Visakhapatnam Port TrustScale of Rates
SECTION 11.1. Definitions – General
In this Scale of Rates unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply:(1). "Coastal vessel" shall mean any vessel exclusively employed in trading between any portor place in India to any other port or place in India having a valid coastal licence issued bythe competent authority.(2). "Cold move" shall mean without the power of the engine of the vessel.(3). "Day" shall mean the period starting from 6.00 A.M. of a day and ending at 6.00 A.M. onthe next day.(4). "Foreign-going vessel" shall mean any vessel other than Coastal vessel.(5). "Week” shall mean a period of 7 days.(6). “Hirer” shall mean all users of the port using any of the appliances of the Port.(7). "Month" shall mean the calendar month.(8). “POL” shall mean Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants and for the purpose of levy of vesselrelated charges alone, it will include LPG vessels also.(9). For the purpose of levying vessel related charges (excluding fishing vessels), “ResidualCategory” shall mean vessels other than iron ore and pellets (Mechanical handling) andPOL vessels.(10). “STS” charges mean Ship-to-Ship transfer charges.
1.2. General Terms & Conditions
(1). The status of the vessel, as borne out by its certification by the customs or DirectorGeneral of Shipping is the relevant factor to decide whether vessel is “coastal” or “foreign-going” for the purpose of levy of vessel-related charges, and the nature of cargo or itsorigin will not be of any relevance for this purpose.(2). (i). A foreign going vessel of Indian Flag having a General Trading Licence canconvert to Coastal run on the basis of a Customs Conversion Order.(ii). A foreign going vessel of Foreign Flag can convert to coastal run on the basis of aCoastal Voyage Licence issued by the Director General of Shipping.(iii). In cases of such conversion, coastal rates shall be chargeable by the load portfrom the time the vessel starts loading coastal goods.(iv). In cases of such conversion, Coastal rates shall be chargeable only till the vesselcompletes coastal cargo discharging operations, immediately thereafter foreigngoing rates shall be chargeable by the discharge ports.(iv). For dedicated Indian coastal vessels having a Coastal Licence from the DirectorGeneral of Shipping, no other document will be required to be entitled to Coastalrates.