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PORT ACT

(CAP 361)

In exercise of the powers conferred by Part XII of the Port Act (Cap 361) and of all other powers enabling it on that behalf, Nigerian Ports Authority hereby makes the following regulations:

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Towage

Towage is the pushing or pulling of a ship or barge along the water by another ship or boat called tug.

Pilotage
This is the act or skill of assisting a ship to navigate through the channels of the port.

Mooring

It is the act of fastening a vessel to a bollard by rope.

Stevedoring

This is an act of unloading and loading of goods from ship hold to wharf. It also involves every act that is connected to cargo handling within a port, terminal space, or warehouse and related environment. A stevedore is the, dockworker, a waterfront manual laborer who is involved in loading and unloading ships

Terminal Handling 

It is the summary of services involving the use of plant, machinery, equipment, and maintenance in the terminal for container/ Cargo being loaded or unloaded by shipping lines at a port of shipment or destination.

Storage

Safe keeping of container/cargo discharged or loaded in the port of destination within a designated space or facility awaiting final delivery to the consignee

Berthing

It is the process of bringing in a vessel by appointed Pilot to a designated location within port for safe and secured mooring that will facilitate discharging and loading of cargo

Salvage & Rescue

This is a specialized operation involving the use of tugboats to rescue ships and persons in distress or in danger of sinking, or to salvage ships which have already sunk.

Docking         

Docking or Dry Docking are used when ships, boats and other crafts are taken into the service yard   for inspection, maintenance, and repair.

Anchorage

It is a designated area at sea protected from weather conditions, and other hazards where ships are permitted to lower anchors. The areas usually have conditions considered safe for anchorage.

Bunkering

It is the supply of fuel/diesel or refueling of ship by the use of another ship in a seaport.  Bunkering is also referred to as taking of oil or bunkers on board ship.

Waste Reception

This is the system of handling waste such Oily wastes, sludge, drainage from the bilges, sewage garbage and others, generated along with cargo residues during loading and unloading operations in line with IMO Convention MARPOL 73/78.

Fire Services

It is a specialized service provided by trained personnel deployed to guide against or offer immediate respond to fire emergencies onboard or ashore the vessel, terminals and the environment during cargo discharge, loading, bunkering, hot works and any other activity considered to be dangerous or hazardous to the immediate port environment

Midstream Operation

It is the operation of loading and unloading of cargo while the ship is still at sea with barges, lighters and other craft for the purpose to transferring or distributing or landing at a nearby pier or port facility.

Mid-Stream Discharge: This is defined as offshore operation involving discharge of cargo from mother vessel to a smaller vessel or barge.

Single Buoy Mooring (SBM): An offshore operation involving vessel discharge through underwater pipeline to a shore based facility.

Ship to ship transfer (STS): An offshore cargo operation involving two or more vessels transfer of cargo from a mother vessel to a coastal vessel and vice versa.

Service Boats: These are specialized vessels involved in movement of oil related cargo or equipment from oil service provider terminals to oil fields/rigs offshore.

Throughput Fee: The stipulated Fee to be charged by the Authority for the volume of cargo (Inward & Outward) passing through the concession terminal. It is usually measured in TEUS, Tons and units, payable by the operators

Appropriated Area: A designated Nigerian Port Authority’s facilities or Area granted for preferential or exclusive use for operational purposes

Concessioned Area: A space of Area of the Authority of which certain contractual right and privileges are passed or granted to another operating party to conduct a subsidiary business as contained in the Agreement

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS

1.OTDOil Terminal Dues
2.CPRCompulsory Pilotage Royalty
3.VATValue Added Tax
4.TWATropical West Africa
5.RORORoll On Roll Off
6.CBMCubic Meter
7.GRTGross Registered Tonnage
8.NRTNet Registered Tonnage
9.GTGross Tonnage
10.DWTDeadweight
11.FDBTFuel in Double Bottom Tank
12.RIMSRevenue and Invoice Management System
13.SENShip Entry Notice
14.e-SENElectronic Ship Entry Notice
15.LOALength Over All
16.B/LBill of Lading
17.EPLEnvironmental Protection Levy
18.VEPVehicle Entry Permit
19.TPRTrailer Parking Receipt
20.TSTally Sheet
21.MOUMemorandum of Understanding
22.BOLBill of Laden
23.MOWCAMaritime Organization of West And Central Africa
24.G/CGeneral Cargo
25.OTCOpen Top Container
26.STSShip-To-Ship
28.STRShip-To-Rig

EXPLANATORY NOTES

The Nigerian Ports Authority (Dues and Rates) Regulations 1956 made under the Ports Act, as amended by the various Nigerian Ports Authority (Dues and Rates) Regulation from 1957 to 2007 are hereby harmonized.

CARGO DUES: As charged in this Tariff shall cover: –

  • Stevedoring: Including Overtime, Extra Services (Labour*a, Security and Tally Clerk), Delays weekend Charge,*b Optional Services and Facility Charge*c (for Containers)
  • Harbour Dues
  • Environmental Protection Levy

NOTE

*a.Labour – Services provided and not related to tonnage shall be charged accordingly.
*b.Delays – Operational delays due to ship arrangement, including non-provision of trucks shall be charged accordingly.
*c.Facility Charge – A facility charge of ₦7.50 per tonne at Appropriated Area shall be charged.

VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT): Shall be charged as appropriate.

BERTH RENT/MOORING DUES: Shall be provisionally charged as soon as a vessel occupies a berth/moor at Non-Concessioned Area excluding SBM Operations:

CONTINGENCY DEPOSIT:

  • It shall be charged on the value of Cargo Dues and Berth Rent at Non-Concessioned Area.
  • It shall be charged on the value of Harbour Dues and Environmental Protection levy at Concessioned Area.

SHIP DUES: As charged in this Tariff, shall cover all services normally required by a vessel for her movement IN and OUT of the Port including the use of Tug Boats.

