Rates and Dues
Schedule of Rates and Dues – Effective as of 1 January 2023
This schedule of rates and dues for Associated Icelandic Ports 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
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.
All vessels shall pay the appropriate dues to the Port Authority if they enter the defined harbour limits according to port regulations and use the Port Authority services.
All vessels shall pay tonnage dues, ISK 17.60 per measuring unit as defined in Article 2, for each call.
The minimum fee is ISK 13,025.
All vessels docking at a pier or quayside shall be charged as follows:
Ships up to 30,000 GT: ISK 8.70 per measuring unit for each started 24-hour period when the vessel is at its moorings. Vessels larger than 30,000 GT: ISK 12.40 per measuring unit for each started 24-hour period when the vessel is at its moorings.
Quay dues for vessels 50,000 GT and larger shall, after the first 24 hours, be based on each started 12 hours that the vessel is moored.
Vessels less than 100 GT:
Tonnage and Quay dues for fishing vessels and smaller boats (20–100 GT) is a monthly fee of ISK 12,631 per month.
Vessels less than 20 GT pay ISK 7,270 per month.
Dues for private berthing at a floating dock shall be ISK 15,353 per month. Dues for private berthing over one whole year according to agreement shall be ISK 151,720. Separate agreements may be reached for the payment of private berthing for commercial vessels.
Dues for a visiting sailboat berthed at a floating dock are ISK 14,437 or EUR 105 per week.
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 Quay dues.
Vessels and boats requesting extended berthing due to operations outside of fishing or shipping may be charged up to triple the Quay dues.
Berthing dues and service fee in Suðurbugt
Tourist service providers with berthing facilities in Suðurbugt and use of sales facilities at Ægisgarður according to separate agreements pay for such facilities in the following manner:
For private berthing of a vessel used for tourism services at the allocated berthing area, a monthly fee amounting to ISK 6,148 per metre. The minimum fee, however, is ISK 52,100.
For the use of sales facilities, a monthly fee of ISK 1,355 per square metre is paid. The fee changes every three months in accordance with changes to the building cost index.
Wharfage fees on goods
All goods off-loaded from a ship, or loaded on to a ship, or loaded and unloaded from one vessel to another within the defined limits of the ports are liable for wharfage fees, with, however, the exemptions stated later. The carrier shall submit manifests and other necessary documents to the Port Authorities for determining the wharfage fees within 5 working days from the arrival or departure of the vessel.
For goods containers which according to the ship’s manifest are destined for other ports, for transfers, forwarding or coastal transport but which are temporarily unloaded on to land, wharfage fees shall only be charged when the goods are unloaded onto land. The fee is based on each 20-foot container unit, so that a 40-foot container is charged a double base fee. The carrier shall submit a manifest, information on the number and size of containers and other necessary documents to the Port Authorities for determining the wharfage fees within 5 working days from the arrival or departure of the vessel. Goods unloaded onto land temporarily on account of a malfunction or damage to a ship are exempt from these charges.
The following goods are exempt from wharfage fees:
- Packing material such as empty containers, empty fish tubs, storage tanks, etc. meant to be re-shipped.
- Ship’s waste transported for disposal.
Wharfage fees are based on weight, 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 party responsible for the ship shall submit a copy of the manifest to the Port Authorities. If the Port Director so decides, he may have the stated quantity of goods and their classification verified.
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.
Catch dues are calculated on the value of catches.
Goods shall be classified in accordance with the Port Authorities wharfage fee classification and the fee paid as stated therein:
Wharfage fee classification
Cat. 1: Bulk carriers – Dues ISK 369 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 and other minerals, pumice, fish meal, seaweed meal, cement, fertiliser, aluminium oxide, industrial coke, gypsum. Bulk carrier waste (scrap iron, paper, plastics, etc.) transported for recycling. Whole cargoes in liquid form – being pumped or discharged onto land or on board a vessel – such as fuel, oils and fish oil.
Cat. 2: Dues per 20-foot container unit (TEU) ISK 3,249
Transfers, coastal transport and forwarding: Containers that are temporarily off-loaded onto land for forwarding within the country or to overseas ports. Containers identified in the manifest as being for forwarding or transfer shall not remain in cargo areas for longer than 14 days.
Cat. 3: Dues ISK 786 per tonne:
All goods transport in containers as well as loose goods not specified in wharfage fee categories 1 and 2.
The minimum fee is ISK 292.
Cat. 4: Catch dues 1.27%
According to Act No. 57/1996 on Conduct in Harvesting Exploitable Marine Resources, catches must be weighed on the port scales at the port of landing.
Fish off-loaded to shore or onto another ship in the harbour area according to Article 17 of the Harbour Act. 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 farmed fish are charged at half the 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 catch 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 7,938 per tonne.
When selling catch to related parties according to Paragraph 3, Article 9 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.
Icelandic vessels more than 60 metres in registered length and all foreign vessels shall pay pilotage fees according to the following schedule:
For pilotage to a port, a bulwark or berth: ISK 6.83 per gross tonnage. The same fee is charged when a ship departs from a bulwark or a berth and out of the port.
