Sea-going ship

A ship or other craft travelling between Police Port and ports situated outside Polish territorial waters

Port ship

A ship providing port services e.g. icebreakers, tugs, port barges, floating cranes, bunkering ships, anti-pollution ships, diving ships, ships owned by the port city, or any craft owned by the port or leased by the port or port operators

Inland ship

A ship or other craft travelling between Police Port and its hinterland

Inshore ship

A ship travelling between Police Port and ports in the Bay of Pomerania area or within Polish territorial waters

The tariff of charges was approved by a resolution of Police Seaport Sp. z o.o. of 20th December, 2004

General provisions

1. This tariff of charges is set by Police Seaport Sp. z o.o. on the basis of The Act on Ports and Sea Harbours of 20th December 1996 (Journal of Acts No.9, 1997, item 44 with later amendments) and The Act on Port Equipment for the Reception of Waste Material and Cargo Residue from Ships of 12th September, 2002 (Journal of Acts No.166, item 1361)

2. The tariff is effective within the boundaries of Police Seaport as established by the ruling of the Minister of Transport and Marine Commerce of 19th December 1991 concerning the establishment of inland port boundaries in Szczecin, Świnoujście and Police (Polish Monitor No.4, 1992, item 22 – with later amendments).

3. According to this tariff of charges port fees are defined as:
– A tonnage fee payable for entry of a ship into and departure from the port, transit across the port area, and enabling the reception and neutralisation of waste material.
– A mooring fee payable for use of the quay or harbour.
– A passenger fee payable for boarding or disembarkation by passengers.

1.Tonnage fees are payable by ships entering all quays and harbours situated within the boundaries of Police Seaport.

2. Ships entering quays administered by Police Seaport Sp. z o.o are subject to mooring and passenger fees payable to Police Seaport Sp. z o.o.

3. Mooring and passenger fees for ships arriving at quays outside the remit of Police Seaport Sp. z o.o. are set and collected by their authorities.

4. Fees for other services performed by Police Seaport Sp. z o.o. or other entities authorised by it are set on the basis of other tariffs of charges or agreements.

5. This tariff of charges is effective from 1.01.2005.

6. The Tariff of Port Charges approved by the Board of Police Chemical Works SA on 14th October, 2003 becomes ineffective on 31.12.2004 in that part covered by the provisions of this tariff of charges.

Guidelines for calculating port fees

Guidelines for calculating port fees

1. Port fees shall be calculated on the basis of the ship’s gross tonnage (GT) in accordance with a current international tonnage certificate issued in accordance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships of 1969.

2. For ships possessing a tonnage certificate specifying their gross registered tonnage in BRT, fees shall be calculated on the assumption that 1 BRT = 1 GT.

3. For ships possessing a tonnage certificate expressing its load capacity in DWT it shall be assumed that 1 GT = 3 DWT.

4. If it is not possible to establish the gross capacity of a ship in GT, the port fee shall be calculated on the basis of its capacity as expressed in cubic metres by multiplying the total length, the maximum width, and maximum draught of the ship according to the summer water line in fresh water, rounding up to the nearest full cubic metre, assuming that 1 m3 = 1GT.

5. If the ship’s tonnage certificate gives differing tonnage figures or if the ship has two tonnage certificates, the higher figure will be used as the basis for calculating fees.

6. For tankers with a double bottom and/or separate ballast tanks port fees will be calculated on the basis of the ship’s GT less the capacity of the double bottom and/or separate ballast tanks.

7.Ships carrying out cargo operations in a single journey shall pay one tonnage fee in Police port.

8. Ships entering Police Port and another Oder estuary port in a single journey must pay 50% of the tonnage fee.

9. Ships crossing the Police port area as transit traffic receive a 50% discount on the tonnage fee.

10. The tonnage fee also covers disposal of ship waste in accordance with Police Port regulations (see ‘procedural guidelines for waste reception for ships using quays administered by Police Seaport’, available from the company offices or at www.portpolice.pl).

