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Calculation of Port Dues

Measurement Standards

01. Ship fare
Entrance and departure fee of ship
  1. a) This fee is applied to all the ships enter and depar a trade port.
  2. b) Gross tonnage of a ship is measured according to the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships or Tonnage 69. (As for a national flag carrier, it is only applied to any ocean going vessel over 4,000tons.)
  3. c) In spite of b) above, the tonnage that decides usage fee of a regular passenger ship plying between Korea and Japan, is calculated according to international gross tonnage (tonnage on the certificate of ad measurement) x 0.4786 based on reciprocity.
  4. d) A ship without the certificate of ad measurement calculates its gross tonnage by the ship’s volume (㎥, length x width x dept h)x 0.35.
  5. e) Tonnage under 1 ton is considered 1 ton.
  6. f) In case a barge is towed for enteringor departing a port, the usage fee is calculated based on the combined gross tonnage of both ships.
  7. g) A Port Authority constructed in compliance with Port Authority Act includes a fee for use ofcounter facilities and navigation assisting devices when a ship enters or (usage fee for a beacon is excluded).
Berth occupancy charge, Demurrage and Mooring charge
  1. a) Either berth occupancy charge or demurrage is calculated from the moment a ship is berthed or anchored to the moment it departs
  2. b) Berth occupancy charge of the following ships is paid to either a port management office or a port authority which the ships are registered under: a cargo ship carrying less than a gross tonnage of 150, a tanker, a ship within a port and a cruise passenger ship or other ships. Yet, ships which do not call at the ports under which they are registeredunder and ply only the waters ofother ports should pay the fee to the ports they actually call at.
  3. c) When a home trade vessel or an ocean going vessel is allowed to maketemporary changes in business districts in compliance with the Marine Transportation Act, or when a ship that carries marine products is allowed achange of qualification in compliance with the Customs Act, the berth occupancy charge is paid based on the changes. In this case, the fee is paid based on the districts where these ships sail regardless of any permission or approval period.
  4. d) In case a barge is towed for entry and departure of a port, the fee is calculated based on the combined gross tonnage of both ships.
  5. e) An ocean going vessel (including a foreign one) less than gross tonnage of 150 pays the same fee as vessel of over 150 ton pays.
  6. f) Less than a ton is considered a ton. For example, if 10 tons is a unit, tonnage less than 10 tons is considered 10 tons. If 50 tons is a unit, tonnage less than 50 tons is considered 50 tones.
  7. g) The standards from b) to d) of shipping fare (1) are applied tothe calculation of the gross tonnage of a ship.
  8. h) Less than 12 hours are considered 12 hours. Less than a month is considered one month. For example, if the period in question is over 12 hours, the berth occupancy and demurrage charges are added at each exceeded 1 hour (if less than an hour, it is still considered one hour).
  9. i) A mooring charge is applied to a ship whose status of anchoring is reported to a related government office according to Article 7 of the Public Order in Open Ports Act, and anchors at a place designated by a port management office for over 15 days
  10. j) A ship which anchors in non-governmental berthing facilities within a port should pay the demurrage. If a ship stands by within a port due to a lack of berthing facilities on the part ofthe facility owner, demurrage should not be exempt.
  11. k) The minimum cost of berth occupancy charge and demurrage should be no less than KRW 3,000.
  12. l) A ship that has already paid the berth occupancy charge of b) above for a certain period of time does not need to pay a berth occupancy charge at other ports for the same period.
02. Cargo Fee
Entrance and departure fee of a cargo
  1. a) If payment is already made for a cargo, it is not necessary to pay additional fee even though the cargo is carried by a ship (including a barge) within the same port.
  2. b) If a cargo which was unloaded in order to load other cargos is reloaded in the same vessel before departure, it is not necessary to pay again.
  3. c) The minimum cost of a usage fee should be no less than KRW 3,000.
  4. d) In calculation of cargo fee, the higher figure between weight and measurement ton should be applied. The calculation unit of the liquid cargo passing an oil pipeline is barrel; a container cargo, TEU; and a vessel for breaking up, LTD (Light Load displacement).
