Published Tariff

Effective Tariff (as of 1 April 2019)

Previous Tariff (2017 Version)


 Effective since 1 April 2019 and subject to change.

Chapter
Chapter title
1Introduction and application
2
Definitions and interpretation
3Use of terminal
4User's obligation
5Health and safety (HSSE)
6Rates and payments
7Working hours
8Limitation of liability
9Governing law
10
Rate schedules
11
Contact and working hours


Customers with an enquiry on this Tariff or another commercial request are invited to approach


For Stevedoring Related activities:                                          StevedoringSales@om.steinweg.com

For Shore Handling Related activities:                                    CustomerServiceSales@om.steinweg.com

For Warehousing, CFS and Forwarding related activities:   WTCSales@om.steinweg.com

General enquiries                                                                       sales@om.steinweg.com

For business development related enquiries please contact the commercial manager or sales manager
(contacts can be found on https://oman.steinweg.com/en/key-personnel/)


Note on Procedures, Contact Information and guidance to Users:
The Operator has on its Website made available a customer guidance document which provides details on procedures, contact information and the like. This information can be found on:Customer Guidance: https://oman.steinweg.com/en/customer-guidance/

1    Introduction and application:


1.1    C. Steinweg Oman LLC is hereafter called The Operator.


1.2    This Tariff includes all terms and conditions mentioned herein.


1.3    The Operator has been granted a concession to operate the general Cargo berths at the Port by the Port Authority.  The Operator has been operating in

Sohar since 2004 and offers  Stevedoring, Shore Handling , Warehousing, Container Freight Station and other Cargo related services for break-bulk, which includes

Ro-Ro, and dry bulk Cargo at the Terminal. The Operator holds the concession to handle above mentioned Cargoes in the Port of Sohar, which has been granted

by Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC.


1.4    This Tariff applies to all Users. Use of the Terminal or acceptance of the services shall constitute consent of Tariff/ these terms and conditions, and

furthermore shall act as evidence and consent to each User of the Terminal to pay all Rates specified, and to be governed by all rules and regulations appertaining to the

Terminal. Any deviation from these terms and conditions shall be agreed upon in writing between the Operator and a User, in the form of a written service agreement or

the like.


1.5    These regulations have been made in accordance with the SIPC Rules and Regulations. The SIPC Rules and Regulations can be found on the website of the Port

Authority, www.soharportandfreezone.com


1.6   The Operator reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time, including the Rates, by submitting new terms and conditions to its website http://www.oman.steinweg.com

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2    Definitions and interpretation:


ClauseClause title
2.1.1Agent
2.1.2Cargo
2.1.3CFS
2.1.4Class
2.1.5Container
2.1.6Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Cargo
2.1.7Direct Delivery
2.1.8Dry Bulk Cargo
2.1.9Environmental Laws
2.1.10Free Storage Time
2.1.11General Landing Date or ‘GLD’
2.1.12Government
2.1.13Oman
2.1.14Point of Rest
2.1.15Port
2.1.16Port Authority
2.1.17Rates
2.1.18Receive at Terminal
2.1.19RO or OMR
2.1.20Services
2.1.21SIPC Rules and Regulations
2.1.22Shore Handling
2.1.23Stevedoring
2.1.24Storage Area
2.1.25Tariff
2.1.26Terminal
2.1.27Terminal Facilities
2.1.28Freight Ton / FRT
2.1.29Transshipment Cargo or Transshipment Container
2.1.30User
2.1.31Vessel
2.1.32Additional Handling (inspection, surveys, etc.)
2.2Further definitions and interpretation
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2.1.1    Agent
Means the authorized representative of the Vessel, unless otherwise specified in the Tariff.

2.1.2    Cargo
Means Any solid, loose / bundled / packaged, containerized product and livestock (alive animals)transported to, from, in or through the Terminal and involving the use of the Terminal Facilities.

2.1.3    CFS
Means the container freight station located at the Operator’s Terminal.
2.1.4    Class
refers to the classification of cargoes as per the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (hereafter “IMDG”) of the International Maritime Organization (hereafter “IMO”).

2.1.5    Container
The term Container or Containerised when used in this Tariff refers to the standard ISO container, suitable for stacking and transportation of stowed Cargo, which confines its contents and must be capable of being handled as a unit and lifted by a crane with a Container spreader or similar lifting gear.

2.1.6    Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo
 Hazardous Cargo means
Any substance that is listed, defined or otherwise designated as (a) hazardous substance under IMDG code; (b) any chemical or volatile organic compound; (c) any hydrocarbons, petroleum products or waste; (d) any metabolite or chemical breakdown product or derivative or component part of substances identified above; and (e) any other chemical, substance or waste, that is regulated by, or may form the basis of liability under any Environmental Laws.

Dangerous Cargo means
Any of the following Cargoes, whether packaged, carried in bulk packaging or in bulk, within the scope of the following instruments;

2.1.7  Direct Delivery
Direct Delivery is the operation where

Direct Deliveries are in principle only applicable for Special Break-Bulk Cargoes, Dry Bulk Cargoes and
Dangerous Cargoes and Hazardous Cargoes, for reasons but not limited to;
(a) Handling capacity; (b) exposure to the Terminal, environment and other Cargoes or; (c) health and safety aspects.

The Operator, at its sole discretion, can demand from the user that the Cargo is or will be handled on Direct Delivery basis.

Special Break-Bulk Cargo means Cargo which due to its dimensions, weight, or sensitivity to handling damage requires a special handling method.

2.1.8    Dry Bulk Cargo
Means the dry Cargo suitable for being discharged/loaded loose from/to the carrying Vessel by means of grabs, conveying systems or vacuum equipment.

2.1.9  Environmental Laws
All governmental, SIPC, Operator and municipal laws, rules, regulations, statutes, ordinances, permits or orders, and any judicial or administrative interpretations thereof, relating to (a) the prevention, control, or management of pollution, (b) the protection of the environment, included but not limited to, air, water, groundwater, land, soil, sediments, humans, animals, and vegetation, (c) waste generation, handling, treatment, storage, disposal, release, emission or transportation, or (d) regulation or exposure to Hazardous and Dangerous products.

Users of the Terminal are obliged to

2.1.10    2.1.10 Free Storage Time
Means either
1. For Vessel Imports/Exports/Transshipments: The specified period during which Cargo or Containers handled over the quay may occupy space assigned to it in the Terminal, free of demurrage charges; or
2. For CFS: A period during which Containers and Cargo handled at the Terminal may occupy space assigned to it in the Terminal, free of demurrage charges.

2.1.10.1 Free Storage Time for Cargo Imports via Vessels
First Day of Free Storage TimeGLD
Demurrage start to count on theDay following the last day of Free Storage Time
Cargo considered delivered at the day/timeCargo loaded onto truck-trailer of consignee (or his agent)
Demurrage for accountConsignee (or his agent), subject to Clause 3.8

2.1.10.2 Free Storage Time for Cargo Transshipments (Vessel to Vessel)
First Day of Free Storage Time GLD of the inbound Vessel
Demurrage start to count on the Day following the last day of Free Storage Time
Cargo considered delivered at the day/time Loaded onboard the connecting Vessel
Demurrage for account Either 1.Agent of the connecting Vessel (if criteria are met);
 Or 2. Agent of the inbound Vessel (if criteria are not met)
* Criteria: a) The Agent of the inbound Vessel has declared the connecting Vessel prior to arrival of the inbound Vessel at the Operator’s Terminal; and b) The Agent of the inbound Vessel acts as Agent of the connecting Vessel or has obtained from other Agent of the connecting Vessel written confirmation that the other Agent of the connecting Vessel accepts demurrage charges (if any) on its account.

2.1.10.3 Free Storage Time for Cargo Exports on Vessels

2.1.10.3.1 Common Export Booking by Vessel Agent

Under a common export booking procedure applied between the Agent of the Vessel and the Operator, basis the agreed export booking (‘booking’) between Agent and Operator:
 First Day of Free Storage Time Cargo acceptance date (as per booking) *
 Last Day of Free Storage Time As per booking **
 Demurrage start to count on the day Following the last day of Free Storage Time
 Cargo considered delivered at the day/time Loaded onboard the Vessel
 Demurrage for account The Vessel or his Agent, unless an exception is applicable in accordance to Clause 2.1.10.2
* An earlier cargo acceptance date, if considerable, is to be discussed between the shipper and Operator and shall not affect the Last Day of Free Storage.
** The Operator will, acting reasonably, extent this period in case of a delay attributable to the Operator.

2.1.10.3.2 Export Shipment agreed between shipper (or shippers agent) and Operator
Exceptions to Clause 2.1.10.3.1 are applicable in case of

In such case:
 First Day of Free Storage Time Cargo acceptance date (as per booking), i.e. the day on which shipper and Operator plan first Cargo deliveries to the Operator’s Terminal
 Last Day of Free Storage Time As per booking *, The Agreed Day of an export booking, determined based on the Free Storage Time applicable under the Operator’s Tariff or as otherwise agreed between the shipper (or shippers Agent) and Operator.
 Demurrage start to count on the day Following the last day of Free Storage Time
 Cargo considered delivered at the day/time Loaded onboard the Vessel
 Demurrage for account Shipper (or his agent)
* The Operator will, acting reasonably, extent this period in case of a delay attributable to the Operator.

On Clause 2.1.10.3.1 and Clause 2.1.10.3.2
Unless specifically agreed otherwise by agreement or in the agreed export booking, the Operator will apply for each export booking cut-off times for Cargo delivery and documentation:

For Ro-Ro and Break-Bulk:
 Cut-off time for Cut-off
 Submission bookings 3 office days prior estimated time of arrival prior noon hours
 Cargo documentation 3 office days prior estimated time of arrival prior noon hours
 Cargo delivery Thursday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival on Sunday or Monday
Sunday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival on Tuesday:
Monday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival on Wednesday:
Tuesday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival on Thursday:
Wednesday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival on Friday:
Thursday 12.00AM hours for estimated time of arrival Saturday:

For Dry Bulk:
 Cut-off time for Cut-off
 Submission bookings At least 5 office days prior estimated time of arrival prior noon hours
 Cargo documentation At least 5 office days prior estimated time of arrival prior noon hours
 Cargo delivery 24 hours prior estimated time of arrival

Cut-off time may be updated (preponed or postponed) between the Operator and booking party (upon agreement) based on the preponed or postponed arrival of the Vessel. Such change shall have no impact on the free storage and demurrage calculation. After Cargo delivery cut-off time Cargo not delivered to the Terminal at that time will be shut out, unless the Operator and booking party agree on late delivery.
For late delivery the Operator reserves the right to charge late delivery related charges at its discretion which will be informed upon the time of receiving a late delivery request from the booking party.

The Cargo delivery cut-off times advised in the tables above in general allow sufficient time for the Operator, Vessel and other parties involved to adequately prepare amongst others Vessel loading operations, conduct measurements, verify Cargo weight, verify availability of lifting gears and have pre-operational meetings where required.
Requests for late delivery will not be unreasonably withheld but will be considered by the Operator taking such factors into consideration.

2.1.10.4 Container Freight Station (CFS)
The Operator will offer CFS Services to Users on a case to case basis based on the business case of the User.
For operations classified as CFS Services the Operator will in principle provide Free Storage Time for the Cargo and Containers. Unless specifically agreed otherwise the Operator will apply the following basis of storage and demurrage calculation for each import CFS shipment or export CFS booking:

Cargo OnlyIMPORT (STRIPPING)EXPORT (STUFFING)
A: First Day of Free Storage Stripping (unpack) Date 
B1: Either Free Storage Time in Cargo Unit Days per shipment; or
B2: In Calendar Days per shipment
 Offered on case basis 
C: Cargo Unit considered to be deliveredTruck-trailer loading day 
In case of B1
D: Consumed Cargo Unit Days per Cargo Unit
E: Total Consumed Cargo Unit Days per shipment
F: Demurrage Charges per Shipment (if any)
D = C-A
E =Sum all Cargo Units (D)
(E-B1) x Demurrage Rate per Cargo Unit Day
D = C-A
E = Sum all Cargo Units (D)
(E-B1) x Demurrage Rate per Cargo Unit Day
In case of B2
F: Demurrage Charges per Demurrage Slab (if any)
As per Demurrage Rate per Slab applicable for balance CargoAs per Demurrage Rate per Slab applicable for balance Cargo

Cargo demurrage charges shall be for account of the User having requested for the Services.

Shipping Line Containers Only IMPORT (STRIPPING)EXPORT (STUFFING)
 A: First Day of Free Storage per container Lift off dateLift off date
 B: Free Storage Time in Container Days Offered on case basis Offered on case basis
 C: Container delivered Lift on date Lift on date
 D: Consumed container storage days per container C-A C-A
 E: Total Consumed Container Days per shipment Sum of all Containers (D) Sum of all Containers (D)
 F: Container Storage Charges per shipment (if any) E-B) x Container Storage Rate per Day (E-B) x Container Storage Rate per Day

Container Storage charges shall be for account of the User having requested for the Services.

In General on Clause 2.1.10.1 up to 2.1.10.4:
Free Storage Time is calculated in calendar days and shall not be affected by working days or national holidays. After expiry of Free Storage Time demurrage charges apply and will be charged accordingly.

2.1.10.5 Warehousing
The Operator will offer warehousing Services to Users on a case to case basis based on the business case of the User. For warehousing Services the Operator will in principle not offer Free Storage Time.
For warehousing the Operator will not apply demurrage calculations and charges but apply warehousing calculations and warehouse rent charges instead. The basis of calculation and Rates will be offered on a case to case basis.

Cargo shall, in principle, be deemed received into warehouse (open storage or covered storage) or delivered out of Warehouse (open storage or covered Storage) on the following basis:

 Delivery by Operator or User from/to the Operator’s Terminal Received into Warehouse Delivered out of Warehouse
 Land delivery (trailer) Trailer Unloading Date Trailer Loading Date
 Land delivery (container) Stripping (unpack) Date Stuffing (pack) Date
 Vessel Discharging at Operator’s Terminal General Landing Date Not applicable
 Vessel Loading at Operator’s Terminal Not applicable Actual Time of Vessel sailing

2.1.11   General Landing Date (or ‘’GLD’’)
The General Landing Date is the median date of the Stevedoring activities on board a Vessel. As from this date the free storage on the Terminal will be calculated. Demurrage starts to count as from the next day after the end of the free storage period.

2.1.12   Government
Means the Government of Oman or any agency, authority, department, Minister, Ministry or other element thereof: references to the Government shall be construed as references to the appropriate element thereof;

2.1.13    Oman
Means the Sultanate of Oman in its entirety;

2.1.14   Point of Rest
An area at the Terminal, which is assigned for

2.1.15    Port
Means the Port of Sohar, Oman;

2.1.16   Port Authority
Means Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC;

2.1.17    Rates
Means the rules and regulationsMeans the Operator's charges for the Services as set out in clause 10.
Rates and payment conditions can be found in clause 6.

2.1.18    Receive at Terminal
For import Cargoes: Rates include all normal Cargo handling as from Vessel’s hook until delivery on to the consignee’s (or its agent’s) trailer with temporary outdoor storage on the Terminal (storage area, laydown area, etc.)

For export Cargoes: Rates include all normal Cargo handling as from arrival of the Cargo by the shipper’s (or its agent’s) trailer until delivered to Vessel’s hook with temporary outdoor storage on the Terminal (storage area, laydown area, etc.)

The charges for storage of Cargo on the Terminal are not included in these rates. Transport from alongside the Vessel to ‘Dedicated storage area’ may be debited separately (at the Operators discretion). All services exceeding standard Cargo handlings will be debited separately, at the Operators discretion.

“Hooking on and hooking off are considered to be part of and included in Stevedoring”

2.1.19    RO or OMR
Means Rials Omani, the lawful currency of Oman;

2.1.20   Services
Means any and all services conducted within the Terminal facilities or container transports for CFS.

2.1.21  SIPC Rules and Regulations
Means the rules and regulations issued by the Port Authority from time to time which apply to all members, which includes but is not limited to Users, of the Port and Terminal.

