As of 01 October 2017, customers will receive all communications in respect of collection of CMAL harbour dues from CalMac Ferries Ltd. For more information, please click here to read the full statement from CMAL (PDF, 115kb).

If unable to make a payment at any location please contact CalMac Harbour Operations on 01475 650 277.

 

Introduction

STATUTORY BASIS FOR CHARGES

The Authority to Raise Charges
The authority to charge “ship, passenger and goods dues” as considered “fit” is vested in the Board of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) by the Harbours Act 1964 section 26(2). This power is subject to a right of objection to the Secretary of State for Transport under section 31 of that same Act.

The Power to Collect Charges Raised
By virtue of the Harbours Docks and Piers Act 1847 section 44, CMAL may recover rates payable to them in respect of a ship by distraint and sale of the ship and its tackle. Under section 45 of the same Act the Authority is empowered to recover rates due to them in respect of any goods by distraint and sale either of those goods or any other goods held on harbour premises belonging to the person/s liable for payment of the dues.

 

DEFINITIONS

The Harbour Master
Unless otherwise stated the expression “Harbour Master” used herein will mean, with reference to any such harbour, pier, dock or other facility, the CMAL Harbour Master and will include the assistants of the Harbour Master or any duly authorised employee of the appointed Harbour Operator who performs duties as assistant to the Harbour Master with his or her delegated powers under the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847.

The Harbour Operator
Unless otherwise stated the expression “the Harbour Operator” will mean CalMac Ferries Ltd, the organisation appointed to carry out harbour operations at all CMAL harbours, piers, docks or other facilities in accordance with provisions of a Harbour Operating Agreement.

Master
When used in relation to any vessel means any person having the command, charge, or management of the vessel for the time being.

Quay
Means any quay, wharf, jetty, dolphin, landing stage or other structure used for berthing or mooring vessels, and includes any pier, bridge, linkspan, roadway or footway immediately adjacent and affording access thereto within the jurisdiction of CMAL.

Slipway
Means a constructed ramp leading down into water, used for launching and landing boats or cargo.

Vessel
Vessels for the purpose of these charges are defined as:-

  1. Every description of vessel used in navigation however propelled;
  2. Any kind of rig or production platform which floats or is capable of floating;
  3. Any dracone or floating dock, crane or any floating plant;
  4. A vessel, however propelled, designed to be supported on foils;
  5. A hovercraft as defined in the Hovercraft Act 1968;
  6. Any aircraft on the surface of the water.


Vessel Fleet

Where a customer has a number of vessels with varying GT’s which call at a port, the average GT per call will be used in the berthing dues calculation. The average GT is calculated as follows:

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Dues Period

In this Schedule of Charges a “day” means a calendar day and includes any part thereof.

The duration of a ‘call’ is defined as a period of 4 days or part thereof.

Vessels remaining in port or harbour longer than the initial 4-days must agree a stated period with the Harbour Operator and, unless subject to a separate agreement, within that subsequent period will be charged for each day or part thereof, one quarter of the initial 4-day charge, i.e. 4-day call rate becomes daily rate.

 

No Gross Tonnage
Registration is a legal requirement for merchant ships over 15 gross tons. As from the 18 July 1994 Ship Tonnage Measurements must comply with the International Tonnage Convention 1969 (ITC69).

At the discretion of the Harbour Master any vessel not having an ITC 69 Certificate will be charged based upon an estimated Gross Tonnage or alternatively, the Overall Length (metres), as applicable. Any estimate of the rateable tonnage will be based on an assessment of the gross tonnage, as determined by the Harbour Master or appropriate representatives of the Harbour Authority with reference to the vessel’s registered or other characteristics.

As a guide, such vessels may be charged at the per call rate only shown on Table 5.

 

VAT
Dues and charges listed in this schedule are exclusive of VAT which will be added at the prevailing rate as appropriate.

VAT Zero Rating only applies where the vessels are ‘qualifying ships’. A ‘qualifying ship’ is legally defined as any ship of a gross tonnage of not less than 15 tonnes and neither designed nor adapted for recreation or pleasure.

