According to the Federal Tariff Service of Russia Order № 522-т/1 dated 20.12.2007 
(as amended by Orders dated 17.04.09, 14.10.09, 24.12.09, 22.06.10, 22.03.11, 26.07.11, 13.09.11, 04.05.12.)

Rates of the Port Dues in Arkhangelsk port

Table  1.1 Foreign voyage vessels

Name of the fee Rate, RUB/1 GT
All vessels, except for Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships, container ships, and tankers Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships, container ships Tankers
Tonnage Dues   16,98 11,89 18,57
Pilotage Dues     
In-port pilotage, per operation 0,92 0,65 1,02
External pilotage, per mile 0,24 0,17 0,26
Light Dues 1,00 0,70 1,10
Navigation Dues 1,81 1,26 2,98
Including VTMS 0,88 0,62 0,97
Ecological Dues -- -- --
Canal Dues 13,26 9,29 14,59
Ice Dues -- -- --
Summer time (11.05-09.11) 8,72 6,10 9,56
Winter time (10.11-10.05) 19,20 13,44 21,05
Dues for transport security in port waters 2,00 1,40 2,20

  Table 1.2 Cabotage vessels

Name of the fee Rate, RUB/1 GT
All vessels, except for Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships, container ships, and tankers Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships, container ships Tankers
Tonnage Dues 5,19 3,64 5,68
Pilotage Dues  
In-port pilotage, per operation 0,52 0,37 0,58
External pilotage, per mile 0,14 0,10 0,15
Light Dues 0,57 0,40 0,62
Navigation Dues 1,02 0,71 1,12
Including VTMS 0,50 0,35 0,54
Ecological Dues -- -- --
Canal Dues 7,52 5,27 8,27
Ice Dues -- -- --
Summer time (11.05-09.11) 8,72 6,10 9,56
Winter time (10.11-10.05) 19,20 13,44 21,05
Dues for transport security in port waters 1,00 0,70 1,10

Note:

* 1. Vessels of ice-class LU 6, LU 7 (pursuant to the classification of the Russian Marine Register of Shipping or corresponding class issued by other classification societies) shall pay the ice-breaker dues. Coefficient 0f 0.5 shall be applied to the established rates.

2. Vessels proceeding from the sea to Severodvinsk and from Severodvinsk to the sea shall pay the ice-breaker dues pursuant to the rates applicable at the Arkhangelsk port.

3. Vessels proceeding from the sea to Severodvinsk and from Severodvinsk to the sea shall not pay the navigation dues.

4. Items 1.12 (excluding sub-items 2, 3, 5) and 1.14 (excluding sub-item 2) of the Regulations of charging port dues at the ports of the Russian Federation shall not be applied under calculation of the ice-breaker dues during the winter navigation.

5. Sub-item а) of Item 4.3 of the Regulations of charging port dues at the ports of the Russian Federation shall not be applied under calculation of the port dues. 

6. Vessels proceeding from the sea to Severodvinsk and from Severodvinsk to the sea shall pay the tonnage dues pursuant to the rates applicable at the Arkhangelsk port.

7. Vessels heading for the port of Arkhangelsk from the inland waterways and back shall be charged the canal, pilot, light and navigation dues with coefficient of 0.2 and shall be exempted from the ice dues.

 


RULES

FOR APPLICATION OF THE PORT DUES AT SEA PORTS

OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

(as amended by Orders of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No. 249-t/20,

dated 22.03.2011 No.51-t/1)

I. General Provisions

1.1. The rates of the port dues (dues to be paid by vessels) shall be applied to payment for use of the infrastructure, provision of safety of navigation and order at the sea ports (handling terminals) of the Russian Federation and at the approach to them.
(as amended by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No.249-t/20)

1.2. The port dues shall be paid by Russian and non-Russian vessels calling at a port, departing from a port as well as vessels passing in transit through the water area of a port.  

1.3. The rates of the dues from vessels at the sea ports of the Russian Federation are established for Russian vessels of foreign shipping and non-Russian vessels as well as for Russian vessels of cabotage shipping and are classified according to the vessels classes:

1.3.1. All vessels, except for Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships, container ships, and tankers;

1.3.2. Ro-Ro vessels, Float-on / Float-off ships and container ships;

1.3.3. Tankers.

(cl. 1.3 as amended by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 22.03.2011 No.51-t/1)

1.4. The class of a vessel and its function (specialty) shall be defined by the vessel documents.

1.5. The nationality of a vessel under the payment of the port dues shall be defined by the flag of the owner or manager of a vessel. The nationality of a tug/barge towing arrangement shall be defined by the flag of the carrier part of the arrangement. 