2.1.22   Shore handling

2.1.22.1 Shore Handling for General Cargo (non Ro-Ro)
Shore Handling is the service charge for the movement of Cargo from the hook of the Vessel to the Storage Area or place of Rest, and up to presentation to/from consignee’s/shippers transport in case of import, and vice versa for export. For heavy-lifts or units with unsuitable configuration for Handling with standard equipment the consignee or his agent must make separate arrangements with the Operator. In the general Cargo section of this Tariff the charges are based on ‘received at Terminal’.
“Hooking on and hooking off are considered to be part of and included in Stevedoring”

2.1.22.2 Shore handling for Ro-Ro Cargoes
Shore handling for Ro-Ro Cargoes is the service charge for the movement of Cargo from the ramp of the Vessel to the place of rest, or vice versa in case of export, and from the Vessel ramp to the place of rest and consecutively back from the place of rest up to the Vessel ramp in case of transshipment.
The move from the place of rest up to the consignee’s/shipper’s truck is considered a separate move and not part of the Shore Handling activity and related charge. If such move is executed by the Operator, a transfer fee is applicable as per clause 10.2.4.

2.1.23    Stevedoring
The physical handling of Cargo on-board of the Vessel from or to the Vessel’s hook or point of discharge or load. This includes supervision and management. Stevedoring charges for Break Bulk and general Cargo are based on loading or discharging with Vessels’ gear. Stevedoring rates include stevedores, winch/crane drivers, ships tally, foreman and signalmen (Vessel work only). Stevedoring rates exclude any lifting gears and equipment required inside Vessels’ hatch/hold and/or all additional labors required due to extraordinary operational circumstances.

“Hooking on and hooking off are considered to be part of and included in Stevedoring”

Irrespective of the terms of shipment, payment of stevedoring and related service charges will be the responsibility of the Vessel and/or his Agent (exceptions are considerable for Dry Bulk as specified in Clause 10.3.3 or in the event Vessel and/or his Agent have sought and received prior written approval from Operator’s commercial department to deviate from the same.

Note: It is mandatory that ships gear are in a proper mechanical, hydraulic and operational condition. The Operator reserves the right to stop unloading operations, if cranes do not work in a safe, proper, efficient and productive manner and/or if cranes are technically malfunctioning, even if valid gear certificates are presented to the Operator. The consideration of the Vessel cranes’ or gear condition will be as per the sole discretion of the Operator.

In case the Operator deems Vessel cranes’ are not in an acceptable condition, it reserves the right to use the mobile shore crane(s) which will be debited to the Vessel or her Agent at published rates.

The Operator will not use, nor allows the use of Vessel cranes of the derricks type. A vessel equipped with such cranes is considered gearless and mobile shore crane(s) will be used and debited to the Vessel or Agent at published rates.

2.1.24    Storage Area
Means an open Storage Area at the Operator’s Terminal, where Cargo or Containers may be held at the custody of the Operator as instructed by the User (or its agent) delivering Cargo to the Terminal. Storage requests shall be submitted prior arrival of Cargo at the Terminal and will be offered for subject to availability.

When storage is mentioned in this Tariff it shall mean outdoor storage.

2.1.25    Tariff
means this Tariff and its terms and conditions as may be amended from time to time by the Operator.

2.1.26    Terminal
Means the Operator's Terminal at the Port including Terminal Facilities;

2.1.27    Terminal Facilities
Meaning any wharves, docks, piers, sheds, warehouses, land, structures, buildings, pipelines and extensions thereof and appurtenances there to, equipments and appliances of all kinds situated within the jurisdiction of and/or owned, operated or leased by the Operator or which are in its care and custody.

2.1.28    Freight Ton / FRT
Unless otherwise specified, all ‘Tons’ shall be regarded as ‘Freight Tons’ and shall be determined by a weight of 1,000 kilograms or a measurement of one cubic meter at extreme measurements (one cubic meter = biggest length x biggest width x biggest height), whichever is higher.

2.1.29    Transshipment Cargo or Transshipment Container
“Transshipment Cargo or Transshipment Container” means Cargo landed from a Vessel and placed in the custody of the Operator for the purpose of shipment on another Vessel.

2.1.30    User
Includes (1) any person or entity using the Terminal Facilities or to/from whom any service, work or labour is furnished, performed, done or made available by the Operator or any other person using the Terminal Facilities, (2) any person or entity owning or having custody of Cargo moving in, over or through the Terminal, (3) all Vessels and their owners, operators, crew and agents, and (4) any other person, individual, firm or corporation that conducts business at the Terminal Facilities.

2.1.31   Vessel
Means floating craft of every description and shall include in its meaning the term owners, charterers, operators, managers and mortgagees thereof.

2.1.32    Additional handling (inspection, surveys, etc.)
Stevedoring and Shore Handling rates are based on a single Cargo manipulation. Any additional moves the Operator requires to execute are subject to additional handling charges at the discretion of the Operator. Such occasions may include but are not limited to the requirement for inspection, surveys, sorting and the like.

2.2    Further definitions and interpretation
2.2.1 Clause and schedule headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Published Tariff.

2.2.2 A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having
separate legal personality) and that person's legal and personal representatives, successors and
permitted assigns.

2.2.3 The schedules and background form part of this Published Tariff and shall have effect as if set out
 in full in the body of this Tariff. Any reference to this Tariff includes the schedules and background.

2.2.4 Words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

2.2.5 A reference to writing or written includes faxes but not e-mail.

2.2.6 A reference to the masculine includes the feminine.

2.2.7 Where the words include(s), including or in particular are used in this Tariff, they are
 deemed to have the words without limitation following them. Where the context permits, the words
 other and otherwise are illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding them.

2.2.8 Any obligation in this Tariff on a person not to do something includes an obligation not to agree,
 allow, permit or acquiesce in that thing being done.

2.2.9 References to clauses and schedules are to the clauses and schedules of this Published Tariff.

2.2.10 References to days means to calendar days.

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3    Use of Terminal:


ClauseClause title
3.1Designation and regulation
3.2Acceptance of Cargo
3.3Terminal access
3.4Responsibility for damage to Facilities
3.53rd Party Equipment
3.6Vacate a Berth
3.7Cargo Inspection moves and handling
3.8Unclaimed Cargo
3.9Direct Delivery
3.10Lashing
3.11Unlashing

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3.1    Designation and regulation
The Operator reserves the right to designate and regulate the use of the Terminal and all facilities of the Terminal.


3.2    Acceptance of Cargo
The Operator reserves the right to handle and/or accept or reject any and all Cargo at the Terminal.


3.3    Terminal Access
Access to the Terminal will only be granted by the Operator after a written/faxed/e-mail request by the User. Any person expecting to dock a Vessel at the Terminal

for the purpose of loading or discharging must give the Operator and the Port Authority such information as requested, including the information required by the

SIPC Rules and Regulations.


3.4    Responsibility for damage to Facilities
Users are solely responsible for any damage to the Terminal or injury to any person resulting from their use of berths or any other Terminal facilities. The Operator

reserves the right to repair, or otherwise cause to be repaired, such damage at the expense of such User.


3.5    3rd Party Equipment
The Operator prohibits the placing and/or use within the Terminal of any mechanical equipment not owned by the Operator without prior written approval of the

Operator and payment of any applicable charges. Users are solely responsible for any liability arising from any damage to any property or injury to any person caused by

such mechanical equipment.


3.6     Vacate a berth
The Operator reserves the right to instruct a User to vacate its Vessel from its allocated berth at the Terminal on completion of discharging and/or loading. The User is

obliged to meet the request at its own expense.


3.7    Cargo Inspection moves and handling
The Operator reserves the right to move, at the risk and expense of the User, any Cargo or Container to another location and/or inspect them, which in its judgment may pose a risk or is likely to damage other Cargo, Containers, Terminal Facilities or Users.


3.8    Unclaimed Cargo
Cargo remaining at the Terminal unclaimed for a period of more than:

and for which the Operator’s charges and/or customs charges have not been paid, may be auctioned and sold by Omani Customs or by the Operator. The above mentioned periods start to count from the General Landing Date (for import and transhipments) or the date on which Cargo is received at the Terminal.

In case the Omani Customs authority intends to auction Cargo and provided that the Operator has received a notification of such intention, the Operator shall use best efforts to inform the ‘Responsible Party’ of such intention.


‘Responsible Party’ is considered the Party having delivered Cargo to the Terminal, being for

Cargo arrived at Terminal byFor purposeResponsible UntilResponsible Party
 Vessel ImportUp to CRO Date, re-shipment or auction date Vessel or its Agent
 Vessel Import From CRO Date up to the day of Cargo removal The Consignee or its agent
 Vessel Transshipment Until transshipment, removal or auction date Vessel or Agent of
inbound Vessel; or
Vessel or Agent of outbound Vessel, *
 Land Export Until shipment, removal or auction date Agent
(as export booking Party)
 Land Export Until shipment, removal or auction date Shipper (as export booking Party)
 Land CFS, Storage, Warehousing, As per Agreement and
Until Cargo release date or Until Cargo shipment date from the Terminal
 The requesting Party
 Any Auction From the day of auction until the moment of removal of Cargo Buyer of Cargo at auction

* Shall be the Agent absorbing demurrage in accordance to Clause 2.1.10.2.

In the event the Cargo remains on the Terminal for a period longer then the above-mentioned periods, the Responsible Party may request the Operator and/or Omani customs authority to facilitate the auctioning of Cargo, it falls within the sole discretion of Omani customs authority to decide on such request. The Operator will not unreasonably withhold such request.

Notwithstanding any of the above and the below, the Operator acting reasonably, will not proceed to auction Cargo itself

3.9    Direct Delivery
The Operator may, at its sole discretion and capacity, handle Cargo on a Direct Delivery basis.

3.10    Lashing
For lashing work onboard a Vessel, when the Operator assists with lashing, it will be (a) for and on behalf; and (b) for risk; and (c) for expense of the party requesting

such service. It will remain the responsibility of the requesting party, and the master of the Vessel that the work is executed as per required standards.

Lashing of trucks is always in the scope and responsibility of the transporter/receiver. If the Operator is requested to provided assistance, it will be (a) for and on behalf;

and (b) for risk; and (c) for expense of the party requesting such service. It will remain the responsibility of the requesting party, and the transporter that the work is executed

as per required standards.

3.11    Unlashing
Unlashing work on board a Vessel, which the Operator deems can be executed by its staff, will in principle be executed by the Operator. Where the Operator deems unlashing

work, for reasons such as but not limited to its technicality, safety/quality aspects or equipment requirement(s), cannot be executed by the Operator, such unlashing work

shall be executed by the Vessel or its appointed service provider.

The disposal of lashing material, dunnage and other waste from a Vessel will be at Vessel expense.  

Unlashing (from trailer) of cargo delivered to the Terminal for export or storage, shall in principle be executed by the shipper, its transporter or User appointed for such unlashing

work. When the Operator is requested to assist with unlashing, it will be (a) for and on behalf; and (b) for risk; and (c) for expense of the party requesting such service.

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4    User's obligations:


ClauseClause title
4.1User Co-operation
4.2Storage requirements
4.3Vessel requirements
4.4Cargo requirements
4.5Documentation
4.6Licensing, permits and consent
4.7Notice of Arrival
4.8Insurance
4.9Insurance Certificate
4.10User Liability (Fraud, negligence, a.o.)
4.11Environmental Laws
4.12User Registration


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4.1    User co-operation
All Users must co-operate with the Operator at all times when at the Terminal and in all matters relating to the Services.


4.2    Storage requirements
Users shall ensure Cargo/Container is delivered to the Terminal packed so to be able to withstand natural and normal handling forces. Packing shall be marked sufficiently, clear and as per international standards. Users shall inform the Operator in writing at least 24 hours prior to delivery/arrival of the Cargo/Container of any special handling and storage requirements, upon receipt of such requirements Operator may advise additional terms under which it shall store the Cargo/Container. Such additional terms include but shall not be limited to:

4.3    Vessel requirements
All Users must ensure that Vessels are arranged as per the Vessel requirements notified to the User by the Operator from time to time. Vessels calling the Terminal shall have gear suitable to (off-)load Cargo on-board, unless agreed otherwise. Vessel gear shall have valid certification as per international standards being certified by a renowned maritime inspection and certification bureau. Such certification certificates may be requested by the Operator in advance of Cargo operations. Vessels calling the Terminal shall be properly classed and remain in class for the duration of its stay at the Terminal, in addition to being in class Vessel shall be covered for P&I (Protection and Indemnity Insurance) and no premium payments shall be outstanding. Vessel to further comply with applicable international, national and flag state standards and requirements. Vessel to ensure a safe working environment for the Operator. Upon the simple written request of the Operator the Vessel shall provide evidence of its compliance with the obligations contained in this article 4.3.


4.4    Cargo requirements
Break-bulk Cargoes should have suitable lifting points being directly accessible and clearly marked. Lashing points should be suitable for handling the Cargo. Central gravities and other instructions relevant for handling of the Cargo should be easily identifiable marked or provided to the stevedore before the commencement of Vessel and Terminal operations. Cargo or its packaging have to comply with international maritime standards for Cargo handling.


4.5    Documentation
All Users must provide, in a timely manner, such information, documents and materials as the Operator may require to provide the Services, and as are required to enter the

Port under the SIPC Rules and Regulations.


4.6    Licensing, permits and consent
Each User must obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permits and consents and comply with all relevant legislation in connection with its Cargo for using the Terminal.


4.7    Notice of Arrival
Each User must give the Operator sufficient notice of a Vessel arriving, and the notice must include information as set out in clause 10.8


4.8    Insurance
Each User should, at its own expense, obtain and maintain at least the following insurances with a reputable insurance company:

       theft or accident;

       however arising in connection with its Cargo;

       up to departure from the Operators premises), which shall amongst other, but not limited to, cover handling, storage, transport

       and all other risks of external calamities and contingencies.


Charges published in this tariff do not include any expense for insurance covering the Cargo, containers, vessels or other equipment. It is the Terminal user’s responsibility
to provide such insurance coverage.


4.9    Insurance Certificate
Each User shall, on the Operator's request, produce both the insurance certificate giving details of cover and the receipt for payment of the current premium in respect

of the insurances.


4.10    User liability (Fraud, negligence, a.o.)
Users shall be liable to pay to the Operator, on demand, all reasonable costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Operator (including any direct, indirect or

consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation, loss or damage to property and those arising from injury to or death of any person and loss of opportunity to deploy

resources elsewhere) that arise directly or indirectly from the User's fraud, negligence, failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under these terms

and conditions, subject to the Operator confirming such costs, charges and losses to the User in writing.

4.11    Environmental Laws
Users of the Terminal are obliged to act and/or operate in accordance with all Environmental Laws.


4.12    User Registration
Each User should register itself with the Operator prior receiving Services.

Users as an entity shall provide the Operator with the following details for receiving Services:
-    Commercial Registration Copy and Tax Number
-    Company details
-    Contact details
-    Mailing details

Users as an individual shall provide the Operator with the following details for receiving Services:
-    Full name with passport or Omani resident card copy
-    Contact, mailing and address details

Users visiting the Terminal for other reasons require to intimate their purpose of visiting in advance to the relevant department head which will advise further requirements

for registration accordingly.

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5    Health and Safety (HSSE):


5.1    HSSE Compliance
Terminal Users  must comply with all of the operators' HSSE rules and regulations (HSSE means health, safety, security and environment). By entering the operators Terminal

the User automatically and indisputably acknowledges full knowledge of and compliance with these rules and regulations.


Parties using the Port are required to conform with all of the current safety and security rules and regulations. Please contact our HSSE department for safety inductions when

visiting our Terminal.


5.2    Submittance of Dangerous Cargo information
All Users  of the Port and Terminal have the obligation to report full details of all Dangerous and Hazardous Cargo at least 5 days prior to Vessel arrival. Acceptance of Cargo is

subject the consent of the Port Authority and the Operator.


Users of the Port and Terminal failing to inform the Operator and Port Authority in advance of Cargo arrival will be held liable and may face penalties for such late notifications.

More specific information and requirements of the Port Authority (SIPC Rules and Regulations), can be found on www.soharportandfreezone.com/en/hse/hse-policy.


Full details of all Dangerous Goods must be submitted to the Operator by Users prior to arrival at the Terminal.  The Operator has the right to reject or delay access to the Terminal

or handling of  Dangerous Goods.  Rules and regulations of IMDG, BC Code, SIPC and/or Omani national legal bodies to apply.


5.3    Change of services
The Operator may, from time to time and without notice, change the Services in order to comply with any applicable safety or statutory requirements.  The Operator may, from time

to time, change the Services provided that such changes do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services and, where practicable, it will give the User at least one month

notice of any change.

