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5. What do you think is the best way to set pilotage fees?

over 2 years ago

What are pilotage tariffs?

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  • Patrick Gates about 2 years ago
    Currently tariff are charge on 'Pilotage Units length X breath X moulded depth divided by 283.17. It is the issue of the moulded depth that becomes the problem when dealing with cruise ships, very shallow draft, very high freeboard above the uppermost continuous water tight deck, the same apply to car carriers and large container ships which can have eight to 10 high nine foot high boxed; windage is the issue. Cruse ships do not pay their fair share as the ships have very low shipside 'gun port' doors for gangways, this being able to avoid paying an appropriate tariff for a vessel of that size.
  • Mariner81 over 2 years ago
    I think the best way is to set the fees based on gross tonnge, additional factors should also be taken into account such as:Number of pilots per assignmentCost of pilot transportation by boat to and from the vesselThe duration of the assignment
  • Rod60 over 2 years ago
    Pilotage fees need to be set by the size of the ships as this requires a higher skill set. LOA, beam and draft all need to be taken into account for fees to be fair throughout the different classes of ships ie. bulk carriers, tankers, container ships, cruise ships, heavy lift ships, tug and tows. Drafts of ships will always differ but ships that aren't as deep for example cruise ships present a different problem which is windage and you can have 2000 to 4000 passengers. Container ships present the same problem when it comes to windage.