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Charges

Please note that the charges, rates and dues contained on this website are applicable from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and should be read together with our terms and conditions.

Also note that the Trust will waive any charge for vessels entering the Harbour Limits and/or docking solely for safety by stress of weather. This waiver shall extend only until such time as the Harbour Master shall deem appropriate and thereafter the vessel shall be subject to the normal charges under this Schedule.

NOTE: In the event of payment being made in a foreign currency, either by cash or cheque/draft, there will be a handling fee applied in addition to the charges listed.

 

  • Charges for Fishing Vessels as from 1st April 2016:

    1. FISHING VESSELS ENTERING HARBOUR LIMITS BUT NOT DOCKING
    Each fishing vessel whether with cargoes or passengers or in ballast, that enters the Harbour Limits for orders, repairs, convenience, crew changes or stores, but does not use a Pier, break bulk or goods, or embark or disembark passengers shall on each occasion of entering Harbour Limits pay £0.72 per m LOA (metre of length overall, measured to the next highest full metre).
    This charge applies to four (4) day periods, or part thereof and will be due for each subsequent four (4) day period.
    2. FISHING VESSELS ENTERING HARBOUR AND DOCKING AT A TRUST PIER
    Each fishing vessel for which compound annual rates have not been paid, shall on each occasion of entering Harbour Limits and docking pay £1.77 per m LOA (metre of length overall, measured to the next highest full metre).
    This charge applies to four (4) day periods, or part thereof, and will be due for each subsequent four (4) day period.
    3. FISHING VESSELS ELECTING TO PAY COMPOUNDED CHARGES
    Each fishing vessel entering Harbour Limits and docking may elect to pay the following annual compound charges:
    Per metre of Length Overall (LOA) measured to the next highest full metre:
    (a) Up to and including 15 metres £12.24
    (b) Exceeding 15 metres £24.49
    The compound charge entitles the vessel to occupy a Pier continuously for up to 14 days at a time. After this period has expired, additional charges will be payable in accordance with the charges detailed in Section 2 above.
    Compound charges shall be agreed in writing with the Harbour Master no later than one week prior to the commencement of the annual period, being 1st April to 31st March, or otherwise at the sole discretion of the Harbour Master. All compound charges must be paid prior to commencement of the annual period. A compound charge will not be agreed where there are outstanding sums due to the Trust out with normal settlement terms or landing information is outstanding or where a vessel has regularly been in arrears during the previous 12 months.
    NOTES
    1. VAT applies to all vessels under 15 GT.2. The above charges include a charge for the provision of waste reception facilities for normal domestic waste.
    3. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Charges for Other Commercial Vessels as from 1st April 2016

