• 3. Recommended agency fees effective 15 May 2008 issued by Centro de Navegacion, Buenos Aires

Recommended agency fees effective 15 May 2008 issued by Centro de Navegacion, Buenos Aires

 

 

Maritime Agency Fees for Services for the Republic of Argentina as issued by Centro de Navegacion
 
Maritime Ports and the Principal River Ports
 
The Scale of Agency Fees for vessels in Argentine ports is divided according to old customary uses, and covers the intervention of two or more ship–agents, one who acts as Customs Transport Agent and the other as Confidential / Protecting Agents (for shipowners, time charterers etc.) and as Supervisory Agent, the most recently category.
 
Section 1 - General Terms
 
1.1 Customs House Agents, and or Charterer’s Agents when appointed, perform port entrance services, such as ordering pilots, tugs and mooring services and following owners instructions regarding operations and clearance with the Argentine authorities. In some situations, and due to their nature (smuggling, legal problems, collisions, accidents) it is more convenient for the matter to be handled by the Confidential/Protecting Agents.
 
1.2 Confidential /Protecting Agents look after the issues related to to crew, repairs, stores, certificates and any other interest entrusted to their care.
 
1.3 Supervisory Agents are those who intervene on behalf of a third party, and does not perform the duty of Custom–House Agents and/or Confidential/Protecting Agents.
 
1.4 In cases where an Agent intervene in more than one capacity, he is entitled to charge his Principals the fees applicable to each one separately, plus the corresponding surcharges.
 
1.5 In the case of ships loading and discharging separately or simultaneously, the Agents shall charge separately for each operation.
 
1.6 The surcharges for delays and trips to roads for Customs Transport Agents, are also applicable to Confidential /Protecting Agents and Supervisory Agents, always provided that the Agents are not acting in a double or trip capacity, in which case the charge is to be applied only once.
 
1.7 Additional services shall be charged to the ship when in overtime, in strict accordance with legal rules and regulations in force.
 
1.8 Expenses incurred attending to the ship (for example, among others, transportation, mail, communications, paper work , etc.) will be charged in addition to the fees indicated in the present scale.
 
1.9 Ports and/or anchorages, South of Bahía Blanca will have a surcharge of 30% on each item.
 
1.10 The Customs Transport Agent shall have the right to obtain the necessary guarantees from the Captain and/or Shipowner that will permit the payment of any justifiable demands made by the Argentine authorities.
 
1.11 Any service not included in the present tariff is subject to special agreement between the parties.
 
Important Notes
 
  It is a priority that owners provide agents with funds at least 48 hours prior to vessels arrival to first operating port.
 
  It is clearly understood that when work is performed outside normal working hours and authorities must be requested to intervene as in the case of customs, whomever requests the overtime work is responsible to pay for these charges.

Under no circumstance the agent will be instructed to to request services which may thereafter fall under dispute and/or lack of payment because this may cause the agent’s suspension by the authorities. If the charter party does no clearly stipulate who is responsible to pay for the above overtime charges, then they will be billed to the vessel.
 
  The tariffs included in this booklet are suggested charges applicable to all Argentine ports and exclude such expenses as communications, bank charges or others which will be billed separately.
 
Section 2 - Customs House Transport Agents
  Loading or discharging up to 14.999 tons of cargo and up to a total of 20 days in port and/or roads and/or anchorage (including lightening and/or topping–off areas, and/or waiting zones due to port congestion ) or on arrival at the first port of operation.
   
  Time to count as from first anchorage or pilots embarkation
 
2.1 Dry and liquid bulks.
  For each port USD 4,230
 
2.2 Homogeneous dry cargo (of the same type, nature or characteristics, bagged cased, palletized, in rolls, bundles or boxes) or perishable, chilled or frozen cargoes and/or live stock and/or fodder.
  For each port USD  4,880
 
2.3 Shipments of scrap–iron, billets, sheets, blooms, rails, beams, machinery, tubes, wires, etc.
  For each port USD 4,740
 
2.4 General cargo, that is goods of various kinds, a charge to be applied on the net sea freight of 2% .
  For a minimum of (per port) USD 4,230
 
2.5 Transhipment operations
 
a) For lightening or topping-off operations carried out of the first cargo transfer zone (Anchorage) with a maximum time of 4 days USD 4,570
 
b) For lightening or topping off operations subsequently carried out at other cargo transfer zones (anchorage), for each zone with maximum time or 4 days for each zone USD 3,720
 
c) For each additional day or part of a day USD 340
 
2.6 Surcharges according to the total tonnage loaded.

The following surcharges will be applied with the basic rates in accordance with the total tonnage of cargo, as indicated, loaded or discharged (including any transhipments or lighterage) in all Argentine ports, irrespective of the number of ports, roads or anchorages used.
 
a) For items 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 (excluding liquid bulks that are part of item 2.1)
  - From 15,000 tons to 19,999 tons 25%
  - From 20,000 tons upwards for each 5,000 tons or fraction 5%
 
b) For liquid bulks that are part of 2.1
  - From 15,000 tons up to 44,999 tons 20%
  - From 45,000 tons upwards, for each 20,000 tons or fraction 10%
 
2.7 Surcharge for delay. After the full 20 days in port or roads or anchorage (in total).
  For each additional day the charge will be USD 130
 
