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(NAR) VOL. 19 NO. 2 / APRIL - JUNE 2008

[ PPA MEMORANDUM, May 20, 2008 ]


PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 17-2006 resumes the suspended phased increase in domestic port charges.

Under the said MC, the previously approved increase in rates for 2003, 2004, and 2005 was directed to be implemented in 2007, 2008 and 2009, respectively.

For the guidance of all concerned, therefore, it is hereby reiterated that for CY 2008 in particular, the following increase in rates shall be followed for implementation:

Domestic Port Charge 
Jan 1, 2008
A.Domestic Dockage Fee (Usage Fee) at
 a Government Port
 - 6 to 100 GRT per calendar day or fraction   thereof

- Over 100 GRT per GRT per calendar day or fraction thereof


A. 1 Domestic vessels calling at officially registered private ports shall be charged; atone-half (1/2) of the Domestic Dockage Fee at a government port.

A.2 Registered bay and river trade vessels shall also be charged one-half (1/2) of the required Domestic Dockage Fee but in no case less than or more than the following charges for a calendar day or fraction thereof:

 Jan. 1, 2008
- Not less than. P72.00
Not more than 360.00

A.3 Lay-up Fee for domestic vessels shall be one-half (1/2) of the applicable Domestic Dockage Fee.


Domestic Wharfage FeeJan. 1,2008
 B1. Non-Containerized Cargoes 
 -Cargoes in sacks/bags/bulk/uncrated live animals/steel products/logs and lumber/heavy lift 
 -Per Metric Ton P7.00
 Per revenue ton 6.00
 - Minimum Charge 12.00
 10' box or shorter 52.00
 20' Box 105.00
 35' Box 131.00
 40' Box 157.00
 45' Box 184.00

B.3 Domestic cargoes, whether containerized or not, that are loaded/discharged at anchor without using any government wharf or at officially registered private ports shall be charged one-half (1/2) of the usual Domestic Wharfage Fee.

Adopted: 20 May 2008

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