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6    Rates and payment:


Clause number
Clause title
6.1Rate Schedule
6.2Invoicing of Services
6.3Rate Increase - A
6.4Rate Increase - B
6.5Weight verification
6.6Volume measurement
6.7Gang Idle Time / Detention
6.8Shore Handling Rates
6.9Stevedoring Rates
6.10Payment of Invoices and advance collection of funds
6.11Failing to Pay
6.12Misdeclaration
6.13Value Added Tax


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6.1    Rate Schedule

Users shall pay the Rates as set out in the chapters of clause 10. Users must comply with all applicable requirements or obligations contained in clause 10 concerning the provision

of Services by the Operator or the User's use of the Terminal.


6.2    Invoicing of Services

The Operator shall invoice the User for all Services after (or before, subject payment terms and Clause 6.10):


6.3    Rate Increase A

The Operator may review and increase the Rates by a change to these terms and conditions at its discretion. The Operator shall give notice of any such increase prior to the

increase by amending these terms and conditions on its website www.oman.steinweg.com.


6.4    Rate Increase B

The Operator may immediately increase the Rates by giving notice if unforeseen additional costs are imposed on the Operator in performing the Services, including, but not limited

to, statutory salary increases for the Operator's employees.


6.5    Weight verification

When the Operator weighs and finds the weight to be more than the weight declared by the User, by either weighbridge or draft survey, then the highest weight will be charged at

the applicable Rate.


6.6    Volume measurement

Freight Tons will be normally considered based on the Cargo manifest. However, the Operator may carry out random or full verification of measurement of any Cargo and consider the highest volume for the purpose of calculating the Rates. Measurements shall be made based on extreme measurements.

Cost involved, in case of misdeclaration, will be charged in accordance to Clause 6.12

6.7    Gang Idle time / detention

Costs arising from obstructed or delayed operations due to matters beyond the control of the Operator will be charged to the User as further described in clause 10.3.4 (Dry Bulk), 10.3.8.7 (Aggregates and Limestone),clause 10.4.7 to 10.4.10 (non-RoRo) and 10.5.5 (RoRo), regardless the source of such obstruction or delay.

6.8    Shore Handling Rates

For import Cargoes: Rates include all normal Cargo handling as from Vessel’s hook until Delivery on to the consignee’s (or its agent’s) trailer with temporary outdoor storage on the Terminal (storage area, laydown area, etc.)

For export Cargoes: Rates include all normal Cargo handling as from arrival of the Cargo by the shipper’s (or its agent’s) trailer until delivered to Vessel’s hook with temporary outdoor storage on the Terminal (storage area, laydown area, etc.)

“Hooking on and hooking off are considered to be part of and included in Stevedoring”

The Rates for storage of Cargo on the Terminal are not included in these Rates.

The Operator reserves the right to charge separately/additionally for


6.9    Stevedoring Rates

Irrespective of the terms of shipment, payment of stevedoring and related service charges will be the responsibility of the Vessel and/or his Agent, (exceptions are considerable for Dry Bulk as specified in Clause 10.3.3 or in the event Vessel and/or his Agent have sought and received prior written approval from Operator’s commercial department to deviate from the same.
To qualify for the Transshipment Cargo Rates the Cargo must be discharged by the first Vessel onto the Terminal and remain in the custody of the Operator until it is transshipped on board the on-carrying Vessel at the Terminal.

6.10    Payment of invoices and advance collection of funds

The Operator may at its sole discretion, estimate and collect in advance all expected cost which may accrue against Cargo operations. Use of the Terminal, and/or permission to sail, and/or release of Cargo may be denied until such advance charges have been paid.

The User shall pay each invoice submitted to it by the Operator, in full and in cleared funds, prior arrival of inbound or outbound Cargo and prior the start of the physical handling operation, or within 7 days after invoice receipt to a bank account nominated in writing by the Operator, whatever earliest. Payments may also be made at the administrative office of the Operator.


6.11    Failing to pay

Without prejudice to any other right or remedy that it may have, if the User fails to pay the Operator on the due date, the Operator may:

Vessels which are awaiting commencement of handling operations or which cannot sail due to absence of payment will be considered as unworkable Vessel.


6.12    Misdeclaration

In case of misdeclaration as per clause 6.5 (weight verification) and clause 6.6 (volume measurement) the Operator will charge all additional costs to the Party responsible for such misdeclaration (the declaring party) or if such Party cannot be identified to any other User who is connected to the Cargo.

Such charges, include but are not limited to Vessel related activity;
Such charges will be for account of
- The Vessel or its Agent for imports and transshipments;
- The Vessel or its Agent if an export booking has been entered into by the Vessel or its Agent;
- The Shipper or its agent if an export booking has been entered into by the Shipper or its agent;
- For non-Vessel related Services, the Operator reserves the right in case of misdeclaration to charge the User having requested for the Services for extra Tons and verification/measurement cost involved.


6.13    Value Added Tax

All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.


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7    Working hours:


The terminal working hours and overtime policies are as set out in chapter 11.

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8     Limitation of Liability:


8.1    Indemnity (Operator held harmless)Each User, Vessel owner, operator, charterer or their agents whose Vessel calls at the Terminal and each Owner or agent of Cargo handled thereat as a condition to receiving services at the Terminal hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Operator, any of its agents, servants or employees (and any other person, firm or corporation engaged by the Operator to furnish labour, materials or equipment relating to the receipt or handling of Cargo or Containers, their Cargoes or Vessels at the Terminal) from and against all losses, claims, demands and suits for damages (including court expenses and counsel fees), for death or personal injury or property damage that may be imposed upon the Operator or any of its agents, servants, employees or contractors by any User, Vessel owner, operator or charterer or such Cargo owner (or their agents or employees) as a consequence of the use of the Terminal or the Operator providing Services at the Terminal.


8.2 The Operator shall not be liable to any User under or in connection with the Services or the User's use of the Terminal for:


8.3  The Operator's total liability to a User under or in connection with the Services or the User's use of the Terminal shall, in respect of all claims (connected or unconnected) in any consecutive three month period, be limited to the equivalent of the total charges paid by the User to the Operator in that period.


8.4 If the Operator's performance of the Services is prevented or delayed by any act or omission of a User, agents, subcontractors, consultants or employees, then the Operator shall not be liable for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the User that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.

8.5 If the Operator’s performance of the Services is prevented or delayed by any force majeure event, then the Operator shall not be liable for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the User that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay. The Operator will inform User(s) of the Terminal in case of a force majeure event promptly and will make reasonable endeavours to resume its services as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure events are amongst other, but not limited to


9    Governing Law:


9.1 Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Oman.

9.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the Oman courts shall have jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.

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10    Rate Schedules:


Clause number
Clause title
10.1Shore handling (Non Ro-Ro)
10.2Shore handling (Ro-Ro)
10.3Dry Bulk and Minerals (Shore Handling and Stevedoring)
10.4Stevedoring Rates (Non Ro-Ro)
10.5Stevedoring Rates (Ro-Ro)
10.6Equipment Charges and Administration Charges
10.7Container Freight Station and Warehousing
10.8Vessel Documentation

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10.1    Shore Handling rates (Non Ro-Ro)


Clause number
Clause Title
10.1.1Shore Handling (Non-RoRo) Rate Table
10.1.2Volume Discounts
10.1.3Heavy Lifts and Oversized Cargo
10.1.4Dangerous, Hazardous or obnoxious Cargoes
10.1.5Distressed Cargo
10.1.6Damaged or Defective Goods
10.1.7Misdeclaration of Cargo Weights
10.1.8Overtime
10.1.9Storage / Demurrage Charges
10.1.10Other Services
10.1.11Transshipment
10.1.12Misdeclaration of Cargo measurements
10.1.13Weighing Charges
10.1.14Cargo Handling on Terminal with Mobile Shore Cranes
10.1.15Cargo Sorting
10.1.16VAT (Value Added Tax)
10.1.17Operator's Mafi Rental
10.1.18Administration Fees
10.1.19Intimation of Cargo collection/delivery
 10.1.19Auctioned Cargo Charges


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10.1.1    Shore Handling (Non Ro-Ro) Rate Table

Each Ton is considered a Freight Ton (FRT), and is unless otherwise specified
calculated on volume (CBM – m3) at extreme measurements (calculated by biggest length x biggest width x biggest height – all in meters) or metric ton (referred to in this Tariff as ‘’Metric Ton’’, ‘’MT’’ or ‘’Mton’’, whatever highest.

SNCategoryReceived at Terminal (OMR per FRT)
Direct delivery (OMR or FRT)
 ATimber2.125N/A
 BPlywood Bundles
2.125N/A
 CJumbo Bags and pre-slinged bags (minimal 1 MT per unit average, lower average will result in an increased Pro Rated adjustment of the Rate)
1.675On request
 DPalletized Cargo
As per 10.1.1 HN/A
 ESteel Coils, Billets, Rebar, Wire rod, Plates, Angles, etc.
3.180N/A
 FSteel pipes (coated and uncoated)
3.180N/A
 GRo-Ro Cargoes
As per clause 10.2.1
As per clause 10.2.1
 HGeneral Cargo and not otherwise specified Cargoes
2.1251.645
 IDry Bulk solid Cargo and minerals
As per clause 10.3
As per clause 10.3
 JAggregates and Limestone
On request
On request
 KAluminium and other non-ferrous metals
On request
N/A
 LLivestockN/AOn request
 MAny Unit over 20 Metric Ton
(unless having a weight exception as mentioned in Clause 10.1.3)
200% of A-F, H200% of A-F, H
 NAny Unit out of gauge, exceeding one or more of the following dimensions in meters: length > 12.0, width > 2.40, height > 3.0
(unless having a dimension exception as mentioned in Clause 10.1.3)
200% of A-F, H200% of A-F. H
All Rates are VAT exclusive, as further described in clause 10.1.16


10.1.2    Volume discounts
Volume discount will be granted for items in clause 10.1.1 for item A-F, H, M and N, as follows per consignee shipment.

Shipment size
Volume discount
Up to 5.000 FRT
NIL
Between 5.001 - 10.000 FRT
10%
Between 10.001 - 15.000 FRT
20%
More than 15.001 FRT
30%

10.1.3    Heavy Lifts and oversized Cargo
Single units weighing over 20 Metric Ton and/or with dimensions exceeding one of the maximums of length (12.0 meter), width (2.4 meter) or height (3.0 meter) will be charged at 200% of the rates as mentioned in 10.1.1 item M and N.

Exception to the above i.e. special criteria are (in case no special criteria the above mentioned criteria is applicable, in which case this is mentioned in the below table as ‘Not applicable’):

 Cargo Considered heavy lift when weight exceeds Considered oversized when length exceedsConsidered oversized when width exceeds
 Considered oversized when height exceeds
 Steel Pipes Not applicable 18 meters 1.65 meters 1.65 meters
 Steel Rails Not applicable 18 meters Not applicable Not applicable
 Steel Rebar and
Steel Billet
 Not applicable 15 meters Not applicable Not applicable
 Steel Coils 40 Metric Ton Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
 Steel Plates 30 Metric Ton 15 meters 4 meters Not applicable
 Steel Poles Not applicable 18 meters 1.65 meters Not applicable
 Steel Sheets 30 Metric Ton 15 meters 4 meters Not applicable
 ISO Containers As below As below As below As below

ISO Containers will be charged as general Cargo (10.1.1 H) at 100% of the Rates regardless if it by dimensions or weights would qualify as a heavy lift or oversized Cargo.

Units with excessive dimensions and/or with weights above 40 Metric Ton have to be co-ordinated between Agent’s and Terminal operations well in advance of shipment arrival. Mobile shore cranes have to be requested in advance and are subject to availability. Charges are applicable in addition to shore handling charges for Units delivered with mobile shore cranes, as mentioned under clause 10.1.14

Units which cannot be handled with mobile shore cranes should arrive in Vessels with sufficient lifting gear.

Units which cannot be handled on shore with either mobile shore cranes or other Terminal equipment should generally be taken on Direct Delivery Basis. For all units over 40 Metric Ton (or with excessive dimensions) pre-permission is required from the Operator to receive units on ‘Receive at Terminal’ basis.

When Units can be received by the Operator but cannot be handled by Terminal equipment, the receiver/ shipper or its appointed transporter shall arrange for the transport from hook up to delivery (and vice versa for export) and for suitable storage means (such as stools, beams, elephant legs).

10.1.4    Dangerous, Hazardous or obnoxious Cargoes
Full details of all Dangerous and Hazardous Cargo should be submitted to the Terminal Operator prior actual operations. Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo will only be received at the Terminal by advance arrangement / prior approval of the Operator. The Operator reserves the right to refuse or handle any Cargo or provide storage which in its judgement is likely to damage human health, other Cargo or property.

Shore handling charges shall be 150% of applicable Shore Handling  rates. Class 1 and 7 on request.

10.1.5    Distressed Cargo
Cargo that has been subjected to fire, water, shifting, or other causes that will cause the Cargo to be handled in another than the normal efficient manner, shall be subject to special rates.

10.1.6    Damaged or defective Goods
Damaged or defective Cargo which are likely to deteriorate must be cleared from the Terminal within 30 days of the date of discharge. The Terminal Operator will not assume any further responsibility for loss or damage. Any goods not cleared in accordance with the above may be removed by the Terminal Operator at Cargo Owner’s and/or agent’s risk and expense.

10.1.7    Misdeclaration of Cargo Weights
The Operator will not permit its equipment be used in any way to lift, move or transport Cargo unit(s) weighing in excess of the Safe Working Load. Should the Operator’s equipment be used in handling an overweight Cargo unit, the party or parties causing such unauthorized use shall be held liable for all losses, claims, demands and suits for damages including death and personal injury, legal and court expenses, directly or indirectly resulting from such unauthorized use.
Misdeclared Cargo unit(s) tendered to the Port Authority will be rejected.
The contents of Clause 6.12 shall apply logically to the circumstances contained in this clause.

10.1.8    Overtime
Overtime charges are applicable for Cargo deliveries during overtime hours. Overtime deliveries require to be requested on a business day before 12.00 hours.

Overtime hours can be found in clause 11.
ItemCharges in OMR
Overtime during normal working days
25% of shore handing charges
Overtime during weekends and holidays
50% of shore handing charges
Minimal order value
75.000

10.1.9    Storage / Demurrage Charges
Import / Export

Calculation of Storage and Demurrage in accordance with Clause 2.1.10.1 and Clause 2.1.10.3
Demurrage period Import / Export
Demurrage Slab
Demurrage charge
First 10 days
N/A
Free of charge
Next 10 days. per 10 days thereof
1
OMR 0.535 per FRT
Next 10 days. per 10 days thereof2
OMR 0.800 per FRT
Next 10 days. per 10 days thereof3
OMR 1.070 per FRT
Thereafter, per 10 days thereof4,5,6,etc.
OMR 1.600 per FRT

Transshipment
Calculation of Storage and Demurrage in accordance with Clause 2.1.10.2
Demurrage period transshipment
Demurrage Slab
Demurrage charge
First 20 days
N/A
Free of charge
Next 5 days, per 5 days or part thereof
1
OMR 0.545 per FRT
Thereafter, per 5 days or part thereof2,3,4,etc.
OMR 0.815 per FRT

Long Term Storage
Cargo storage on Terminal ‘on long term basis’ will be charged and quoted for separately on a case to case basis. Storage requirements must be known to the Terminal in advance.
For Cargo stored on long term basis Free Storage Time is not applicable.

Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo Storage
Storage of Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo is subject to possibility, the Operator has the right to decide which Cargoes may be stored with respect to the Port Regulations.
Storage of Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo is not entitled to Free Storage Time, unless agreed otherwise in writing.
Dangerous Cargo Class
Storage Slab
Storage charges ( per FRT per day )
Class 1 and 7
Each Day
On request
Other classes, packed in Jumbo Bags
Each Day
OMR 2.290
Other classes, packed on pallets
Each Day
OMR 2.950
Other classes, not specified above
Each Day
OMR 2.950

Covered Storage
Rates for covered storage will be provided on request.

10.1.10    Other services
The Operator will quote separately for other requested and non-specified services.

10.1.11    Transshipment
Transshipment related Rates can be found in Clause 10.4.14
For transshipment shipments of significant size, the Operator may offer special transshipment Rates on request.

