded or discharged, nor is fresh water or bunker taken.

(2) Port dues shall be as follows:

No.

Vessel Length (LOA)

Per metre or
part thereof
(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

Charges Payable by Vessels - 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 thereof
(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).

Charges Payable by Vessels - 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 thereof
(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 thereof
(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

Charges Payable by Vessels - 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 thereof
(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

Charges Payable by Vessels - 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

Charges Payable by Consignee Or Consignor - GENERAL CHARGES

(1) General charge shall be payable on all cargo shipped or discharged within the Port of Penang, excluding the following:

(a) fresh fish caught locally other than that landed at the Commission's Wharf, piers and jetties;

(b) cargo discharged and reshipped to facilitate stowage; and

(c) overlanded cargo which is later shipped to the port of destination provided it is reshipped within 28 days.

(2) General charge shall be as follows:

No.

Type

Per tonne or
part thereof
(rm)

1.
Bulk Cargo
 
(a) mineral ores
0.80
(b) other cargo
1.20
2.
Breakbulk cargo
1.40
3.
Cargo entitled to transshipment or reshipment rates and direct vessel to vessel transshipment, per operation
0.70
4.
Motorcars and trailers
6.00 each
5.
Lorries, buses, trucks, vans or other vehicles
12.00 each
6.
Mail or mail parcels
0.70 per bag

(3) Other vehicles for industrial use shall be charged on tonnage rate in accordance with breakbulk cargo charges. Cargo in containers shall be subject to the above charges. Empty containers shall not be subject to the above charges.

Charges Payable by Consignee Or Consignor - WHARF HANDLING CHARGES

(1) Wharf handling charge shall be payable on all cargoes handled at the Commission's Wharf based on the following:

No.

Cargo

Method of delivery

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

1.
Breakbulk
(i) To vehicle or railway wagon direct or vice versa
3.50
(ii) To vehicle or railway wagon via shed or open area or vice versa
7.00
2.
Timber
(i) To vehicle or railway wagon direct or vice versa
6.50
(ii) To vehicle or railway wagon via shed or open area or vice versa
9.10
3.
Dry bulk
To vehicle or railway wagon direct or vice versa
2.00
4.
Liquid bulk
Private pipelines cargo
1.50
5.
Heavy lifts above 5 tonnes up to 15 tonnes
(i) To vehicle or railway wagon direct or vice versa
14.00
(ii) To vehicle or railway wagon via shed or open area or vice versa
22.00
6.
Heavy lifts above 15 tonnes
(i) To vehicle or railway wagon direct or vice versa
19.50
(ii) To vehicle or railway wagon via shed or open area or vice versa
32.50

(2) Wharf handling charge shall be payable on all motor vehicles handled at the Commission's Wharf as follows:

No.

Type

Per unit
(RM)

1. Motorcars or trailers 35.00
2. Lorries, buses, trucks, vans or other vehicles 70.00

Other vehicles for industrial use and motorcycle shall be charged on tonnage rate in accordance with break-bulk or heavy lifts charges whichever is applicable.

(3) Wharf handling charge is levied on all transshipment and re-export cargoes handled at the Commission's Wharf as follows:

No.

Type

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

1. Packages up to 5 tonnes 9.80
2. Packages above 5 tonnes up to 15 tonnes 26.00

Charges Payable by Consignee Or Consignor - STORE RENT CHARGES

(1) Store rent charges shall be payable on cargoes lying in the Commission's premises. The store rent charges shown in the scale of rates against each calendar day is an accumulated rate.

(2) The store rent charges shall be as follows:

(a) Store rent on import cargo stored inside shed

Days/weeks or part thereof

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

First to fourthday Nil
Fifthday 2.60
Sixthday 3.30
Seventhday 3.90
Eighthday 5.90
Ninthday 7.80
Tenthday 9.80
Eleventhday 11.70
Twelfthday 14.30
Thirteenthday 16.90
Fourteenthday 19.50
Third and subsequent week - per week 19.50

(b) Store rent on import cargo stored in the open area

Days/weeks or part thereof

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

First to fourthday Nil
Fifthday 1.30
Sixthday 1.70
Seventhday 2.00
Eighthday 3.00
Ninthday 3.90
Tenthday 4.90
Eleventhday 5.90
Twelfthday 7.20
Thirteenthday 8.50
Fourteenthday 9.80
Third and subsequent week - per week 9.80

Store rent charges on motor vehicles shall be based on the measurement weight at open storage rate.

