Buoy, dolphin and quay dues

The Port of Rotterdam Authority charges buoy, dolphin and quay dues for the use of buoys, dolphins and public quays in the port. The amount is calculated based on the established tariffs, the duration of the use and the length of the vessel. The dues for the use of these buoy arrays, dolphin structures and public quays are billed separately from the seaport dues.

Quay dues

To determine the quay dues, a rate is applied of €3.13 per linear metre of the ship (overall length) per twenty-four hour period or part thereof.

Buoy dues

For the use of buoys in the port of Rotterdam, a rate is applied of €2.85 per linear metre of the vessel (overall length) per twenty-four hour period or part thereof. Seagoing vessels that are exclusively waiting, repairing, cleaning the ship’s cargo holds and/or engine room, including degassing the vessel and/or bunkering, only need to pay buoy dues as from fourteen days after they started using the buoy array. For all other uses, buoy dues are owed if the buoys are being used for 12 hours or longer. In that case buoy dues are charged from the start of the use of the buoys.

Dolphin dues

Dues for a berth at the dolphins in the port of Rotterdam are calculated based on a rate of €3.13 per linear metre of the vessel (overall length) per twenty-four hour period or part thereof. The use of special offshore locations by offshore vessels is subject to a separate arrangement with rates to be agreed individually. A rate of €1,250.00 per daily period applies to the use of dolphins 84 and 90 for determining the bollard pull. This includes the owed dolphin dues.

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More information about the tariffs and general terms and conditions for berths at buoys, dolphins and public quays can be found in the General Terms and Conditions brochure.

Ship-to-ship transfers at buoys and dolphins

Vessels of all sizes can make use of the buoys and dolphins in the port of Rotterdam 24/7. With these berths, the port of Rotterdam offers facilities for flexible, efficient and risk-free ship-to-ship transfers.

Locations and information buoys and dolphins

Contact

For questions about administration and invoicing of the buoy, dolphin and quay dues, please contact:

Port Dues
+31 (0)10 252 1523

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