1.6. The rates of the port dues are set in Russian rubles.

1.7. The rates of the port dues are set per unit of gross registered tonnage of vessel (GT) stated in the Vessel’s International Tonnage Certificate (Certificate of Class) (GT) in conformity with the provisions of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurements of Ships of 1969 (London, 23 June 1969).
Calculation of the port dues for tankers with segregated ballast tanks shall be carried out not considering the gross tonnage of the segregated ballast tanks stated in the Tonnage Certificate.
In case data is not available in the Tonnage Certificate on the gross tonnage of the segregated ballast tanks and, consequently, on the reduced gross tonnage of the tanker, the calculation of the port dues shall be carried out with application of coefficient 0.9. 
To calculate the port dues for a passenger vessel with the gross tonnage of more than 40 000 GT it is considered equal to the gross tonnage of 40 000 GT.
Calculation of the port dues to be paid by vessels that have no Tonnage Certificates shall be carried out in accordance with the conventional volume of a vessel evaluated in cubic meters by multiplication of three values of a vessel – the overall length, the overall breadth and Moulded Depth of the vessel – stated in the vessel’s documents applying coefficient 0.35

1.8. The port dues upon vessel’s call at a port shall be paid under the voyage it entered a port.  Upon departure of a vessel from a port the dues for vessels shall be paid under the voyage the vessel departs from a port. The ecological dues shall be paid under the voyage (cabotage or international) the vessel has entered a port.  
A vessel placed at a port in ballast shall pay the port dues (including the ecological dues) under the voyage a vessel is assigned for. A vessel departing from a port in ballast shall pay the port dues under the voyage it has called at a port. 
A vessel calling at a port without handling and passenger operations as well as a vessel that transits the water area of a port shall pay the port dues under the rates of the voyage (cabotage or international) according to a port (Russian or non-Russian) of the last call.
Coefficient 0.5 shall be applied to the dues to be paid by vessels that call at a port and are subject to no handling and passenger operations and that transit the water area of a port (except for the navigation (vessel traffic control system) and pilotage dues), except for the events stipulated in i.1.12, 1.14.
(as amended by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No. 249-t/20).

1.9. The gross tonnage of the tug/barge towing arrangements, convoys and other compound floating facilities under calculation of the dues (except for the ecological dues) shall be specified as the sum of gross tonnages of all elements of the compound floating facility. Upon calculation of the ecological dues only the gross tonnage of a self-propelled part shall be considered.       

1.10. The port dues for lighter aboard ships that are involved in handling operations using lighters at outer and inner roads shall be calculated based on the summary gross tonnage of the lighters handed over by the lighter aboard ship when calling at a port and accepted by a vessel when departing from a port.    

1.11. The following types of vessels shall be exempted from payment of all port dues:
1) educational and training ships;
2) educational process ships registered on the books of the educational institutions and inland water transport;
3) vessels assigned for implementation of state regulatory and monitoring functions;
4) auxiliary and service vessels, harbour vessels working within the borders of the water area and equipped anchoring berths of one port or contiguous water areas of several ports;
5) Russian naval and maintenance vessels;
6) hospital vessels;
7) rescue and salvage ships, including ships designed for oil spills response;
8) ice-breakers;
9) hydrographic vessels;
10) excursion and leisure coastal ships.

1.12. The following vessels shall be exempted from payment of all port dues, excluding the pilotage dues:
1) research  and survey vessels;
2) sports, leisure and other self-propelled vessels having the main propulsion unit of less then 55kW;
3) non-Russian warships;
4) vessels under trial trips;
5) vessels involved in transportation of passengers between the roads and piers of a port.

1.13. Vessels named in clauses 1.11 and 1.12 (except for sub-clause 5) shall not be exempted from payment of the port dues in case they are involved in handling and passenger operations as well as towing between the ports that have no contiguous water areas. 

1.14. The following vessels shall be exempted from payment of all port dues, except for the pilotage and navigation dues (vessel traffic service):
(as amended by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No. 249-t/20)
1) vessels that arrive from sea to the inner road of a port and depart from it to sea without implementation of any operations at the road;
2) vessels that call at a port upon necessity due to the jeopardy of further navigation safety, life or health of the crew and passengers without implementation of any handling and passenger operations at a port;
3) vessels that call at a port for emergency repairs without implementation of any handling and passenger operations at a port.

1.15. Vessels that depart from a port pursuant to the permit from the port authorities and for implementation of correction works followed by the return to a port shall be exempted from payment of the port dues for the second time, except for the pilotage dues.   

