Rates and Dues


Rates and dues – Effective as of January 1st 2018

General provisions

Article 1

This schedule of rates and dues for AIP is set out as authorised under Article 20 of the Harbours Act No. 61/2003, cf. Article 19 of the same Act.

Rates based on a vessel‘s size

Article 2

When rates are decided and based on a vessel´s size, they shall be based on the vessel´s gross tonnage (GT) as defined in the International Tonnage Certificate issued in accordance with the international agreement about a ship´s measurements from 1969.

Article 3

All vessels shall pay the appropriate dues to the harbour fund if they enter the defined harbour limits and use the harbour authority services.

Charges for vessels

Article 4

Tonnage dues

All vessels shall pay tonnage dues, ISK 15.76 (Icelandic krónur) per measuring unit as defined in Article 2, for each call.

Dock dues

All vessels docking at a pier or quayside shall be charged as follows:

Vessels less than 20,000 GT: ISK 7.72 per measuring unit for each started 24 hour period when the vessel is berthed. Vessels larger than 20,000 GT: ISK 11.04 per measuring unit for each 24 hour berthing.

For fishing vessels and smaller boats (20-100 GT), tonnage dues and dock dues may be applied on a monthly basis at ISK 103.40 per measuring unit, but with a minimum charge of ISK 11,311 per month. The minimum charge, however, for boats smaller than 20 GT is ISK 6,647 per month.

Dues for private berthing at a floating dock shall be ISK 13,602 per month. Dues for private berthing over one whole year according to an agreement shall be ISK 138,724.

Vessels and boats that are berthed for a longer period of time and have been without a valid Certificate of Seaworthiness for at least six months, may be charged up to five times the dock dues.

Vessels and boats requesting extended berthing due to operations outside of fishing or shipping may be charged up to triple the dock dues.

Dues for a visiting sailboat berthed at a floating dock are ISK 13,100 or EUR 99 per week.

Wharfage fees on goods

Article 5

All goods off-loaded from a ship, or loaded on to a ship, or loaded and unloaded from one vessel to another within the harbour limits are liable for wharfage fees, but with the exemptions stated later. The carrier shall submit a manifest and other necessary documents to Faxaports for determining the wharfage fees.

Article 6

For goods, which according to the ship’s manifest are destined for foreign ports but temporarily unloaded on to land, wharfage fees shall only be charged when the goods are unloaded on to land. Goods unloaded on to land temporarily on account of damage to ship are exempt from these charges.

Article 7

The following goods are exempt from wharfage fees:

  • Packing material such as empty containers, fish tubs, storage tanks etc. – meant to be re-shipped.
  • Bunker, provisions and other necessary ship supplies for own on-board use.
  • General postal deliveries.
  • Ship’s waste transported for disposal.
  • Wharfage fee is not charged for vehicles or luggage belonging to passengers travelling with the same vessel.

Article 8

Wharfage fees are based on weight or value, including packing material, and are charged on each separate consignment. The ship’s manifest shall be used when determining the wharfage fees. The Master of the vessel or the ship’s agent shall submit a copy of the manifest to Faxaports. If a manifest does not exist the Master shall give his word of honour confirming the type and quantity of goods unloaded from or loaded onto his ship. If the Port Director so decides, he may have the quantity of goods estimated as he deems fit. If the quantity proves to be greater than stated, the owner of the goods shall pay the cost.

If a consignment consists of more than one type of goods which are not stated separately, the type liable for the highest wharfage fees shall be used as a reference for charging.

Article 9

Goods shall be classified in accordance with the Faxaports wharfage fee classification and the fee paid as stated therein:

Wharfage fee classification

  1. Fee of ISK 315.20 per tonne:

Loose cargo in bulk carriers – loaded or discharged with conveyor belts, through pumping or by means of loaders – such as coal, bulk grain, salt, sand, gravel, quartz, ore or other minerals, pumice, diatomite, seaweed meal, cement, fertilizer, aluminium oxide, industrial coke, gypsum, cement slag and waste (scrap iron, paper etc.) transported for recycling.

  1. Fee of ISK 385.00 per tonne:

Whole cargoes in liquid form – being pumped or discharged on to land or on board a vessel – such as gasoline, fuel oil and fish-oil. Bulk-carried fish meal.

  1. Fee of ISK 657.00 per tonne:

Goods such as food, beverages, unprocessed metal and timber, fishing gear, lubricants, marine products, agricultural products, raw material for industry, and heavyweight products for construction purposes such as parts of houses, construction units, pipes, gypsum boards, electrical cables, iron reinforcement bars, steel beams, metal sheet covering and insulation material.

