Effective April 1, 2012 Dominion Terminal Associates will
make the following changes in dockage fee charges:
April 1, 2012 vessel dockage fees will be increased to $0.50 per GRT for the
first 24 hours. For time exceeding 24 hours, the charge will be $0.02083 per
GRT per hour or partial hour rounded up to the following hour.
Agents for ships shall deposit with DTA a check, drawn on a U.S. bank, in the
amount of the 24 hour fee ($0.50 per GRT) prior to commencement of loading or
discharge. In its sole discretion, DTA may accept a written guarantee of payment
from the agent.
All other provisions for ships currently in effect remain in effect.
April 1, 2012 barge dockage fees will be increased to $0.25 per
GRT for the first 12 hours. For time exceeding 12 hours, the
charge will be $0.02083 per GRT per hour or partial hour rounded
up to the following hour.
The current edition of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Certificate of
Registry, or Certificate of Documentation will be used to establish GRT.
Time commences when the vessel is made fast to the pier and ceases when the
vessel has vacated the berth. Once loading or discharge is completed, the
vessel shall vacate the pier (except in cases when deep draft vessels are
waiting for sufficient tide height), unless other arrangements have been
made with DTA. Time for dockage fees shall run, except:
|When DTA requests
the vessel to come to the pier early for DTA's convenience, then time
commences upon start of the loading operations.|
|When DTA interrupts
loading or discharge (not due to delays or slowness caused by the
vessel) in order to load another vessel, the time of interruption shall
|If, for DTA�s
convenience, DTA partially loads a vessel and suspends loading waiting
for the arrival of additional coals needed, such time of suspension
shall be excluded. This provision shall not require DTA to commence
loading of vessels prior to the availability of all needed coals; or|
|If the time of
loading or discharging from a vessel has been extended due to
breakdowns in DTA's equipment or other delays caused by DTA, such time
shall be excluded.|
DEPOSIT: Agents for ships shall deposit with DTA a check, drawn on a
U.S. bank, in the amount of the 24-hour fee ($0.50 per GRT) prior to commencement of
loading or discharging. In its sole discretion, DTA may accept a written
guarantee of payment from the agent.
BILLING & PAYMENT:
DTA must receive payment in U.S. funds, either by check or by wire
transfer, within 30 days of invoice date. If there is disagreement as to the
correctness of the billing, the undisputed portion shall be paid on a timely
basis, and DTA shall be notified of the disputed amount and reasons
therefore. Past due payments will accrue interest at the rate of 1% per
month. If payment is more than 30 days past due, DTA shall have the right to
deny any vessel access to its pier.