Ferries

Table 1: Scheduled Ro-Ro and Passenger Only Ferries Composite Berthing Charges

 

Category Rate*
Ship dues per call when alongside – when using a major port1 quayside and/or linkspan /hard ramp or other berthing structure £0.12 (per GT)
Ship dues per call when landed or alongside – when using a small port2 slipway and/or berthing structure £0.06 (per GT)
Per call when anchored in or transiting harbour area and not using any pier or slip £0.05 (per GT)
Charge for harbour operations pier hand out-with normal port working hours per staff member, per hour or part thereof £24.18
Charge for harbour operations supervisor out-with normal port working hours per supervisor, per hour or part thereof £32.96
Charge for harbour operations manager out-with normal port working hours per manager, per hour or part thereof £44.96

* In calculating charges a fraction of a gross tonne shall be reckoned as one gross tonne.

Note 1: The composited charges herein referred to shall cease to be applicable to any vessel in this class continuously occupying a berth for a period in excess of 28 days. Such vessels will then be liable for the commercial charges detailed in Table 3.

 

 

Table 2: Pier/Traffic Dues – (embarking or landing)

Category Rate*
Drivers/Passengers £0.42 (ea.)
Cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles* (excludes driver) £1.86 (ea.)
Motorcycles (excludes rider) £0.93 (ea.)
Motorhomes (excludes driver) Up to 6m £2.51 (ea.)
Up to 8m £2.83 (ea.)
Up to 10m £3.02 (ea.)
Caravan, Boat/Baggage trailer Up to 2.5m £2.32 (ea.)
Up to 6m £2.51 (ea.)
Up to 8m £2.83 (ea.)
Large Commercial Vehicles, Buses and Coaches £1.11 (per metre)

Note 2: *Light commercial vehicles exceeding 6m in length or 3.5 tonnes plated weight are charged at the large. commercial vehicle rate

1 See Appendix A for locations
2 See Appendix A for locations

 

Commercial Dues

Table 3: Commercial Vessel General Charges

Category Rate*
Berthed or anchored in for safety by stress of weather (max. 24hrs)3 No charge
Berthing dues per call when alongside £0.35 (per GT)
Per call when anchored in or transiting4 harbour area £0.15 (per GT)
Use of a hard ramp or slipway, per hour or part thereof £28.00
Use of a linkspan, per hour or part thereof £84.00
Charge for harbour operations pier hand out-with normal port working hours per staff member, per hour or part thereof £24.18
Charge for harbour operations supervisor out-with normal port working hours per supervisor, per hour or part thereof £32.96
Charge for harbour operations manager out-with normal port working hours per manager, per hour or part thereof £44.96

* In calculating charges a fraction of a gross tonne shall be reckoned as one gross tonne.

 

Note 3: With the following exceptions, all military and other government owned vessels will be charged at the commercial vessel rate per day.

Exempt: Northern Lighthouse Board and emergency services vessels, e.g. RNLI, HM Coastguard, Police.

Note 4: On prior written application to the Harbour Operator and by subsequent agreement, small commercial vessels engaged in trading from a CMAL Harbour or other facility where they are locally owned and based may be allowed compounded berthing only charges as per Table 10 subject to VAT where applicable

 

Table 4: Wharfage

Category Rate*
Explosives £72.00
Fish/Salmon Feed £1.59
Smolt (per thousand) £4.10
Quarry products and minerals (e.g. Sand, Gravel, Stone Chips and Salt) £1.00
Cement £1.27
Timber £1.27
Petroleum products (Fuel oil, mineral oils, bitumen) , gas £2.03
Bulk grain £3.08
Animal foodstuffs £1.59
Scrap Metal £1.27
Plant/machinery £4.18
General/all other goods £1.35
Large livestock – bulls, cattle, horses, etc. £0.70
(per head)
Small livestock – sheep, goats, calves, etc. £0.40
(per head)

* Unless otherwise stated, where applicable all rates quoted are per tonne or part thereof

3 Continued no charge berthing / anchoring beyond 24hrs will be at the discretion of the CMAL Harbour Master
4 Charged at the discretion of the CMAL Harbour Master

 

Table 5: Commercial Vessels with no GT (refer to guidance in introduction)

Berthing Only Charges for Commercial Vessels with no GT
Vessel length Per Call
From to Less than
0m – 10m £15.93
10m – 12.5m £18.63
12.5m – 15m £24.00
15m – 17.5m £26.98
17.5m – 20m £32.47
20m – 22.5m £75.65
22.5m – 25m £88.77
25m – 27.5m £101.89
27.5m – 30m £115.00
Vessels exceeding 30m – rates on application

Harbour Charges on Ship Generated Waste

CMAL are required by law as a Statutory Harbour Authority, to levy a compulsory ship generated waste charge under the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003.