ROYALTY CHARGES: These are applicable to operations at:

  • Leased/Appropriated Area
  • Private Jetties
  • Off-shore Oil Terminals

COASTAL CHARGES: Are applicable to vessels engaged in trade within Nigerian Territorial Waters exclusive of Service Boats. Goods previously landed in any Sea Port in Nigeria and subsequently re-exported to another Nigerian Port will rank as coastal traffic and attract coastal charges.

TROPICAL WEST AFRICA (TWA) CHARGES: Applicable to vessels engaged in trade within West Coast of Africa lying between latitude 15oN and 15oS.

FOREIGN CHARGES: These charges relate to imports and exports other than Coastwise.

DAY: This shall mean a period of 24 hours or any part thereof. A new day starts at 12.00 midnight.

DOCUMENTS TO BE FURNISHED BY SHIPPING COMPANIES: For the purpose of payment and pre-arrival arrangements, the following documents shall be required.

  • Manifest
    • All vessels are to submit Manifest in 2 Hard Copies and a Soft Copy.
    • Container Vessels in addition to (a) above are to submit 2 copies of Container Arrival List (CAL).
  • Ship Entry Notice (SEN)
  • Stowage Plan
  • Part Discharge Certificate (where necessary)
  • Transfer and Acceptance of Ship Agency (Where necessary)

TIME TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS:

  • Manifest and other documents certified by Owner/Representative must be submitted before arrival of vessel at berth.
  • Additional manifest must be submitted not later than 24hours after vessel has berthed.
  • Export manifest must be submitted prior to departure of vessel from berth.

NOTE: This timing is without prejudice to NPA’s Policy of payment before service.

TONNE:

  • Where charges are assessed on gross weight, a tonne shall mean 1000kgs.
  • Where charges are assessed by measurement, a tonne shall mean 1cbm.

ANCHORAGE CHARGE: A vessel shall be placed on Anchorage if she is lying idle or does not attain 40% productivity target. It shall be the duty of the Port Manager in collaboration with the Traffic Manager and Terminal Operator to determine whether or not a vessel is lying idle.

GUIDELINES ON THE POST CONCESSION BILLING SYSTEM

Following the concessioning of the ports; the Cargo Dues component of both the Provisional and Final Bills has been split into:

  1. Stevedoring
  2. Harbours Dues
  3. Environmental Protection;

Under the new format, the Terminal Operations are expected to collect the Stevedoring component since they will handle the cargo; while NPA will collect Harbour Dues, Environmental Protection, Berth Rent and Ship Dues. The Stevedoring component shall apply at any Non-concession Area.

The various rates as would be applicable have accordingly been spelt out.

The following steps shall also be (strictly) followed in raising Provisional and Final Bills.

  1. Shipping Companies are expected to submit manifest within 48 hours, before the arrival of the vessel. Export manifest are to be submitted before the departure of the vessel.
  2. Shipping Companies will also submit Hard-copies of Ship’s Manifest to COPI which will in turn send a copy of the Manifest to Commercial Services Department for the processing of Provisional Bills
  3. Provisional Bills should be raised immediately on receipt of Manifest to enable shipping Companies make payment before the arrival of vessel.
  4. Presentation of NPA Receipt as evidence of payment of Provisional Bills must be strictly enforced as condition for issuance of Vessel Berthing and Sailings Certificates.
  5. Declared Tonnages/Ton must be properly reconciled at the weekly Voyage Reconciliation Meetings (VRM).
  6. All Ships’ Provisional Bills must be finalized within 7 days after completion of discharge and receipt of relevant source documents from Harbors Department.

Note: The commencement of computation of Provisional and Final Bill using the Oracle platform of the Revenue Invoicing Management System (RIMS) will alter the current processes elaborated above.

SHIP DUES

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

TYPE OF VESSELRATEUNIT OF MEASURMENTCONSTANT
ForeignUSD 1.28GRT1176
Tropical West AfricaUSD 0.62GRT1176
CoastalUSD 0.44GRT1176
Shifting (All Vessels) for Lagos Pilotage DistrictUSD 0.07GRT250
Shifting (All Vessels) for other Pilotage Districts and uncharted channelsUSD 0.07GRT1176
Second Port Of Call On Same VoyageUSD 0.938GRT1176
  • Remark: Components of 1176 Constant:

(i) Berthing, Mooring (in & out) – $125 x 2   =          $250

(ii) Towage (in & out) – $462.8 x 2                =          $925.60

                                                Total                =          $1176

  • Note: Shifting of vessels within Ports and same Pilotage District shall be charged as applicable above
  • Shifting of vessels due to non-performance and other operational reason adduced shall be charged as applicable above
  • Shifting charges are to be computed against the Agency/Stakeholder at whose instance the request was made: (NPA, Terminal Operator, Shipping Agent, any other requesting party)
  • In Lagos Pilotage District, Shifting charges shall apply in addition to the rate of $600 per tug movement

THIRD PARTY TOWAGE FOR LAGOS PILOTAGE DISTRICT (USD)

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

TYPE OF VESSELRATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT 
1 – 200 LOAUSD 2000Per Tug/Movement
200 LOA  & AboveUSD 2500Per Tug/Movement
ABOVE TOWAGE WILL APPLY IN ADDITION TO THE SHIP DUES AND BERTHING/MOORING BELOW
TYPE OF VESSELRATEUNIT OF MEASUREMENTBERTHING/MOORING
ForeignUSD 1.28GRT250
Tropical West AfricaUSD 0.62GRT250
CoastalUSD 0.44GRT250
  • Note: In the time being, the Rates listed above shall apply only in Lagos Pilotage District
  • Two tugs each shall be required for inward and outward towage respectively
  • The uncharted channels in Lagos Pilotage District shall retain the former rates
  • The other pilotage Districts operating without Third Party shall continue to charge/maintain the former rates as applicable for towage services
  • Moves within the Lagos Pilotage District shall attract a flat rate of $600 per Tug per Movement in addition to applicable Shifting charges
  • Using Tugs to assist a ship to turn around shall attract a flat rate of $600 per Tug per Assistance
  • Hiring of NPA Pilot Cutter shall attract $1500 per day.
  • The Delay of Tug shall attract $400 per hour and part thereof. This shall apply in addition to the Delay of Pilot at the same rate.
  • Tugs attending to a ship in distress/without power/defective steering shall attract the rate $2500 per Tug
  • Where applicable in other Districts, Third Party Towage Companies are required to pay a Royalty of 20% per Tug/Movement
  • Where applicable in other Districts, Licensing of Third Party Towage Service Provider shall attract $20000, this shall be renewed annually at the rate of $10000