10.1.12    Misdeclaration of Cargo Measurements
The Operator will, randomly or in full, verify declared Cargo measurements as per submitted packing list by the Vessel, Agent, shipping line or booking party. In the event the Operator finds measurements being under declared, cost will be charged in accordance to Clause 6.12. 

10.1.13    Weighing Charges
Weighbridge charges include weighing full and empty trucks to determine delivered weight and include a delivery of weight receipt to the truck driver. In principle all Cargoes, exclusive Ro-Ro units, are weight upon delivery/collection of Cargo as required by law, unless physically not being able to go over the Operator’s weighbridge. Weighbridges are calibrated up to 100 MT.

ServiceRelevant charge in OMR
Weighment of Cargoes
0.200 per FRT
Weighbridge record per shipment
10.000 per report
Misdeclared weight will be charged in accordance to Clause 6.12

10.1.14    Cargo Handling on Terminal with Mobile Shore Cranes   
Cargo requested by Users or Cargo required to handle with Mobile Shore Cranes are subject to additional charges per move per Unit. Multiple moves may be required
during Terminal Operations in connection to Vessel and delivery operations (from quay up to delivery or vice versa).   

Unit Weight
Delivery charges by mobile shore crane
Units up to 60 Metric Ton (single lift)
OMR 360.000 per Unit per move
Units between 60 and 100 Metric Ton (single lift)
OMR 460.000 per Unit per move
Units between 100 and 130 Metric Ton (single lift)
OMR 560.000 per Unit per move
Units above 130 Metric Ton or Twin-lifts
On request
Deliveries exceeding 3 hours
OMR 160.000 per hour extra
Note: Delivery rates include per move (a) maximum of 1 hour for the mobilization and demobilization of mobile shore cranes and (b) 2 hours provision of shore cranes, lifting gears, crane operators and riggers. For Cargo deliveries with mobile shore cranes, a prior delivery appointment is required to be made with the Operator.

Note: Cargo Handling on Terminal with mobile shore cranes require prior appointment which is to be requested at least 24 hours prior requirement, and always during office day before 12.00 AM hours.

10.1.15    Cargo Sorting
Cargo will in principle be stored per bill of lading (imports) or booking (exports), unless specifically agreed otherwise. An alternative agreement should be agreed between the User and Operator in writing.

The declaring party shall provide the Operator with sorting requirements/instructions prior to arrival of Cargo with at least 24 hour notice and always during office hours before 12.00 AM hours.

If Cargo cannot be landed and segregated per bill of lading (or an alternative agreed segregating method) or in case of another sorting requirement by a User, Cargo sorting will be executed and charged to the User for the total amount of handled Cargo FRT.
Cargo landing mixed, due to absence of clear marks, stowage or any other reasons, are subject to sorting charges.

Cargo Sorting Charges        40% of applicable shore handling rates (clause 10.1.1)

10.1.16    VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.

10.1.17    Operator’s Mafi Rental
Mafi trailers of the Operator can be rented for storage requirements upon request and subject to availability. Rental of Mafi trailers requires to be agreed between the Operator and the User prior commencement of Vessel and Terminal operations.

Relevant Storage Charges
Mafi rental per calender day (up to 100 MT)
Day 1-5: OMR 25.000 per unit per day
Mafi rental per calender day (up to 100 MT)Day 6+: OMR 50.000 per unit per day
No free time shall be applicable for the equipment rental.

10.1.18    Administration Fees
Documentation Charge Cargo Removal Order (CRO)                           As per clause 10.6.3
Documentation Charge Cargo Delivery Order (CDO)                           As per clause 10.6.3
Documentation Charge Data Amendment House Bill of Lading        As per clause 10.6.3
Terminal Entry Pass                                                                                     As per clause 10.6.4

10.1.19    Intimation of Cargo collection/delivery
For the purpose of efficient planning, co-ordination and truck turnaround times Users collecting or delivering Cargo are requested to intimate their plans to delivery@om.steinweg.com, preferably 24 hours prior requirement. Users not intimating their plans will be served, however it is to be noted that delays, if any, can occur.

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10.1.20    Auctioned Cargo Charges
For account of the buyer of Cargo at auction:
 Type of Charge Charge in OMR
 Auctioned Cargo Charge 2.500 per FRT
 Demurrage Charges per slab of
10 days or part thereof
 1.630 per FRT
Demurrage for the buyer of auctioned Cargo starts to count 10 days from the date of auction.

10.2    Shore handling rates for Ro-Ro charges

Clause number
Clause name
10.2.1Shore handling Rate Table for Ro-Ro charges
10.2.2Free storage time Ro-Ro Units and Demurrage Charges
10.2.3Special services
10.2.4Transfer from place of rest to road carrier loading area
10.2.5VAT (Value Added Tax)
10.2.6Working hours
10.2.7Administration charges
10.2.8Weighing Fees
10.2.9Misdeclaration
10.2.10Auctioned Cargo Charges

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10.2.1    Shore handling Rate Table for Ro-Ro charges
SNUnit type
Unit Range
Unit Rate (OMR)
A1Self-propelled, wheeled units (new units)
Units up to 3.0 Mton

13.025

A2Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units)
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
14.650
A3Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units)
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
19.485
A4Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units)
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
38.920
A5Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units)
Above 30 MT
1.830 per MT
BTrailers (truck/trailer combination)
Note: Loaded trailers discharged from Vessel and re-shipped empty are not subject to further charges
As per Below B1 to B6
As per below
B1
Truck without trailer (dolly)
As per SN A
As per SN A
B2
Trailer without truck, inclusive towing (SEMI-trailer)
In Gauge Trailer
76.315
B3
Trailer without truck, inclusive towing (SEMI-trailer
Out of Gauge Trailer
200%
B4
Truck + Trailer combination
Up to 30 MT
38.920
B5
Truck + Trailer combination
Above 30 MT
1.830 per MT
B6
Truck + Trailer combination
Out of Gauge combination
200%
CTracked vehicles – Minimum charge
For protection of Vessel and quay-wall rope to be used around tracks when driving units. It is the responsibility of relevant Vessel’s agent to arrange suitable ropes for discharge

Surcharge over rates mentioned in 10.2.1 A1 to 10.2.1 A531.340

Remarks:
  1. Vehicles, trailers and other wheeled or tracked units loaded on top of other units shall be considered as individual units (SN – A1 to A5,B1 to B6 and C)
  2. Other Cargo loaded on any wheeled or tracked unit, including Mafi trailer, shall be charged as general and Break-Bulk Shore Handling Rates (clause 10.1.1).
  3. General Cargo imported, exported or transshipped from/to Ro-Ro Vessel is charged as mentioned in (clause 10.1.1).
  4. Shore handling charges for Transshipment vehicles / Ro-Ro units will be charged at 100% of the rates mentioned in SN – A1 to A5,B1 to B6 and C for the inbound movement (ship side to place of rest) and at 50% of the rates mentioned in SN – A1 to A5,B1 to B6 and C for the outbound movement (place of rest to ship side).
Conditions:
The above rates do not include Stevedoring charges and are based on the following conditions and services:
a) All self-propelled units must start at once and be able to be driven under its own power.
b) All wheeled units shall have sufficient air in their tires to be safely driven from/to Vessel and from/to Point of Rest. The Operator will not be responsible for damaged tires for those units which are removed or shifted with flat or under-inflated tires.
c) Above rates cover movement of vehicle from ship-side to a Point of Rest in the marshaling yard for import units and vice/versa for export units, and from ship-side to marshaling yard and back to ship-side for transshipment units.

OUT OF GAUGE DIMENSIONS TRAILERS AND TRUCK TRAILER COMBINATIONS:

 Type Considered oversized (OOG) when length exceeds Considered oversized (OOG) when width exceeds Considered oversized (OOG) when height exceeds
 Dolly New/ Used 15.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters
 SEMI Trailer New/Used 15.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters
 Truck + Trailer New/Used
(Dolly + Semi Trailer)
 20.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters

10.2.2    Free Storage Time Ro-Ro Units and Demurrage Charges
Provided the Cargo is handled over the quay 10 days free storage is provided for imports and exports.
Basis of storage and demurrage calculation in accordance to Clause 2.10.1.1
and Clause 2.10.1.3
Demurrage charges will be charged as per below schedule:

Demurrage Slab
123,4,5,…
Unit range
First 5 days of demurrage, charged per slab of 5 days (OMR/Unit)First 5 days of demurrage, charged per slab of 5 days (OMR/Unit)First 5 days of demurrage, charged per slab of 5 days (OMR/Unit)
Up to 3 MT
10.71010.71015.935
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
14.91014.91022.210
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
18.82518.82528.215
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
24.30024.30036.315
Above 30 MT
32.400
32.400
48.590

For transshipment Units:
In case of transshipment or in transit, the first 20 days from GLD are free of storage charges.
Storage calculation as per Clause 2.1.10.2. Demurrage charges thereafter will be charged as per below schedule:

Unit range
Demurrage per calender day (OMR/unit)
Up to 3 MT
2.615
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
3.135
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
3.920
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
4.965
Above 30 MT
6.535

10.2.3    Special services
ServiceCharges in OMR
Towing of Ro-Ro Cargo
39.175 per unit
Shifting of Ro-Ro units in yard
11.000 per unit
Assistance to start units due to Mechanical defect
15.770 per hour or part thereof
Assistance to start units due to battery deficiency
20.000 per unit
Where work other than simple starting is required
Labor, material and fuel at cost + 10%

For each call out an administrative fee of OMR 10.0000 is charged.


10.2.4   Transfer from place of rest to road carrier loading area
In case of a dedicated area concept being applicable for a User:
The Operator will provide, on request and subject to availability and Operator’s discretion, regular importers and/or exporters with a dedicated yard with adjacent truck loading areas. The shippers/consignees shall arrange for the move from the place of rest up to the truck loading areas and load the unit on truck for import shipments, and shall arrange unloading of units from truck at an appointed off-loading area and move the units up to place of rest for export shipments. Such a move is considered a ‘transfer’.

In case no dedicated area concept is applicable for a User:

For parties without a dedicated yard facility, the transfer from the place of rest up to the appointed truck loading point (in case of import) will be executed by the Operator, and vice versa in case of export. The loading or unloading of a truck will remain the responsibility of the transporter.


Such transfers are charged as follows;

Unit range
Transfer rate (OMR/Unit)
Up to 3 MT
3.100
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
3.600
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
4.625
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
6.150
Above 30 MT
10.275

Special rates for such transfer will be considered upon request by the Operator for regular importers/exporters.

10.2.5    VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.

10.2.6    Working Hours
As per clause 11.
Alternative working times for collection or delivery of RoRo units can be considered upon request.

10.2.7    Administration Charges

Documentation Charge Cargo Removal Order (CRO)                              As per clause 10.6.3
Documentation Charge Cargo Delivery Order (CDO)                              As per clause 10.6.3
Documentation Charge Data Amendment House Bill of Lading           As per clause 10.6.3
Terminal Entry Pass (Gate Pass)                                                                  As perclause 10.6.4

10.2.8    Weighing Fees
Weighbridge charges include weighing full and empty trucks to determine delivered weight and include a delivery of weight receipt to the truck driver. In principle all Cargoes, exclusive Ro-Ro units, are weight upon delivery/collection of Cargo as required by law, unless physically not being able to go over the Operator’s weighbridge. Weighbridges are calibrated up to 100 MT.

ServiceRelevant charge in OMR
Weighment of Cargoes
0.200 per FRT
Weighbridge record per shipment
10.00 per Report
General Cargoes off-loaded from or loaded on Ro-Ro Vessel are subject to weighing charges.
Ro-Ro units off-loaded from or loaded on Ro-Ro Vessel are not subject to weighing charges.


10.2.9    Misdeclaration
Misdeclaration by the declaring party shall be charged to the declaring party in accordance to Clause 6.12

10.2.10   Auctioned Cargo Charges

For account of the buyer of Cargo at auction:

 Type of Charge Charge in OMR
 Auctioned Cargo Charge 2.500 per FRT
 Demurrage Charges per slab of 10 days or part thereof 1.630 per FRT
Demurrage for auctioned Cargo starts to count 10 days from the date of auction.

10.3    Dry Bulk and minerals (Shore Handling  and Stevedoring) rates

 Clause Number Clause Name
 10.3.1 Indicative Dry Bulk Rates
 10.3.1.1 Indicative Stevedoring Rate Table
 10.3.1.2 Indicative Shore Handling Rate Table
10.3.2
Free Storage Time and Demurrage Charges
 10.3.3 Stevedoring Related Charges
10.3.4
 Permissible time and Gang Idle Time
 10.3.5 Working hours for Cargo delivery and Cargo Receiving (Shore Handling)
 10.3.6 Vessel Related Charges
 10.3.6.1 Quay Dues
 10.3.6.2 Garbage Collection and Garbage Skips
 10.3.6.3 Crew Changes
 10.3.6.4 Supplies
 10.3.6.5 Others
 10.3.7 Unworkable Vessel
 10.3.8 Aggregates and Limestone Export Tariff
 10.3.8.1 Cargo Conditions
 10.3.8.2 Aggregates and Limestone Stevedoring Tariff
 10.3.8.3 Aggregates and Limestone Cargo Receiving Service (Shore Handling)
 10.3.8.4 Free Storage Time and demurrage
 10.3.8.5 Excess delivered Cargo (Cargo Leftovers)
 10.3.8.6 Storage Laydown Areas
 10.3.8.7 Stevedoring Gang Idle Time
 10.3.8.8 Vessel Related Charges
 10.3.9 VAT (Value Added Tax)


Dry bulk Cargo means the dry Cargo suitable for being discharged/loaded loose from/to the carrying Vessel by means of grabs, conveying systems or vacuum equipment. Dry Bulk or minerals handling concept for ‘Received at Terminal’ or ‘Direct delivery’ will be quoted for on a ‘Case by Case’ basis, taking in to account the specifications of the service and the nature of the Cargo.
The Operator needs to be in the possession of the following information in respect of the required service;
- A MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) of the Cargo; and
- Bulk density of the Cargo (metric ton per cubic meter); and
- The required scope of service, including Vessel handling and storage requirements information; and
- Particle sizes and moisture information; and
- Any potential measures to be taken to avoid environmental pollution, cross-contamination, dust generation or other to be avoided events.

10.3.1 Indicative Dry Bulk Rates

10.3.1.1 Indicative Stevedoring Rate table:

Stevedoring Related ActivityCharge in OMR (Exclusive VAT)
Stevedoring0.835 / MT
Stevedoring Overtime
Quoted on case by case basis
Provision of Grabs
Quoted on case by case basis
Shore Crane surcharge
0.305 / MT
Vessel hatch cleaning/clearing
Quoted on case by case basis
Stevedoring Gang Idle Time
As per Clause 10.3.4


10.3.1.2 Indicative Shore Handling Rate table:

 Shore Handling Related Activity Charge in OMR (Exclusive VAT)
 Terminal transportation from/to quay from/to place of rest 0.355 / MT
 Shore handling 0.785 / MT
 Free Storage and Demurrage Charges Quoted on case by case basis
 Weighbridge charges 0.200 / MT
 Gate Pass Charges (Terminal Entry Pass) As per Clause 10.6.4
 CRO Charges As per Clause 10.6.3
 CDO Charges As per Clause 10.6.3
 Environmental Surcharge (if any) Determined basis Cargo characteristics

Notes on Clause 10.3.1.1 and Clause 10.3.1.2:
The Indicative Rates are on indicative basis only and the Operator will quote on case by case basis (unless a service level agreement or the like is entered into with a User) after having received the information set out above in the beginning of Clause 10.3.

Rates of conveying systems or vacuum equipment, if and subject to availability, is not included in the Indicative Rates and shall be added by Operator.

The Indicative Rates are based on:


The Operator is at liberty to deploy shore cranes when and where deemed to be required for the optimization, efficiency and other reasons in the field of HSSE.

Rates exclude any cost related to the cleaning/clearing up during Vessel operations and cleaning of residue after completion of Vessel operations in the Vessel and on the quay-wall, which are charged separately based on equipment’s and manpower used (unless quoted for). It is the sole decision of the Operator to decide whether quay-wall requires being cleaned/cleared.
Subject to the nature of the Cargo an environmental surcharge might be applicable.

