Increased by about 26.5 percent as from 1 May 2011

2010.15.11_MV-YUAN-XIANG-300x201.jpgAgents have been informed by local towage companies that the current port towage charges at ALL Argentine port will be increased by about 26.5 percent as from 1 May 2011.

The following are examples of the increase applicable at Necochea and Bahia Blanca.

Estimated impact on a panamax vessel (75.000 DWT), all values stated are expressed in USD:

Necochea port:

Current tariff:
USD 38.995.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 54.592.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 40pct
USD 62.390.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 60pct

Increased tariff:
USD 49.330.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 69.062.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 40pct
USD 78.928.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 60pct

Bahia Blanca port:

Current tariff:
USD 41.524.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 51.905.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 25pct
USD 56.058.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 35pct

Increased tariff:
USD 52.576.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 65.720.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 25pct
USD 70.978.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 35pct

Necochea port:

Current tariff:
USD 33.590.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon til Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 47.025.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon til Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 40pct
USD 53.834.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun to holidays) 60pct

Increased tariff:
USD 42.491.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 59.490.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 40pct
USD 67.985.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 60pct

Estimated impact on a handysize vessel (53.000 DWT), all values stated are expressed in USD:

Bahia Blanca port:

Current tariff:
USD 25.776.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 32.220.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri) and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 25pct
USD 34.798.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 35pct

Increased tariff:
USD 32.640.- Straight time - fm 07 to 19 (Mon to Fri) and fm 07 to 13 (Sat)
USD 40.800.- Overtime - fm 19 to 07 (Mon to Fri )and fm 00 to 07 (Sat) 25pct
USD 44.064.- Overtime - fm 13 to 24 (Sat) and (Sun/holidays) 35pct

Source: Agencia Maritima NABSA S.A