ADDITIONAL PILOTAGE CHARGE

TYPE OF VESSELRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
VESSELS TO DRY DOCKUSD 125.00PER VESSEL
VESSELS TO SHIP YARDSUSD 125.00PER VESSEL

ANNUAL LIGHT DUES

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

TYPE OF VESSELRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Tropical West Africa (TWA)USD 0.95GRT
CoastalUSD 0.85GRT

ANNUAL CONSERVANCY (USD)

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

TYPE OF VESSELRATE (USD)  UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Harbour Tugs, Lighters, Barges & Others From 50 GRT And Below On Domestic TradeUSD 216.00GRT
Harbour Tugs, Lighters, Barges & Others Of Over 50 GRT Operating Domestic TradeUSD 1084.00GRT

BERTH RENT (USD)

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

To Be Provisionally Charged at the Rate of USD 2.00 x LOA x Number of Days

TYPE OF VESSELRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENTNUMBER OF DAYS
Container and RORO VesselsUSD2.00LOA2
Combo VesselsUSD2.00LOA3
Liquid Bulk Cargo VesselsUSD2.00LOA4
Dry Bulk Cargo VesselsUSD2.00LOA8
General Cargo VesselsUSD2.00LOA10
  • Remark: (Liquid Bulk Cargo Vessels) – Includes Oil Rig Vessels.

HARBOUR DUES (USD)

UNIT/TONNAGE x RATE (USD)

FIND RATE AS APPLICABLE BELOW

AreaCargo TypeUnit/TonnageForeignTWA/Coastal
ImportExportImportExport
Concession AreaGeneral CargoPer Ton2.51.721.2
Liquid BulkPer Ton1.891.661.461.46
Dry BulkPer Ton1.891.661.461.46
Container 20FT EmptyPer Unit –
Container 20FT LadenPer Unit80474747
Container 40FT EmptyPer Unit –
Container 40FT LadenPer Unit160939393
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer Unit27.527.527.527.5
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer Unit45454545
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer Unit187187187187
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer Unit300300300300

Note: that the above rates are all exclusive of Environmental Protection Levy
The applicable rate of $0.1 per ton for Environmental Protection Levy shall be computed separately from the Harbour Dues

AreaCargo TypeUnit/TonnageForeignTWA/Coastal
ImportExportImportExport
Private Jetty General CargoPer Ton2.51.81.11.1
Liquid BulkPer Ton3.682.52.52.5
Dry BulkPer Ton2.51.81.11.1
Container 20FT EmptyPer Unit –
Container 20FT LadenPer Unit82828282
Container 40FT EmptyPer Unit –
Container 40FT LadenPer Unit162162162162
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer Unit30303030
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer Unit48484848
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer Unit190190190190
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer Unit303303303303

Note: that the above rates are all exclusive of Environmental Protection Levy
The applicable rate of $0.1 per ton for Environmental Protection Levy shall be computed separately from the Harbour Dues

AreaCargo TypeUnit/TonnageForeignTWA/Coastal
ImportExportImportExport
NPA AreaGeneral CargoPer Ton8.65.75.44.7
Liquid BulkPer Ton5.82.882.52.5
Dry BulkPer Ton5.94.263.563.56
Container 20FT EmptyPer Unit19161916
Container 20FT LadenPer Unit18712012097
Container 40FT EmptyPer Unit31283128
Container 40FT LadenPer Unit296200200143
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer Unit44383636
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer Unit73616161
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer Unit245207207207
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer Unit413347347347

Note: that the above rates are all exclusive of Environmental Protection Levy
The applicable rate of $0.1 per ton for Environmental Protection Levy shall be computed separately from the Harbour Dues

AreaCargo TypeUnit/ForeignTWA/Coastal
TonnageImportExportImportExport
Appropriated AreaGeneral CargoPer Ton4.74.04.04.0
Liquid BulkPer Ton5.82.882.52.5
Dry BulkPer Ton4.33.172.82.47
Container 20FT EmptyPer Ton8888
Container 20FT LadenPer Unit1078210763
Container 40FT EmptyPer Ton12121212
Container 40FT LadenPer Unit202152202115
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer Unit3629.33629.3
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer Unit5746.35746.3
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer Unit206167.4206167.4
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer Unit338274.6336274.6

Note: that the above rates are all exclusive of Environmental Protection Levy
The applicable rate of $0.1 per ton for Environmental Protection Levy shall be computed separately from the Harbour Dues

AreaCargo TypeUnit/ForeignTWA/Coastal
TonnageImportExportImportExport
Midstream DischargeGeneral CargoPer Ton3.713.713.713.71
Container 20FT EmptyPer Ton4444
Container 20FT LadenPer Unit13131313
Container 40FT EmptyPer Ton7777
Container 40FT LadenPer Unit19191919
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer Unit2.832.292.832.89
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer Unit54.154
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer Unit8787
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer Unit18151815
  • Note: Midstream Discharge can only be carried out on the approval of the Honourable Minister of Transportation
  • Component of $3.71 for Midstream Discharge
  • Harbour Dues:                      2.50
  • Midstream Operation:         1.21
    Note: that the above rates are all exclusive of Environmental Protection Levy
    The applicable rate of $0.1 per ton for Environmental Protection Levy shall be computed separately from the Harbour Dues