These Regulations do not apply to:

a) Any warship, naval auxiliary or other ship owned or operated by a State and used, for the time being, only on government non-commercial service (for example HM Customs and Excise vessels);

b) Fishing vessels;
c) Recreational craft authorised to carry, or designed to carry, no more than 12 passengers;
d) Vessels which provide evidence of a valid waste exemption certificate are exempt from paying this charge.

Berthing Dues include a levy of 2.5% for the disposal of vessel’s domestic waste. This does not include waste oil, lubricants and contaminated rags etc. for which the following charges will apply.

 

Table 6: Waste

Category Charge*
General waste £75.00 per tonne
Waste oil and lubricants £100.00 per m3

* Where applicable all rates quoted are per tonne or per cubic metre as applicable, or part thereof

Note 5: Not all CMAL harbours have waste facilities available. Contact the destination harbour directly for further information.

Cruise Ships

Table 7: Cruise Ship Charges

Category Rate*
Berthed or anchored in for safety by stress of weather (max. 24hrs) 5 No charge
Berthing dues per call when alongside £0.35 per GT
Cruise Liners per call when anchored in or transiting 6 the harbour £0.15 per GT
Gangway hire where available and supplied (up to 7m in length) Per day (or part thereof) £35.43
Per week (or part thereof) £106.29
Landing by tender at the harbour facilities for the purpose of disembarking and/or embarking passengers (per hour or part thereof) Using fixed stairs £14.00
Using a hard ramp/slipway £28.00
Using a linkspan £84.00
Cruise passengers Disembark £0.42 (ea.)
Embark £0.42 (ea.)
A security / administration surcharge is applicable to all vessels exceeding 500GT that are required to report to the Harbour Authority under ISPS regulations and calling at CMAL locations that have a port security plan 7 £75.00
Charge for harbour operations pier hand out-with normal port working hours per staff member, per hour or part thereof £24.18
Charge for harbour operations supervisor out-with normal port working hours per supervisor, per hour or part thereof £32.96
Charge for harbour operations manager out-with normal port working hours per manager, per hour or part thereof

£44.96

*In calculating charges a fraction of a gross tonne shall be reckoned as one gross tonne

In the event of a vessel being subject to UK Border Force / HMRC inspection or similar there may be additional charges applied by the Harbour Authority for the use of any port facilities.

Neither CMAL or the Harbour Operator will be liable for any owner or charterer costs incurred by vessels that have failed to comply with Department for Transport MSRD’s pre-arrival notification requirements.

NOTE: Should the Harbour be required to increase security above Level 1 then the security / administration surcharge will apply to all vessels remaining alongside.

 

5 Continued no charge berthing / anchoring beyond 24hrs will be at the discretion of the CMAL Harbour Master.
6 Charged at the discretion of the CMAL Harbour Master
7 In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 ISPS code Part A section 3.3: This code does not apply to warships, naval auxiliaries or other ships owned or operated by a Contracting Government and used only on Government non- commercial service.

Harbour Charges on Ship Generated Waste

SI 2003/1809 requires all the identified vessels intending to enter the Harbour Authority area, to provide notification of the waste they are carrying (unless they hold a MCA Exemption Certificate). Information, as required in Annex A of MGN 253 (M+F) and in schedule 2 of the Port Waste Reception Facilities Regulations 2003, must be reported prior to arrival.

To comply with the EU Animal By-Products Regulation (1774/2002/EC) and The Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003, all catering waste must be double bagged prior to landing. Catering waste includes all packing materials associated from the food. Any catering waste from a vessel that has landed in a non-EU port will have all food waste treated as CAT 1 food waste (ICW).

This includes all vessels that have docked/landed in non-EU countries even if the vessel has been provisioned in the EU, as there is no reliable method for establishing that non-EU stores were not taken on-board.

