SECTION I : GENERAL GUIDELINES TO THE PORT SERVICES CHARGES
1. WORKING HOURS
Per shift means one of the following periods :-
0730 to 1530 hours – 1st Shift
1530 to 2330 hours – 2nd Shift
2330 to 0730 hours – 3rd Shift
“Port” to mean the Langkawi Port at Tanjung Lembung, Langkawi.
“LPSB” to mean the Langkawi Port Sdn Bhd.
“Per day” in the Port Services Charges is reckoned from midnight to midnight.
Fridays and Holidays, for the purposes of charging labour will be reckoned from 0730 hours to 0730 hours on the day following.
Labour employed may be ordered for a minimum of one shift.
The LPSB requires prior application to be made, no later than the times stated, to the
Operation Manager for the following occasions or periods : –
Work to be performed Time of Requisition
(i) After 1530 hours on ordinary week days, 0800 hours on the same day
Saturday to Thursday.
(ii) For Holidays midweek 0800 hours on previous working day
(iii) For Fridays and Holidays following 0800 hours on previous working day
2. NOTICE TO DISCHARGE OR LOAD CARGO
The owner, master or agent of every vessel shall give written notice to the Operation Manager of his intention to discharge or load before such work is commenced. Cargo discharged without permission of the Operation Manager being first obtained, shall not be deemed to be in the custody of the LPSB, nor shall the LPSB be held responsible for any loss or damage that may result to such cargo from any cause whatsoever.
3. DEPOSITING CARGO FOR SHIPMENT
Goods shall not be deposited anywhere within the LPSB’s premises without the written permission of the Operation Manager.
4. CONDITIONS OF HIRE OF EQUIPMENT OR GEAR
The LPSB, while taking all reasonable precautions that the gear it issues is in sound and usable condition, will accept no responsibility for any consequences which may arise owing to breakage or other unforeseen circumstances occurring during the period of hire.
The LPSB shall not be responsible for losses or damage by fire nor any loss or damage resulting from a necessary and bona fide effort to put out a fire.
The LPSB shall be entitled to collect any amount which may be ascertained to have been undercharged or that which may be otherwise have been found to be due.
7. RESPONSIBILITY OF CHARGES
Unless otherwise specifically provided or previously agreed, responsibility for all charges will be as stated in the Port Services Charges.
8. SPECIAL RATES FOR SERVICES COVERED BY THE PORT SERVICES CHARGES
The LPSB is empowered to enter into special agreements for the provision of any services covered by this Port Services Charges, and applications for special rates, particularly where large consignments are involved, should be made to the Operation Manager.
9. CHARGES FOR OTHER SERVICES
Charges for any service not provided for in the Port Services Charges will be quoted on application to the Operation Manager.
“L.O.A” means length overall of the vessel in metres for an ordinary vessel. As for tug and barges on tow, the length overall is to include the length of the tug and barge.
11. CHARGEABLE TONNAGE
Charges are based upon metric units of 1,000 kilograms or one cubic metre, whichever is the greater.
The LPSB may elect to calculate all tonnages of cargo according to the cubic measurement or gross weight whichever is the greater whether or not a ship’s manifest or shipping note is lodged with the LPSB.
Charges for heavy-lifts above 3 tonnes per package will be based on deadweight.
“Per tonne” means one metric tonne of 1,000 kilograms or one cubic metre or part thereof.
“Per metre” means per metre or part thereof.
“Per hour” means per hour or part thereof.
“Per day” means per day or part thereof.
“Per week” means per week or part thereof.
12. DELIVERY AND SHIPMENT
When application is made for delivery or shipment of cargo, Delivery or Shipping Order must be produced showing the contents and the measurements and gross weight of packages described in Bahasa Malaysia or English. The date of ship’s arrival in or departure from the Port must be stated in this documents.
13. TRANSHIPMENT AND RE-EXPORT CARGO
(a) Transshipment and re-export rates shall apply only to cargo in respect of which the following conditions are fulfilled:-
(i) The cargo must be declared to be for transshipment or re-export at Langkawi at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of the importing ship and subject to the approval of the Operation Manager.
(ii) The cargo must be discharged by the importing ship or by lighter on the LPSB’s Wharves and remain in the custody of the LPSB until it is transshipped or re-exported.
(iii) It must be reshipped by the LPSB to another ship or lighter at its wharves.
(b) Dangerous goods Classes I, II and III, loose tiles and motor vehicles are not entitled to transshipment or re-export rates.
14. PALLETISED / UNITISED CARGO
Langkawi Port is deliberately encouraging the shipment and handling of cargoes in palletised or unitised form. Palletised / Unitised rates shall be levied on inward or outward cargo where the following conditions are fulfilled:-
(a) The cargo is in small packages or units which are wrapped and / or strapped together on a pallet.
(b) The cargo is manifested ; and the manifest is duly endorsed at the port of loading that the cargo is palletised / unitised. The bill of lading, delivery order or shipping order is similarly endorsed.
(c) The palletised / unitised cargo is discharged or loaded as single unit with or without the aid of forklift trucks.
15. PRODUCTION OF BILLS OF LADING, DELIVERY AND SHIPPING ORDERS
When application is made for delivery or shipment of cargo, delivery or shipping orders must be produced showing the contents and the measurements and gross weights of packages, described in Bahasa Malaysia or English. The date of the ship’s arrival in or departure from Langkawi must be stated on these documents.
16. LIEN ON CARGO
(i) All goods shall remain subject to a lien for any port charges or other charges due in respect of such goods and may be wholly or partly detained until all such charges have been paid.
(ii) All goods coming into the custody of the port operator shall also be subject to a lien from either the owner or consignee of such goods.