STEVEDORING CHARGES

STEVEDORING OPERATIONAPPROVED RATE ($/N)UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Offshore Discharge$19.80Per Ton
Midstream Discharge$22.20Per Ton
Offshore Stevedoring ChargesN760.00Per Ton

(Honourable Minister of Transportation approval Ref: T4096/T4/454 of 30th September, 2011)

Remark: Where charges are assessed on Gross Weight, a tonne shall mean 1000kgs.
Where charges are assessed by Measurement, a tonne shall mean 1CBM
For the computation of Bills, the Authority shall adopt the Gross weight/kg or Measurement weight/CBM, whichever is higher.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LEVY (EPL) USD

UNIT/TONNGE X RATE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

Cargo TypeUnit/ Rates
Tonnage 
General CargoPer TonUSD 0.10
Liquid BulkPer TonUSD 0.10
Dry BulkPer TonUSD 0.10
Container 20FT EmptyPer UnitUSD 3.63
Container 20FT LadenPer UnitUSD 3.63
Container 40FT EmptyPer UnitUSD 7.68
Container 40FT LadenPer UnitUSD 7.68
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer UnitUSD 2.25
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer UnitUSD 2.25
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer UnitUSD 2.25
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer UnitUSD 2.25

MARITIME ORGANIZATION OF WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

(MOWCA) – USD

UNIT/TONNGE X RATE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

Cargo TypeUnit/ TonnageRates
General CargoPer TonUSD 0.10
Liquid BulkPer Ton
Dry BulkPer TonUSD 0.10
Container 20FT EmptyPer Unit
Container 20FT LadenPer UnitUSD 2.00
Container 40FT EmptyPer Unit
Container 40FT LadenPer UnitUSD 4.00
Vehicle Up to 15 CBMPer UnitUSD 1.00
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBMPer UnitUSD 2.00
Vehicle above 25 CBMPer UnitUSD 3.00
Vehicle Trailer/MafiPer UnitUSD 3.00
  • Note: The Authority generates MOWCA for the member countries; it does not retain the revenue. MOWCA levy does not constitute revenue for the Authority

WHARFAGE (NGN)

UNIT/TONNGE X RATE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF CARGORATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Liquid BulkN13.00Per Ton
Dry BulkN13.00Per Ton

FACILITY CHARGE (NGN)

UNIT/TONNGE X RATE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF CARGORATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Liquid Bulk CargoN7.50Per Ton
Dry BulkN7.50Per Ton
General CargoN7.50Per Ton
  • Note: Facility Charge is Charged On Cargo In All Appropriated Areas /NPA Owned Jetties Only

PORT PIER (NGN)

UNIT/TONNGE X RATE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF CARGORATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
IMPORTEXPORT
Liquid Bulk CargoN22.00N14.00Per Ton
Dry BulkN22.00N14.00Per Ton
General CargoN22.00N14.00Per Ton

Note: Port Pier Is Charged On Cargo At Private Jetties

CONTINGENCY DEPOSIT (USD)

2% of Harbour Dues + Environment Protection Levy – (At Concession Terminal)

5% of Harbour Dues + Environment Protection Levy – (At Private Jetty)

5% of Cargo Dues + Berth Rent (for Container, RORO and Combo at NPA)

10% Cargo Dues + Berth Rent (for General Cargo at NPA Area)

10% Cargo Dues only (for General Cargo and Dry Bulk at Sapele Port)

2% of Harbour Dues + EPL + Berth Rent (for Appropriated Areas)

2% of Harbour Dues + EPL (for Midstream)

5% VAT

Value Added Tax shall apply on the total of all the Import revenue line/item.

However, Vat is not applicable to Export

NIGERIAN LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS (NLNG) OPERATION (USD/NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF CARGOTYPES OF DUESRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
NLNGHarbour DuesUSD 3.68Per Ton
NLNGShip DuesUSD 1.I9Per Ton
NLNGEnvironmental Protection LevyUSD 0.10Per Ton
NLNGPort PierNGN 14.00Per Ton
  • Note: The rate of $1.19 is a discounted rate from $1.28, where the rate of $0.03 and $0.065 for Refuse and Bilge collection for respectively for Waste Management are not computed along with the Ship Dues.
  • The rate may cease to apply if there is corroborated evidence the Authority’s waste Management Agent is collecting waste from the vessel.

OIL TERMINAL DUES AND COMPULSORY PILOTAGE ROYALTY (OTD &CPR)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

OIL TERMINAL DUES
TYPE OF VESSELUNIT OF MEASUREMENTRATES ($)
All TypesPer BarrelUSD 0.034
  • Note: Oil Terminal Dues (OTD) is Collected At Offshore Oil Terminals across all the Pilotage District in the Ports
COMPULSORY PILOTAGE ROYALTY
TYPE OF VESSEL UNIT OF MEASUREMENTRATES ($)
0 – 100,000 Dead  WeightSummer Dead WeightUSD 6,800
100,000 – 200,000 Dead WeightSummer Dead WeightUSD 10,200
200,000 & Above Dead WeightSummer Dead WeightUSD 13,600
  • Note: Compulsory Pilotage Royalty (CPR) Is Charged/Collected On Offshore Tanker Vessels at the Oil Terminals across all The Pilotage District in the Ports

GENERAL (MISCELLANEOUS) CHARGES

USD & NGN

TOWAGE/SALVAGE SERVICES

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE BELOW

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Attending to other moves within the PortUSD 600.00Per Tug/Move
Assisting anchored ship to turn aroundUSD 600.00Per Tug/Move
Towage of ship outside the bar to berthUSD 600.00Per Tug/Move
For hourly delay of Tug by shipUSD 400.00Per Tug/Hour
Delay of PilotUSD 400.00Per Tug/Hour