Berthing Dues include a levy of 2.5% for the disposal of vessels domestic waste. This does not include waste oil, lubricants and contaminated rags etc. for which the following charges will apply.

Table 8: Waste

Category Charge*
General waste £75.00 per tonne
Waste oil and lubricants £100.00 per m3

* Where applicable all rates quoted are per tonne or per cubic metre as applicable, or part thereof

Note 6: Not all CMAL harbours have waste facilities available. Contact the destination harbour directly for further information.

Fishing Vessels

Charges for Registered and Licensed Fishing Vessels

Composite Rate – includes berthing dues, passenger/crew dues, fish landing dues, bunker delivery (does NOT include the cost of bunkers) and water dues, where available. Additional charges for goods and materials either shipped or landed will be payable under wharfage.

The composite rates will only be granted subject to the following conditions:

  • The vessel must be a registered and licensed fishing vessel;
  • For any fishing vessels continuously occupying any berth at a CMAL pier or other facility for a period in excess of 14 days the composite rates shall cease and a per call charge (Table 10) will apply;
  • Proof of vessel insurance must be produced prior to granting of a composite rate;
  • A composite rate will not be agreed where there are outstanding sums due to CMAL out with normal settlement terms or where a vessel has regularly been in arrears during the previous 12 months;
  • Season tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable;
  • Charges will be due for payment at the commencement of the composite berthing period.
  • Owners changing vessels part way through the season will be charged at a pro rata rate for the appropriate periods for each vessel;
  • Part refunds will not be given for early departure from any facility.

Fishing Vessel Composite Charges (See Table 9 for full details)

Per call

Basic Charge (for all vessels)                                                                       £24.50

Additional Charge per 2.5m or part thereof:

  • For vessels exceeding 10m but not exceeding 20m                      £12.75
  • For vessels exceeding 20m                                                                £32.00

Season Ticket – Per Annum

Basic Charge (for all vessels)                                                                       £476.00

Additional Charge per 2.5m or part thereof:

  • For vessels exceeding 10m but not exceeding 20m                     £207.00
  • For vessels exceeding 20m                                                               £355.00

 

Table 9: Fishing Vessel Composite Charge

Registered and Licensed Fishing Vessels – Composite Charge

Season Ticket
Vessel length Per Call 1 month 6 months 12 months
From to Less than
0m – 10m £24.50 £71.40 £309.40 £476.00
10m – 12.5m £37.25 £102.45 £443.95 £683.00
12.5m – 15m £50.00 £133.50 £578.50 £890.00
15m – 17.5m £62.75 £164.55 £713.05 £1097.00
17.5m – 20m £75.50 £195.60 £847.60 £1304.00
20m – 22.5m £184.50 £337.65 £1463.15 £2251.00
22.5m – 25m £216.50 £390.90 £1693.90 £2606.00
25m – 27.5m £248.50 £444.15 £1924.65 £2961.00
27.5m – 30m £280.50 £497.40 £2155.40 £3316.00
Vessels exceeding 30m – rates on application

 

Registered and Licensed Fishing Vessel Harbour Dues When Not Landing Fish

For fishing vessels not landing fish this element of the composite charge is waived, therefore, the applicable rates will be as follows (see Table 10 for full details):

Per Call

Vessels not exceeding 10m                                                            65% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 10m but not exceeding 12.5m                                50% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 12.5m but not exceeding 15m                                48% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 15m but not exceeding 17.5m                                43% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 17.5m but not exceeding 20m                               43% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 20m                                                                            41% of the Table 8 composite rate

Season Ticket – Per Annum

Vessels not exceeding 10m                                                           28% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 10m but not exceeding 12.5m                               25% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 12.5m but not exceeding 15m                               23% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 15m but not exceeding 17.5m                               21% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 17.5m but not exceeding 20m                              19% of the Table 8 composite rate

Vessels over 20m                                                                           18% of the Table 8 composite rate

 

Table 10: Fishing Vessel Berthing Only Charge

Charges for Registered and Licensed Fishing Vessels NOT Engaged in Fishing Activities – Berthing ONLY Dues