10.3.2 Free Storage Time and Demurrage Charges
Free Storage Time and Demurrage Charges will be considered by the Operator on a case basis taking into consideration the Cargo, shipment size and Cargo delivery/receiving patterns.
Basis of Calculation as per Clause 2.1.10.1 and Clause 2.1.10.3

10.3.3 Stevedoring Related Charges
Taken into consideration the common characteristics of the Dry Bulk trade (with terms of shipment often/regular being FOB or Free Out), the Operator will accept as an exception to clause 2.1.23 and in specific to ‘’Irrespective of the terms of shipment, payment of stevedoring and related service charges will be the responsibility of the Vessel and/or his agent’’, to debit Stevedoring related Charges to the shipper (under FOB terms of shipment) or to the consignee (under Free Out terms of shipment) or their agent.

For the purpose of Stevedoring Gang Idle Time, irrespective of the terms of shipment, any Gang Idle Time which is deemed by the Operator not to be part of Cargo operations shall be debited to the Vessel or his Agent. Gang Idle Time which the Operator does not consider being part of Cargo operations is

For the purpose of Unworkable Vessel (as per Clause 10.4.26), Unworkable Vessel related charges are not deemed by the Operator to be Cargo related delays and, irrespective of the terms of shipment, will be debited to the Vessel or her Agent.10.3.4 Permissible time and Gang Idle Time

10.3.4 Permissible time and Gang Idle Time

 Permissible time for Grace Period
 Vessel Arrival (up to all lines fast) As per Clause 10.4.10
 All lines fast up to the moment the Vessel is ready in all aspects to commence delivery or receipt of Cargo, which includes obtaining free pratique and conducting initial draft survey by the Vessel 120 minutes
 Total time for intermediate draft surveys and final draft survey
(to the extent not executed during break hours of the Operator)
 90 minutes
 Other delays during Cargo operations which are undisputable attributable to the Vessel 30 minutes

Gang Idle Time Rates:


Indicative Gang Idle Time Rate: OMR 500.000 per Gang hour or part thereof

Unless agreed otherwise or unless the Operator has informed the Vessel or his Agent 72 hours prior Vessel estimated time of arrival of a different Gang Idle Time Rate, the Indicative Gang Idle Time Rate will apply for that Vessel only.

10.3.5 Working hours for Cargo delivery and Cargo Receiving (Shore Handling)
Shall be standard working Hours or otherwise agreed working hours between the Operator and User.

10.3.6 Vessel Related Charges
Vessel Related Charges are irrespective of the terms of shipment debited to the Vessel or his Agent.

10.3.6.1 Quay Dues
Quay dues are charged to the Vessel or his Agent at a rate of OMR 2.090 per day multiplied by the Vessels LOA.

10.3.6.2 Garbage Collection and Garbage Skips
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10.3.6.4 Supplies
Supply of water, bunkering (foodstuff) and/or fuel trucks to Vessels
For all parties wanting to bring in water, bunkering (food) and/or fuel trucks to Vessels, the following charges per truck apply, which will be debited to the agent or relevant party:

 Type of supply Charges in OMR per truck
 Water 22.500
 Bunkering (food and other supplies) 22.500
 Fuel 65.000
 Above services per barge or the like 150.000 per call

10.3.6.5 Others
Offered on request.

10.3.7 Unworkable Vessel
Vessels are deemed unworkable when one of the following cases occur;

Irrespective of the terms of shipment, Unworkable Vessel is always debited to the Vessel or his Agent.

Unworkable Vessel Charges: OMR 2.090 per hour multiplied by the Vessels LOA.

10.3.8 Aggregates and Limestone Export Tariff
10.3.8.1 Cargo Conditions
For Aggregates: This Tariff is based on coarse aggregates standard cargo sizes, inclusive 5-10mm, 10-20mm, 20-40mm, 40-60mm particle sizes. Crushed Sand (0-5mm) and cargo sizes exceeding 60mm on request and subject to Operator’s acceptance, other conditions, scope and tariffs.

For Limestone: This Tariff is based on Limestone with a particle size of up to 80 mm.

10.3.8.2 Aggregates and Limestone Stevedoring Tariff
Rates inclusive of Cargo handling from the Point of Rest at the Terminal, Cargo transportation to quay, quay handling, Stevedoring and the supply of lifting and loading equipment as available at the Terminal. Working hours; 24/7, Friday morning and officially declared holidays excluded unless used.

 Shipment Size
(metric tons)
 Stevedoring Rate Aggregates
(OMR per MT)
 Stevedoring Rate Limestone (OMR per MT)
 Up to 20,000 0.750 0.775
 20,001 to 45,000 0.700 0.725
 45,001 to 80,000 0.675 0.700
 80,001 and above 0.650 0.675

10.3.8.3 Aggregates and Limestone Cargo Receiving Service (Shore Handling)

Shore Handling Charges Aggregates: OMR 0.175 per Metric Ton
Shore Handling Charges Limestone: OMR 0.200 per Metric Ton

Inclusive in the service


10.3.8.4 Free Storage Time and demurrage

 Shipment Size
(metric tons)
 Free Storage Time allocation in Calendar Days for Cargo Delivery Aggregates Free Storage Time allocation in Calendar Days for Cargo Delivery Limestone
 0 to 30,000 5 5
 30,001 to 45,000 8 8
 45,001 to 60,000 10 10
 60,001 and above 12 12
Basis of Calculation as per Clause 2.1.10.3.2

Note: Users must reasonably spread Cargo delivery to the Terminal throughout the day and arrange transportation as such that trucks do not cluster and arrive in large quantities simultaneously. Failure to spread transportation throughout the free storage period may result in delayed delivery of the shipment to the Terminal which shall not constitute a delay to have been caused by the Operator neither an argument for a waiver of demurrage charges. The Operator can provide the User on request with Cargo delivery reports, free of charge, allowing it to monitor and manage its transportation to the Terminal.

Demurrage Charges: OMR 0.025 per day multiplied by the shipment size.
 Extended period Storage Charge in OMR for Aggregates and Limestone
 Each extended Calendar Day 0.010 x shipment size in MT

Extension of Storage period:
On request, subject to possibilities and to be agreed between the User (entering into the export booking) and Operator. Granted extension of delivery days shall be charged as follows unless specifically agreed otherwise.

10.3.8.5 Excess delivered Cargo (Cargo Leftovers)
Users are allowed to deliver up to 2% extra Cargo in addition to the shipment size (basis quarry weight slips/records) for the purpose of ensuring sufficient Cargo availability and off-setting any differences
between scale and draft survey weight. Any remaining Cargo will be kept separate and should be collected within 3 days from the date of Vessel’s loading is completed.
The Operator will at its discretion shift the Cargo to a suitable storage area for collection by the User in the event leftovers block storage areas assigned for shipments.

Shifting of Cargo leftovers: OMR 0.175 per MT *
Storage Charges Cargo leftovers: OMR 0.025 per MT * after an initial 3 days free period
(date of sailing as first day of free period)
* charged over leftover quantity

10.3.8.6 Storage Laydown Areas

Operator and User may agree on the provision of a laydown area based on the business case and periodic tonnages of the User. Rates and conditions will be agreed bilaterally.

10.3.8.7 Stevedoring Gang Idle Time
Gang Idle Time Charges for Aggregates and Limestone: OMR 650.000 per Gang hour or part thereof.
Calculated in accordance to Clause 10.3.4

10.3.8.8 Vessel Related Charges
As per Clause 10.3.6 (and sub-clauses) and Clause 10.3.7

10.3.9 VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.

10.4.    Stevedoring rates

Clause number
Clause name
10.4.1Rate Table Stevedoring (non Ro-Ro)
10.4.2Volume discounts
10.4.3Heavy Lifts and Oversized Cargo
10.4.4Dangerous, Hazardous and obnoxious Cargoes
10.4.5Distressed Cargo
10.4.6Discharging and Loading
10.4.7Readiness to work on Arrival
10.4.8Detention of Stevedoring Gangs and equipment (Gang Idle Time)
10.4.9Detention of handling equipment
10.4.10Gang and shift assignment
10.4.11
Gang Allotment
10.4.12Rigging Vessel cranes
10.4.13Opening and closing of hatches
10.4.14Transshipment Cargo
10.4.15Shifting Cargo on board (re-stow)
10.4.16Fresh water for Labor
10.4.17Specialized Cargo Gear / Terminal Tackle(‘Lifting gears’ or ‘gears’)
10.4.18Loading / Discharge Report
10.4.19Delay Report
10.4.20Cargo Sorting
10.4.21Locker / Deep Tank and Cabin Cargo
10.4.22Shift Identification
10.4.23Extra Services
10.4.24Overtime Surcharge
10.4.25Bad Stowage
10.4.26Unworkable Vessels
10.4.27Quay Dues
10.4.28Operational Vessel delays endangering delays of other Vessel arrivals
10.4.29Unlashing and Lashing
10.4.30Shore Crane Usage
10.4.31Unclaimed Cargo
10.4.32VAT (Value Added Tax)
10.4.33Crew changes
10.4.34Dhows and Country Crafts
10.4.35Supplies
10.4.36Garbage collection and Garbage skips
10.4.37Misdeclaration of Weight and/or measurements


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10.4.1    Rate Table Stevedoring (non Ro-Ro)

Each Ton is considered a Freight Ton (FRT), and is unless otherwise specified
calculated on volume (CBM – m3) at extreme measurements (calculated by biggest length x biggest width x biggest height – all in meters) or metric ton (referred to in this Tariff as ‘’Metric Ton’’, ‘’MT’’ or ‘’Mton’’, whatever highest.

SNCategoryReceived at terminal (OMR per Ton)
ATimber2.015
BPlywoods Bundles
2.015
CJumbo Bags and pre-slinged bags (minimal 1 MT per unit average, lower average will result in an increased Pro Rated adjustment of the Rate)
1.885
DPalletized Cargo
As per 10.4.1 H
ESteel Coils, Billets, Rebar, Wire Rod, angles, etc.
2.015
FSteel Pipes (coated and uncoated)
3.440
GRo-Ro Cargoes
As per clause 10.5.1
HGeneral Cargo and not otherwise specified Cargoes
2.360
IDry Bulk and minerals
As per clause 10.3
JAggregates and Limestone
As per clause 10.3.8
KAluminium and other non-ferrous metals
On request
LAny Unit over 20 Metric Ton (unless of a weight exception as mentioned in Clause 10.4.3)
200% of A-F, H
MAny Unit out of gauge, exceeding one or more of the following dimensions in meters: length > 12.0, width > 2.40, height > 3.0 (unless of a dimension exception as mentioned in Clause 10.4.3)200% of A-F, H
NLivestockOn request

10.4.2    Volume discounts

Volume discounts will be granted for items A-F, H and L-M as follows per call:


Shipment size
Volume discount
Up to 5.000 FRT
NIL
Between 5.001 - 10.000 FRT
10%
Between 10.001 - 15.000 FRT
20%
More than 15.001 FRT
30%

10.4.3    Heavy Lifts and oversized Cargo
Single units over 20 Metric Ton and/or with dimensions exceeding one of the maximums of Length (12.0 meter), Width (2.4 meter) or Height (3.0 meter)

will be charged at 200% of the rates (as specified in clause 10.4.1 L and M).

Exception to the above i.e. special criteria are (in case no special criteria this is mentioned as not applicable):

 Cargo Considered heavy lift when weight exceeds Considered oversized when length exceedsConsidered oversized when width exceeds
 Considered oversized when height exceeds
 Steel Pipes Not applicable 18 meters 1.65 meters 1.65 meters
 Steel Rails Not applicable 18 meters  Not applicable
 Steel Rebar and Steel Billet Not applicable 15 meters  Not applicable
 Steel Coils 40 Metric Ton Not applicable  Not applicable
 Steel Plates 30 Metric Ton 15 meters  Not applicable
 Steel Poles Not applicable 18 meters  Not applicable
 Steel Sheets 30 Metric Ton 15 meters  Not applicable
 ISO Containers As below As below As below As below

ISO Containers will be charged as general cargo (10.1.1 H) at 100% of the Rates regardless if it by dimensions or weights would qualify as a heavy lift or oversized Cargo.

Note: Units with excessive dimensions and/or with weights above 40 MT have to be co-ordinated between agent’s and Operator well in advance of shipment arrival. The use of mobile shore cranes has to be requested in advance and are subject availability.

Units, which cannot be handled with mobile shore cranes, should arrive in a Vessel with self-sustained lifting gear. In case a Vessel is not self-sustained to (off-)load Cargo, arrangements should be made with the Operator prior loading on board or Delivery of Cargo to Terminal. It remains the sole responsibility of the Vessel or Agent to ensure Cargo can be lifted from/to the Vessel.

Units which cannot be handled on shore with either mobile shore cranes or other Terminal equipment should generally be taken on Direct Delivery Basis. For all units over 40 MT pre-permission is required from the Operator to receive units on ‘Received at Terminal’ basis.

10.4.4    Dangerous, Hazardous and (ob)noxious Cargoes
Full details of all Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo should be submitted to the Operator prior actual operations. Dangerous Cargo and Hazardous Cargo will only be received at the Terminal by advance arrangement / prior approval with the Operator. The Operator reserves the right to refuse or handle any Cargo or provide storage, which in its judgement is likely to damage human health, other Cargo or property.

Stevedoring charges shall be 150% of applicable Stevedoring rates.
Class 1 and 7 on request.


10.4.5    Distressed Cargo
Cargo that has been subjected to fire, water, shifting, or other causes that will cause the Cargo to be handled in another than the normal efficient manner, shall be subject to special rates at the discretion of the Operator.


10.4.6    Discharging and Loading
This shall include supplying Stevedoring gangs, winch men, signalmen and foremen for the performance of handling Cargo onboard the Vessel.


10.4.7    Readiness to work on arrival
Vessels berthing are deemed to be willing and workable to commence Cargo operations not later than 2 hour after being berthed. The Operator will allocate gangs on the Vessel based on the estimated time of arrival (24 hours’ notice) provided by the Vessel owner or its agent.

Requests submitted during office hours to deviate from the above will be considered on case by case basis but shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Detention of stevedoring gangs is applicable for Vessels which cannot commence discharge or loading operations from 2 hours after berthing till commencement of

operations as per detention rates of clause 10.4.8.


10.4.8    Detention of Stevedoring Gangs and Equipment (Gang Idle Time)
Gangs kept waiting for the arrival of the Vessel and/or commencement of work, opening or replacing hatch covers, shifting Cargo, cleaning holds, dunnaging or other reasons attributable to the Vessel, are for the account of the Vessel, with a minimum of 1 hour per shift. Overtime surcharge is applicable to this expense.


Detention of gang
Relevant charge per gang per hook
Timber / plywood
205.000
Jumbo Bags and pre-slinged Bags
255.000
Palletized Cargo
205.000
Steel Coils, Billets, Rebar, Wire Rods, Plates, Angles, Pipes, etc.
205.000
Ro-Ro Cargoes
As specified in Schedule 10.5.5
General Cargo and not otherwise specified cargoes
305.000
Dry Bulk and Minerals
As per Clause 10.5.5
Gang detention during overtime
135% of above rates

Note:
Material and equipment expenses are included in the above.

Note: Detention (Gang Idle Time) due to late Vessel arrival and commencement of operations is always for account and chargeable to the Vessel or its Agent.

Note: Vessels on which the Stevedoring is stopped by the Vessel master or Vessel Agent at any time, due to for instance the nature of the Cargo, are subject to detention (Gang Idle Time) charges, unless an operational plan is agreed in writing between the Vessel or its agent and the Operator prior commencement of the operation which is waiving these costs.


10.4.9    Detention of handling equipment
In line with clause 10.4.8, detention of equipment is included.

For detention of equipment for dry bulk and minerals operations detention rates of equipment (and labor) will be billed as per actual resources at the Operator’s

discretion.

10.4.10    Gang and shift assignment
The Operator allocates its gangs for Vessel operations basis
-    The ETA notice received 24 hours prior Vessel arrival for Vessel arrivals during weekdays.
-    The latest available ETA update submitted before weekend overtime cut-off time for Vessel arrivals during weekends. 

The Vessel agent shall advise the Operator in case of changes in ETA prior cut-off times for gang planning.

Gang planning
Cut-off time
Morning shift during weekdays
Previous day before 12:00 hours
Afternoon shift during weekdays
Previous day before 12:00 hours
Night shift during weekdays
Same day before 12:00 hours
Weekend overtime
Thursday before 12:00 hours
Holiday overtime
The Previous Business day (Sunday-Thursday) before 12.00 hours prior a holiday
Grace shall be given if ETA updates are given prior the applicable cut-off time.