  1. Fee of ISK 1,782.00 per tonne:

Other goods not specified in 1-3 above.

  1. Wharfage fees on off-loaded fish: 1.27%

Fish off-loaded to shore or on to another ship in the harbour area for processing or for further transport, including fish and smolt from fish farms. The wharfage fee is charged on the total value of the catch.

Wharfage fees on frozen fish catch off-loaded from a freezer trawler and fish from fish farms are charged at half the total value.

Wharfage fees on salted fish are charged at twice the weight, and fees on container fish are charged at the estimated total value.

The seller of the catch shall submit to the Port Director a report of the sold catch as soon as the transaction has taken place, for example in the form of a copy of a catch report to the Directorate of Fisheries. Wharfage fees are due as soon as the fish is off-loaded.

The seller is responsible for payment of wharfage fees on off-loaded fish.

The maximum wharfage fee in this category or where the catch value is not available is ISK 6,720 per tonne.

The minimum wharfage fee in categories 3 and 4 is ISK 252.00.

When selling a catch of fish to related parties as under Article 9, paragraph 3 of Act No. 13/1998 on Verðlagsstofa skiptaverðs and the Price Settlement Committee of Fishermen and Fisheries Operators, the minimum price shall be as decided by the decision of Verðlagsstofa skiptaverðs.

Pilotage fees

Article 10

Icelandic vessels, more than 60 metres in registered length and all foreign vessels, shall pay pilotage fees according to the following schedule:

a) For pilotage to a port, a bulwark or berth: ISK 5.91 per GT. The same fee is charged when a ship departs from a bulwark or a berth or the port. The minimum charge under this provision is ISK 28,936.

b) Pilotage within the harbour area is charged at half the fee under a) above.

If the Master of a ship has been granted a pilotage licence by the board of Faxaports, and a pilot does not board the ship, a 25% discount is granted on the pilotage fees.

In the event of a departure delay or if the relocation of a vessel is more than 30 minutes from the stated time without at least 2 hours’ notice, the minimum piloting dues apply.

Tugboat services

Article 11

Vessels of more than 15,000 GT, oil tankers and ships with a hazardous cargo must be escorted by a tugboat for assistance or safety.

The hourly rate for the assistance of tugboats Magni, Jötunn and Leynir is determined by the ship’s GT. The charge is ISK 10.76 per GT.

If a tugboat escorts a ship into or out of the harbour for safety reasons, demurrage is charged. The hourly demurrage rate for tugboats Magni, Jötunn and Leynir is based on the vessel´s GT. The rate is ISK 5.38 per GT.

The fixed hourly rate for the sailing and assistance of tugboat Þjótur is ISK 47,466 per hour.

A minimum charge per hour for tugboats Magni and Jötunn is ISK 68,393, and for tugboat Leynir it is ISK 47,466. The maximum charge for each tugboat per hour is ISK 339,735. Minimum time for each engagement is 1 hour.

For each sailing time of tugboats Magni and Jötunn to or from a place, which lasts more than an hour, the charge is ISK 68,393 per hour. As regards comparable sailing time for tugboat Leynir, the charge is ISK 47,466 per hour.

Transfer of a pilot: A fixed rate of ISK 47,466 is charged.

Other transfer: The lowest hourly schedule charge.

When a tugboat transfers a pilot and is also of assistance to the vessel or is there for safety reasons, a transfer fee for the pilot is not charged.

Fees for other services are according to special agreements.

Groundage (Linehandling)

Article 12

Groundage for each linesman : ISK 12,075.

In the event that a departure delay / relocation is more than 30 minutes from the stated time without at least 2 hours’ notice, the maximum mooring dues per linesman is paid.

Passenger fees

Article 13

A passenger fee is to be paid for each passenger of a tourist vessel and cruise ship. The fee is ISK 185.00. The Master, agent or owner of a passenger vessel must deliver information on the number of passengers to the port authorities for the collection of the fee. Masters, agents or owners of the vessels that conduct regular passenger transport services must submit information on passenger numbers on a monthly basis. The information must be submitted no later than on the 10th of each month for the previous month.