Season Ticket
Vessel length Per Call 1 month 6 months 12 months
From to Less than
0m – 10m £15.93 £19.99 £86.63 £133.28
10m – 12.5m £18.63 £25.61 £110.99 £170.75
12.5m – 15m £24.00 £30.71 £133.06 £204.70
15m – 17.5m £26.98 £34.56 £149.74 £230.37
17.5m – 20m £32.47 £37.16 £161.04 £247.76
20m – 22.5m £75.65 £60.78 £263.37 £405.18
22.5m – 25m £88.77 £70.36 £304.90 £469.08
25m – 27.5m £101.89 £79.95 £346.44 £532.98
27.5m – 30m £115.00 £89.53 £387.97 £596.88
Vessels exceeding 30m – rates on application

 

Landing ONLY Charge

Where fishing vessels have only paid for ‘Berthing Only’ harbour dues an additional and separate charge (Table 11) will be levied for any subsequent fish landings.

 

Table 11: Fishing Vessels – Landings Only Charge

Charges for Registered and Licensed Fishing Vessels – Landing ONLY Dues

Season Ticket
Vessel length Per Call 1 month 6 months 12 months
From to Less than
0m – 10m £8.58 £51.41 £222.77 £342.72
10m – 12.5m £18.63 £76.84 £332.96 £512.25
12.5m – 15m £26.00 £102.80 £445.45 £685.30
15m – 17.5m £35.77 £129.99 £563.31 £866.63
17.5m – 20m £43.04 £158.44 £686.56 £1056.24
20m – 22.5m £108.86 £276.87 £1199.78 £1845.82
22.5m – 25m £127.74 £320.54 £1389.00 £2136.92
25m – 27.5m £146.62 £364.20 £1578.21 £2428.02
27.5m – 30m £165.50 £407.87 £1767.43 £2719.12
Vessels exceeding 30m – rates on application

Pleasure Vessels

Charges for Pleasure Vessels (Rates exclude VAT).

Pleasure craft are defined as vessels which do not have a Gross Tonnage and which are not engaged in activities which lead to commercial gain.

Composite Rates – includes berthing dues, passenger/crew dues and water dues.

Per Call (excl. VAT)

  • Basic Charge (for all vessels)                                                    £12.25

Additional Charge per 5m or part thereof:

  • For vessels exceeding 10m but not exceeding 20m             £6.25
  • For vessels exceeding 20m                                                       £16.00

Season Ticket – Per Annum (excl. VAT)

  • Basic Charge (for all vessels)                                                   £245.00

Additional Charge per 5m or part thereof:

  • For vessels exceeding 10m but not exceeding 20m £123.00
  • For vessels exceeding 20m £330.00

Composite charges are also available for shorter time cruising periods. The annual composite charge is divisible as follows:-

  • For a 1 month cruising ticket – 15% of the annual composite rate is payable;
  • For a 6 month cruising ticket – 65% of the annual composite rate is payable.

The purchase of a cruising ticket covers the vessel composite dues for activity at all CMAL owned facilities for the duration of the ticket. This includes the use of small vessel moorings (where available).

Season tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable.

Owners changing vessels part way through the season will be charged at a pro rata rate for the appropriate periods for each vessel.

Part refunds will not be given for early departure from any facility.

Short Stay

Pleasure craft requiring a short stay visit berthed alongside, up to a maximum of 4-hours and only between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00, will be subject to a nominal charge of £5.00 (excl. VAT), irrespective of length of vessel.

Visits in excess of 4-hours or out with the hours stated will be charged at the per call rate.

Isle of Coll Small Vessel Moorings (for pleasure craft)

Small vessel moorings are provided at Loch Eatharna, Ilse of Coll  for vessels with a displacement of up to 10 tonnes.

Charges for the use of small vessel moorings are as follows: –

  • Overnight – £10.00 (excl. VAT) per visit; and
  • Short stay (see above) – £5.00 (excl. VAT) per visit. Visits in excess of 4-hours will be charged the per berthing rate.

Use of small vessel moorings is included in the cost of a CMAL Season Ticket.

Table 12: Pleasure Vessel Charges

Charges for Pleasure Vessels (Rates exclude VAT)

Season Ticket

Vessel length (metres)

Per Call

1 month

6 months

12 months

From

to

Less than

0m

10m

£12.25

£36.75

£159.25

£245.00

10m

15m

£18.50

£55.20

£239.20

£368.00

15m

20m

£24.75

£73.65

£319.15

£491.00

20m

25m

£40.75

£123.15

£533.65

£821.00

25m

30m

£56.75

£172.65

£748.15

£1,151.00

Vessels exceeding 30m – rates on application

Table 13: Miscellaneous Charges

Category

Rate*

Water charges – for water which is taken by hose direct from the standpipe on to the vessel’s water tank(s) subject to a minimum charge of £12.00.

