Rates and Dues
Schedule of Rates and Dues – Effective as of 1 January 2021
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
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 Harbour Fund if they enter the defined harbour limits according to port regulations and use the harbour authority services.
Charges for vessels
All vessels shall pay tonnage dues, ISK 16.90 (Icelandic krónur) per measuring unit as defined in Article 2, for each call.
The minimum fee is ISK 25,000.
All vessels docking at a pier or quayside shall be charged as follows:
Vessels less than 30,000 GT: ISK 8.30 per measuring unit for each started 24-hour period when the vessel is at its moorings. Vessels larger than 30,000 GT: ISK 11.90 per measuring unit for each 24 hours at its moorings.
Dock dues for vessels that 50,000 GT and larger shall, after the first 24 hours, be based on each begun 12 hours that the vessel is moored.
Vessels less than 100 GT:
Tonnage and dock dues for fishing vessels and smaller boats (20–100 GT) is a monthly fee of ISK 12,122 per month.
Vessels smaller than 20 GT pay ISK 6,977 per month.
Dues for private berthing at a floating dock shall be ISK 14,277 per month. Dues for private berthing over one whole year according to agreement shall be ISK 145,605. 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 13,855 or EUR 100 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 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.
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 5,900 per metre. The minimum fee, however, is ISK 50,000.
- For the use of sales facilities, a monthly fee of ISK 1,260 per square metre is paid.
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 a manifest and other necessary documents to Faxaports 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 on to 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 Faxaports for determining the wharfage fees within 5 working days from the arrival or departure of the vessel. Goods unloaded on to 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 Faxaports. 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 Faxaports wharfage fee classification and the fee paid as stated therein:
Wharfage fee classification
1. Cat.: Fee of ISK 343.00 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. Waste (scrap iron, paper, plastics, etc.) transported for recycling. Whole cargoes in liquid form – being pumped or discharged on to land or on board a vessel – such as fuel, oils and fish oil.
2. Cat.: Fee of ISK 3,021 per 20-foot container unit (TEU)
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.
3. Cat.: Fee of ISK 705.00 per tonne
Marine products, agricultural products, building materials, beverages, foodstuffs, medicinal products and medical supplies, unprocessed metals and timber, raw materials for industry, lubricants and fishing gear.
4. Cat.: Fee of ISK 1,909.00 per tonne
Vehicles, machines, devices and equipment. Other goods not specified in 1–3 above.
5. Cat.: 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 on to 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 fish from fish farms 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 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 7,382 per tonne.
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.
The minimum wharfage fee in categories 3 and 4 is ISK 270.00.
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 6.35 per GT. 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 Master of the vessel has a confirmed exemption from pilotage or if a pilot permits, due to special circumstances, the Master of the vessel 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 35,000.
Vessels larger than 50,000 GT pay half the pilotage fees after their third arrival to port within the calendar year.
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.
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 Haki and Leynir, is determined by the ship’s GT. The charge is ISK 11.60 per GT. The hourly rate for Magni and Phoenix is 17.40 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 Haki and Leynir is based on the vessel’s GT. The rate is ISK 5.80 per GT and ISK 8.70 for Magni and Phoenix.
The fixed hourly rate for the sailing and assistance of tugboat Þjótur is ISK 50,900 per hour.
A minimum charge per hour for tugboats Magni and Phoenix is ISK 120,000, for tugboat Haki ISK 80,000, and for tugboat Leynir it is ISK 50,900. A maximum charge per hour for tugboat Magni is ISK 550,000, for tugboat Haki ISK 450,000, and for tugboat Leynir it is ISK 365,000. Minimum time for each engagement is 1 hour.
For each sailing time of tugboats Magni and Phoenix to or from a place, which lasts more than an hour, the charge is ISK 120,000 per hour and ISK 73,300 for Haki. As regards comparable sailing time for tugboat Leynir, the charge is ISK 50,900 per hour.
Transfer of pilot: Fixed fee ISK 50,900.
Other transfers: 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 for each linesman: ISK 12,940.
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 may be collected.
A passenger fee is to be paid for each passenger of a tourist vessel and cruise ship. The fee is ISK 195.00. 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 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 the flow meter of Faxaports sf.:
Cold water: ISK 371.00 – per m³
Hot water: ISK 882.00 – per m³
Minimum charge is based on 20 tonnes.
Use of electricity: ISK 18.38 per kilowatt hour (kwh)
Minimum charge is based on 400 kwh. The same applies to each connected 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 vessel 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.
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:
- Waste fee: On the arrival of the vessel to port, the vessel shall pay ISK 0.42 per gross tonnage. This fee shall cover the port’s supervision and administration of the receipt of waste. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 5,965, and the maximum fee is ISK 32,768.
- 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. The fixed is, therefore, ISK 0.21 per GT. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 5,965, and the maximum fee is ISK 32,768.
- 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.
- 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 5,965 per month.
- 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 1.61 per GT. The fee is based on the following waste volume:
Passenger vessels less than 30,000 gross tonnage: 5 m3
Passenger vessels from 30,000 to 100,000 gross tonnage: 10 m3
Passenger vessels more than 100,000 gross tonnage: 15 m3
Other vessels pay ISK 2.10 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 36,736.
- 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 sf. 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 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 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 11,974 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 276.00 per tonne.
Minimum charge per weighing/off-loading is ISK 1,714.00
Charge for registration of catch, weighed by independent parties, is ISK 3,048.00 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 8,000.00 for each started hour while vessels under 100 BT pay ISK 6,000.00 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 137.00 per m² per month.
Short-term areas, paved: ISK 64 per m² per month
Short-term areas, unpaved: ISK 33 per m² per month
Minimum fee for storage and short-term lease is 15,000 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 Faxaports sf.:
Passenger security fee: ISK 247 per passenger.
Vessel security: ISK 50,791 per arrival.
The charge is based on the engagement of one security officer.
Vessel security fee: ISK 50,791 per arrival.
Cargo security: 20% surcharge on the wharfage fees.
As regards security watches for all vessels, the payable hourly rate is ISK 6,508.
Rent for gangways 10–14 m is ISK 71,680 for every started 24 hours.
Rent for gangways longer than 14 m is ISK 99,328 for every started 24 hours.
Rent for gangway platforms is ISK 99,328 for every started 24 hours.
The lessee pays the cost of installation, removal and transportation of gangways.
Rent for special fenders for vessels is ISK 46,080 for every started 24 hours.
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 Faxaports sf. 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 Act No. 38/2001 on Interest and Price Indexation.
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.
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 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 sf. 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. Faxaports sf. 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 force
This schedule of rates and dues are in accordance with the Harbour Act No. 61/2003 and Article 37 of the Regulation Harbour Issues No. 326/2004.
The schedule enters into effect on 1 January 2021 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.
Reykjavik, 21st December 2020.
Magnús Þór Ásmundsson, Port Director