Charges for water and electricity

Article 14
In accordance with the resolution of the Board of Directors of Faxaflóahafnir (Associated Icelandic Ports) and in accordance with Regulation No. 125/2015 on sulphur content in liquid fuel, all ships that are docked and able to accept land-based electricity are to be connected to land-based electricity. The vessels that can be served in this manner are therefore not permitted to run auxiliary engines, unless their stay is less than 6 hours.

Water charges:

Water delivered from pier/quayside:

Cold water: ISK 346.00 – per m³

Hot water: ISK 823.00 – per m³

Minimum charge is based on 15 tonnes.

Electricity charges:

Use of electricity: ISK 17.15 per kilowatt hour (kwh)

Minimum charge is based on 300 kwh. The same applies to each connected freezing container that is connected to electricity

Waste management and disposal charges

Article 15

According to the Act on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures No. 33/2004 and Regulation No. 1200/2014, the Master of a vessel is responsible for ensuring that waste from the vessel is delivered to the port or a recognised service provider before leaving the port.

The Master, owner of the vessel or service provider must, without fail, prior to the vessel’s arrival in port, submit a completed form to the port stating the volume and type of waste brought on land. Failure to do so can lead to the vessel being reported to the Environment Agency of Iceland.

A vessel requesting that Faxaports accept delivery of waste must send notification to such effect with at least 48 hours’ notice prior to arrival in port.

All vessels to which the provisions of Article 11c of Act No. 33/2004 on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures apply shall pay as follows for waste disposal:

  1. Waste fee: On the arrival of the vessel to port, the vessel shall pay ISK 0.78 per GT. This fee shall cover the port’s supervision and administration of the receipt of waste. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 5,566, and the maximum fee is ISK 50,020.
  2. Waste fee: The fee pursuant to item a may decrease if the environmental management, design, equipment and operation of a vessel is such that the Master can provide evidence that less waste is generated on board. In such case, the fixed fee is ISK 0.39 per GT. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 5,566, and the maximum fee is ISK 25,010.
  3. Waste fee: Ships and boats that dock more often than four times per calendar year, pay in accordance with item b for their fifth arrival and for arrivals thereafter during the year.
  4. Waste fee: Ships and boats that are less than 60 m in length, are not subject to pilotage and have a home port in the ports of Faxaports shall pay a fixed monthly fee for the port’s surveillance and administration as regards the receipt of waste. The monthly fee is ISK 5,566 per month.
  5. Disposal fee: On arrival at port, all vessels subject to Article 11 of Act No. 33/2004 are to pay a disposal fee irrespective of whether they unload waste on land. The disposal fee is to cover the cost of disposal of waste that is unloaded on land.

Passenger vessels longer than 60 metres shall pay ISK 1.50 per GT. The fee is based on the following waste volume:

  • Passenger vessels less than 30,000 GT: 5 m3
  • Passenger vessels from 30,000 to 100,000 GT: 10 m3
  • Passenger vessels more than 100,000 GT: 15 m3

Other vessels pay ISK 2.00 per GT. The fee is based on 5 m3 of waste.

According to item h, payment must be effected for waste that exceeds the above criteria.

Ships and boats that are less than 60 m in length and have a home port in the ports of Faxaports are subject to a special agreement which takes account of, among other things, laws and regulations on the delivery of waste.

The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 55,000.

  1. Disposal fee: In the event that a vessel seeks the services of a recognised entity for the disposal of waste, such vessel may receive a refund of the imposed disposal fee according to item e, provided that a receipt from the receiving entity together with correct information on the volume disposed of is submitted. The condition for the refund of costs is that the receipt of the receiving entity is submitted to Faxaports within 48 hours of the vessel’s departure.
  2. According to Article 11 of Act No. 1200/2014, the Environment Agency of Iceland can grant vessels on scheduled routes, which regularly dock in ports and provide evidence of delivery of waste and payment of fees in each port on the route in question, an exemption from the delivery of waste.

A Master or owner of a vessel who has been granted an exemption from the Environment Agency of Iceland as regards the disposal of waste or submission of notifications must present a valid confirmation to such effect.

  1. Vessels that are exempt from payment obligations pursuant to item 1 of the second paragraph of Article 17 and Article 11(c) of the Harbour Act, must pay for the harbour’s acceptance and disposal of general waste. The port’s minimum fee for the receipt of waste is ISK 11,173 per cubic metre, and the minimum fee to be paid is for one cubic metre. In the event that the port is responsible for the receipt of hazardous waste or special waste involving greater cost than that of general waste, the party must pay any resulting cost.

Weighbridge charges

Article 16

General weighing charge is ISK 258.00 per tonne.

