Transport Malta has published Port Notice 02-2023 to Ship Masters, Ship Owners and Operators, Ship Agents, Marine Terminals and Marine Facilities.
The authority notifies that the towage (tariff of rates) regulations (S.L 499.49) will be amended to bring into force an increase in the statutory towage tariffs.
The new tariffs shall be applicable from 1st June 2023 and will incorporate an average increase of 3.19% on all the rates as prescribed in terms of the Regulations and listed in the Schedule thereto.
The increase is being implemented in terms of the Harbour Towage Agreement, 2006, which allows Tug Malta Ltd as the provider of towage services, to recover the inflationary increases and investment costs taking place during a two-year period and which are directly related to the provision of harbour towage in local ports and their approaches.
It is important to remember also that in terms of the Harbour Towage Agreement, Tug Malta Ltd is the appointed service provider and has exclusivity to provide harbour towage services including tug assistance from one port to another in Parts 1 and 2 and of the Schedule to the Ports and Shipping Act (Cap. 352).
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