Inland port dues

Will you and your inland vessel be making use of the facilities and services of the inland port area in the Rotterdam region? Then you will need to pay inland port dues.

You are obliged to provide an electronic report of your port call

The inner port area comprises:
Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht, Papendrecht, Vlaardingen, Schiedam and the jetties and quays of the Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen

You can only make a report of your call in the port area via our web portal.
- If you are not yet using the web portal, please register via PortBase
- If you have any questions about the portal, please consult our manual

Port tariffs

Open Port tariffs for viewing

The tariffs for inland port dues in Rotterdam are stated in the General Conditions including port tariffs (see appendix 1 paragraph 2)

The following tariffs apply to cargo vessels, passenger vessels, tugs and other vessels:

Period

Cargo ships (b)

Passenger ships and Tugs (a)

Other Vessels (a)

7 days

0.094

0.094

0.094

14 days

0.171

0.171

0.171

1 month

-

-

0.254

1 calendar quarter

0.947

0.947

0.633

1 calendar year

3.253

3.253

2.251

(a) Rate per m2 surface area (b) Rate per Deadweight
The rates exclude VAT.
If you use the Port of Rotterdam and (one of) the above ports in the same period, for example, you only need to submit one report.
If you choose to submit your Inland Port Dues via the Webopgave, in combination with a one-off authorisation or direct debit, you will receive an administrative discount of 2%.

Incentives for sustainable shipping

Green Award is a certificate that is issued by the independent Green Award Foundation to vessels and shipping companies that have made additional investments in the vessel and crew in order to improve the environmental performance, safety and quality. The Port of Rotterdam Authority rewards vessels that have a Green Award certificate with discounts on the port dues.

Raises and discounts

Open Raises and discounts for viewing

Vessels are classified in the following categories of types of vessel. Depending on the applicable category either a raise or a discount on the basic tariff will be applied.

No.

Description types of vessel

Raise/Discoun

1

Vessels with propulsion engines which do not meet the CCR2* emission standard

+10%

2

Vessels with propulsion engines which do meet the CCR2* emission standard

n.a.

3

Vessels with a Green Award certificate that at least meet the CCR2* emission

-15%

4

Vessels with propulsion engines that are at least 60% cleaner than the CCR2*

-30%

5

Vessels without propulsion engines / Barges

n.a.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority automatically classifies every type of vessel as category 1. If this classification is not correct, application for a different classification needs to be submitted by filling out the 'Environmental category' form and also the declaration of incorporation of the engine(s).

More Information

Submit report

You should submit the report of your call in the port area within 18 days of your arrival.

The inner port area comprises:
Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht, Papendrecht, Vlaardingen, Schiedam and the jetties and quays of the Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen

If you use the Port of Rotterdam and (one of) the above ports in the same period, for example, you only need to submit one report.
If you choose to submit your Inland Port Dues via the Webopgave, in combination with a one-off authorisation or direct debit, you will receive an administrative discount of 2%.

Possible inland port tariffs exemption for parties commissioning repairs

if you are using port facilities in one of the aforementioned municipalities in connection with repair work on your vessel at a local wharf, you may be exempt from the associated inland port tariffs.

This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

  • The repairs are necessary to ensure that the vessel remains operational;
  • The repairs are not allowed to take longer than strictly required;
  • The owner/master of the vessel needs to submit a written application for exemption from the inland port tariffs, accompanied by a statement on repairs issued by the responsible wharf, to the Port of Rotterdam Authority within 24 hours upon arriving at the wharf.

You can apply for this exemption by sending a completed copy of the application form
‘Aanvraag vrijstelling - Deel I’ (‘Application for an Exemption - Part I’) to havengelden..

Notifying the Port Authority of the end of repairs
After your repairs have been rounded off, you are once again required to inform the Port of Rotterdam Authority within 24 hours by forwarding a statement on repairs issued by the wharf. Please use the form ‘Reparatieverklaring - deel II’ (‘Statement on Repairs - Part II’) for this purpose.
A completed copy of this form should be sent to havengelden.

Invoicing of inland port dues

You can choose to pay invoices by direct debit or by one-off authorisation. Following the port dues statement you will receive an invoice which must be paid within 30 days. If you do not agree with the invoice you have received, you may object in writing within 30 days of the invoice date. If checks show that you have not reported your visit to the port, or did not report it correctly, inland port dues will be recalculated in accordance with the highest tariff payable. You will also liable for a 25% surcharge over this amount (minimum €25.00).

Changes ship / Company data

Do you have a new ship or sold your ship? Are you moved or have your company data changed?
Please send a message to havengelden

Contact

The application for web portal and/or environmental category form can be sent to:
Port of Rotterdam Authority N.V.
World Port Center, Port Dues Department
PO Box 6622
3002 AP Rotterdam

or by e-mail

Do you have a question or a comment about the inland port dues or do you disagree with an invoice? Please contact:

Port Dues
+31 (0)10 252 1523

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