(iii) The goods detained under paragraphs (i) and (ii) may be sold by auction and in the case of perishable goods, such goods shall not be sold earlier than twenty four hours after the landing and the proceed shall be applied in satisfaction or reduction of the amount due and expenses.
‘Vessel’ include barges, lighters and any ship or boat or any sea going or inland watercraft including any floating objects used in the navigation for carriage of goods and passengers.
18. CARGO ( GOODS )
Cargo includes perishable goods, livestock, minerals, wares, vehicles and merchandise of every description whether containerised or otherwise and include any passenger luggage and effects.
Permission to an owner of goods to open packages within the port premises may be granted by the Operation Manager upon an application being made, subject to Customs regulation and subject to the condition that the opening of such packages shall be considered as delivery by the LPSB and no subsequent claims for damage or shortage of contents shall be entertained. Packages which have been opened for Customs Examinations, appraisement, survey or for any other purpose by the owner of goods shall lie in the port premises at the risk and expense of the owner of the goods.
19. BERTH OCCUPANCY
Berth Occupancy charges are payable by vessels alongside the LPSB’s Wharves. The charges are based on the length of the vessel in relation to the time the vessels occupy the berth.
Pilotage service to enter or leave the harbour is not compulsory at this Port. Should pilotage service be required, the order for such service may be made through the Operation Manager. The Pilotage Dues is payable on each occasion the vessel enters the Port and calculated on the basis of meter length overall (LOA) whilst Pilot Professional Fee is payable on time basis which is calculated from the time the service is required to the time the service is completed. The Pilot Professional Fee does not include the use of pilot boats to ferry the pilot to and fro.
Towage service is not compulsory at this Port. Should towage service be required, the order for such service may be made available by private tugboat(s) and any such requirement may be made through the Operation Manager. The Towage Dues is payable on each occasion the vessel enters the Port and calculated on the basis of metres length overall ( L.O.A ) whilst the Tug Hire Fee is payable on time basis which is calculated from the time the service is required to the time the service is completed.
Harbour Fee is payable on each occasion the vessel enters the Port. They are based on the length overall (LOA) of the vessel.
23. MOORING SERVICES
Mooring labour will be required for securing / releasing of berthing ropes from bollards. This charge shall be based on per vessel per operation. A surcharge of 50% shall be levied for berthing and unberthing services between 1930 hours of one day to 0730 hours of the following day.
Stevedorage is the supply of manpower and labour for the loading and / or discharge of cargo on board vessels and includes the supply of winchman, deckman and cargo handling labour. The Stevedorage charge is calculated on the tonnage of cargo loaded or discharged and is based on deadweight or measurement weight whichever is the greater.
25. CARGO GEARS
Stevedoring gears and equipments are required for cargo handling onboard vessels for discharging and / or loading operations. All vessels working in this Port are required to provide their own necessary cargo gears.
26. THE WHARF HANDLING
INWARD CARGO ( OTHER THAN LIQUID CARGO )
This charge covers the handling of the goods from the vessel / barge at the wharf ( main and RoRo berth ) including wharf labour, equipment and supervisory staffs.
OUTWARD CARGO ( OTHER THAN LIQUID CARGO )
This charge covers the handling of the goods at the wharf ( main berth and RoRo berth ) on to the vessel / barge, including wharf labour, equipment and supervisory staffs.
INWARD CARGO ( OTHER THAN LIQUID CARGO )
This charge covers the handling of the goods at the wharf ( main berth and RoRo berth ) horizontal transfer to the transit shed/open storage area, receival, offloading and stacking and subsequent delivery to road vehicle and includes labour, equipment, supervisory staffs and free storage period.
OUTWARD CARGO ( OTHER THAN LIQUID CARGO )
This charge covers the receival of the goods from the road vehicle, offloading and stacking in the transit shed/open storage area, handling and subsequent horizontal transfer to the wharf ( main berth and RoRo berth ) for shipment and includes labour, equipment, supervisory staffs and free storage period.
(a) In calculating the free storage period allowed, Fridays and all gazetted public holidays applicable in the State of Kedah will be included, except Port Holidays. The charge shown in the Port Services Charges against each calendar day is an accumulated rate.
(b) The storage period for Inward Cargo will be counted from midnight following the completion of discharge of vessel or completion of each consignment of cargo from the lighter. For Outward cargo the storage period will be counted from midnight following the time of receipt of the cargo until the time the vessel is berthed or in the case of lighters, from the commencement of loading into a lighter for shipment.
(c) Long storage rate may be granted at the discretion of the Operation Manager and may be done on acceptance of an application for long storage rate.
(d) Cargo which are granted long storage rate will be subject to a removal charge.
(e) When tarpaulins are used to protect cargo stored in open storage, the rental will be charged at transit shed rates.
(f) Arms and ammunition will not be received into storage by the LPSB.
(g) Store-rent on heavy-lifts above 3 tonnes will be based on weight or measurement whichever is the greater.
29. LEVY ON CHARGES ( TONNE BASIS )
Except where otherwise provided, charges will be based on weight or measurement tonnage, whichever is greater. Conversion from cubic measurement will be one cubic metre per tonne and from weight at 1000 kg per tonne.
Notwithstanding the foregoing:-
(a) LPSB may levy charges on measurement tonnage if the weight cannot be ascertained or vice versa.
(b) Bulk cargo shall be charged on manifested tonnage or draft survey whichever is greater.
(c) Heavy packages or heavylifts – the charges to be raised will be determined by the deadweight of the cargo. However the chargeable weight will be based on deadweight or measurement weight whichever is greater.