In the event a Vessel is delayed and such change is not informed in writing prior to the cut-off time, the Operator will charge a full shift detention (Gang Idle Time) of 8 hours multiplied by the number of gangs planned by the Operator. For the consecutive shifts the Operator will endeavor to allocate the gangs to other operations if possible. Where not successful the remaining costs will be charged per full gang hour to the Vessel and/or its Agent.

Specific instructions can be given by the Agent to the Operator not to plan berthing and/or deploying gangs till further notice.


10.4.11    Gang allotment
The Operator is responsible for allotting gangs onboard the Vessel. Agent or Master is not allowed to switch gangs from one hatch to another unless prior consent from the Operator is obtained. It is at the discretion of the Operator to deploy the number of gangs to work on the Vessel. In overtime hours overtime charges will be applicable and chargeable to the Vessel owner or its agent as per Tariff, unless specifically agreed otherwise in writing.


10.4.12    Rigging Vessel cranes
Ships crew is responsible for rigging Vessel cranes, opening and closing hatches or any other gear. Time lost during such operation, shall be charged as per clause 10.4.8.



10.4.13    Opening and closing of hatches
Opening and closing of hatches (hatches mean pontoons, Upper Tween Deck, Lower Tween Deck, etc.,) is the responsibility of the Vessel.

Charges for pontoons will be as follows;

 Operation Executed Pontoons landedGrace time per pontoon
 Charge per pontoonDetention charges after grace time
 By Vessel crew Not ashore 15 minute average No Charge As per 10.4.8
 By Vessel crew ashore 15 minute average 50.000 As per 10.4.8
 By Operator ashore or not ashore Not applicable 50.000 Not applicable
The Operator may execute such operation at its discretion. If the Operator deploys shore cranes for its own convenience when it executes handling of pontoons, no shore crane rental charges will be levied for the period the Operator is handling pontoons with shore cranes.


10.4.14    Transshipment Cargo
Cargo transshipped Vessel to Vessel via quay-wall will be charged as per the below table:

 Charge Item Rate Rate Clause
 Shore Handling for inbound transshipment Cargoes 100% of Shore Handling Rate 10.1.1
 Shore Handling for outbound transshipment Cargoes 50% of Shore Handling Rate 10.1.1
 Stevedoring for inbound transshipment Cargoes 100% of Stevedoring Rate 10.4.1
 Stevedoring for outbound transshipment Cargoes 100% of Stevedoring Rate 10.4.1
Note: For significant transshipment volumes the Operator will/may offer special transshipment Rates upon request of the Vessel or Agent.

10.4.15    Shifting Cargo on board (re-stow)
 Operation Stevedoring Rate Shore Handling Rate
 Shifting within hatch 100% of Clause 10.4.1 Not applicable
 Shifting hatch to hatch without landing on quay 150% of Clause 10.4.1 Not applicable
 Re-stow via quay 150% of Clause 10.4.1 100% of Clause 10.1.1

10.4.16    Fresh Water for Labor
A supply of potable water shall be made available by the Vessel or Agent to the laborers onboard the Vessel, free of cost. In summer season the water supplied shall be cold or with ice.


10.4.17    Specialized Cargo Gear / Terminal Tackle (‘Lifting gears’ or ‘gear’)
The Operator will supply the standard gear needed to effect discharge/loading of Cargo at the rates mentioned below. However, in the instance of specialized gear required for discharging/loading of special Cargo or lifts, appropriate gear has to be supplied by the Vessel or its representative. Any such gear must have up to date certification pertaining to the safety of the gear and such certification shall be provided to the Operator. If no such information is available the Operator reserves the right to reject such gear and shall, if possible, supply suitable gear at Vessel’s / Agent’s expense.


 CargoLifting gear charges
General and Project Cargo
As per actual, as per Equipment charges covered in clause 10.6.2
Dry Bulk
As per clause 10.3.1
Timber, Plywood Bundles
OMR 0.090 per FRT
Jumbo Bags
OMR 0.155 per FRT
Palletized Cargo
OMR 0.155 per FRT
Steel Pipes, Plates, Coils, Billets, Wire Rods
OMR 0.070 per FRT
Steel Rebar
OMR 0.155 per FRT

10.4.18    Loading / discharge report
The daily Loading / Discharging report will be provided by the Operator to the Vessel and/or Agent. Such report should give full details of Cargo loaded / discharged per hatch the previous day plus all other details affecting the working on the Vessel..


10.4.19    Delay report
Any delay factors, which shall be recorded by foreman onboard the Vessel shall be certified by Agent/Master. Any dispute shall be resolved at the same time without delay. Refusal to sign does not invalidate the report.


10.4.20    Cargo Sorting
On board: The Cargo shall be discharged on ‘as is where is basis’. In case Cargo sorting is required onboard the Vessel, RO 3.615 / FRT will be applicable.

On Terminal: The declaring party shall provide the Operator with sorting requirements/instructions prior to arrival of Cargo with at least 24 hour notice and always during office hours before 12.00 AM hours.


10.4.21    Locker / Deep tank and Cabin Cargo
Any Cargo to be discharged / Loaded from/to lockers, deep tanks, Vessel accommodation or any other space not recognized as a genuine Cargo hatch then a surcharge will apply in addition to the Normal Tariff Rate.
   
10.4.22    Shift identification
Stevedoring is performed in 3 shifts. Details are provided in clause 11 and on the Operator’s website.


10.4.23    Extra services
 Extra service Charge Basis Charge in OMR
(Normal Hours)
 Charge in OMR (Overtime Hours)
 Removing of lashing material and dunnage from Vessels/hatches Per manhour 8.000 12.000
 Disposal of dunnage, lashing material and the like Per Cubic Meter 10.750 10.750
 Bundling dunnage Per manhour 8.000 12.000
 Cleaning of Hatches Per manhour 8.000 12.000
 Collection/Laying Dunnage Per manhour 8.000 12.000
 Rigging gear On request On request On request
 Repacking on board On request On request On request
 Other Services On request On request On request
 Supervision of such Services Per manhour 13.000 19.500
 Re-bundling of Steel Wire Rods Per Unit 27.500 37.500
 Re-bundling of Timber/Plywood bundles/crates Per bundle/crate 10.000 13.500

Services are subject to a minimal of 1  hour per occasion and 1 hour per shift.


10.4.24    Overtime surcharge
On Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays a surcharge of 50% of Stevedoring rates will be applicable. More information on the Operators working schedule

can be found in clause 11.

The Operator works in general on a first come first served basis. Vessels not willing to work on overtime lose their berthing slot, and will be rescheduled by the Operator in the next available free slot.


10.4.25    Bad Stowage
Bad Stowage and other events attributable to the Vessel or Cargo restricting discharge productivity:

Where the Operator deems that Cargo is poorly stowed it reserves the right to charge in addition to the normal Stevedoring Tariff.

Such surcharge will be calculated either in lost gang hours (at the detention / Gang Idle Time Rates mentioned in clause 10.4.8) or in productivity loss (at stevedoring charges mentioned in clause 10.4.1), as found appropriate by Operator for the Vessel the event occurs with.

The Operator will act reasonable when calculating a surcharge by considering the event against discharge rates it minimally foresees to perform in case of what it deems normal stowage.

10.4.26    Unworkable vessels
Vessels are deemed unworkable when one of the following cases occur:

  •  Vessels on which the Stevedoring is stopped or completed and is technically or operationally not moveable, due to blackout, strike, dispute, or the like.
  • Vessels are not sailed within 3 hours after completion of Vessel discharge/loading operation, unless a pre-agreed operational plan is agreed upon in writing not less than 2 business days prior Vessel arrival between the Vessel’s Agent and the Operator. In case of such agreed plan an alternative sailing window time may be agreed upon.
  • Regardless the before mentioned, the Operator reserves the right to move/shift the Vessel away from her berths at all times at Vessel/owners expense.


10.4.27    Quay dues
Quay dues are charged to the Vessel for the use of Operators berths as per the following rates and conditions

  •  For working Vessels, quay dues are charged at OMR 2.090 per day multiplied by the Vessels LOA.
  •  Vessels calling for other reasons than Cargo handling will be subject to quay dues, which will be quoted for on case basis.
  • For Unworkable Vessels (see definition under clause 10.4.26 above) quay dues are charged at the rate of OMR 2.090 per hour multiplied by the Vessels LOA.

10.4.28    Operational Vessel delays endangering delays of other Vessel arrivals
For sake of maintaining and safeguarding the port’s and Terminal’s operational efficiency and protecting the interest of the trade being served in general, the Operator reserves the right to shift a Vessel away from the Terminal. Such action can be made in case sincere operational delays are faced or foreseen without reasonable doubt . Such expenses are for account of the Vessel.

10.4.29    Unlashing and Lashing

10.4.29.1 Unlashing

 Cargo In principle Unlashed by
 Timber Bundles and Plywood Crates Operator
 Jumbo Bags and pre-slinged bags Operator
 General Cargo and Palletized Cargo Operator
 Steel Cargoes such as Coils, Billets, Plates, Sheets, Rebar, Wire Rod, angles Operator
 Project Cargo and any other cargo type * Vessel crew
 Cargo with special or technical lashing the Operator deems unsafe to unlash for reasons not limited to the safety of its own staff Vessel crew
* unlashing shall in principle be executed by the vessel. The operator can assist with unlashing on request but always under the responsibility and account of the vessel it’s charterer or its agent.

Rates for unlashing work required prior commencement or during Stevedoring operations restricting the Operator to commence or continue discharge operations until the unlashing work event is completed.
 Cargo Charge Basis Charge in OMR
(Standard Hours)
 Charge in OMR
(Overtime Hours)
 Timber Bundles and Plywood Crates Per Gang Hour 205.000 35% extra (276.750)
 Jumbo Bags and pre-slinged bags Per Gang Hour 255.000 35% extra (344.250)
 General Cargo and Palletized Cargo Per Gang Hour 305.000 35% extra (411.750)
 Steel Cargoes Per Gang Hour 205.000 35% extra (276.750)
The first 15 minutes per hatch (not Cargo on deck) shall be free of unlashing charges. Total unlashing work shall be summed (separately during Standard Hours and separately during Overtime Hours) per Vessel and rounded up in hours.

Rates for unlashing work which has a repetitive and continuous nature throughout the Stevedoring operations (where all or a significant amount of Cargo is to be individually unlashed, such as for example Steel Coils) the Operator will assign extra labour to its gangs in order to avoid (as much as possible) gangs standing idle.

 Service Charge Basis Charge in OMR
(Standard Hours)
 Charge in OMR
(Overtime Hours)
 Provision of extra Labor for unlashing work with repetitive/continuous nature Per manhour 8.000 50% extra (12.000)

In the event the Vessel carries out unlashing work, the gangs of the Operator waiting will be charged as Gang Idle Time (detention) in accordance with Clause 10.4.8 after an initial grace period of 15 minutes per hatch (not for deck Cargo).

10.4.29.2 Lashing

 Cargo Lashing In principle executed by *
 Any Vessel crew
* Lashing shall in principle be executed by the Vessel. The Operator can assist with lashing on request but always under responsibility and for account of the Vessel or its Agent.

 Extra Service Charge Basis Charge in OMR
(Normal Hours)
 Charge in OMR (Overtime Hours)
 Provision of labor for lashing assistance Per manhour 8.000 12.000

Operator’s gangs waiting for lashing work shall be charged as per Gang Idle Time (detention) Rates specified in Clause 10.4.8

Note on lashing and unlashing: No special lashing/unlashing material are available on the Terminal. The Operator can only assist as much as possible, but special lashing/unlashing activities have to be carried out by third parties.

10.4.30    Shore Crane Usage
Note: It is mandatory that Vessel’s gear are in a proper mechanical, hydraulic and operational condition. The Operator reserves the right to stop loading/unloading operations, if cranes do not work in a safe, proper, efficient and productive manner and/or if cranes are technically malfunctioning, even if gear certificates are presented to the Operator. The consideration of the Vessel cranes’ condition will be as per the sole discretion of the Operator. In case the Operator deems Vessel cranes’ are not in an acceptable condition, it reserves the right to use the mobile shore crane(s) which will be debited to the Vessel or her Agent at published rates.

In case the Operator deems the handling of Cargo with Vessel gear results in an unacceptable risk for the Cargo, Vessel or stevedores, due to for instance but not limited to stowage conditions, then the Operator also reserves the right to use the mobile shore crane(s) which will be debited to the Vessel or her agent at published rates.

When shore cranes are requested or deemed required by the Operator, the same will be provided and charged to the Vessel for a minimal period of 5 hours per shift.


10.4.31    Unclaimed Cargo
Unclaimed Cargo will be charged to the responsible Party as defined in Clause 3.8

10.4.32    VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.


10.4.33    Crew Changes
Crew Changes are allowed by the Operator for Cargo operating Vessels.
For non-Cargo operating Vessels services will be offered on request.

For Cargo operating Vessels such crew changes should be executed in between berthing and prior to completion of discharge/loading operations.

Charges for crew changes are as follows:

  • Administrative Charges of OMR 30.000 per Vessel call


10.4.34    Dhows and Country Crafts
Handling of Dhows and Country Crafts is not allowed in the Port of Sohar.


10.4.35    Supplies
Supply of water, bunkering (foodstuff) and/or fuel trucks to vessels
For all parties wanting to bring in water, bunkering (food) and/or fuel trucks to vessels, the following charges per truck apply, which will be debited to the agent

or relevant party:

Type of supply
Charges in OMR per truck
Water22.500
Bunkering (food and other supplies)
22.500
Fuel65.000
Above services per barge or the like
150.000 per call

10.4.36    Garbage Collection and Garbage skips

  •   Garbage skips will be made available to all Vessels berthing alongside the Terminal.
  • Skips may be used for general household garbage and for removed lashing material and dunnage.
  • It is strictly prohibited to use the garbage skips for the disposal of Hazardous Substances (cfr. IMDG regulations). A separate authorization has to be obtained for the removal of such substances.
  • Minimum one garbage skip will be provided for each Vessel berthing alongside the Terminal. For each waste category, a separate skip will be provided.
  • Rental charges for the provided skip(s) include cost to remove the environmental harmless and not as dangerous good classified garbage will be debited at OMR 52.500 per skip and will be debited to the Vessel and/or Agent.

10.4.37    Misdeclaration of Weight and/or Measurements
Measurements
The Operator will, randomly or in full, verify declared Cargo measurements as per submitted packing list by the Vessel Agent or the shipping line. In the event the Operator finds measurements being under declared, the Stevedoring Charges (and others) will be adjusted and charged in addition to the Vessel or its Agent. In an event of misdeclaration, the expenses made for verification will be charged. Misdeclaration by the declaring party shall be charged to the declaring party in accordance to Clause 6.12

Weight
The Operator will not permit its equipment be used in any way to lift, move or transport Cargo unit(s) weighing in excess of the Safe Working Load. Should the Operator’s equipment be used in handling an overweight Cargo unit, the party or parties causing such unauthorized use shall be held liable for all losses, claims, demands and suits for damages including death and personal injury, legal and court expenses, directly or indirectly resulting from such unauthorized use.
Misdeclared Cargo unit(s) tendered to the Port Authority will be rejected.

When the Operator weighs and finds the weight to be more than the weight declared by the User, by either weighbridge or draft survey, then the highest weight will be charged at the applicable Rate.