FIRE EQUIPMENT/SERVICES

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE BELOW

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASUREMENTREMARK
Hire of Fire appliances for attendance within the PortUSD 130Per attendanceWith Foam

USD 195

Fire appliances (Standing by)USD 65Per attendance/Per shift
Hire of Pumps per attendance within the PortUSD 130Per attendanceWith Foam USD 195
Hire of Pump (Standing by)USD 26
Fire Services on Sunday/Public holidays within the PortCost/Rate + 50%Per attendance
Fire coverage on containers per day within the PortNGN100/unit subject to a maximum of 20% of rentPort per attendance
Fire protection on vehicles at parkNGN250 per vehicle for all categories of vehiclesPer vehicles
Fire coverage on General Cargo per day within the portNGN500 B/L subject to a maximum of 20% of rentPer Bill of Laden

NOTE: Except where indicated above, all other attendances are subject to a maximum of Eight (8) hour shift.

HIRE OF AMBULANCE

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

DESCRIPTIONRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Hire of AmbulanceUSD 500Per Trip
  • Note: Charged In Naira At The Prevailing Exchange Rate

ESCORT OF DANGEROUS/HARZARDOUS CARGO

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASUREMENTREMARK
Port operationUSD 130Per AgentEscort shall be within Port city limit
At NightUSD 195Per Agent
Fire Compliance CertificateUSD 30,000Per Port Operator

AUCTION

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

DESCRIPTIONRATE

(NGN)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
DocumentationNGN 2500Per Lot
Handling ChargeNGN 5200Per Vehicle
Handling Charge On General CargoNGN 1750Per Lot
Handling Charge On ContainersNGN 12500

NGN 15500

Per 20FT Container

Per  40FT Container

FRESH WATER (USD)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

DESCRIPTIONRATE

(USD)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
By NPA at BerthUSD 5Per ton
At MidstreamUSD 10Per ton
Untreated water by NPA at BerthUSD 3Per ton
Untreated water by NPA at MidstreamUSD 8Per ton

BUNKERING (USD/NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF VESSELRATE

(NGN)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
TWA/COASTALNGN 13.00Per ton
ForeignUSD 2.1Per ton

WEIGHING CHARGES (NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

DESCRIPTIONRATE

(NGN)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Export using NPA ScaleNGN 33Per Ton
Without NPA ScaleNGN 23Per Ton
Import on Special RequestNGN 9Per Ton
Import/Export through Weigh BridgeNGN 46Per Ton

VEHICLE ENTRY PERMIT (VEP)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

TYPE OF VEHICLERATE

(NGN)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Vehicles Doing Business in the PortNGN 225Per Vehicle

OTHER GENERAL (MISCELLANEOUS) CHARGES (USD/NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONRATE

(NGN &USD)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Registration of Shipping Company

Registration of Service Boat Operator

Registration of Chandlers

Registration of Custom Licensed Agent

Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC)

NGN200,000

NGN 100,000

NGN 50,000

NGN 25,000

NGN 40,000

Per Agent

Per Agent

Per Chandler

Per Agent

Per Vessel / Pilotage District

Renewal of Registration for Shipping Coy

Renewal for Service Boat

Renewal of Chandlers

Renewal of Custom Licensed Agent

Renewal Of Pilotage Exemption Certificate

NGN100,000

NGN100,000

NGN 30,000

NGN 5,000

NGN 40,000

Per Company

Per Agent

Per Chandler

Per Agent

Per Vessel / Pilotage District

Clamping Of VehicleNGN25,000Per Vehicle
Car StickerNGN10,000Per Vehicle
Loss Of ID CardNGN500Per head/Personnel
Towing Of VehicleNGN25,000Per Vehicle
Overnight Trailer ParkingNGN500Daily
Illegal/Unauthorized Entry by Master of  Vessels/Agent (1st Involvement)USD3,000Per Vessel/Pilotage District
Illegal/Unauthorized Entry by Master of  Vessels/Agent (2nd Involvement)USD 100% surchargePer Vessel/Pilotage District
Documentation FeeNGN 700Per Document/invoice
Clamping of Motorcycle & TricycleNGN 10,000Per Motorcycle/Tricycle
Bunkering License

Renewal of Bunkering License

NGN200,000

NGN100,000

Per Agent/Company
Electricity/Water Bill for local operators(NGN) As may be determined by Engineering Department at the location
Supply by Ship ChandlersNGN 13.00Per supply ton
  • Note: Each Registration and annual Renewal of Licenses for Shipping Companies Service Boat Operators, Chandlers and Customs Agents is valid across all the port location.
  • Bunkering License and other Permits/Licenses are renewable annually
  • Pilotage Exemption Certificate are also renewable annually but are valid per vessel per Pilotage District.
DUES APPLICABLE TO LOCAL TRAWLERS (USD/NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

DESCRIPTIONRATE (USD & NGN)UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
Cargo DuesUSD 1.6 x Exchange RatePer ton
WharfageNGN 13Per ton
Facility chargeNGN 7.50Per ton
Port PierNGN 22Per ton
DocumentationNGN 700Per Doc/Invoice
Annual Ship DuesUSD 0.93 x Exchange RateGRT
Pilotage Exemption  Certificate (PEC) for the Master
Issuance of Pilotage Exemption  Certificate (PEC)

Annual Renewal of Pilotage Exemption  Certificate (PEC)

NGN 40,000Per Vessel/Pilot/District
NGN 40,000Per Vessel/Pilot/District

DUES FOR PASSENGER/FERRY BOAT OPERATIONS (USD/NGN)

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

CHARGESRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Passenger Dues ( In)USD 6.54 X Exchange RatePer Ton
Passenger Dues ( Out)USD 6.54 X Exchange RatePer Ton
Light DuesUSD 0.95Per GRT
Conservancy (In & Out)USD 0.138Per GRT
Refuse/Garbage CollectionUSD 0.030Per GRT
Bilge CollectionUSD 0.065Per GRT
AdministrativeUSD 0.002Per GRT

Note: Currently Messrs. Shoreline Logistics Limited collects the Cargo Dues of this operation on behalf of the Authority; the accrued revenue is shared between both parties.

