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Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges

INTERPRETATION

“berth” means a dock, pier, jetty, quay, landing place or wharf, which is connected to the shore side;

“CFS” means the Container Freight Station within the Commission’s premises;

“Commission’s premises” includes any place owned or occupied by the Commission and appropriated by the Commission for the landing and shipping of any cargo, including any portion of the bank of the river so owned or occupied which has been improved to facilitate such landing and shipping and any foreshore so owned or occupied and used for such purpose;

“Commission’s wharf” means a berth, wharf, dock, pier or landing place operated or controlled by the Commission;

“day” in relation to a transaction, means the period of twenty-four hours from the time of the commencement of the transaction with the Commission;

“dangerous goods” means dangerous goods whether in packaged form, containerized or carried in bulk, and includes the goods classified by the Commission into groups as specified in Schedule C to the Penang Port Commission By-Laws 1957 [L.N. (N.S.) 93/1957] and in conformity with the IMDG Code and other relevant IMO publications as amended from time to time and as adopted by the Commission;

“FCL” means Full Container Load as declared by the shipping line or its agent in the manifest, container discharge list, load list or export pre-advice, submitted to the Commission prior to the discharge or loading of a cargo onto a vessel;

“free storage” means the specified period during which a cargo or container occupies a space assigned to it in the Commission’s premises free of storage charge;

“GRT” means the gross registered tonnage of a vessel measured in accordance with the International Convention of Tonnage Measurement of Ships 1969;

“IMDG Code” means the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code published by the IMO;

“IMO” means the International Maritime Organization;

“LCL” means Less Container Load as declared by the shipping line or its agent in the manifest, container discharge list, load list or export pre-advice, submitted to the Commission prior to the discharge or loading of a cargo onto a vessel;

“LOA” means the length overall of a vessel measured from the extreme point forward of the vessel to the extreme point aft of the vessel;

“Manager” means any officer in charge of the respective port operations or any other officer acting under or with the authority of the officer in charge;

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

“palletized cargo” means the cargo in small packages or units which have been wrapped, strapped, or wrapped and strapped together and placed on a pallet;

“shift” means three recurring working periods in a day as follows:

  • (a) first shift: from 0730 hours to 1530 hours of the same day;
  • (b) second shift: from 1530 hours to 2330 hours of the same day; and
  • (c) third shift: from 2330 hours to 0730 hours of the next day;

“tonne” means one metric tonne which is equivalent to one thousand kilograms or one cubic metre;

“transhipment cargo” means the cargo which landed from a vessel and placed in the custody of the Commission for the purpose of shipment on another vessel through bill of lading dated at the port of loading of such cargo and showing that the destination is via the Port of Penang, and the ultimate port of destination which shall be a port other than the Port of Penang is marked on each package or unit containing such cargo and declared to the Commission prior to or at the time such cargo is placed in its custody;

“unitized cargo” means the cargo in small packages or units which have been wrapped, strapped, or wrapped and strapped together as a single unit;

“First Year” means the date commencing on 9 September 2021 until the last day on 8 September 2022;

"Second Year" means the date commencing one day after the First Year until the last day of the following twelfth months;

“Third Year” means the date commencing one day after the Second Year until the last day of the following twelfth months;

“Fourth Year” means the date commencing one day after the Third Year until the last day of the following twelfth months; and

“Fifth Year” means the date commencing one day after the Fourth Year until the last day of the following twelfth months.

NOTICE TO DISCHARGE OR LOAD CARGO

  1. An owner, a master or an agent of a vessel shall give written notice to the Manager of his intention to discharge or load any cargo before such work is commenced.
  2. A cargo which is discharged without the 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 to the cargo.

DEPOSITING CARGO FOR SHIPMENT

A cargo shall not be deposited within the Commission’s premises without the written permission of the Manager.

UNDERCHARGE

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

OVERCHARGE

  1. A port user who claims for a refund of any overcharge shall provide full information supported by such other documentary evidence as may be required by the Commission.
  2. If any goods have been measured or weighed by the Commission and agreed by the Commission and the port user, no claim for a refund shall be accepted by the Commission.

PAYMENT OF CHARGES

  1. Any payment of charges shall be payable in cash unless a port user has a credit account with the Commission.
  2. If credit facilities are made available by the Commission to a port user, the credit 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 the outstanding charges have been paid.
  3. The Commission may, in its sole discretion, estimate and collect in advance all charges which may accrue against any port user.

CHARGEABLE TONNAGE

  1. The Commission shall ascertain the tonnage of a cargo according to one tonne or one cubic metre, whichever is the greater.
  2. The Commission may calculate the tonnage of a cargo according to deadweight or cubic measurement, whichever is the greater, whether or not a vessel’s manifest or shipping note is lodged.
  3. In the case of heavy lift cargo above five tonnes per package, the wharf handling charge shall be based on deadweight.

TRANSHIPMENT RATES

  1. Subject to the approval of the Manager, a cargo or container may be charged with transhipment rates if the cargo or container fulfills the following conditions:
    1. the transhipment cargo or container shall be declared for transhipment at the Port of Penang at least twelve hours prior to the arrival of the discharging vessel;
    2. the transhipment cargo or container shall be discharged by the discharging vessels onto the Commission’s wharf and remain in the custody of the Commission until the transhipment cargo or container is transhipped; and
    3. the transhipment cargo or container shall be reshipped by the Commission via another vessel at the Commission’s wharf.
  2. The transhipment rates shall apply only to cargo or container which landed from vessels with LOA measuring more than two hundred and fifty metres and reshipped by vessels with LOA measuring more than two hundred and fifty metres.
  3. The transhipment rates shall not apply to dangerous goods under Group 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule C to the Penang Port Commission By-Laws 1957 and vehicles.

PALLETISED OR UNITISED CARGO RATE

      1. An import or export cargo may be charged with palletized or unitized cargo rates if the import or export cargo fulfills the following conditions:
        1. the weight or volume per palletized or unitized cargo shall not be more than two and a half tonnes or four cubic metres in measurement per palletized or unitized unit;
        2. tthe cargo shall be manifested and the manifest shall be duly endorsed at the port of loading as being palletized or unitized and the import or export documents shall be similarly endorsed; and
        3. the palletized or unitized cargo shall be discharged or loaded as a single unit with the aid of forklift trucks.
      2. Any other cargo not defined as palletized or unitized cargo under this Scale of Rates may be classified as loose cargo by the Manager and subject to a surcharge as may be determined by the Commission.

STORAGE CHARGE

      1. For the purposes of storage charge, Sundays and all public holidays in the State of Penang shall be included in the calculation of the storage charge.
      2. The storage period for import cargo or container shall be calculated from the entry date and the time of discharge of the import cargo or container until the time the import cargo or container is gated out from the Commission’s premises.
      3. The storage period for export cargo or container shall be calculated from the entry date and the time of receipt of the export cargo or container until the actual time of berthing of the vessel on which the export cargo or container is to be loaded.
      4. The storage period for transhipment cargo or container shall be calculated from the entry date and the time of discharge of the transhipment cargo or container until the actual time of berthing of connecting vessel.
      5. The storage charge shall be calculated after the expiry of the free storage period.
      6. The long storage rate may be granted at the discretion and approval of the Manager upon receiving an application for long storage rate.
      7. If tarpaulins are used to protect a cargo stored in an open yard, the storage charge shall be charged at shed rates.
      8. Arms and ammunition shall not be received into storage by the Commission.
      9. In the case of heavy lift cargo above five tonnes, the storage charge shall be based on weight or measurement, whichever is the greater.
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