AUTHORITY FOR TRANSPORT IN MALTA ACT (CAP. 499)
PORTS AND SHIPPING ACT (CAP. 352)
Port Dues (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2010
IN exercise of the powers conferred by article 43(3) of the Authority for Transport in Malta Act and article 27 of the Ports and Shipping Act, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, in consultation with the Authority for Transport in Malta and in concurrence with the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, has made the following regulations:
1. (1) The title of these regulations is the Port Dues (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2010 and they shall be read and construed as one with the Port Dues Regulations, 1977, hereinafter referred to as “the principal regulations”.
(2) These regulations shall come into force on the 1st January, 2011.
2. For the First Schedule to the principal regulations there shall be substituted the following:
Regulation 3(1) Port Dues payable in respect of vessels entering a port
1. In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires:
“tourist vessel” means any vessel which is speciﬁcally and exclusively intended for use by persons travelling for recreation, pleasure or culture, provided that the vessel does not discharge or load cargo in a port.
2. Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, every vessel entering any port shall pay port dues, in respect of every period of seven days or part thereof during which the vessel remains in port, as follows:
|As from 1st January 2011||As from 1st January 2012||As from 1st January 2013|
|(a) Vessels not exceeding 2000 tons, for every 500 tons or part thereof||€25||€30||€35|
|(b) Vessels exceeding 2000 tons:|
|i. for the ﬁrst 2000 tons||€135||€155||€170|
|ii. for every additional 1,000 tons or part thereof||€13.50||€15||€17|
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2:
(a) the dues payable by tourist vessels calling at any port shall be at the rate of ﬁfty per centum of the dues speciﬁed in paragraph 2;
(b) the dues payable by vessels registered in Malta shall be payable only in respect of the ﬁrst two periods of seven consecutive days each or part thereof;
(c) the dues payable by vessels calling at any port to load or unload goods shall be at the rate of ten per centum over the dues speciﬁed in paragraph 2;
(d) (i) the dues payable by any vessel entering any port and having on board more than 5 tons gross of explosives, other than safety class explosives, shall be double the dues speciﬁed in paragraph 2; and
(ii) for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, “explosives” and “safety class explosives” shall have the same meaning as is assigned to them under the Ports Regulations.”