PENALTY

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

PENALTYRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Amendment of Manifest

Container/Roro/General Cargo

USD 50Per B/L
Additional ManifestUSD 200Per B/L
Additional Manifest for Homogenous CargoUSD 5,000Per Vessel/Voyage
Late Submission of Manifest (Import & ExportUSD 5,000Per Vessel/Voyage
Under Declaration of Tonnages100%Of  the Actual tonnage
Anchorage DuesUSD 0.50Per GRT/Day
Cancellation of VoyageUSD 500 or 1 % of the total bill (whichever is higher)Per Vessel/Voyage
  • Note: Penalty on additional manifest is chargeable on manifest submitted 24hours after the vessel has berthed.
  • Penalty on Late Submission of manifest shall apply if import manifest is submitted less than 48 hours before arrival of vessel
  • Export manifest should be submitted 48 hours after departure of vessel
  • Anchorage shall apply on a vessel lying idle at the rate of $0.50/GRT/Day in addition to other Ship Dues. It shall be the duty of the Port Manager in collaboration with the Terminal Operator to determine whether or not a vessel is lying idle or does not attain 40% productivity target
  • Late submission of manifest (import) applies to only to cargoes loaded from port of origin of vessel. Cargoes loaded along the vessel route on the West Coast of Africa are excluded.

POLLUTION

FIND RATE BELOW AS APPLICABLE

PENALTYRATE (USD)UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Failure to report discharge of oil/mixtureUSD 2,000
Minor pollutionUSD 15,000Covering an area up to 50m2
Major pollutionUSD 50,000Covering an area more than 50m2
Dumping of refuse into surrounding waterUSD 14,000
Wrong supply of information100%The expected value

TARIFF FOR COMPULSORY PILOTAGE RATES

(CHARGES NOTICE 001/004, 2014) ON:

  • SERVICE BOATS MOVEMENT
  • RIGS
  • TUGS
  • WORK BARGES (ALL OF 10 GT AND ABOVE)
DISTRICT A – CALABAR ZONERATES ($)
Calabar port to QIT/Eket Terminal or Vice Versa1.00
Offshore to QIT/Eket Terminal or Vice Versa0.62
Calabar Fairway to Calabar Port0.916
Offshore to Ikot Abasi or Vice Versa0.62
DISTRICT B – PORT HARCOURTRATES ($)
Port Harcourt to Aker Base or Vice Versa0.304
Port Harcourt to Pelfaco/Modant/Nissco Jetty and Choba or Vice Versa0.304
Port Harcourt to Amadi Jetty or Vice versa0.20
Port Harcourt to Onne0.304
Port Harcourt to Kidney Island0.48
Onne to Soku or Vice Versa0.344
Onne to Magcobar Jetty or Vice Versa0.22
Onne to Aker Base or Vice Versa0.42
Offshore to Brass Terminal or Vice Versa0.57
Bonny Fairway to Bonny Town0.40
Bonny to Port Harcourt0.48
Port Harcourt to Okrika0.30
Bonny to Okrika0.46
Bonny to Onne0.42
Bonny to Dawes Island0.36
Dawes Island to Okirka0.20
Dawes Island to Port Harcourt0.304
Bonny to Abonema0.83
Onne to Amadi Jetty or Vice Versa0.344
Offshore to Yenagoa or Vice Versa0.57
Bonny to Dawas Island0.36
Abuloma to Dawes Island0.20
Dawes Island to Abuloma0.20
Abuloma to Port Harcourt0.20
Port Harcourt to Abuloma0.20
Kidney Island  to Dawes Island0.30
Dawes Island to Kidney Island0.30
Kidney Island Jetty to Bonny or vice versa0.48
DISTRICT C – WARRI ZONERATES ($)
ABO/NPA AND VICE VERSA0.97
ABULOMA PHC/NPA AND VICE VERSA1.75
AGGE/NPA/OGUNU AND VICE VERSA1.96
AGHORD/NPA/OGUNU AND VICE VERSA1.96
AGIP/NPA AND VICE VERSA0.33
AJAPA/NPA AND VICE VERSA0.97
AJUJU/NPA/OGUNU AND VICE VERSA1.30
ALADJA/NPA/DBN AND VICE VERSA0.65
ARCO/NORTH BANK AND VICE VERSA0.99
ARCO/NPA/CHEVRON0.65
B+B/NPA AND VICE VERSA 0.330.33
BAROID/NPA AND VICE VERSA0.33
BAROID/NPA/CHEVRON AND VICE VERSA0.65
BAROID/NPA/OGUNU AND VICE VERSA0.55
BATAN/NPA/ELF AND VICE VERSA1.30

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DISTRICT D – LAGOS ZONERATES ($)
Lagos Fairway to Lagos Port Complex0.34
Lagos Fairway to Tincan Island and Beyond0.42
OTHER CHARGES APPLICABLE TO ALL PILOTAGE DISTRICTSRATES ($)
Additional charges to the above for Pilotage to Dry Docks and other Ship Repair Yards160.89 per Voyage
Garbage Scavenging160.89 per Voyage
Optional Services – Saturdays/Sundays/Public Holidays579.20 per Vessel (In/Out)
Overtime – Late Movement (1600 Hrs to 0730 Hrs)675.73 (per Movement)
Conservancy Dues5.08 per Total Chargeable Tonnage
Light Dues2.81 per GT
Footage Dues17.68% of Pilotage Charges only

Note: Light Dues: 100% for the first 12 inward calls per port, thereafter 50% rate per port shall apply for subsequent calls within a calendar year.