11. The cost of cargo residue reception shall be negotiated directly between the client and the waste contractor.

Application of the tariff of charges and payment

Application of the tariff of charges and payment

1. A ship’s obligation to pay fees arises as soon as it makes use of port facilities.

2. Rates specified in the tariff of port charges are given in EUR. Payments in other currencies are calculated according to the exchange rate table of the National Bank of Poland on the basis of the current purchase rate for the day when the ship stops using port facilities.

3. With the consent of Police Seaport Sp. z o.o. payments in other currencies may be calculated according to a different exchange rate.

4. The minimum amount of an invoice is 10 EUR.

5. The type of a ship is established according to the type of its largest cargo load.

6. All fees expressed as a percentage are calculated on the basis of tariff rates.

7. Payment of fees in amounts other than those specified in this tariff of charges requires the consent of Police Seaport.

8. VAT is not included in the port fee rates. VAT shall be added to port fee rates according to the current rate on the day a service is performed.

Obligations of the ship or its agent

Obligations of the ship or its agent

1. A ship entering the port, or its agent, is obliged to submit the following documents to Police Seaport:

a. Notification of the ship’s arrival/departure, which should contain the following information:

  • the name of the ship, its flag and its call sign,
  • the type of ship and its parameters (total length, maximum width, maximum draught in fresh water), the draught of a ship on entering the port,
  • the draught of the ship on departure,
  • the gross tonnage of the ship (GT),
  • the name of the next and last ports of call,
  • the amount and type of cargo for loading and/or unloading in the port,
  • the name and address of the owner or charterer (depending who is paying the port fees)

b. A document confirming disposal of waste in the last port of call;
c. Notification of waste on the ship before it arrived at the port;
d. Notification of the ship’s hazard rating.

2. The agent of the ship should possess written authority to act on behalf of the owner or charterer. The agent is obliged to produce the authorising document on request of Police Seaport.

3. The agent of the ship is obliged to ensure that all due payments are made to Police Seaport before it leaves the port.

4. Payments due to Police Seaport should be made immediately on receipt of the relevant invoice, and no later than 14 days from the date the invoice was issued. If this time limit is exceeded statutory interest will be charged.

Exemption from port fees

Exemption from port fees

Ships entering the port shall be exempt from port fees provided they give notification of the purpose of their entry and do not engage in commercial transactions. Purposes qualifying for exemption:

  • to obtain information or receive orders, with an intention to leave the port within 48 hours
  • to allow a sick crew member or passenger to receive medical treatment, or to unload a corpse
  • to shelter from bad weather
  • an official visit
  • also subject to exemption are ships belonging to the navy, coast guard, police, customs, the Marine Academy, sports ships, and sailing ships entering the port to take part in events organised by the port city
  • port ships and fishing cutters and boats belonging to local owners

Liability

Liability

Police Seaport is not liable for:

  • damage and/or loss caused by natural disasters or other acts of God, or as a result of strikes, lock-outs or similar actions carried out by its employees and/or contractors
  • financial losses resulting from the administration or operations of the national government, local government or judicial bodies
  • damage caused in the course of providing assistance, where this was necessitated by a threat to the port’s security
  • consequences of inaccurate information being submitted by a ship or its agent.

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for sea-going ships

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for sea-going ships 

Type of ship

tonnage fee
for 1 GT

mooring fee
for 1 GT

 car carrier

EUR 0,18

EUR 0,04

 bulk carrier

EUR 0,69

EUR 0,10

 general cargo ship

EUR 0,67

EUR 0,10

 reefer ship

EUR 0,55

EUR 0,11

 container ship

EUR 0,34

EUR 0,11

 ro-ro ship

EUR 0,26

EUR 0,04

 passenger ship

EUR 0,15

EUR 0,04

 ferry

EUR 0,16

EUR 0,04

 tanker

EUR 0,70

EUR 0,10

 push train or towing train

EUR 0,50

EUR 0,10

 other

EUR 0,52

EUR 0,11

Notes:

  1. Ships carrying containers only, regardless of their type, shall be considered to be containers ships.
  2. Passenger ships with gross tonnage exceeding 50,000 GT shall be considered as having tonnage of 50,000 GT for the purposes of fee calculation.
  3. The gross tonnage (GT) of a push or towing train shall be calculated by adding the gross tonnage of the tug or pusher to that of the ships being towed or pushed.
  4. Car carriers with gross tonnage exceeding 40,000 GT shall be considered as having tonnage of 40,000 GT for the purposes of fee calculation.
  5. Ships entering the port for repair work, disassembly, to obtain supplies of fuel, food, or equipment, to change crews, or to dispose of waste shall pay 25% of the tonnage fee.
  6. Ships entering the port for a stopover and not engaging in any commercial transactions shall pay 25% of the tonnage fee.

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for liner ships

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for liner ships

Frequency of entry

tonnage and mooring fees

at least 8 times a week

40% of the basic fee

at least 6 times a week

45% of the basic fee

at least 4 times a week

50% of the basic fee

three times a week

60% of the basic fee

twice a week

65% of the basic fee

once a week

70% of the basic fee

less than once a week

75% of the basic fee

Notes:

The term ‘a week’ refers to the period beginning at 00.00 on Monday and ending at 24.00 on Sunday.
The term ‘liner ships’ refers to regular shipping traffic between Police Port and other ports agreed between Police Seaport and the owner/operator.

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for inshore and inland shipping

Table of tonnage and mooring fees for inshore and inland shipping

Tonnage fees

Cargo ships up to 1,000 GT – 0.04 EUR/1GT
Cargo ships over 1,000 GT – 0.06 EUR/1GT

Passenger ships up to 1,000 GT – 0.06 EUR/1GT
Passenger ships over 1,000 GT – 0.08 EUR/1GT

Mooring fees

Ships up to 1,000 GT – 0.03 EUR/1GT
Ships over 1,000 GT – 0.04 EUR/1GT
Ship owners may negotiate annual tonnage and mooring fees with Police Seaport. The annual fee is calculated by multiplying the single entry rate by 20.

Table of passenger fees

Table of passenger fees

Passenger ships and other sea-going ships  with tonnage over 1000 GT – 1.00 EUR/passenger
Ferries and sea-going passenger/cargo ships – 0.95 EUR/passenger
Passenger ships and other sea-going ships  with tonnage under 1000 GT – 0.25 EUR/passenger
Passenger ships and other inshore ships – 0.25 EUR/passenger

Passenger fees for sea-going ships are calculated on the basis of the number of passengers listed on the passenger manifest.

Passenger fees for inshore ships are calculated on the basis of information supplied by the captain of the ship.

Fees for services performed by Police Seaport Sp. z o.o.

Fees for services performed by Police Seaport Sp. z o.o.
1. Fee for making use of a fire-fighting ship – EUR 135.00 for every hour commenced (from the time it sets sail to the time of its return).

2. Fee for using anti-spill barriers – EUR 990.00 for every 24-hour period commenced.

3. All other fees payable to Police Seaport not mentioned in this tariff of charges shall be established in separate contracts between Police Seaport and the client..

For services performed on non-working days the following surcharges shall be added to the relevant rates

a) for services performed on a free Saturday – 80%
b) for services performed on a Sunday or Bank Holiday – 100%
c) for services performed on national holidays – 150%

(the following are considered national holidays: New Year, the First Day of Easter, 3rd of May celebrations, Christmas Eve from 14.00, the first day of Christmas, New Year’s Eve from 14.00)

Other fees

Contributions to the sailors’ social and cultural fund: In accordance with directive No.138 of the International Labour Organisation a charge of 0.005 EUR/1GT shall be collected. The charge shall not exceed 70.00 EUR

WASTE

Procedural guidelines for reception of waste from ships using quays administered by Police Port Authority – effective from 01.01.2015