    1. VESSELS ENTERING HARBOUR LIMITS BUT NOT DOCKING
    Non-fishing commercial vessels shall pay the following charges for entering the Harbour Limits but not docking:
    (a) Non-fishing commercial vessels other than those listed at Section 1 (b) and (c) below, whether with cargoes, passengers or in ballast entering the Harbour Limits for the following purposes, but not using any pier, and not breaking bulk or goods or embarking or disembarking passengers, shall be dealt with as follows:- per GT
    For safety by stress of weather FREE
    For orders, repairs, convenience, crew changes or stores £0.15
    (b) Cruise Liners and training vessels anchoring within the Harbour Limits and disembarking and re-embarking passengers at the harbour works £0.19
    (c) Vessels engaged in the provisions of services and supply of materials for offshore or other similar operations (including marine renewable activity) £0.19
    These charges apply to three (3) day periods, or part thereof. All vessels shall pay one third (1/3) of the charge for each subsequent day, or part thereof, that they remain in the Harbour.
    2. VESSELS ENTERING HARBOUR LIMITS AND DOCKING
    Each commercial vessel, for which compound annual rates have not been agreed, shall on each occasion of entering Harbour Limits and docking, pay the following charges: per GT
    (a) All vessels to or from any port within the EC £0.38
    (b) All vessels to or from all other Ports and places not within the EC £0.48
    (c) All vessels operating a regular weekly service between Scrabster and the Island Communities £0.32
    (d) All vessels operating a daily RoRo service between Scrabster and Orkney per 4 day period (inclusive of weighbridge, boarding bridge and link span operation) £0.57
    (e) Ferries over 30,000 GT Charge According to Circumstances
    (f) All Cruise Liners and training vessels £0.32
    (g) Vessels engaged in the provision of services and supply of materials for offshore or other similar operations (including marine renewable activity) £0.45
    (h) All Oil Tankers or vessels carrying oil products as cargo £0.47
    (i) Commercial vessels with a GT lower than 50 Gross Tonnes £2.04
    These charges apply to three (3) day periods, or part thereof. All vessels shall pay one third (1/3) of the charge for each subsequent day, or part thereof, that they remain in the Harbour.
    3. COMPOUNDED CHARGES (MERCHANT SHIPPING) (see notes below)
    Vessels engaged in regular trade between the Scottish Mainland and Island Communities may elect to pay annual compound rates for entering the Harbour and docking at a Pier.
    Compound charges shall be agreed in writing with the Harbour Master no later than one week prior to the commencement of the annual period, being 1st April to 31st March, or otherwise at the sole discretion of the Harbour Master. All compound charges must be paid prior to commencement of the annual period. A compound charge will not be agreed where there are outstanding sums due to the Trust outwith the normal settlement terms or landing information is outstanding or where a vessel has regularly been in arrears during the previous twelve months.
    The compound charge shall entitle the vessel to occupy a Pier continuously for up to five (5) days at a time. After this period has expired, additional charges will be payable in accordance with the charges detailed in Section 2 above.
    4. COMPOUNDED CHARGES FOR OTHER LOCAL COMMERCIAL VESSELS (ANNUAL REGISTRATION CHARGE) (see notes below)
    Vessels which are engaged in trade to or from any Pier, but which are not engaged in regular trade between the Scottish Mainland and Island Communities, may elect to pay the following annual compound charges for entering the Harbour Limits and docking:
    (a) Up to and including 12 m overall length £194.82
    (b) Exceeding 12 m up to and including 15 m overall length £285.86
    (c) Exceeding 15 m £422.32
    5. COMPOUNDED CHARGES FOR SEA ANGLING CHARTER VESSELS (ANNUAL REGISTRATION CHARGE) (see notes below)
    Vessels which are engaged in Sports Fishing activities to or from any Pier, but which are not engaged in regular trade between the Scottish Mainland and Island Communities, may elect to pay the following annual compound charges for entering the Harbour Limits and docking:
    (a) Up to and including 15 m overall length (includes Wharfage Charges) £1,151.13
    (b) Exceeding 15 m (includes Wharfage Charges) £1,465.07
    Compound charges shall be agreed in writing with the Harbour Master no later than one week prior to the commencement of the annual period, being 1st April to 31st March, or otherwise at the sole discretion of the Harbour Master. All compound charges must be paid prior to commencement of the annual period.A compound charge will not be agreed where there are outstanding sums due to the Trust out with the normal settlement terms or landing information is outstanding or where a vessel has regularly been in arrears during the previous 12 months.
    The compound charge entitles the vessel to occupy any Pier continuously for up to twenty eight (28) days at a time. After this period has expired additional charges will be payable in accordance with the charges detailed in Section 2 above.
    Owners who fail to pay the appropriate compound charge within 30 days of receiving an invoice from the Trust will be liable to pay the charges detailed in Section 2 above.
    To qualify for compounded rates, an appropriately completed berthing application form and evidence of adequate insurance for the entire period that the vessel shall remain in the harbour must be provided to the Harbour Master. Berthing applications are available to download or request from the Harbour Master. Owners who fail to complete the berthing application and provide evidence of insurance to the Trust will be liable to pay the charges detailed in Section 2 above.
    NOTES
    1. VAT applies to all vessels under 15 GT.
    2. The above charges include a charge for the provision of waste reception facilities for normal domestic waste.
    3. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Charges for Pleasure Craft as from 1st April 2016

