Russia raised port navigation dues at Northern Seaports of Arkhangelsk and Sabetta

SabettaThe Russian FSUE Rosmorport in accordance with the Ministry of Transport order No 387 “On approving list of harbor dues in the seaports of the Russian Federation”, changed the foreign shipping rates at Seaports of Arkhangelsk and Sabetta, as well as the port of Mezen, Naryan-Mar and Onega. The local authorities decided to raise the costs for pilotage, lighthouse and navigation dues, aiming to maintain in good technical condition, maintenance, repair, reconstruction and new construction of navigational equipment and facilities to ensure the safety of navigation systems in the seaport water areas and facilities. The new dues and charges are effective from December 1, 2016.

At the Seaport of Sabetta, the shipping dues were changed as follows:
– Tonnage dues – 17.08 RUR/t for tankers; 10.87 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 15.52 RUB/t for all other vessels
– Inner harbor pilotage dues – 3.84 RUB/t for tankers; 2.44 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 3.49 RUB/t for other vessels
– Outer harbor pilotage dues – 0.77 RUB/t for tankers; 0.49 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 0.70 RUB/t for other vessels
– Lighthouse dues – 3.71 RUB/t for tankers; 2.36 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 3.37 RUB/t for other vessels
– Navigation dues – 20.53 RUB/t for tankers; 13.06 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 18.66 RUB/t for other vessels.

At the Seaport of Arkhangelsk, the shipping dues were changed as follows:
– Tonnage dues – 18.57 RUR/t for tankers; 11.89 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 16.98 RUB/t for all other vessels
– Canal dies – 15.32 RUR/t for tankers; 9.75 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 13.92 RUB/t for all other vessels
– Inner harbor pilotage dues – 1.07 RUB/t for tankers; 0.68 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 0.97 RUB/t for other vessels
– Outer harbor pilotage dues – 0.27 RUB/t for tankers; 0.18 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 0.25 RUB/t for other vessels
– Lighthouse dues – 1.16 RUB/t for tankers; 0.74 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 1.05 RUB/t for other vessels
– Navigation dues – 2.08 RUB/t for tankers; 1.32 RUB/t for trailer, floating, and container vessels; 1.90 RUB/t for other vessels.

Sabetta is a port and LNG plant under construction on the Yamal Peninsula, in the north of Russia. The site chosen for the port is on the western shore of the Ob estuary, on the Yamal peninsula. It is close to, and serves the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye gas field.

Port of Arkhangelsk is a major seaport at Arkhangelsk, located at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River, 50 km from the Dvina Bay of the White Sea. The important point links with coastal areas of the Russian North. For much of Russia’s history this was Russia’s main center of international maritime trade.