Minimum charge per weighing/off-loading ISK 1,599.00

Charge for registration of catch, weighed by independent parties, is ISK 2,844.00 per off-loading.

Work on the weighbridge at weekends and between 21:00 and 07:00 weekdays is charged extra ISK 5,566.00 for each started hour.

Payments for plots and lease of land

Article 17

General rule:

Payments for plots are decided by the Port Authority when each plot is assigned to a party.

Lease of land shall be 2.35% of the rated plot value of each plot.

Lease of land for a cargo port area of 5 and more hectares shall be 2% of the rated cargo port area value.

Storage area

For all areas, ISK 128.00 as per m2 per month is charged.

Maritime security

Article 18

Vessels which arrive and come under the provisions of law on Maritime Security No. 50/2004 shall pay the following dues to Faxaports

Cruise vessels:

Passenger security fee: ISK 230.00 per passenger.

Vessel security fee: ISK 47,396 per arrival.

The charge is based on the engagement of one security officer.

Cargo vessels:

Vessel security fee: ISK 47,396 per arrival.

Cargo security: 20 % surcharge on the wharfage fees.

As regards a requested security watch for all vessels, the payable hourly rate is ISK 6,100 or as presented on an invoice from an external service agency with a 10% surcharge.

Other service
Article 19

Rent for gangways longer than 15 m is ISK 92,660 for every started 24 hours.

Collection and payment of dues

Article 20

If charges are not paid on the due date, the right is reserved to levy penalty interest on the amount due in accordance with Article 6 of Act No. 38/2001 on Interest and Price Indexation.

Article 21 

The Master, owner, agent and operator of a ship is responsible for the payment of charges due to Faxaports in connection with the vessel. On entering the harbour, the ship‘s Master is obliged to provide the Port Director with information on the ship in accordance with the provision of Article 33, paragraph 5 of the Harbour Regulation No. 326/2004 on harbour matters, and submit the ship’s Certificates of Nationality and Registration to the Port Director, if he requests them on account of inadequate information from the Master. The Port Fund is then entitled to retain the certificates until the dues are paid. Any resulting delays and damage are solely the responsibility and at the expense of the payer of the dues.

Dues shall be paid before the ship departs from the harbour, and no ship´s Master can expect to be provided with services from the district commissioner or from the customs authorities for his ship except on presentation of documentary proof from the Port Director that all dues have been rendered to the port.

Article 22

Wharfage fees are liable on all goods that are unloaded, delivered or transported, or otherwise moved by sea or on land within the harbour boundaries. Wharfage fees are classified as a vessel´s debt before it commences sailing, unless otherwise specifically negotiated. Wharfage fees are the responsibility of the transporter of a consignment, and the delivery of goods without payment of wharfage fees is his responsibility.

If goods are transferred from one ship to another, wharfage fees are to be paid by the party unloading them.

Wharfage fees on goods entering the harbour fall due when the ship transporting them arrives in the harbour, and wharfage fees on goods leaving the harbour fall due when they are on board the vessel. The Master and the ship’s agent may not deliver the goods before the dues on them are paid.

Article 23

All dues under this schedule may always be secured through legal enforcement in consequence of a previous court judgement.

Charges levied on vessels are secured through a statutory lien in the vessel in question or through the amount of its insurance. Such a lien has priority over pledged contractual claims for two years, cf. the provisions of Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Harbour Act No. 61/2003. Faxaports may insist on further securities for the payment of dues if this is considered necessary.

Article 24

All charges under this schedule are exclusive of value-added tax. Faxaports is obliged to collect VAT on all the charges in this schedule, cf. Article 3, item 3, of Act No. 50/1988 on Value-Added Tax.

Entry into effect

Article 25

This schedule of rates and dues for Faxaports was approved by the AIP Board on 16th of September and 8th of December 2017, in accordance with the Harbour Act No. 61/2003 and Article 37 of the Harbour Regulation No. 326/2004.

The schedule enters into effect on January 1st 2018 and is published for the guidance of all interested parties.

Interim provisions:

  1. The collection of passenger fees pursuant to Article 13 of this price list will begin as of 1 April 2018.
  2. The provisions of Article 15 (Items e, f and g) enter into effect as of 1 February 2017.
  3. Vessels operating on electricity alone and used for scheduled passenger tours are exempt from quay fees according to Article 4 to the end of 2025.

Reykjavík, December 8th 2018

Gísli Gíslason, Port Director