£2.35
(per tonne)

Slipway charges – for pleasure craft only (commercial vessels pay the General Charges) per complete operation i.e. includes one launching and one recovery of vessel.

£8.00

Gangway hire where available and supplied   (up to 7m in length) Per day (or part thereof)

£35.43

Per week (or part thereof)

£106.29

Yokohama fenders 2m x 1.5m
Not including handling and haulage charge – price on application
Per day (or part thereof)

£150.00

* In calculating charges a fraction of a gross ton shall be reckoned as one gross tonne

Note
Weighbridges within CMAL ports are provided solely to weigh goods to be loaded onto ferries for the purpose of satisfying the principal Regulations, are not “available for use by the public” and are therefore not in “use for trade” under section 7 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985.

Storage / Office rentals

Category

Rate

External areas – Items such as ships gear, fishing gear, small boats and storage containers placed on external CMAL land –rate per square metre per month (or part thereof).

P.O.A

Internal areas: rental of warehouse/shed space –rate per square metre per month (or part thereof). Rate includes repairs, insurance, utilities and local authority rates.

P.O.A

Internal areas: rental of office space –rate per square metre per month (or part thereof). Rate includes repairs, insurance, utilities and local authority rates.

P.O.A

Note 7: Rates are subject to discussion and written agreement with CMAL

  1. Pier/traffic dues and commodity charges apply to goods/items shipped and landed.
  2. General Charges apply to all vessels not covered by the other defined categories and which are not exempt (in law) from paying pier and harbour charges.
  3. The Master of any vessel coming within the pier or harbour area will report his or her presence to the Harbour Operator within 24-hours of arrival and comply with any berthing or anchoring instructions given. At unstaffed harbours, piers and slipways the vessel Master will report his or her vessel’s presence, size, length of stay and purpose along with notification of a permanent address to which all dues incurred may be invoiced (subject to minimum invoice value – see following note), in writing to the Harbour Operator at the following address:

    CalMac Harbour Operations
    The Ferry Terminal
    Station Road
    Gourock
    Renfrewshire
    PA19 1QP

    Tel: 0800 066 5000 and + 44 1475 650 397 (for international customers)

  1. Please note that due to the costs of raising and processing an invoice, in all cases charges will be subject to a minimum invoice value of £20.
  2. Staff charges will be payable if Harbour Operator employees are required to work additional hours to accommodate vessel activity and by commercial/cruise vessels where staff are required for berthing, and/or security duties when it is necessary to implement the port security plan. Where this is the case, the staff cost incurred by the Harbour Operator will be charged to the customer at ‘cost price’.
  3. Priority for overnight berthing will always be given to vessels providing the lifeline ferry services. Overnight berthing for other vessels will be accommodated whenever possible.

 

 