Conservancy Dues: ($5.08 per chargeable tonnage) in & out as stated in the compulsory pilotage rate is interpreted as:

$5.08 x (GT + FOB + COB) where;

GT=Gross Tonnage
FOB=Fuel on Board the Vessel / Boat
COB=Cargo on Board the Vessel / Boat

SHIP-TO–SHIP/SHIP-TO-RIG (STS/STR) OPERATIONS

CHARGESRATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
(i) Ship Dues: 0.633 X GRT  + 925.60 (As tabulated below)
MooringUSD 0.198GRT
Light DuesUSD 0.34GRT
Refuse CollectionUSD 0.03GRT
Bilge CollectionUSD 0.065GRT
Total USD 0.633GRT
TowageUSD 925.60In & Out (462.80 X 2)
(ii) Cargo Dues (As tabulated below)
Midstream DischargeUSD 1.21Per ton (As approved by HMOT)
EPLUSD 0.10Per ton
Facility ChargeNGN 7.50Per ton
  • Note: The above Rates shall be paid by the “Mother Vessel”
  • If the “Mother Vessel” decides to call/enter the Ports with the ROB (Remain-On-Board) after discharge to Off-take vessels, the Hard Quay Rates on Cargo shall be applicable. She shall also pay $0.647 X GRT + 1176 for Ship Dues

In the computation of ship Dues, the Off-take (Daughter) Vessel shall be invoiced as foreign operation, unless there are available documents to corroborate a known port of loading within the coast/region or clearance from the Port Harbour Master through appropriate channel

DELIVERY CHARGES AT NON CONCESSION/NPA AREAS

(E.G. KOKO, SAPELE, BRUTU, E.T.C.)

FIND RATES BELOW AS APPLICABLE

GENERAL CARGO

TYPE OF CHARGES

(GENERAL CARGO)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Direct

(NGN

Indirect

(NGN)

Handling Charges 89168Per Ton
Documentation/Custom Examination14001400Per Doc/Examination
VEP/Tally Sheet/TPR225225Per Truck

DRY AND LIQUID BULK CARGO

TYPE OF CHARGES

(DRY AND LIQUID BULK CARGO)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Direct

(NGN

Indirect

(NGN)

Handling Charges49168Per Ton
Documentation/Custom Examination14001400Per Doc/Examination
VEP/Tally Sheet/TPR225225Per Truck

DRY AND LIQUID BULK CARGO BY SUCTION

TYPE OF CHARGES

(DRY AND LIQUID BULK CARGO BY SUCTION)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
DIRECT

(NGN)

Handling Charges20Per Ton
Documentation/Custom Examination1400Per Doc/Examination

VEHICLE

TYPE OF CHARGES

(VEHICLE)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Direct

(NGN

Indirect

(NGN)

UP to 15CBM24972583Per Unit
16 to 25 CBM27752907Per Unit
Above 25 CBM35393971Per Unit
Trailer/Mafi41575180Per Unit

Note: All loaded vehicles will have 20% surcharge on their delivery charge 

PALLETIZED/UNITIZED CARGO

TYPE OF CHARGES

(PALLETIZED/UNITIZED CARGO)

RATEUNIT OF

 MEASURMENT

Direct

(NGN

Indirect

(NGN)

Up to 2 Tons71 X T + 162891 X T+ 1628Per Unit
2 to 4 Tons108 X T+ 1628157 X T+ 1628Per Unit
4 to 6 Tons157 X T+ 1628229 X T+ 1628Per Unit
6 to 10 Tons253 X T+ 1628357 X T+ 1628Per Unit
10 to 15 Tons360 X T+ 1628516 X T+ 1628Per Unit
Above 15 Tons773 X T+ 16281003 X T+ 1628Per Unit

 CONTAINERS

TYPE OF CHARGES

(CONTAINERS)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Normal  Container 20FT5014.50Per Unit
Normal  Container 40FT6267.50Per Unit
Flat Container  20FT5186Per Unit
Flat Container 40FT6707Per Unit
Open Top Container (OT)  20FT7073Per Unit
Open Top container (OT) 40FT9531Per Unit
Reefer Container  20FTNormal rate  + 1750Per Unit
Reefer Container  40FTNormal rate +2625Per Unit
Container  Delivery (Weekends) 20FTRate +294Per Unit
Container  Delivery (Weekends) 40FTRate +378Per Unit
If Container 20FT is unstuffedRate +714Per Unit
If Container 40FT is unstuffedRate + 903Per Unit
Container  Direct Delivery 20 FTRate +168Per Unit
Container  Direct Delivery 40FTRate +210Per Unit
CONTAINER EXPORT
Handling Charges (20Ft Laden)3686.72Per Unit
Handling Charges (20Ft Empty)1264.20Per Unit
Handling Charges (40Ft Laden)5566.60Per Unit
Handling Charges (40Ft Empty)1896.30Per Unit
Documentation Fee700Per B/L

 Note: The above charges shall in addition attract 5% VAT, except for Container Export

GROUPAGE

TYPE OF CHARGES

(GROUPAGE)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Direct

(NGN

Indirect

(NGN)

Container 20FT67698127Per Unit
Container 40FT1164813580Per Unit
Normal Groupage 20FT7679Per Unit
Normal Groupage 40FT12446Per Unit

RENT ON GENERAL CARGO

TYPE OF CHARGES

(RENT ON GENERAL CARGO)

Free rent period of 3 days after completion of discharge

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Import

(NGN

Export

(NGN)

Shed/Warehouse Cargo64Per Ton/Day
Stacking Area Cargo32Per Ton/Day

RENT ON VEHICLE

TYPE OF CHARGES

(RENT ON VEHICLE)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Import

(NGN)

Export

(NGN)

