Port dues at BDLC will be canceled for some vessels
The ministry has published a draft order that amends the Port Dues Levy Procedure.
The document was developed to regulate the collection of port dues in accordance with changes in the boundaries of the port waters.
Basically, the changes concerned the issue of exemption of some dues for vessels that pass through the Bug-Dnipro-Liman Canal (BDLC). MIU explains that it is illogical to expand the circle of payers of port dues in the Mykolaiv port, since vessels passing through the BDLC may go not to Mykolaiv, but to the ports of Olvia or Kherson, where they must already pay the dues.
Here are some of the provisions of the updated document:
- According to the Procedure for levying and rates of port dues, port dues are paid before the vessel leaves the port, and for transit passage through the canals – by prepayment or directly at the entrance to the canal. Now a clause has appeared in the document stating that the movement of vessels between parts of the water area of one port included in its boundaries does not provide for additional levy of tonnage, sanitary, administrative, lighthouse port taxes.
- There was also a clause informing that a vessel that enters the port water area is exempt from paying the ship dues in case of passage through the BDLC to perform operations within the water area of the “SSP Olvia” and the port of Kherson. At the same time, the levy of the tonnage taxes is carried out in the port where the operations are performed. If vessels are heading to/from facilities located on the Dnipro, the tonnage taxes are collected in the port of Kherson.
- For vessels of groups A and B, the lighthouse dues are charged during each call to the port or for each passage of the vessel in transit, except for the passage of the Kerch-Yenikalsky transit canal and BDLC.
- A vessel entering the port water area is exempt from paying an administrative fee if it passes through the BDLC.
More details on the draft order can be found on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure.
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