For port pilotage (relocation of vessels) and if the captain has a confirmed exemption from pilotage or if a pilot permits, due to special circumstances, the captain to sail to or from the port without a pilot, a half-fee pursuant to Item a shall be paid.
The minimum charge under these provisions is ISK 37,637.
In the event of a departure delay or if the relocation of a vessel is repeatedly more than 30 minutes from the stated time without at least 2 hours’ notice, the minimum piloting dues may be applied.
A pilot decides on the use of boats and manpower according to the situation at any given time, according to Article 6 of the port regulation.
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.
If a tugboat escorts a ship into or out of the harbour for safety reasons, demurrage is charged.
For the sailing of a tugboat for more than one hour, a fixed transit fee is paid for each boat according to this schedule.
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 charge
Fees for other services are according to special agreements.
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A pilot decides on manpower according to the situation at any given time, according to Article 6 of the port regulation.
Groundage for each linesman is ISK 13,911.
In the event of a departure delay or if the relocation of a vessel is repeatedly more than 30 minutes from the stated time without at least 2 hours’ notice, the minimum piloting dues may be applied for each linesman.
A passenger fee is to be paid for each passenger of a tourist vessel and cruise ship. The fee is ISK 209. 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 per trip on a monthly basis. The information must be submitted no later than on the 10th of each month for the previous month. In the event that the above parties do not submit the information on passenger numbers, the number of passengers for the period in question may be estimated or a 25% surcharge added if the submission of passenger numbers is delayed in excess of 20 days.
Charges for water and electricity
Water delivered from pier/quayside – according to Port flow meter:
Cold water: ISK 399 – per m³.
Hot water: ISK 948 – per m³.
The minimum fee for connection and access to water is based on 20 tonnes per month.
Use of electricity: ISK/kWh 19.77.
The minimum fee for connection and access to electricity is based on 400 kWh per month. The same applies to each freezer container connected to electricity.
Waste management and disposal charges
A Master or owner of a vessel requesting to off-load waste, cargo residues, oil residues or polluting material shall request the assistance of an approved service entity that the port has agreed may be responsible for the receipt and disposal of the above waste from vessels in the harbour area of 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.
All vessels to which the provisions of Article 11c of Act No. 33/2004 on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures do not apply shall pay a service provider the cost of receiving and disposing of waste. In the event that the port is responsible for receiving and disposing of general waste, a fee must be paid for the service according to this Article for each m3 of waste. 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.
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:
a) Waste fee: On the arrival of the vessel to port, the vessel shall pay ISK 0.46 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 6,415, and the maximum charge is ISK 35,237.
b) 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 captain can provide evidence that less waste is generated on board. In such case, the fixed fee is ISK 0.23 per GT. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 6,415, and the maximum charge is ISK 35,237.
c) 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.
d) 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 the Port Authorities, shall pay a fixed monthly fee for the port’s surveillance and administration as regards the receipt of waste. The monthly fee is ISK 6,415 per month.
e) 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:
Vessels longer than 60 metres shall pay ISK 1.21 per GT. The fee is based on the following waste volume:
Vessels less than 30,000 GT: 5 m3
Passenger vessels from 30,000 GT to 100,000 GT: 10 m3
Passenger vessels more than 100,000 GT: 15 m3
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 Associated Icelandic Ports 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 20,664.
f) 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 the Port within 48 hours of the vessel’s departure.
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.
Vessels exempt from payment duties according to Item 1, of Paragraph 2, Articles 17 and 11(c) of the Harbour Act No. 33/2004, must pay for the harbour’s acceptance and disposal of general waste. The port’s minimum fee for the receipt of waste is ISK 9,268 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.
General weighing charge is ISK 297 per tonne.
Minimum charge per weighing/off-loading is ISK 1,844.
Charge for registration of catch, weighed by independent parties, is ISK 3,282 per off-loading.
In the case of work on the weighbridge at weekends and between 20:00 and 07:00 weekdays, vessels over 100 GT shall pay an extra ISK 8,603 for each started hour, while vessels under 100 GT pay ISK 6,452 for each offload.
Payments for plots and lease of land
Payments for plots are decided by the Port Authority.
Lease of land shall be a proportion of the rated plot value of each plot, as decided by the Port Authority.
- Lease of land for sites in Reykjavík is 2.15% of the rated cargo port area value.
- Lease of land for sites at Grundartangi is 2.35% of the rated cargo port area value.
- Lease of land for a cargo port area of 5 hectares or greater shall be 2% of the rated cargo port area value.
Storage area: ISK 148 per square metre per month
Short-term areas, paved: ISK 69 per square metre per month.
Short-term areas, unpaved: ISK 35 per square metre per month.
Minimum fee for storage and short-term lease is ISK 16,646 per month.
For the storage of boats and trailers on the uptake area, the same fee must be paid as for boats under 100 GT according to Article 4.
Vessels which come under the provisions of law on Maritime Security No. 50/2004 shall pay the following dues to the port:
Vessel security fee ISK 54,617 per arrival.
Cargo security: 20% surcharge on the wharfage fees.
