Port dues include light dues and are charged at a fixed rate of KRW 128.00 per GT per call.

Anchorage dues are charged at the rate of KRW 178.00 per 10 GT per 12 hour period.

Dockage dues are charged at the rate of KRW 340.00 per 10 GT per 12 hour period.

Pilotage dues. The basic pilotage rate for each port is fixed basis a vessel of 1,000 GT or less (except Kunsan and Mokpo where it is 500 GT or less), with a draft of 3 metres or under. To determine the final pilotage fee a fixed percentage is then levied for each additional 1,000 GT or faction thereof over the basic GT or for every 30 cm. or fraction thereof over 3 meters of draft.

Towage dues are based according to tug type and it's individual H.P. and charged per hour.

Customs overtime fees are charged to vessels performing cargo operations during non-office hours during holidays (See remarks concerning customs overtime expenses).

No Value Added Tax is levied against vessels' port disbursements.


Pollution Certificate Fees (PCF) must be paid in order to obtain "certificates of pollution prevention" issued by the Korea Marine Pollution Response Corp. (KMPRC) prior to vessel's arrival at the first Korean port.

The PCF is divided into two tariff groups, one covering the six major ports (i.e. Pusan, Inchon, Ulsan, Yosu, Pohang and Daesan), and the other covering all other ports. In both scales the PCF is calculated according to vessel's age, type and G.T., and are valid for a period of ten days.

At the main ports, exemption is possible for vessels that have made arrangements with local oil spill response teams at these ports.

At the remaining ports, vessels that maintain a stockpile of spill cleanup chemicals and equipment on board can obtain exemptions. Guidance regarding the quantity of required chemicals and type of equipment should be obtained from local agents, as a complex formula is used.

The PCF is levied on all vessels regardless of flag, ownership and/or P&I coverage.



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