Misdeclaration by the declaring party shall be charged to the declaring party in accordance to Clause 6.12

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10.5    Stevedoring rates (Ro-Ro)


Clause number
Clause title
10.5.1Stevedoring (Ro-Ro) Rate Table
10.5.2Special Services
10.5.3Overtime
10.5.4Gang Allotment
10.5.5Detention of Stevedoring Gangs and equipment
10.5.6Working on Arrival
10.5.7Discharging Ro-Ro
10.5.8Loading Ro-Ro
10.5.9(Un)lashing
10.5.10Liner Mafi Operations
10.5.11Shipping line transshipment Rates
10.5.12Quay dues
10.5.13Skip charges
10.5.14Supplies
10.5.15Documentation
10.5.16VAT (Value Added Taxes)
10.5.17Crew Changes
10.5.18Unclaimed Cargo
10.5.19Misdeclaration of weights and/or measurements

10.5.1    Stevedoring (Ro-Ro) Rate Table


 SN Unit type Unit Range Unit Rate (OMR)
 A1 Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units) Up to 3 MT 14.115
 A2 Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units) Above 3 MT up to 10 MT 17.870
 A3 Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units) Above 10 MT up to 20 MT 22.730
 A4 Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units) Above 20 MT up to 30 MT 38.930
 A5 Self-propelled, wheeled units (New units) Above 30 MT 1.835 per MT
 B Trailers (truck/trailer combination)
Note: Loaded trailers discharged from Vessel and re-shipped empty are not subject to further charges
 As per Below B1 to B6 As per below
 B1 Truck without trailer (dolly) As per SN A1 to SN A5 As per SN A1 to SN A5
 B2 Trailer without truck, inclusive towing (SEMI-trailer) In Gauge Trailer 76.315
 B3 Trailer without truck, inclusive towing (SEMI-trailer) Out of Gauge Trailer 200%
 B4 Truck + Trailer combination Up to 30 MT 39.185
 B5 Truck + Trailer combination Above 30 MT per MT
 B6 Truck + Trailer combination Out of Gauge combination 200%
 C Tracked vehicles – Minimum charge
For protection of Vessel and quay-wall rope to be used around tracks when driving units. It is the responsibility of relevant Vessel’s agent to arrange suitable ropes for discharge
 Surcharge over rates mentioned in 10.2.1 A1 to 10.2.1 A5 31.350

Remarks:
1.Vehicles, trailers and other wheeled or tracked units loaded on top of other units shall be considered as individual units (SN A1 to A5, SN B1 to B5 and SN C)
2.Other Cargo loaded on any wheeled or tracked unit, including Mafi trailer, shall be charged as general and break-bulk Stevedoring rates (clause 10.4.1).
3.General Cargo imported, exported or transshipped from/to Ro-Ro Vessel is charged as mentioned in (clause 10.4.1).
4.Stevedoring charges for Transshipment vehicles / Ro-Ro units will be charged at 100% of the rates mentioned in (SN A1 to A5, SN B1 to B5 and SN C) for the inbound movement (parked position on board the Vessel up to ships ramp) and at 100% of the rates mentioned in (SN A1 to A5, SN B1 to B5 and SN C ) for the outbound movement (ships ramp to parked position on board the Vessel).
Special transshipment rates are applicable for shipping lines as mentioned in clause 10.5.11

Conditions:
The above rates do not include Shore Handling charges and are based on the following conditions and services:

  •  All self-propelled units must start at once and be able to be driven under its own power.
  • All wheeled units shall have sufficient air in their tires to be safely driven from/to Vessel and from/to Point of Rest. The Operator will not be responsible for damaged tires for those units which are removed or shifted with flat or under-inflated tires.
  • Above rates cover the operations for movements of wheeled and tracked units from the stowed position in Vessel up to ship ramp for import, and vice versa for export, and from the stowed position on Vessel till ship rail for the inbound movement and later outbound movement from ship rail till parked in stowed position in case of transshipment

    OUT OF GAUGE DIMENSIONS TRAILERS AND TRUCK TRAILER COMBINATIONS:
     Type Considered oversized (OOG) when length exceeds Considered oversized (OOG) when width exceeds Considered oversized (OOG) when height exceeds
     Dolly New/ Used 15.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters
     SEMI Trailer New/Used 15.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters
     Truck + Trailer New/Used
    (Dolly + Semi Trailer)
     20.00 meters 3.20 meters 4.50 meters


10.5.2    Special services


ServiceCharges in OMR
Towing of Ro-Ro Cargo
30.525 per unit
Shifting of Ro-Ro units on board or via quay
75% of Stevedoring rates
Assistance to start units due to mechanical defect
15.775 per hour or part thereof
Assistance to start units due to battery deficiency
20.000 per unit
Where work other than simple starting is required
Labor, material and fuel at cost + 10%
For each call out an administrative fee of OMR 10.000 is charged.

For large amount of shifting a request for special rates can be made, per call, which may be considered at the Operator’s discretion provided shifting requirements and enquiry is submitted at least 2 business days in advance.

10.5.3    Overtime
Overtime charges are applicable during weekends and public holidays, for which a surcharge of 50% on Stevedoring charges is applicable. Timings are further

described in clause 11.


10.5.4    Gang allotment
The Operator will endeavor to achieve a fair discharge rate, but also considers the efficiency of its staff deployment. Alternative arrangements to increase the discharge rate, hence causing extraordinary Gang Idle Time / detention, may be requested by the Vessel or its Agent.

10.5.5    Detention of Stevedoring gangs and equipment
Conditions are applicable as mentioned in 10.4.7 up to 10.4.10,with the exception that the Gang Idle Time (detention) rate of Stevedoring Ro-Ro gangs are charged as per below table.

Gang Size Based on deployed drivers
Detention Rate per hour in OMR
Up to 15 drivers
230.000
16-25 drivers
280.000
26-35 drivers
355.000
Above 35 drivers
410.000
Note: Gang Idle Time Rate includes labour other than drivers.


10.5.6    Working on arrival
The vessel is in all events expected to prepare herself for cargo operations immediately upon arrival (see clause 10.4.7).

As per custom of the port, Cargo operations commence shortly after Vessel berthing, save the availability of gangs.

If no gangs are available the operator will endeavour to commence Cargo operations as soon as possible after Vessel readiness. In such case the Vessel or its Agent will be informed on the Operators intended start time.

During overtime periods, such as weekends and (national) holidays:The Operator will inform the Vessel or its agents whether to commence shortly after Vessel arrival, or to start the operations in the first shift following Vessel readiness to commence Cargo operation. This will be planned at the Operators discretion.

  •  In the event the Vessel does not want to commence her operations during overtime hours the Operator needs to be informed timely in writing (see clause 10.4.10) . After such request the Operator will review the working schedules, and inform the requestor about the operational implications. Not working during overtime periods can have consequences for berthing prospects and/or Vessel line-up sequence.
  •  In the event the Vessel does want to work upon arrival, even halfway a shift period, the Operator needs to be timely informed in writing. The Operator will endeavour to honour such request.
    Subject to the total operational situation at that time, the expected duration of the specific operation, etc., the Terminal might request the Vessel for a contribution for incurred idle time (loss time) while waiting for the Vessel, and/or in case the operation during a shift-period is shorter than 6 hours to compensate the difference between the actual duration of the operation and 6 hours against the applicable idle/detention rate.


10.5.7    Discharging Ro-Ro
This shall include unlashers, breakers, drivers, taxis, signalman and tally men.


10.5.8    Loading Ro-Ro
This shall include drivers, taxis, signalmen and tally men.

10.5.9    (Un)-lashing
Unlashing is complimentary, lashing of handled (loaded, shifted, …) units is charged as follows:

Unit range
Lashing charges (OMR/Unit)
Up to 3 MT
2.650
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
3.665
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
7.835
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
9.920
Above 30 MT
13.075

10.5.10    Liner Mafi operations

ServiceCost Inbound Movement (in OMR per unit)
Cost Outbound Movement (in OMR per unit)
Mafi discharge and re-loaded on same vessel*
39.1750
Mafi re-loading on later call *
038.500
Mafi lashing and unlashing assistance
8.000 OMR per man hour or part thereof
8.000 OMR per man hour or part thereof
* No further Shore Handling  charges will be raised for Mafi movements. Cargo loaded on top of Mafi trailers are charged as per general Cargo (clause 10.4.1).
   Pulling with tugmasters is included in the shore handling charges.


Yard operations

ServiceCharges in OMR per unit
(Un)stacking Mafi's
10.250 per move
Lashing stacked empty Mafi's
(with liner lashing material)
5.500 per stack
Unlashing stacked empty Mafi's
3.500 per stack


Stripping and Stuffing of Liner Mafi’s
When the shipping line or its agent request the Operator to stuff or strip Liner Mafis prior to delivery/vessel operation, then stripping and stuffing charges will be

charged at 50% of applicable shore handling charges to the Vessel or its Agent (as per clause 10.1.1).  

Cargo lashing on Liner Mafi’s
Where the Operator is requested to supply lashing material to the shipping line it will, subject to availability, advise the cost and rate of lashing material
Rate equals cost + 10%.

Storage of Mafi trailers
The following storage charges are applicable for full and empty Liner Mafi trailers after expiry of an initial 10 day free storage period. Calculation of storage in accordance to Clause 2.1.10.2


Trailer length
Daily storage charges in OMR per storage slot
20 feet
0.750
40 feet
1.500
60 feet
2.250
80 feet
3.000
Above 80 feet
20 feet equivalent x 1.000
Above storage rates are based on a max trailer width of 2.44 meter. A width beyond this dimension will be subject to a surcharge of 25%. Multiple Mafi’s stacked on each other will be considered 1 storage slot.


10.5.11    Shipping Line Transshipment Rates

10.5.11.1 Storage Charges
After expiry of an initial free storage period of 20 calendar days the following storage charges are applicable per calendar day (calculation as per Clause 2.1.10.2) ;


Unit range
Demurrage per calender day (OMR/unit)
Up to 3 MT
2.615
Above 3 MT up to 10 MT
3.135
Above 10 MT up to 20 MT
3.920
Above 20 MT up to 30 MT
4.965
Above 30 MTon
6.535


10.5.11.2 Handling Charges
The following transshipment rates are applicable and include
-    Unlashing of Units
-    Inbound Discharging of Units and handling up to place of rest
-    Handling from place up rest up to Outbound loaded on board of a connecting Vessel
-    Unlashing and Lashing of transshipment units, except for general cargoes


CategoryRate per Unit in OMR
A. Wheeled self-driven vehicles
 
Units up to 3 MT
25.440
Units above 3 MT up to 10 MT
35.615
Units above 10 MT up to 20 MT
45.790
Units above 20 MT up to 30 MT
61.050
Units above 30 MT
3.055 OMR per Metric Ton
B. Tracked units
As per above rates + 40.700 OMR
C. Truck/Trailer combinations
81.400
D. Empty Trailers
112.000
E. General Cargo
As per Tariff unless agreed otherwise
F. General Cargo above 20 MT per unit
As per Tariff unless agreed otherwise
G. General Cargo out of gauge with one or more of the lengths exceeding: Length >12.0 meter, Width >2.4 meter, Height >3.0 meter
As per Tariff unless agreed otherwise
 Note: Overtime surcharge is applicable at 25% of the above Rates for Vessel operations executed during overtime hours.


10.5.12    Quay Dues
Quay dues are applicable as per clause 10.4.27.


10.5.13    Skip Charges
Garbage Collection and Garbage skips:     

  •   Garbage skips will be made available to all Vessels berthing alongside the Terminal.
  •  Skips may be used for general household garbage and for removed lashing material and dunnage.
  •  It is strictly prohibited to use the garbage skips for the disposal of Hazardous Substances (cfr. IMDG regulations). A separate authorization has to be obtained for the removal of such substances.
  •  Minimum one garbage skip will be provided for each Vessel berthing alongside the Terminal. For each waste category, a separate skip will be provided.
  • Rental charges for the provided skip(s) include cost to remove the environmental harmless and not as dangerous good classified garbage will be debited at OMR 52.500 per skip and will be debited to the agent of the Vessel.


10.5.14    Supplies
Supply of water, bunkering (foodstuff) and/or fuel trucks to vessels:
For all parties wanting to bring in water, bunkering (food) and/or fuel trucks to vessels, the following charges per truck apply, which will be debited to the agent

or relevant party:

Type of supply
Charges in OMR per truck
Water22.500
Bunkering (food and other supplies)
22.500
Fuel65.000
Above services per barge of the like
150.000 per call


10.5.15    Documentation
Documentation requirements and associated fees can be found in clause 10.8.


10.5.16    VAT (Value Added Taxes)All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time


10.5.17    Crew Changes
Crew Changes are allowed by the Operator for Ro-Ro Cargo operating Vessels.
Crew changes should be executed in between berthing and prior completion of discharge/loading operations.

Charges for crew changes are as follows:

  • Administrative Charges of OMR 30.000 per Vessel call

10.5.18  Unclaimed Cargo
Unclaimed Cargo will be charged to the responsible Party as defined in Clause 3.8

10.5.18  Misdeclaration of weights and/or measurements
Misdeclaration by the declaring party shall be charged to the declaring party in accordance to Clause 6.12
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10.6    Equipment and Administration Charges


Clause Number
Clause Title
10.6.1Terminal equipment Charges
10.6.2Lifting Gears / Terminal Tackle
10.6.3Administration Charges
10.6.4Terminal entry pass(Gate Pass)
10.6.5Weighbridge Charges
10.6.6VAT (Value Added Tax)


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10.6.1    Terminal equipment charges


10.6.1.1 Mobile shore cranes

Shore Crane Model + SWL (below capacities are about and without guarantee and for crane indication purposes only)Mob Charge
Demob Charge
Hourly Rental Rate
70 MT SWL Liebherr LHM 400
OMR 100.000
OMR 100.000
OMR 100.000
42/80 MT SWL Gottwald HMK 260-69
OMR 100.000
OMR 100.000
OMR 100.000
100 MT SWL Gottwald HMK6407
OMR 125.000
OMR 125.000
OMR 125.000
140 MT SWL Liebherr LHM 500
OMR 175.000
OMR 175.000
OMR 175.000
206 MT SWL Liebherr LHM 600
OMR 250.000
OMR 250.000
OMR 250.000
Note:Minimal usage to be 3 hour including mob/demob, charges are non-dividable per hour.
Note:The Operator reserves the right to allocate a higher capacity shore crane at its convenience.

For Cargo handling on Terminal the charges as set out in clause 10.1.14 are applicable.

10.6.1.2 Reach Stacke
Rate component
Rate in OMR
Equipment rental
OMR 80.000 per hour
Note:Minimal usage to be 1 hour, charges are non-dividable per hour


10.6.1.3 Heavy Duty Forklift (up to 42 MT)

Equipment rental
OMR 80.000 per hour
Note:Minimal usage to be 1 hour, charges are non-dividable per hour


10.6.1.4 MT Capacity forklift

Equipment rental
OMR 32.500 per hour
Note:Minimal usage to be 1 hour, charges are non-dividable per hour


10.6.1.5 Low duty forklift (up to 7 MT)

Equipment rental
OMR 22.500 per hour
Note:Minimal usage to be 1 hour, charges are non-dividable per hour


10.6.1.6 Bob cat / shovel

 Equipment rental Shovel (bucket up to 2.5 CBM) OMR 22.500 per hour
 Equipment Rental Bob Cat OMR 22.500 per hour

Note:Minimal usage to be 1 hour, charges are non-dividable per hour


10.6.1.7 Dump trucks

The Operator can arrange dump trucks for intercarting dry bulk Cargoes on the Terminal from shipside to temporary lay-down area (import),

or vice versa (export).
This service is quoted for separately.

10.6.1.8 Mafi trailer rental for handling of general Cargo and/or storage purpose

Mafi rental per calender day (up to 100 MT)
Day 1-5: OMR 25.000 per unit per day
Mafi rental per calender day (up to 100 MT)Day 6: OMR 50.000 per unit per day

10.6.1.9 Equipment charges (inside ships’ holds)Equipment used inside Vessels for discharging / loading, cleaning and/or any other operations will be charged for as per Tariff as brought forward in clause 10.6.1. The Operator does not require a written approval from relevant party (e.g.: shipping agent) for usage of equipment inside ships’ hold prior lifting same equipment inside ship’s hold(s). Usage of equipment inside holds will be noted and brought forward in final loading/discharging report(s). Whenever a shore crane is required to lift equipment in to and subsequently out from a ships’ hold, a service charge will be applicable of OMR 225 per lift.


10.6.2    Lifting Gears / Terminal tackle
Terminal tackle meaning all required equipment’s outside of the ones mentioned above in clause 10.6.1.1 to 10.6.1.8, to carry out Stevedoring and/ or yard operations

at the Operator's terminal.
All charges here below are per calendar day unless otherwise mentioned.