Passenger security ISK 266 per passenger.
Vessel security fee: ISK 54,617 per arrival.
The fee is based on the engagement of one security officer.
According to ISPS rules, there is a requirement for two security guards for cruise ships and for passenger changes; the need for additional security guards, in excess of two, is assessed each time. A fee for a security guard, in excess of one, is ISK 6,998 per hour.
As regards security watches for all vessels, the payable rate is ISK 6,998 per hour.
The Port Authority accepts bookings three years in advance, starting at the beginning of the year.
When cancelling the arrival of a cruise ship, the following applies:
- Cancellation less than 18 months before ETA will incur a cancellation fee of 5% of the Quay dues
- Cancellation less than 12 months before ETA will incur a cancellation fee of 15% of the Quay dues
- Cancellation less than 6 months before ETA will incur a cancellation fee of 30% of the Quay dues
- Cancellation less than 48 hours before ETA will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the Quay dues
Exceptions are made for cancellations made within 48 hours before ETA, due to bad weather conditions.
Cancellation fee does not apply to changes in dates and/or ships as long as it is possible to comply with such a request.
Environmental Port Index (EPI)
EPI is a tool that allows ports to define the environmental footprint of cruise ships during a call. The goal is to establish a financial incentive system for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable operation of cruise ships and thus reduce the benefits of arriving at Associated Icelandic Ports with polluting ships.
Cruise ships must submit data for assessment of environmental performance in port no later than 72 hours after departure. Based on that data, each ship receives an EPI score between 0 (worst) and 100 (best). If a ship does not submit data, it will automatically receive a score of 0. An EPI rating provides a maximum 17.5% discount on Quay dues and a maximum 75% surcharge.
Quay dues will take on a proportional change according to the following calculation model:
- EPI score below 30: (30 – EPI score) * 2,5/100
- EPI score above 30: (30 – EPI score) / (4 * EPI score)
The Master of the ship is responsible for data being submitted to the EPI portal. The portal where data is submitted can be found at: https://epiwebprod.azurewebsites.net/.
Passenger terminal for turnarounds:
All cruise ships in a turnaround at Skarfabakki are obliged to use the passenger terminal at
Skarfabakki as long as it is not occupied.
For use of luggage facilities, ISK 300,000 is paid for every started 24 hours.
For use of passenger facilities for turnaround, ISK 300,000 is paid for every started 24 hours.
For luggage screening, ISK 300,000 is paid for the first 4 hours per screening device. For each hour in excess of 4 hours, ISK 90,000 is paid.
For hand luggage and passenger screening, ISK 1,900 is paid per passenger.
The leasee pays the cost of installation, removal and transportation of gangways and gangway platforms, ISK 250,000.
Lease of gangways from 10 – 14 metres: ISK 77,081 for every started 24 hours.
Lease of gangways more than 14 metres: ISK 106,811 for every started 24 hours.
Lease for gangway platforms: ISK 106,811 for every started 24 hours.
Lease for special fenders for vessels: ISK 49,552 per fender for every started 24 hours.
For Internet access and installation, ISK 52,000 is paid for each connection.
The party causing the pollution shall pay all costs of clean-ups of pollution accidents according to the Act on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures. This may include costs for the work of the Greater Reykjavík Area Fire Brigade, the work of the Port employees, costs relating to the use of equipment and necessary materials for clean-up.
Collection and payment of dues
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 the Act on Interest Rates and Indexation No. 38/2001.
The Master, owner, agent and operator of a ship is responsible for the payment of charges due to the Port Authorities 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, Article 33 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 of 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.
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.
The Master, owner, agent and operator of a ship is responsible for the payment of fees to the port in accordance with Article 17 of the Harbour Act No. 61/2003.
The recipient of goods that arrive in port and the sender of goods from a port pay fees in accordance with Article 9 of this schedule.
In the event that there are multiple owners of the cargo transported by the vessel, the consignment transporter shall be responsible for collecting the fees from the senders and recipients, as applicable, and pay such fees to the port.
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.
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 on the vessel in question or through the amount of its insurance. Such a lien has priority over pledged contractual claims for two years, of. the provisions of Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Harbour Act No. 61/2003. Associated Icelandic Ports may insist on further securities for the payment of dues if this is considered necessary.
The lease of land in harbour areas is secured with a statutory lien on the site in question.
All charges under this schedule are exclusive of value added tax. Associated Icelandic Ports are obliged to collect VAT on all the charges in this schedule, cf. Item 3, Article 3 of Act No. 50/1988 on Value Added Tax.
Entry into force
This schedule of rates and dues for Associated Icelandic Ports was approved by the Associated Icelandic Ports Board on 11 November 2022 and in accordance with the Harbour Act No. 61/2003 and Article 37 of the Regulation on harbour issues no. 326/2004.
The schedule enters into effect on 1 January 2023 and is published for the guidance of all interested parties.
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.
Vessels operating on LNG in the harbour area are to be granted a 15% discount on quay fees to the end of 2025.
Reykjavík, 11 November 2022.
Gunnar Tryggvason, Port Director