    1.
    All visiting pleasure craft and sailing yachts entering, using or leaving the Harbour or its defined limits (inc VAT) up to and including 15m overall length (per day) £13.00
    Exceeding 15m (inc VAT) (per day) £25.00
    2.
    Pleasure Craft may elect to pay a seasonal compound charge per half year or part thereof between 1st April and 30th September, for entering the Harbour and docking as follows:
    (a) Up to and including 10 m overall length £61.24
    (b) Exceeding 10 m up to and including 15 m overall length £85.25
    (c) Exceeding 15 m up to and including 20 m overall length £102.06
    3.
    In addition to those charges levied at paragraph 2, a non-seasonal compound charge per half year or part thereof between 1st October and 31st March, will be invoiced  for each pleasure craft or sailing yacht, entering, using or leaving the Harbour or its defined limits as follows:
    (a) Up to and including 10 m overall length £224.20
    (b) Exceeding 10 m up to and including 15 m overall length £280.24
    (c) Exceeding 15 m up to and including 20 m overall length £336.30
    4.
    Pleasure Craft may elect to pay the following non-seasonal compound charges between 1st October and 31st March, for storing such vessels on lands owned or leased by the Trust PER MONTH, or part thereof as follows:
    (a) Up to and including 10 m overall length £5.83
    (b) Exceeding 10 m up to and including 15 m overall length £9.32
    (c) Exceeding 15 m up to and including 20 m overall length £11.66
    NOTES
    1. Owners who fail to pay the appropriate compound charge within 30 days of receiving an invoice from the Trust will be liable to pay £13 per day.
    2. To qualify for compounded rates, an appropriately completed berthing application form and evidence of adequate insurance for the entire period that the vessel shall remain in the Harbour must be provided to the Harbour Master upon request. Berthing applications are available to download or request from the Harbour Master. Owners who fail to complete the berthing application and provide evidence of insurance to the Trust will be liable to pay £13 per day.
    3. VAT shall be charged at the current rate on vessels under 15 Gross Tonnes.
    4. The above charges include a charge for the provision of waste reception facilities for normal domestic waste.
    5. As storage facilities are very limited, it is advisable to contact the Harbour Master in advance to check availability.
    6. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Charges for Pontoons as from 1st April 2016

    1. All visiting pleasure craft and sailing yachts entering, using or leaving the Pontoon Berths
    (a) Pontoon Berth (Inc VAT) (per day) £20.00
    (b) Electricity (visiting yachts) (per 24 hrs) £2.50
    (c) Electricity (all other vessels) (per unit) £0.21
    2. Registered Fishing Boats (Full Time)
    Per metre of Length Overall (LOA), measured to the next highest full metre:
    (a) Up to and including 15 m (per metre) £12.24
    3. Registered Fishing Boats (Part Time)
    (a) Up to and including 15 m £366.27
    4. Leisure Craft (1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017)
    Per metre of Length Overall (LOA), measured to the next highest full metre:
    (a) Up to and including 15 m overall length (per metre) £83.72
    5. Leisure Craft (1st April 2016 – 30 September 2016)
    Per metre of Length Overall (LOA), measured to the next highest full metre:
    (a) Up to and including 15 m overall length (per metre) £61.74
    6. Commercial Charter Vessel
    (a) Up to and including 15 m overall length (includes Wharfage Charges) £1,151.13
    NOTES
    1. Minimum charge for all craft based on 5 metres overall length.
    2. Owners who fail to pay the appropriate compound charge within 30 days of the receiving an invoice from the Trust will lose the right to a Pontoon Berth and be instructed to remove the vessel to a quayside location.
    3. To qualify for compounded rates, an appropriately completed berthing application form and evidence of adequate insurance for the entire period that the vessel shall remain in the Harbour must be provided to the Harbour Master upon request. Berthing applications are available to download or request from the Harbour Master. Owners who fail to complete the berthing application and provide evidence of insurance to the Trust will lose the right to a Pontoon Berth and be instructed to remove the vessel to a quayside location.
    4. VAT shall be charged at the current rate on vessels under 15 Gross Tonnes.
    5. The above charges include a charge for the provision of waste reception facilities for normal domestic waste.
    6. Rates only available to Fishing Vessels where all landing information is up to date.
    7. When a vessel is sold the owner shall give up the right to a Pontoon. A proportional refund may be payable where harbour dues have been paid in advance.
    8. The allocation of Pontoons are under the control of the Harbour Master. No sub-letting is permitted however the Harbour Trust reserves the right to make temporary use of any unoccupied berths.
    9. To qualify for charging under the category of full time fishing vessel, fish or shell fish landings must have been made on a weekly basis for the previous 12 months.
    10. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Wharfage Charges on Goods and Passengers as from 1st April 2016