TypePerCapacityFee in OMR
ShacklesPieceUp to 10 MT
1.350
 Piece
Between 10 MT - 25 MT
3.400
 PieceOver 25 MT
6.500
Spreader Bars
EachUp to 15 MT
11.500
 EachBetween 15 MT - 30 MT
17.500
 EachOver 30 MT
24.500
 Each20' container spreader
35.000
 Each40' container spreader
40.000
 Each110 MT spreader
75.000
 Each140 MT spreader
125.000
 Each130 MT spreader
200.000
 EachBig Bag frame (12 BB cap)
40.000
HooksPer set of 2
Pipe hooks
9.000
 Per set of 2
Plate hooks (incl. chain)
12.000
 Per set of 2
Container hooks
9.000
 Per set of 2
Safety hooks
9.000
Steel Wire Slings
Per set of 2
Up to 12.5 MT
12.000
 Per set of 2
Between 12.5 MT - 25 MT
17.500
 Per set of 2
Over 25 MT
24.500
ChainsPer set of 2
Up to 15 MT
17.500
 Per set of 2
Above 15 MT
24.500
Nylon Slings
EachUp to 3 MT
6.000
 EachBetween 3 MT - 10 MT
9.750
 EachOver 10 MT
17.500
Grab (8-10 CBM)
EachPer shift or part thereof per unit
85.000
Grab (16 CBM)
EachPer shift or part thereof per unit125.000
Grab (30 CBM)
EachPer shift or part thereof per unit150.000

10.6.3    Administration Charges
Documentation Charge Cargo Removal Order (CRO) OMR 10.000 per document
Documentation Charge Cargo Delivery Order (CDO) OMR 10.000 per document
Documentation Charge Data Amendment House Bill of Lading OMR 40.000 per document

CRO: All Cargo will be delivered only on presentation of relevant CRO. CRO’s are issued by the Operator (Tally Department) upon submission of Agents Delivery Order and Customs Declaration (Custom Clearance). Delivery order and Customs Declaration require to include relevant copies of the Bills of Lading and packing list(s). CRO documents are issued separately per bill of lading.
CDO: All Cargo will be received only on presentation of relevant CDO. CDO’s are issued by the Operator (Tally Department) after completion of the export booking process and submission of Customs Declaration, booking reference and packing list(s). CDO documents are issued per booking.


10.6.4    Terminal Entry Pass

Length of entry pass validity
Fee in OMR per entry pass
1 day
2.000
2 to 5 days
3.500
10 days
5.000
1, 2 or 3 months
On request
Note: Gate passes to be requested to cso_gate_pass@om.steinweg.com
Gate passes are issued during office opening hours as per clause 11.


10.6.5    Weighbridge charges
Weighbridge charges include weighing full and empty trucks to determine delivered weight and include a Delivery of weight receipt to the truck driver. In principle all Cargoes, exclusive Ro-Ro units, are weight upon delivery/collection of Cargo as required by law, unless physically not being able to go over the Operator’s weighbridge. Weighbridges are calibrated up to 100 MT.

ServiceRelevant charge in OMR
Weighment of Cargoes
0.200 per FRT
Weighbridge record per shipment
10.000 per report

10.6.6    VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.

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10.7    Container Freight Station and Warehousing
Besides the Stevedoring and Shore handling related Services specified in this Tariff the Operator offers a variety of other Services on request to Users. Such Services include amongst others but are not limited to

  • The CFS Service (Container Freight Station) at the Terminal;
  • Bonded Warehousing at the Terminal;
  • Non-Bonded Warehousing at the Terminal;
  • Collateral management in connection to Warehousing Services;
  • Value added Services (VAS);
  • Logistics and Forwarding Services, generally in connection to CFS and/or Warehousing Services;
  • Contract Logistics and similar longer term dedicated solutions agreed upon with a User, which may include tailor made solutions requiring investments.

A more detailed outlay of Services will be shared on the Users request.

The Operator invites Users to approach the Operator with enquiries, requests for information (RFI), request for quotations (RFQ) or for an appointment to discuss the User’s business allowing the Operator to determine (and advise) what Services it can offer to the User (or to the Parties / stakeholders the User is involved with) and where it deems it can be of value to the User (either in Oman or within the Steinweg Group. An idea of the worldwide presence of Steinweg can be found on https://oman.steinweg.com/en/worldwide-offices/ . The Operator will also be pleased to introduce Users to overseas/foreign offices of the Steinweg Group.)

Enquiries may be submitted to WTCSales@om.steinweg.com



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10.8    Vessel documentation


Clause number
Clause title
10.8.1Notice of arrival
10.8.2Documentation and Notifications
10.8.3Timely Submission of Documentation
10.8.4Late Documentation Fees
10.8.5VAT (Value Added Tax)

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10.8.1    Notice of Arrival
Each Vessel agent, Vessel owner, Operator or Charterer expecting to dock a Vessel at the Port/Terminal for the purpose of loading or discharging Cargo shall give the Port authority and the Operator notice of the arrival of such Vessel and furnish such information as the Port Authority may require. See SIPC regulations.


10.8.2    Documentation and Notifications
The following documentation should be delivered to the Terminal operating company by the Vessel agent, owner, operator or Charterer:

10.8.2.1 Discharging vessels
a) Cargo Stowage Plan
b) Cargo Manifest
c) Hazardous and Dangerous Cargo Declaration (a NIL declaration in case not applicable)
d) Passenger Manifest
e) Bills of Lading
f) Packing List in excel in the Operator’s format or an alternative agreed format (templates can be provided by the Operator)
g) Vessel Particulars
h) ETA updates
i) Overtime request: advise if Vessel/owner wants to work on overtime basis (to be requested on Thursdays before 12:00 hours)
j) Additional orders: Any additional request beyond a normal scope of work, such as provisions, special equipment requirement, collection of dunnage, Vessel cleaning, etc.
k) Lifting plans: A lifting diagram for heavy and oversized Cargoes
l) Operating status Vessel: Performance of Vessel’s gear or any other Vessel’s status which might have an impact on discharge or loading operations.
m) IMO Cargo acceptance requests (mentioning Cargo to be discharged in the port as well as Cargo on board destined for other ports)
n) Request for permits to work (hot work, bunkering, supplies, etc..)
o) Additional information: Any additional information deemed valuable to share/request.
p) Work Information List as per the Operator’s format
Q) Valid Vessel gear certificates

10.8.2.2 Loading vessels
a) The same items are to be provided as per H2.1 A/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/Q, and furthermore
b) Customs Endorsed Export Declaration (for each consignment)
c) Cargo Loading List

10.8.2.3 Cargo Handling Gear
All vessels not registered with an approved Society using their own gear for Cargo operations should deliver to the Authority (and the Terminal operating

company) the following information:
(Details as per SIPC regulations)
a) Type of Cargo handling gear
b) Capacity of Cargo gear (swing boom / union purchase)
c) Date of last quadrennial and annual inspection


10.8.3    Timely Submission of documentation
The following documents should be submitted to the Terminal operating company electronically at least 2 full business days prior to the Vessel’s arrival. Failure

to do so may result in the postponement of Vessel berthing or withholding of Vessel’s clearance to sail from the Port until such time as they are made available.

Documentation submitted later than 2 full business days (normal working days from Sunday to Thursday) prior to the Vessel’s arrival are subject to late data submission

charges as stipulated in clause 10.8.4.

Any change in information, including added, cancelled or revised bills of lading provided after cut-off time shall be subject to a processing fee of OMR 15 per document. In case master bills of lading are split into house bill(s) of lading, a processing fee shall be applicable of for the master bill of lading as well for each generated house bill of lading, at the cost of OMR 15 per document.


10.8.4    Late documentation fees
Cut-off time Pre-arrival information and documentation
Agents require to provide the Operator with full sets of adequate and complete documentation prior cut-off time. Documentation is requested to be delivered in parts as and when it becomes available to Agent and any change in such documentation shall be free of administrative charges provided revised documentation is delivered prior cut-off time. Documentation provided after cut-off time and/or delivered inadequate or incomplete shall be subject to late documentation fees.

Cut-off times for data submission will be as per the below table:

 Last Port of Loading Cargo destined for discharge at the Operator’s Terminal Documentation Cut-Off Time
 All Oman Ports, All Qatar Ports, Bandar Abbas Port,
Jebel Ali Port, Port Khalifa, Mumbai
 1 Calendar Day before arrival day before noon hours, but never less than 30 hours prior ETA.
 All other Ports, unless agreed otherwise bilaterally in writing between Agent and Operator 2 Calendar Days before arrival day before noon hours
Example Cut-Off Time (all other Ports);
Vessel ‘ABC’ has an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of Wednesday 10.00 AM hours and a last port of loading (with Cargo loading designated for discharge at the Terminal) not listed in above table. Data submission cut-off time will be Monday 12.00 AM hours.

Important note on Vessel operations commencing during weekends and Sunday morning shifts:
Overtime confirmation and sharing of information which require special attention/preparation (such as but not limited to special/exceptional Cargoes, heavy lifts, oversized Cargo notable Vessel and stowage related information) must be shared with Operator prior weekend cut-off time (Thursday 12.00 AM hours). Such crucial information requires review on Thursday afternoon to allow for proper planning. Failure to do so may result in delayed berthing, delayed commencement of operations or other inefficiencies which are in all Parties interest to avoid.

Request for grace; For Vessels where Agents anticipate on the requirement of late document submission, Agents may request for a 36-hour cut-off time. Such request will be considered only if made prior the normal cut-off time. In case such grace period is accepted and data processing requires to be executed during overtime hours, the Operator will apply an administrative overtime fee of OMR 10.000 per Bill of Lading with a minimal of OMR 50.000 per Vessel.

A request for grace will only be considered by Operator provided sufficient ground for postponement is given and subject to the delivery of minimal draft documents (such as but not limited to pre-stowage plan and preliminary packing list).

Late Documentation Charges Fees:
Provided documentation after cut-off time, inadequate or incomplete shall be subject to the following late administration charges.

DocumentCharge basis
Documentation Fee
- Cargo Stowage Plan
- Cargo Manifest
- Hazardous/DG cargo declaration
- Vessel Particulars
- IMO Cargo acceptance Requests
- Work Information List
- Packing List in CSO Format
Each70.000
Passenger manifest
Each15.000
Bills of lading
Per BL15.000
HL/OOG Cargo lifting plans (if applicable)Per Diagram
70.000
Change of information, including
- Added, revised or cancelled bills of lading
- Split Master Bill of Lading
- Generated House Bill of Lading
Per document requiring data amendment15.000

 [further Info on date requirements will be provided on request]
The total amount of late documentation charges is capped at OMR 400.000 per call.

Other documentation/administration:
 Document Charge Basis Rate
 Packing List in CSO Format, if the Operator has to generate a packing list Per Line Item 2.500
 Permits to Work Per Permit 50.000

Late, missing or incomplete data may possibly result in berthing delays or restrictions

10.8.5    VAT (Value Added Tax)
All Rates set out in this Tariff and the Rates set by the Operator for any additional supplies are exclusive of VAT and where any such rate is the consideration for a supply which is subject to VAT, then the consideration is to be increased by the amount of VAT which is chargeable on that supply. In this Tariff, ‘’VAT’’ means ‘’Value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in Oman or any equivalent tax or duty which may be imposed in substitution for it or in addition to it at the rate applicable from time to time.

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11    Contact and working hours:


General Note
Stated working hours and contact information may change from time to time. Please update yourself through the Operator’s website to find the latest working hours and contact details. In case you require to find the right contact, please do not hesitate to contact the sales department or reception desk to get further directed.
Directions to the Operator’s Terminal and Operator’s Terminal (Terminal Office) in the Port and directions to the Operator’s office in Falaj Al Qabail (front office) can be found on

https://oman.steinweg.com/en/directions-cso/ 


Front Office Working Hours (Falaj Al Qabail):
At the front office Users can

  • Collect Gate/Port Passes;
  • Collect CRO’s (Cargo Removal Orders) and CDO’s (Cargo Delivery Orders);
  • Make payments for the Services;
  • Collect invoices

Working/Opening Hours of the front office for Users:

  • Sunday to Thursday 07.15 AM Hours to 16.45 PM Hours;
  • Break Time 12.00 AM Hours to 13.00 PM Hours;
  • Office will remain closed on Fridays, Saturday and holidays.



Terminal Working Hours

General administration hours on the Terminal as well as administration hours in the administration office are
  •  Sunday to Thursday from 07.15 AM Hours to 17.00 PM Hours.
  • Offices remain closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays (exceptions applicable).
Departments/functions which are open 24 hours per day:
  • Pre-Gate Registration, Gates and weighbridge
  • Security

Stevedoring working hours
Standard working period for the Stevedoring operations are as follows:

Working days:                                  From Sunday 07.30hrs to Thursday 23.30hrs (24/5)
Weekend Overtime hours:            Thursday 23.30 PM Hours – Sunday 07.30 AM Hours 
                             
Friday morning shifts (07.30 AM -15.30 PM) on request but without guarantee.
Operations during holidays declared by the Operator are considered Overtime hours.

Stevedoring Overtime
Overtime applicable:            Weekend Overtime Hours and Holidays as described in this chapter
Stevedoring rate:                    Normal Stevedoring rate at 150%
Note:

  1.   Agent shall submit a request for Weekend Overtime latest 12.00 AM Hours on Thursdays.
  2. Agent shall submit a request for Holiday Overtime latest 12.00 AM Hours on the office day prior to the start of a Holiday.
  3. The Operator reserves the right both to allocate gangs to Vessels at their discretion and decide the extent of overtime to be worked. Overtime to be worked at Vessel’s expense.
  4. The working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will change according to local regulations.If overtime is requested by the Vessel or his Agent, overtime charges for Shore handling will not be applied.
  5. Overtime charges for Shore handling will only be debited for loading from the
  6. Terminal on to trailers (or unloading from trailer on the Terminal) on special request of the receiver (or shipper) or his agent.
  7. Overtime is applicable during public holidays over the complete timeline of such holiday.              

    Shore Handling: Standard Cargo delivery/receiving working hours

    Standard working period for Cargo delivery and Cargo receiving operations (at land side via shore) is as follows:
    Working days:                                     Sunday to Thursday 07.30 AM Hours to 17.30 PM Hours
    Weekend Overtime hours:               Thursday 23.30 PM Hours to Sunday 07.30 AM Hours
    Week day Overtime hours:               1) 00.00 AM Hours to 07.30 AM Hours (Monday to Thursday); and
                                                                   2) 17.30 PM Hours to 23.30 PM Hours (Sunday to Thursday)

    Operations during holidays declared by the Operator are considered Overtime hours.

    Note; For Cargo delivery and Cargo receiving beyond standard hours as mentioned above, the User must submit a prior overtime order before 12.00 AM hours on a business day to the tally delivery department and the sales department . Without overtime approved by the Operator, trucks will not be offloaded or loaded even if trucks have been gated in during the standard working period.

    Note: For Stevedoring activities executed on a Direct Delivery Basis, Cargo handling alongside the Vessel will proceed in accordance with the shipper or the receiver and Cargo will be delivered from/to the Terminal during Stevedoring Hours.


Note:
  •  During the holy month of Ramadan alternative working hours will be applicable.
  • In case of excessive heat (summer months) alternative working hours will be applicable at the sole discretion of Operator.
  • Honoring overtime requests will be subject to Operator’s discretion.




Overtime Charges are applicable for Cargo handled during Week day Overtime Hours and Weekend Overtime Hours, unless specifically agreed otherwise.
Overtime on Shore Handling is applicable on Cargo receiving and Cargo delivering from/to truck.
Overtime on Shore Handling is not applicable for operations executed in direct conjunction with a Vessel discharge and/or loading operation.

Overtime on weekdays:                                          Normal Shore Handling  rate at 125%
Overtime on weekend and public holidays:        Normal Shore Handling  rate at 150%
A minimal charge of OMR 75.000 OMR per order/event will be applicable.

Daily break hours for Stevedoring, Terminal handling and Cargo delivery/receiving:
Morning Break:                                           5.00 AM Hours to 6.00 AM Hours
Afternoon Break:                                         12.00 AM Hours to 13.00 PM Hour
Evening Break:                                          7.00 PM Hours to 8.00 PM Hours


Overtime hours
Overtime will be charged for all hours worked outside normal working hours, which shall include break/meal Hours, at the discretion of the Operator.

Notice of Terminal visits

The Operator request a User wishing to visit the Terminal to provide at least 24 Hours advance notice – during office days - of its intention to visit to the respective department/employee of the Operator.

Procedures, Contact Information and guidance to Users
The Operator has on its Website made available a customer guidance document which provides details on procedures, contact information and the like. This information can be found on:
Customer Guidance: https://oman.steinweg.com/en/customer-guidance/

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