2.8 Surcharge for trips to the roads.
  To give inward or outward clearance to a vessel in the Roads, or for any other operation requiring the attendance of Agency staff outside the port zone, (except for lighterage and transhipments) for each trip:
 
a) Ports of Buenos Aires, La Plata, Bahía Blanca and lightening and topping–off areas USD 590
 
b) Other ports USD 330
 
2.9 Car carriers USD 4,550
 
2.10 Cruise vessels
  - With up to 500 passengers USD 4,810
  - With more than 501 passengers USD 5,980
 
2.11 Cargo vessels with tourists on board USD 4,810
 
2.12 Fishing vessels
 
a) Deep sea fishing vessels USD 590
b) Factory ships USD 1,950
c) Factory ships transhipping to ocean–going refrigerated vessels USD 2,340
 
SECTION 3 - Confidential / Protecting Agents
3.1 For normal and general attention, on behalf of Shipowners or Time Charterers, of crew’s affairs, repairs stores and taking care of any other matter entrusted to them, for a period of up to a total of 10 days’ stay in port or 20 days in roads and/or anchorages, including arrivals in distress, for stores, water, bunkers, etc. Changes in crew (separate charge according to item 3.3 below) and various services (separate charge according to item 3.4 below). The period begins to count from anchoring for the first time (lightening and /or topping-off areas, and/or waiting zones due to port congestion included) or on arrival at the first port of operation.
 
  Time to count from first dropping anchor, normal change of pilots not included, but including steaming time among different operating ports in Argentina.
 
  Each port USD 2,730
 
Additional to Item 3.1
 
3.2  For entering or clearing outwards a vessel in ballast, always provided the same Agent does not attend as Custom–house Agent, and the vessel has not arrived in distress USD 1,170
 
3.3  Argentine or foreign crew-members, etc. up to 5 days’ stay one shore:
 
a) For each case of a stowaway or deserter or being involved in legal, judicial or penal affairs, the fee is subject to agreement, with a minimum of USD 1,040
 
b) For each crew–member embarked and/or landed and/or repatriated and/or arriving from or leaving for abroad (except cases mentioned in 3.3a):    
       
  i) Entering or leaving in groups on the same transport, up to 5 persons, for each one USD 260
  ii) For each additional person coming or leaving with the same group USD 130
 
c) For each additional day after the first 10 days (a, b and c), for each person USD 15
 
d) For repatriating the remains of, or burying locally, deceased persons, if attended to by the Agent USD 1,300
 
e) For each intervention to engage crew–members, the fee is subject to agreement, with a minimum of USD 260
 
3.4 For attending to:
 
a) Collisions, groundings, material damage, accidents, claims, damages, losses caused by fire, legal/judicial/penal proceedings, (except those concerning the crew), smuggling, pollution, with or without the intervention of the authorities and/or lawyers and/or surveyors, except for General Average and embargoes: for each separate case, a fee, subject to agreement between the parties, will be charged, with a minimum of USD 3,250
 
b) Delivery or redelivery, each USD 980
 
c) Renewal of ship’s certificates, up to 3 USD 390
  - Each additional certificate USD 130
 
3.5 Surcharge when a vessel stays more than 10 days in port and/or roads and/or anchorage. Same as for item 2.7 for Custom-house Agents and according to clause 1.6 of the General Terms. Per each additional day of stay USD 130
 
3.6 Surcharge for trips to roads. Same as for item 2.8 for Customs Transport Agents and according to clause 1.7 of the General Conditions
 
a) Ports of Buenos Aires, La Plata, Bahía Blanca, and lightening and top–off areas USD 590
 
b) Other ports USD 330
 
SECTION 4 - Supervisory Agents
 
4.1 For acting in that capacity, appointed by any of the interested parties, but without intervention as Custom-house Agent and/or Confidential/Protecting Agent. The period begins to count from anchoring for the first time (lightening and/or topping-off areas, and/or waiting zones due to port congestion included) or on arrival at the first port of operation, and including navigation time among different operating ports in Argentina USD 1,560
 
4.2 Surcharge when a vessel stays more than 20 days in port and /or roads and or anchorage. Same as for item 2.7 for Custom-house Agents and according to clause 1.6 of the General Conditions.

Per day of additional stay
USD 65
 
4.3 Surcharge for tips to the roads.

Same as for item 2.8 for Custom-house Agents and according to clause 1.6 of the General Conditions.
       
a) Ports of Buenos Aires, La Plata, Bahía Blanca, and lightening and topping-off areas USD 590
       
b) Other ports USD 330
 
SECTION 5 - Agency Tariffs for Documentation and other Operations
   
5.1 Documentation
 
a) Delivery order full container (plus tax) USD 60
  Delivery order LCL, per ton (plus tax) USD 7
  Delivery order B.Bulk, per ton (plus tax) USD 7
  Maximum per bill of lading (plus tax) USD 130
 
b) Bill of lading fee (plus tax) USD 45
 
c) Document correction fee for    
  Customs per document (plus tax) USD 65
  Freight certification (plus tax) USD 20
  Logistic fee (plus tax) USD 35
  ATA fee for customs filet (plus tax) USD 130
 
d) Transhipment fee for documentation and on carriage (plus tax) USD 65
 
5.2 Spare parts for vessels.    
  For each delivery or dispatch USD 130
 
5.3 Claims
  For the inspection to containers or cargo by P&I or private surveyors effected out of the dates programmed for the official cargo survey.
  For each bill of lading on consignees account (plus tax) USD 170
 
5.4 General Average and /or embargoes
 
a) For each bill of lading involved USD 260
 
b) Minimum for General Average USD 3,900
 
c) Minimum for each embargo USD 2,600
 
5.5 Official investigations by local authorities.

For each case, minimum
USD 3,900
 
5.6 Agency Personnel on board Agency personnel attending on board for lightening, topping-off and other operations.

Per person and per day
USD 40
       

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