    1. FOODS ETC.
    (a) Fish direct from sea (vessel’s own catch either fresh or frozen), fish products and shellfish (per £1 of gross value) £0.02
    (b) Fish delivered or consigned to the port for sale on the  Fish Market (per £1 of gross value) £0.0135
    (c) Use of the Fish Market to sort fish cargo (payable by sorter) (per tonne) £0.25
    (d) Fish carried as cargo and landed in containers/boxes/bins/bulk POA
    (e) Smolts (per thousand) £2.80
    (f) All other foods (per tonne) £0.91
    (g) Tobacco, wines and spirits (per tonne) £1.75
    2. BASIC MATERIALS AND FERTILISERS per tonne
    (a) Fertilisers (excluding Ammonium Nitrate) £0.84
    (b) Ammonium Nitrate £0.94
    (c) Cement £0.97
    (d) Timber (dressed) £0.77
    (e) Wood Pellets £0.59
    (f) Timber (undressed/rough) £0.42
    (g) Sand, Gravel, Stone Chips, Salt and Grain £0.84
    (h) Bricks and Stone £0.68
    (i) Scrap Metal £0.81
    (j) Coal £0.68
    (k) All other Basic Materials £0.68
    3. FUEL ETC. per tonne
    (a) Bagged fuels including Peat £0.72
    (b) Imported Petroleum Products (Fuel Oil, Gas, Diesel, etc) £1.90
    (c) Petroleum Products (Fuel Oil, Gas, Diesel, etc) exported or sold across the quayside to vessels by agencies other than the Harbour Trust £1.90
    (d) All other Fuels £2.02
    4. CONTRACTORS’ PLANT AND MACHINERY
    per tonne £3.37
    5. WIND TURBINES & EQUIPMENT
    per unit or part thereof POA
    6. OTHER RENEWABLE PLANT MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT
    (a) Renewable devices and associated infrastructure and materials which are launched or towed into the Harbour prior to or post deployment per tonne gross weight per week or part thereof £0.98
    (b) Cargo Import/Export POA
    7. OIL AND GAS RELATED EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS per tonne
    (a) Materials or equipment for use in the offshore oil and gas industry carried by offshore service vessels as deck cargo, whether loose, packaged or containerised (per tonne) £3.02
    (b) Chemicals, Bentonite, Barytes, Mixed Mud, Cement, Acids, Alkalis, Sulphates, Phosphates and other Bulk Chemicals (per tonne) £1.71
    8. EXPLOSIVES
    Loads not to exceed 10 kilograms (per kilo) £0.37
    9. HEAVY LIFTS
    POA
    10. GENERAL CARGOES
    All items not specified above shall be chargeable at a General
    Cargo Rate (per tonne) £2.16
    11. PASSENGERS
    (a) Adults (Non Cruise) £1.10
    (b) Children (Non Cruise on Half Fare) £0.61
    (c) All Cruise Ship Visitors £1.00
    12. VEHICLES
    (a) Motor cars and Vans £8.12
    (b) Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, Empty Containers and Caravans:
       up to 7.5 metres in length £10.43
       Over 7.5 metres up to and including 10 metres in length £20.83
       Over 10 metres up to and including 12.5 metres in length £33.10
       Greater than 12.5 metres in length £45.29
    (c) Motor Cycles with Side-cars £6.63
    (d) Motor Cycles solo £3.25
    (e) Pedal Cycles £1.36
    (f) Boats up to 5m in length £6.63
    (g) Each additional half metre £0.72
    13. LIVESTOCK
    (a) Large – cattle, horses, etc. £0.73
    (b) Small – sheep, goats, calves, etc. £0.43
    NOTES
    1. Please note that no quay storage is available. All cargo should be loaded direct to transport for trans-shipment unless otherwise authorised by the Harbour Master.
    2. The Trust prohibits the bringing of goods of a dangerous or explosive character (as defined in the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987) onto Trust owned or leased property unless the master, owner or agent of the vessel has given the Harbour Master not less than 24 hours prior notice and the Harbour Master has subsequently given his prior written consent.
    3. A charge, at a rate of 50% of the relevant charge listed in part 4 of the Schedule, will be levied in respect of the trans-shipment of goods within the harbour area.
    4. There will be no charge for bunkers loaded on to vessels where these bunkers have been imported by sea direct into Scrabster. In all other cases there will be a charge at the relevant petroleum products rate.
    5. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Charges for Miscellaneous as from 1st April 2016:

    1. WEIGHBRIDGE CHARGES
    (a) Vehicle single weigh (inc VAT) (per weigh) £8.50
    (b) Vehicle for shipment or taxation purposes (inc VAT) (per weigh) £9.78
    (c) Cargo weighing (per tonne) £0.24
    2. WATER CHARGES (per tonne)
    (a) Supplied for Fishing Vessels £2.05
    (b) Supplied for all other Vessels £2.29
    3. MOORING / UNMOORING PARTIES (per man)
    (a) Monday – Friday (0800 – 1700) excluding public holidays £14.40
    (b) All other times out with 3 (a) £28.82
    4. LINK SPAN
    Minimum charge per hour £81.91
    5. GANGWAY
    per day £53.89
    6. SLIPWAY (HARD RAMP)
    per day or part thereof (inc VAT) £12.00
    7. WASTE DISPOSAL
    (other than fishing vessels & pleasure craft) per vessel arrival £36.58
    8. SECURITY
    (a) When required under the ISPS Code (per man per hour) £14.58
    (b) As above for supervisor (per man per hour) £20.41
    Where external security contractors are employed by the Trust to fulfill ISPS Code requirements this will be charged at cost.
    (c) Hire of Security Cabin (per day) £58.29
    (d) Hire of Security Caravan (per day) £116.58
    9. ELECTRICITY CHARGES (SHORE POWER FACILITIES)
    (a) Per unit £0.22
    (b) Minimum Charge £8.16
    10. HIRE OF MEETING ROOM
    (a) Per Hour £20.00
    (b) Per Day £125.00
    NOTES
    1. Owners/Skippers who wish to make use of the slipway facilities situated at the North West corner of the Inner Harbour are required to register their bookings in advance, giving the Harbour Master as much notice as possible.  In an emergency, owners/skippers may, providing it is clear of other vessels and safe to do so, put their vessels onto the slipway, having informed the Harbour Master of their intentions.
    2. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Pilotage and Harbour Craft Charges as from 1st April 2016