1.16. The given rates of the dues to be paid by vessels are baseline and subject to application of the coefficients stipulated in these Rules and the specifications for application of the port dues rates. If several coefficients are used for a vessel, they shall be consecutively multiplied.    

1.17. Fishing fleet vessels shall be charged the port dues under the rates of the cabotage voyages for all vessels, except for trailer, floating, container, and tanker vessels.
(cl. 1.17 is introduced by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No.249-t/20)

II. Canal Dues

2.1. The canal dues shall be charged to vessels that pass the canal when calling at a port and departing from a port or transiting the water area of a port.

2.2. Passenger vessels shall pay the canal dues in full at each port of call during one calendar year upon the first entry to a port and departure from a port.
Starting from the second entry to a port the passenger vessels (except for cabotage voyages) shall pay the canal dues with coefficient 0.25 to the determined rates for each entry to a port and departure from a port.

III. Tonnage Dues

3.1. The tonnage dues shall be charged for a call at a port and departure from a port.

3.2. Cargo vessels that are loaded or unloaded at several ports of Russia during one voyage shall be charged the tonnage dues at the first port of call in full and at the subsequent ports coefficient 0.5 shall be applied to the determined rates.  

3.3. Passenger vessels shall be charged the tonnage dues at each port of call once during a calendar year upon the first entry to a port and departure from a port. 

3.4. Cargo vessels that operate on the lines opened in accordance with the established procedure shall be applied coefficient 0.8 to the tonnage dues rates.  

3.5. Transit vessels shall be exempted from payment of the tonnage dues.

IV. Ice Dues

4.1. The ice dues shall be charged for an entry to a port and departure from a port or transit through the water area of a port. 

4.2. Cargo vessels operating on the lines opened in accordance with established procedure shall be applied coefficient 0.8 to the ice dues rates. 

4.3. The following vessels shall be exempted from payment of the ice dues:
a) vessels with ice class LU7 (pursuant to the classification of the Russian Registry of Shipping or  classes corresponding to the given class issued by other classification societies);
b) passenger vessels.

4.4. Timeframes of the ice dues are defined in Annex 1 “Rates of the port dues at sea ports of the Russian Federation”.
(paragraphs introduced by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No.249-t/20)
In case the master of a port announces the period of winter (summer) navigation earlier than the term stipulated as well as prolongs its duration, the ice dues shall be paid according to the relevant rate from the date of announcement until the date of expiration (inclusive) of the corresponding navigational season.

V. Pilotage Dues

5.1. The pilotage dues shall be charged for pilotage of a vessel through the entrance passages and ship channels (outer road pilotage) and pilot guidance at the internal water area of a port (inner road pilotage).    

5.2. The pilotage dues shall include payment for use of transportation means to deliver a pilot to and from a vessel.   

5.3. The pilotage dues during the outer road pilotage of vessels (except for sports and small ships) shall be paid for each mile of pilotage. Half a mile shall be considered as a full mile.

5.4. The pilotage dues during the inner road pilotage shall be paid for each operation of the inner road pilotage. A separate operation of the inner road pilotage shall comprise:
1) pilotage of a vessel through the inner water area of a port with following anchoring, mooring buoys or mooring to a berth upon entry of a vessel to a port;
2) unmooring of a vessel from a berth and its following pilotage through the inner water area of a port upon departure of a vessel from a port;
3) unmooring of a vessel from a berth or mooring of a vessel to a berth during its relocation between the berths, inner roads, between berths and the inner road;
4) entry or removal of a vessel from a dock.
The pilotage dues pursuant to the rate of the outer road pilotage for each mile of pilotage shall be paid in addition in case a vessel enters the canal or ship channel under the inner road pilotage.

5.5. Cargo vessels that operate on the lines opened in accordance with the established procedure shall be applied coefficient 0.8 to the pilotage dues rates.

5.6. To calculate the value of the pilotage dues vessels with the gross tonnage of less than 1400GT (excluding sports and small ships) are considered equal to the gross tonnage of 1400GT.

5.7. If a vessel is shifted along the berth to the distance less than the length of a vessel with a pilot on board this vessel, the pilotage dues shall be paid pursuant to the rates of the inner road pilotage using coefficient 0.5.  

5.8. If the service of a pilot drawn to a vessel is refused, 50% of the pilotage dues for pilotage for which a pilot has been hired for shall be paid.

VI. Light Dues

6.1. The light dues shall be charged for a call at a port and departure from a port or transit voyage through the water area of a port.

