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This instrument sets out the Port charges and the Port conditions for cargo movement on the wharf area of Christmas Island Port.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 30 Sep 2015
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Tabled HR12-Oct-2015
Tabled Senate12-Oct-2015
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Christmas Island Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015

Christmas Island Act 1958

Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996                                                                     



I, Barry Wayne Haase, Administrator of Christmas Island, make this determination under section 4 of the Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996.




Dated: 23rd September 2015






Barry Wayne Haase





Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development



1          Name of Determination

This Determination is the Christmas Island Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015.

2.         Commencement

This Determination commences on 30 September 2015.




3          Interpretation

In this Determination:

GRT means gross registered tonnes.

TEU means twenty foot equivalent unit.

Wharf Area means the wharves appointed under section 15 of the Customs Act 1901 (C.I.) by Appointment Notice dated 20 August 2002 and published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 11 September 2002 up to the limits of those wharves as fixed in that Appointment Notice.

4          Port charges

The charges for services provided at the Port of Christmas Island are set out in the Schedule and are payable within 30 days of the date of invoice.

5          Inward cargo

(1)        Inward cargo must be removed from the wharf area within ten days following the day of departure of the vessel from which the cargo is discharged.

(2)        The Harbourmaster may vary the prescribed time in 5(1) by publishing a notice 14 days before commencement.

(3)        Where goods have not been removed from the wharf area within the time prescribed in 5(1) above the storage charges set out in the Schedule are payable.

6          Outward cargo

(1)        Subject to this Determination, outward cargo must be delivered to the wharf area no earlier than ten days, prior to the day of arrival of the vessel onto which the cargo is loaded.

(2)        The Harbourmaster may vary the prescribed time in 6(1) by publishing a notice 14 days before commencement.

(3)        Where goods are delivered to the wharf area earlier than the time prescribed in 6(1) above the storage charges set out in the Schedule are payable.

(4)        If storage charges, which apply in accordance with 6(2) above, are caused by delay of arrival, berthing and loading of a vessel

            (a)        due to weather conditions – the charges will be waived; or

(b)        due to other unforseen circumstances – the charges may be waived at the sole discretion of the Harbour Master.

7          Notice

(1)        A notice under this Determination must be published in a manner that informs users of Harbour facilities and the public.

8          Revocation

The Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination No 1 of 2003 is revoked.





Amount ($)


Mooring/Unmooring per service



Port Dues per GRT



Berth Hire per hour





Bulk Phosphate per tonne                              Bagged Phosphate per tonne                           Other Products in Bulker Bags per tonne                         Fuel per kilolitre                                     Containers (full) per TEU                         Containers (empty) per TEU                        Bolsters, Flat Racks per unit                            Vehicles per vehicle                                  Other General Cargo per tonne                           Bunkers per kilolitre


Nil                                2.50                               2.50                                 10.00                          70.00                          10.00                          15.00                              25.00                               4.00                                 5.00



Private Vessels*

Use of the yacht moorings                     



*Private vessels in excess of 150 GRT will require pilotage.



                                           10.00                              50.00


(a)           (b)




Storage Charges

Motor vehicles – per day                            Containers – per TEU per day              General cargo

 per tonne or square metre, whichever is the greater

    Minimum charge per day

Cargo placed on flat racks or bolsters – per TEU per day

Note: cargo extending outside the area of the flat rack or bolster will be charged at the general cargo rate



10.00                                    7.50