  1. Should a vessel be required to leave its berth during the period of a call to allow priority access to a ferry, the time from commencing interruption of the call to reoccupying the berth will not be included as part of the overall total time used by the vessel during that single call provided it re-occupies the berth within one hour of the ferry leaving the berth the same calendar day.
  2. Any vessels loading/discharging personnel, passengers or goods and using on-board or off-board lifting equipment onto/off any CMAL pier or other marine facility will be deemed as having berthed alongside. This includes vessels alongside but held in position by DP (Dynamic Positioning) or secured to another vessel(s) that is berthed alongside, and in so doing is made fast.
  3. With the exception of trailer launching /recovery charges, where applicable the following categories of craft are exempt from payment of the harbour dues:
    1. Dinghies powered by sails, oars or an engine less than 5hp, and are less than 3.8m LOA.
    2. Tenders under 3.8m LOA used to access a registered vessel in the harbour (limited to one tender per parent vessel)
    3. Canoes
    4. Personal water craft (i.e. jet ski)
    5. Sail/paddle boards
  4. No charges will apply to vessels which are involved in an emergency or which are seeking shelter due to stress of weather unless the vessel takes on fuel, ice, stores, water, etc. or disembarks/embarks any personnel or passengers in the ordinary course of business, when the normal scheduled rates will thereafter apply.
  5. Where vessels are not covered by any of the composite charges shown, the owner/operator of the vessel will be responsible for the payment of both the pier and berthing dues for the vessel, i.e. one combined charge (pier dues plus berthing dues) will be raised per vessel call.
  6. Composite dues will only be granted on the production of proof of third party liability insurance of the owner or customer to a minimum value that satisfies the requirements of CMAL Terms and Conditions of Harbour Use.
  7. It is prohibited for any vessel to carry explosives into any harbour unless that harbour is licensed to handle explosives under the Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016 or, unless the Harbour Master has given prior permission for the vessel to enter.
  8. At Armadale and Tobermory, 7m gangways are available for 3rd party hire.
  9. Vessels which are owned and/or operated by registered charities will receive a 50% discount on the published rates when the following conditions will apply: –
  • Schedule of calls (i.e. a timetable), mooring arrangements, risk assessment and operating methodology are agreed with The Harbour Master prior to the commencement of the service; and,
  • CMAL’s Terms and Conditions of Harbour Use (see CMAL website) are adhered to.
  1. The Harbour Authority reserves the right to refuse entry to any uninsured vessels.
  2. Any goods deposited on Harbour Authority property are stored entirely at owner’s risk.
  3. All charges, discounts and information contained in this schedule will be reviewed not less than annually.

All goods embarked, landed or discharged at a harbour and not particularly specified in this Schedule will be liable to rates as determined by the Harbour Authority.

Appendix

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd Harbour Locations

To Contact any staffed location telephone 0800 066 5000

Name Location Staffed Quayside/
Pier
Linkspan Slipway Stairs Waste Facility
Argyll: Claonaig The Slipway Claonaig, Argyll, PA29 6YG  No  X
Argyll: Colintraive Ferry Terminal, Colintraive PA22 3AP  Yes  X  X  X
Argyll: Oban The Ferry Terminal, Railway Pier, Oban, PA34 4DB  Yes  X  X  X  X  X
Argyll: Portavadie Portavadie, By Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21 2DA  No  X
Ardnamurchan: Mingary Pier Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan PH36 4LJ  No  X  X
Arran: Brodick The Pier, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8AY  Yes  X  X  X
Arran : Lochranza Slipway, Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HL  No  X  X  X
Barra: Castlebay Ferry Terminal, Castlebay HS9 5XD  Yes  X  X  X  X
Bute: Rhubodach Rhubodach Slipway, Isle of Bute PA20 0QL  No  X
Coll: Arinagour Pier Arinagour, Isle of Coll, PA78 6SY  Yes  X  X  X
Colonsay: Scalasaig Scalasaig, Isle of Colonsay PA61 7YW  Yes  X  X  X
Firth of Clyde: Cumbrae Cumbrae Slipway, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0HQ  Seasonal  X
Firth of Clyde: Largs The Ferry Terminal, Largs, KA30 8BG  Yes  X  X  X  X
Firth of Clyde: Gourock Ferry Terminal, Gourock, PA19 1QP  Yes  X  X  X  X
Firth of Clyde: Wemyss Bay Shore Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6AR  Yes  X  X X
Harris: Tarbert Pier, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DG  Yes  X  X  X  X
Islay: Port Ellen The Ferry Terminal, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DW  Yes  X  X  X  X
Morvern: Lochaline Lochaline, Morvern, PA34 5XT  No  X
Mull: Mishnish Pier Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU  Yes  X  X  X
Mull: Fishnish Fishnish, Isle of Mull, PA65 6BA  No  X
Skye: Armadale The Pier, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS  Yes  X  X  X  X
Sound of Kerrera: Kerrera Ferry Slipway, Isle of Kerrera  No  X
Sound of Kerrera: Gallanach Ferry Slipway, Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4QH  No  X
South Uist: Lochboisdale Ferry Terminal, Lochboisdale HS8 5TH  Yes  X  X  X  X
Tiree: Gott Bay Pier Scarinish, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6TN  Yes  X  X X
West Loch Tarbert: Kennacraig The Ferry Terminal, Whitehouse, By Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6YF  Yes  X  X  X