  5. e) Less than a ton is considered one ton. Less than 1㎥ is considered 1㎥. Less than 10ft of a container cargo is considered 10ft.
  6. f) An outer port cargo except a container cargo is calculated based on a bill of landing (BL).
  7. g) Deleted
  8. h) A Port Authority constructed in compliance with Port Authority Act collects entrance and departure fees on cargo with the usage fee of port traffic facilities included.
  9. i) The converting standard between measurement units is as follow:
The converting standard between measurement units
Classification Conversion
Weight 1,000㎏=2,204.6 Pound=1 Ton
1Short Ton=907㎏=2,000 Pound=0.907 Ton
1Long Ton=1,016㎏=2,240 Pound=1.016 Ton
Volume 1㎥=0.883 Ton=35.305CUFT=423.654B/F ('99.12.30)
Oil 1ℓ=0.2642Gallon
1Gallon=3.7854ℓ
1Barrel(42Gallon)=158.9873ℓ
Cargo demurrage
  1. a) A cargo which exclusively uses a warehouse or an open storage yard does not pay the cargo demurrage.
  2. b) Below is the measurement standard of the day calculation for a vessel’s cargo subject to the demurrage.
  1. ① Number of days from a cargo is fully carried into an open storage yard to the cargo is completely carried out of the open storage yard.
  2. ② Numbers of days from a cargo is stored in a warehouse to the cargo is carried out of the warehouse.
  3. ③ In case a cargo moves from a warehouse to an open storage yard, the first day of transitis included in the calculation.
03. Exclusive Fee
  1. a) If a warehouse, an open storage yard or an apron is not used to store and handle cargo carried in and carried out through a sea, the enforcement ordinance of the National Property Act, Article 29 should be applied.
  2. b) The minimum usage fee should be no less than KRW 3,000.
  3. c) Among cargoes that use a shatter-proof facility in Muk-do Port in the East Sea, anthracite should be paid for in an open storage yard. However, if anthracite is carried into the shatter-proof facility in this port throughland transportation, the inner port cargo charge when using a warehouse shall be applied.
  4. d) Based on Article 9 of Paragraph 2 of the Act, as for a Port Authority which is not directly under an Administration, the usage fee should be calculated from the day a port construction work is approved according to Article 10 of the Act.
04. Others
  1. a) A cargo handled by a machine is loaded and unloaded by a movable machine (a machine equivalent to fixed unloading equipment in efficiency) exclusively for special cargo.
  2. b) “Liquid cargo using an oil pipeline” includes liquid or liquefied cargo that is delivered either to a ship or storage through a piping system within a port. Yet, transfer between a ship and a truck is excluded.
  3. c) The unit “ton” is a measurement of weight or volume per characteristics of a cargo. “Barrel” is a measurement unit for liquid cargo including oil, and “TUE” is a container unit converted by 20ft length.
  4. d) A “Passing ship” aims to carry oil (fuel for ships), purchase articles for ship, shift crew, and repairany ship failures without loading any cargo or carrying any passengers. It is also for a simple stopover (only for a ship that uses a domestic port as a calling port on the way to a 3rd country and departs within 24 hours since entry). It is an ocean going vessel which anchors at a designated basin through port management office and departs within 48 hours of anchorage (vessel access control time by a regional Administrator due to bad weather conditions is not included)s. When repair of a vessel failure exceeds 48 hours, related documentary evidence should be submitted to the port management office.
  5. e) A “cruise ship” is a tourist ship that is equipped with various amenities for passengers including accommodations and recreational facilities.
  6. f) “Fish caught in a distant and deep sea” are catches in foreign waters by a pelagic fishing boat, a fisheries experimental ship and a training ship.
  7. g) An “Open storage yard” is a facility designated by a port management office according to the enforcement decree of the Harbor Act, Article 13. It is an open place where cargo iskept and handled for a specific period of time before being shipped or carried out of a port.