Vehicle UP to 15CBM1St Period2nd Period & thereafter150Per Unit/Day
150900
Vehicle 16 to 25 CBM1881125188Per Unit/Day
Vehicle Above 25 CBM3751800375Per Unit/Day
Trailer/Mafi6253000625Per Unit/Day

 RENT ON CONTAINER

TYPE OF CHARGES

(RENT ON CONTAINER)

Free rent period of 3 days after completion of discharge

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Import

(NGN

Export

(NGN)

Container: 20FT Laden375375Per Unit/Day
Container: 20FT Empty2424Per Unit/Day
Container: 40FT Laden750750Per Unit/Day
Container: 40FT Empty4848Per Unit/Day
Container: Open Top 20FT Laden750Per Unit/Day
Container: Open Top 40FT Laden1550Per Unit/Day
Container: Flat 20FT Laden936.5Per Unit/Day
Container: Flat 40FT Laden1606Per Unit/Day

 RENT ON PALLETIZED/UNITIZED CARGO

TYPE OF CHARGES

(RENT ON PALLETIZED/UNITIZED CARGO)

Free rent period of 3 days after completion of discharge

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
Import

(NGN

Export

(NGN)

Up to 2 Tons106Per Ton/Day
2 to 4 Tons2012Per Ton/Day
4 to 6 Tons3018Per Ton/Day
6 to 10 Tons4024Per Ton/Day
10 to 15 Tons7948Per Ton/Day
Above 15 Tons12475Per Ton/Day
  •  Note: If a Consignee/Agent wants to take delivery of cargo in a way other than the way it landed, the arrangement/cost should be borne by the Consignee/Agent cost + 40%.
  • Official request for direct delivery of cargo should be received at least 48 hours before the arrival of the vessel and supported by all relevant documents.

 RAIL CHARGES

TYPE OF CHARGES

(HAULAGE)

RATE

(NGN)

UNIT OF MEASURMENT
Other Goods on :4 Wheel Wagon108Per Ton
ü              :8 Wheel Wagon180Per Ton
 Coal                     :4 Wheel Wagon36Per Ton
ü              :8 Wheel Wagon54Per Ton
Traffic to/from Quays by rail11Per Ton
Haulage other than by rail within the Port17.5Per Ton
Haulage other than by rail outside Port premises14Per Ton
Siding charges,  Shunting of Empty/Loaded Wagon74Per Ton
Stabling charge Less than 10 Ton 1St 24 hours202Per Ton
Stabling charge Over 10 Ton 1St 24 hours303Per Ton
Stabling charge Less than 10 Tons, 2nd & subsequent period of 24 hours or part348Per Ton
Stabling charge Over 10 Tons,  2nd subsequent period  of 24 hours or part431Per Ton

OTHER SERVICES/SHIFTING:

TYPE OF SERVICES

(Dock Labour utilized for services not assessed on the basis of tonnage but on request)

RATEUNIT OF MEASURMENT
NGNUSD
Discrepancy, Sweeping, e.t.c. (On-Board)2.3Per man/Hour
Discrepancy, Sweeping, e.t.c. (Ashore)278Per man/Hour
Landing & reloading cargo at ship request: 20FT106Per Unit
Landing & reloading cargo at ship request: 40FT212Per Unit
Landing & reloading cargo at ship request: G/Cargo7Per  Ton
Shifting of Cargo On-Board: 20FT40Per Unit
Shifting of Cargo On-Board: 40FT60Per Unit
Overtime On-Board3.45Per Man-hour
Overtime Ashore3.45Per Man-hour
Note: Dry Bulk vessels are entitled to trimming towards the end of their operations. Any  other request for services shall be charged accordingly

ROYALTY CHARGES

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONRATE

(NGN/USD)

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
CompressorNGN104Per Day
Shore based grain elevatorNGN1364Per Day
LorryNGN55Per Movement
Forklift On-BoardUSD10Per Hour
Forklift AshoreNGN72Per Hour
Port Pier ImportNGN22Per Tonne
Port Pier ExportNGN14Per Tonne
WharfageNGN13Per Tonne
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT HIRE RATE PER HOUR OR PAT THEREOF

(MINIMUM OF 4 HOURS)

(RATE USD & NGN)
Hire of Forklift Under 5 ton

Hire of Forklift Under 5 ton On-Board

NGN805

USD10

Per hour or part thereof
Hire of Forklift 5 ton to 10 ton

Hire of Forklift 5 ton to 10 ton On-Board

NGN1575

USD15

Per hour or part thereof
Portal Crane Up to :10 tons

:10 to 15 tons

:Over 15 tons

NGN1680

NGN3029

NGN3938

Per hour or part thereof
Mobile Crane Up to:5 tons

:5 to 10 tons

: 11 to 15

:Over 15 tons

NGN2625

NGN3938

NGN6300

NGN7875

Per hour or part thereof
Fork Lifter:                10 to 15 tons

:16 to 20 tons

: 21 to 25

NGN3938

NGN7875

NGN10500

Per hour or part thereof
Tower Crane: 5 to 10 tonsNGN3938Per hour or part thereof
Tractor:NGN1313Per hour or part thereof
Mafi/TrailerNGN525Per hour or part thereof
Floating Crane: Below 100 tons

: 101 to 200 tons

: Above 200 tons

USD500

USD750

USD1000

Per hour or part thereof
HIRE OF CRAFT: Major vessels

:  Ocean Tug

: Push Tug

: Launches

NGN546,000

NGN336000

NGN52500

NGN45500

Per Day

Per Day

Per hour or part thereof

Per hour or part thereof

IN ADDITION WHERE UNDER THE POWERS CONTAINED IN SECTION 95 PART XII OF THE PORTS ACT CAP 361 (1990), THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY PROVIDES SERVICES NOT SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED IN THIS SCHEDULE, THEY MAY LEVY REASONABLE RATES IN RESPECT OF THOSE SERVICES

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