VII. Navigation Dues

7.1. The navigation dues shall be charged for an entry to a port and departure of a vessel from a port. Vessels that transit the water area of a port shall be charged the rate of the navigation dues (vessel traffic service).
(cl. 7.1 as amended by Order of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation dated 14.10.2009 No.249-t/20)

7.2. Cargo vessels that are loaded or unloaded at several ports of Russia during one voyage shall be charged the navigation dues at the first port of call in full and at the subsequent ports coefficient 0.5 to the determined rates shall be applied.  

7.3. Passenger vessels shall be charged the navigation dues at each port of call once during a calendar year pursuant to the rate of the navigation dues at the first port of call and departure from a port.  Starting from the second call at a port the passenger vessels shall be charged the navigation dues according to the rate of the navigation dues (vessel traffic service) for each call at a port and departure of a vessel from a port. 

7.4. Cargo vessels that operate on the lines opened in accordance with the established procedure shall be applied coefficient 0.8 to the navigation dues rates.

 

VIII. Ecological Dues

8.1. The ecological dues shall be paid at ports that possess technical equipment to accept ship-generated waste from all types of vessels without any limitations (with the exception of ballast waters) during all time spent by a vessel at a port.
The ecological dues shall include payment for all operations connected to acceptance of ship-generated waste (supply and removal of floating vehicles, supply of containers and other tanks to collect garbage, transfer operations, connection of hoses, disconnection of hoses etc.).
A vessel that has not delivered ship-generated waste shall not be exempted from payment of the ecological dues.   

8.2. Coefficient 0.5 to the ecological dues shall be applied to vessels that are equipped with environmental protection equipment, use this equipment for handling of all types of wastes and contaminations and that possess relevant Oil, Sewage and Waste Pollution Prevention Certificates.

8.3. The following vessels shall be exempted from payment of the ecological dues:
1) vessels that call at a port without any handling and passenger operations;
2) vessels that carry out cargo or other operations at the outer roads of a port;
3) non self-propelled vessels;
4) transit vessels;
5) passenger vessels.


THE FEDERAL TARIFF SERVICE

LETTER

No. EV-1192/10 of 11 March 2008

ON THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN THE PORT DUTIES REGULATIONS IN THE SEAPORTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Responding to requests for clarification of terms used in the regulations of port duties in the sea ports of the Russian Federation approved by the Order of the FTS No. 522-т/1 of 20.12.2007, the Federal Tariff Service provides a clarification of the terms in the Annex hereto.

 

V.M.YEVDOKIMENKO

Annex to Letter

No. EV-1192/10 of 11.03.2008

TERMS USED IN PORT DUTIES AND THEIR REGULATIONS IN THE SEAPORTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION APPROVED BY THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL TARIFF SERVICE NO. 522-Т/1 OF 20.12.2007

Passenger ship – a ship designed for the transportation of passengers (at least 12 persons) and their luggage as well as for recreation and tourism.

Ro-ro ship – a vessel designed to carry wheeled cargo (such as vehicles, railway rolling stock, track machines, loaded and unloaded trailers) which is primarily loaded horizontally by a roll-on method.

A floating vessel – a dry cargo ship adapted to handling operations utilizing the principle of docking in ports and sheltered harbours

Tanker – a ship designed to transport liquids in bulk.

Container ship – a vessel with holds divided into cells by vertical guide rails designed to carry cargo in international containers.

Small vessel – a self-propelled vessel with main engine of less than 55 kW.

Gross tonnage – a function of the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship as defined by the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969. Gross tonnage is a unitless index.

Cargo handling operations – loading and unloading ships with cargoes delivered to a port and shipped from a port in accordance with a contract of carriage by sea.

Voyage – a completed transportation of cargo and/or passengers from one seaport (port station) to another over a particular period of time.

Cabotage (coastal cruise) – a completed transportation of cargo and/or passengers between two seaports of the Russian Federation. A coastal cruise is a voyage between the ports of Russia involving leaving the territorial sea, entering the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation and returning to the territorial sea of the country and then proceeding to a Russian port.

Foreign voyage - a completed transportation of cargo and/or passengers by a vessel between ports of the Russian Federation and foreign ports.

Transit vessels – vessels passing a port without mooring to a jetty (buoys, palls), anchorage or any other connection to the ground within harborage area.

Ship’s papers – the documents a ship must carry under national law and international requirements to sea-going vessels.

Certificate of ownership – one of the main documents a ship must carry. The certificate contains information on the ship-owner, ship’s employment and type, year and place built, engines, dimensions, loaded and unloaded draft, gross and net register tonnage.

Tonnage measurement certificate - a document confirming that the gross and net register tonnage of the vessel have been determined in accordance with the International Tonnage Measurement Convention of 1969. The Certificate is issued to every ship performing international voyages. It has no expiry date and does not require validation.

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