Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new schedule of dock services and charges at the Kinder Morgan Galena Park and Pasadena terminals, Houston, Texas, from September 1, 2013. The new schedule includes a Maritime Safety and Security Fee of $2,500 per ship, per call, for all ships berthing at the terminals from this date.
Primarily used by tanker operators and ship owners, Kinder Morgan has given notice to all agents and ship owner representatives using the Galena Park and Pasadena terminals that it has assumed all of the costs associated with the Maritime Security System (MARSEC) regulations to ensure secure facilities for a number of years, but costs have continued to increase and it will now assess the ship owner a portion of the expenses directly related to providing a safe and secure dockside through the Maritime Safety and Security Fee.
Operators, ship owners and agents can obtain the complete new Schedule of Dock Services and Charges documentation which includes further information on Marpol services, wharfage rates, lay berth, alongside services and vessel delays from the ISS website at www.iss-shipping.com/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=7945 or from Kinder Morgan directly at www.kindermorgan.com. Kinder Morgan, Galena Park and Pasadena do not charge a dockage fee for vessels.