(c) Store rent on export cargo stored in shed

Days/weeks or part thereof

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

First to seventhday Nil
Eighthday 2.60
Ninthday 3.30
Tenthday 3.90
Eleventhday 5.90
Twelfthday 7.80
Thirteenthday 9.80
Fourteenthday 11.70
Third and subsequent week - perweek 11.70

(d) Store rent on timber (export)

Days/weeks or part thereof

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

First to fourteenthday Nil
Fifteenthday 2.60
Sixteenthday 3.30
Seventeenthday 3.90
Eighteenthday 5.90
Nineteenthday 7.80
Twentiethday 9.80
Twenty-firstday 11.70
Fourth and subsequent week - perweek 11.70

(e) Store rent on export cargo stored in the open

Days/weeks or part thereof

Per tonne or
part thereof
(RM)

First to seventhday Nil
Eighthday 1.30
Ninthday 1.70
Tenthday 2.00
Eleventhday 3.00
Twelfthday 3.90
Thirteenthday 4.90
Fourteenthday 5.90
Third and subsequent week - perweek 5.90

Store rent charges on motor vehicles shall be based on the measurement weight at open storage rate.

(f) Store rent on cargo stored in bonded warehouse

No.

Type

Per tonne per
week or Part
Thereof
(RM)

1. Tobacco (per 0.25 tonne) 1.30
2. Liquor (per 100 litres) 2.00

(g) Long storage rental is RM5.20 per tonne per week or part thereof

Charges Payable by Consignee Or Consignor - CONTAINER TARIFF

(1) Wharf handling charges excluding stevedore for container handled at the Commission's Wharf shall be as follows:

(a) Vessel using own derrick

No.
Status of container
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. FCL/empty 104.00 156.00
2. LCL 293.00 442.00
3. Transshipment 78.00 117.00

(b) Vessel using port crane/Ro-Ro ramp

No.
Status of container
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. FCL 182.00 273.00
2. Empty 182.00 273.00
3. LCL 371.00 559.00
4. Transshipment 156.00 234.00

(2) Wharf handling charges for shifting containers handled at the Commission's Wharf shall be as follows:

(a) Vessel using own derricks

No.
Services 
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. Without landing and reshipping operation - -
2. With landing and reshipping operation 104.00 156.00

(b) Vessel using port crane

No.
Services 
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. Without landing and reshipping operation 78.00 117.00
2. With landing and reshipping operation 260.00 390.00

Additional movement charge shall be payable if there are additional movements within the container yard.

(3) Charge payable on opening hatch cover, placing the hatch cover at next hatch or on wharf and subsequently closing hatch is RM156.00 per operation.

(4) Additional movement charges shall be payable on any additional movement within the container yard as follows:

No.
Services 
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. Additional movement of lifting on or lifting off operations 59.00 91.00

(5) Storage charges of containers or breakbulk cargo shall be as follows:

No.
Status
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. Empty container - per day 5.30 10.60
2. Loaded container - per day 10.60 21.20
3. Overheight/Overwidth/Overlength container - per day 15.90 31.90
4. Breakbulk cargo in CFS Same charge for storage ofcargo in shed

When a loaded container is unstuffed and is empty, the empty container shall not be given free storage and the rates for storing such container shall be in accordance with tariff rate.

(6) Free storage period shall be as follows:

No. Status No. of days or
part thereof
1. FCL import containers loaded or empty 3
2. LCL import reefer containers 3
3. FCL/LCL export container loaded or empty 3
4. Transshipment containers 14

(7) Shut out containers

(a) Charges for container stacked at an export section and is shut out by the vessel and subsequently delivered to rail or other vehicle shall be as follows:

No.
Status
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. FCL container 104.00 156.00
2. FCL container including unstuffing 345.00 520.00
3. LCL container 293.00 442.00
4. LCL container including unstuffing 533.00 806.00

The above charges shall be additional to extra movement charges, if any.

(b) Where a container to be exported is shut out by one vessel and subsequently shipped via another vessel-

(i) additional movement charge shall be payable on the container according to the number of extra movements involved; and

(ii) free storage days shall be calculated from the date the container is first received.

(8) Charges on reefer container services shall be as follows:

No.
Services 
Per container (RM)
Up to 20 feet length
Over 20 feet length
1. Monitoring services at reefer yard 13.00 26.00
2. Pre-trip inspections 78.00 78.00
3. Connecting or disconnecting services on board vessel 20.00 20.00

Charges for Usage of Marina - BERTHING

(1) The charges for a craft lying alongside a berth at a marina shall be at the rate of RM4.00 per day or RM60.00 per month for every metre length or any part thereof.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)-

(a) a day shall be the period beginning from 1200 hours on one day to 1200 hours on the next day, or part thereof;

(b) a month shall be the continuous period of thirty days and for any extra days, daily charge shall apply; and

(c) the length of the craft shall be measured according to LOA.

(3) Multihulls such as catamarans and trimarans shall be charged an extra 40% of the rate specified in paragraph (1).

Charges for Usage of Marina - MOORING

(1) For a craft mooring to a buoy or pile mooring or any other form of securing to the seabed, the charge shall be at the rate of RM2.00 per day or RM30.00 per month for every metre length or any part thereof.

(2) A craft is moored from the time when the craft is first secured thereto until the craft is finally cast off.