    1. USE OF PILOT
    The taking of a pilot within the Thurso (Scrabster) pilotage area is not compulsory. However, it is recommended for vessels carrying dangerous cargoes and those who are entering/leaving Scrabster Harbour for the first time.
     “Normal Working Hours” for pilotage purposes shall be deemed to be Monday-Friday (0800-1700) (excluding Scottish public holidays). Out with normal working hours the Trust reserves the right to double the charges.
    Charges will be levied as follows:
    (a) Per act of pilotage (per GT) £0.12
    (b) Minimum charge (per act of pilotage) £73.09
    (c) Maximum charge (per act of pilotage) £618.11
    (d) Cancellation charge (when cancelled within one hour of ordered time) £200.00
    2. USE OF PILOT LAUNCH
    For each act of pilotage, every vessel shall pay a charge for the boarding/landing of the pilot as follows:-
    (a) Use of Pilot Launch (per act of pilotage within normal hours) £150.00
    (b) Use of Pilot Launch (per act of pilotage out with normal hours) £195.00
    3. HARBOUR CRAFT
    Please note that harbour craft may not be available when the harbour launch is involved in pilotage duties. It is advisable to contact the Harbour Master in advance to check availability of harbour craft.
    The following hourly rates will be applicable when the harbour launch is not engaged in pilotage duties:
    (a)   For general use including transfer of personnel etc.
    Within normal hours (per hour or part thereof): £150.00
    Out with normal hours (per hour or part thereof): £195.00
    (b) Assisting vessels on or off berths
     Within normal hours (per hour or part thereof): £350.00
     Out with normal hours (per hour or part thereof): £500.00
    NOTES
    1. Marine Officers of the Scrabster Harbour Trust undergoing training may, from time to time, accompany the authorised pilot but such trainees shall not be considered to be assistants to the pilot, and no extra charge shall accrue to any vessel in respect of such trainee.
    2. An up-to-date ship’s register shall be produced by the Owner/Skipper upon request from the Harbour Master.
    3. Where the pilot boat is used for a combined activity of boarding/landing the pilot and also assisting the vessel during berthing/unberthing the charges in section 3. Harbour Craft will apply (£350/£500).
    4. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Storage Charges as from 1st April 2016

    Lockable Gear Stores
    Storage facilities are subject to availability of units and units will be allocated at the sole discretion of the Harbour Master. All storage charges (inclusive of rates) must be paid in advance, monthly, six-monthly or annually, as the case may be as follows:
    1. Undercover Lockable Gear Stores
    Size Per Month Per 6 months Per Annum
    Large Cages (36 sq. m.) £115.40 £676.07 £1,314.49
    Small Cages (27 sq. m.) £89.06 £502.95 £1,000.88

     

    2. General Storage
    (a) Open/on the Quay side per sq. m per week or part thereof £1.11
    (b) Covered per sq.m per week or part thereof £2.22
    (c) Business Park Storage Compound per week or part thereof for the first 4 weeks per sq.m £0.59
    Rates in excess of 4 weeks shall be by agreement
    (d) Work Areas (Project Specific) POA
    As storage facilities are very limited, it is advisable to contact the Harbour Master in advance to check availability.
    Notes:
    1. No goods or equipment shall be stored on the quay without the prior consent of and as directed by the Harbour Master.
    2. Goods or equipment stored without such permission will be charged at twice the above rates.
    3. The Trust prohibits the bringing of goods of a dangerous or explosive character onto Trust owned or leased property in accordance with the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987. Subject to said regulations, the Trust will permit such goods only with the master, owner or agent of the vessel giving the Harbour Master not less than 24 hours prior notice and the Harbour Master subsequently giving his prior written consent.
    4. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Vehicle Parking Charges as from 1st April 2016

    Vehicle Parking Charges
    Under Part III, Section 8 of the Scrabster Harbour Order Confirmation Act of 1975, the Trustees are empowered to provide and maintain parking places on any land belonging to or held by them and may make a charge in respect of any vehicle left at any such parking space.  Motor vehicles may be parked in the designated parking areas for £10 per week or part thereof.
    Notes:-
    1. All vehicles are parked on Trust property entirely at the owner’s risk.
    2. The Trust accepts no liability for any damage to, or caused by, any vehicle parked or being driven on its property.
    3. Please note that no vehicle shall park outside of the designated parking areas unless with the prior written consent of the Harbour Master.
    4. Please note that the Trust’s Terms and Conditions apply.
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