Schedule of Charges

Unless otherwise noted:

  • All prices exclude GST
  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply
  • All rates are quoted in New Zealand Dollars

Marine Services Charges

Channel Navigation

Includes Pilotage, Beacons & Lights, Channel Dredging, Mole Maintenance and Harbour Control. Rate is per visit.

 Rate Per Visit
 Lower Harbour (Port Chalmers)Upper Harbour (Dunedin)
Channel Navigation $0.44 per GT $0.57 per GT
- Minimum Charge $3,125 $3,500
Vessels over 65,000 GT $33,000 + $0.11 per GT above 75,000 N/A
Pilot Exempt Vessels $0.34 per GT $0.45 per GT
- Minimum Charge $1,100 $1,100
Channel Navigation for shifting vessel from Dunedin to Port Chalmers or vice versa $0.18 per GT $0.18 per GT
- Minimum Charge $850 $850
Shift Vessel within Dunedin or Port Chalmers Berths $0.12 per GT $0.12 per GT
- Minimum Charge $750 $750

Pilot Boat Charge

 Lower Harbour  (Port Chalmers)Upper Harbour  (Dunedin)
Use of Pilot boat for passenger transfers, pilot recovery or medivacs. $2,000 $2,000


Includes tug and labour within harbour limits, prices quoted per tug per leg.

 Lower Harbour 
(Port Chalmers)
Upper Harbour 
Towage Rate $0.165 per GT $0.21 per GT
Minimum Charge $1,650 $1,650
Maximum Charge $4,350 $4,350
Shift Vessel (per hour) $1,725 $1,725


Berthage is charged on a per day basis (24 hours or part thereof) from the time the vessel berths. It covers berth hire and lighting.

 Lower Harbour 
(Port Chalmers)
Upper Harbour 
Berthage per day (24 hours) or part thereof. $0.13 per GT $0.13 per GT
Min. charge for Vessels up to 500 GT $98 $98
Min. charge for Vessels over 500 GT $124 $124
Maximum charge per day $7,750 $7,750
Lines people - per person, per shift* $129


* Extra charges for lines people may be applicable where lines people are provided between the hours of 2300 and 0700

Fishing Tariff

  Vessel Shift
Within Dunedin or Port Chalmers
Channel Navigation
- Minimum Charge
$0.55 per GT

Pilot Exempt Vessels
- Minimum Charge
$0.35 per GT
Towage, per tug move $0.20 per GT  
Min. charge for vessels, 3000 GT & under $995 $995
Min. charge for vessels over 3000 GT $1550 $1550
Berthage, per day or part thereof
- Minimum Charge
$0.13 per GT

Lines people (if required) $129 per person  

Gangway (if required) - per day

- Per hour (up to 6 hours)


$95 per hour



Containerised Cargo

Full Containers 20' $67
40' $134
Empty Containers 20' $30
40' $60

Non-Containerised Cargo

Bulk Liquid Fuels 1000l $4.90
Bitumen Tonne $5.25
Fertiliser Tonne $4.90
Bulk Cement Tonne $5.50
LPG Tonne $5.50
Scrap Metal Tonne $5.50
Fish Tonne $4.30
All other Cargoes (Tonne or m3) $5.80


LogsWharfage and Storage
Wharfage and Storage $7.75 jas m3
Wharf Cleaning $0.55 jas m3

The storage rate covers the first four weeks (28 days) or part thereof. If the storage requirement exceeds 28 days, an additional charge of $1.50 per jas m3 is payable for each subsequent period of 7 days (or part thereof).

Importer/Exporter Inspections (Full)

All rates are exclusive of GST

Importer/Exporter Full Inspections 20’ & 40’ $129.00
Customs Scan $129.00

Transit Charge (Full)

All rates are exclusive of GST

Receive full container by road/rail and release by road/rail $145.00 plus storage charge

Export Storage (Full)

All rates are exclusive of GST

All Periods 20' $15.00 per day
40' $30.00 per day

A free storage period of ten days prior to the vessel arrival will be allowed.

Demurrage (Import Storage)

All rates are exclusive of GST

All Periods 20' $35.00 per day
40' $70.00 per day

For details of availability, refer to the Demurrage Schedule

A free storage period of three days after the day of vessel departure will be provided. This free storage period will include a minimum of two clear business days. After the free storage period ends, any chargeable days will include weekends and public holidays.

Reefer Monitoring Charges

All rates are exclusive of GST

Reefer Monitoring $30.00 per day

Extra Moves (Containers)

All rates are exclusive of GST

20' $35.00
40' $70.00


Port Otago - Customer Services

Enquiries should be directed to Customer Services

+63 3 472 9876



ISPS Code Level

All vessels excluding containers, cruise, leisure and fishing vessels

Vessel Security Charge $275 per visit

Full Container Security

Import or Export but excluding Transhipment containers

Full Container Security Fee $3.00 per container

Security Charges at all Dunedin Wharves

(includes Ravensbourne, Oil, LPG and conventional berths)

ISPS Vessels berthing at Dunedin Wharves will incur extra Security Charges for additional security personnel to ensure that we are compliant under the ISPS Code and Maritime Security Act 2004.

The number of guards will depend on the type of operation the ship is conducting (i.e. logs, scrap, cement), the berth involved and facilities required. Port Otago uses a preferred Security Company to provide guards. More information is available from the Port Security Manager (021 706 417)

Other Charges 

Garbage Disposal

Loose Garbage/Waste - first 300kg $4.60 per kg
Loose Garbage/Waste - over 300kg $3.40 per kg


Water supplied to vessels $4.45 per 1000 litres
Minimum Charge – up to 5,000 GRT $112.00
Minimum Charge – over 5,000 GRT $143.00


Shore Power Daily Rate $70 per day

Gangway Hire (includes crane hire)

Hire per day/part thereof
Includes positioning within Port Chalmers and Labour
Positioning gangway to Dunedin
(Additional to above)
Dunedin brow per day $515

Wharf Lights

Oil Wharf $2.45 per light per hour
Ravensdown Wharf $2.45 per light per hour
Log Marshalling $3.60 per hour per Tower

Labour Hire

Per Hour Per person $77
Minimum 1 hour

Equipment Hire

Hamilton Crane per Hour $110
Minimum 1 hour

Over-Dimensional Surcharge

Standard $105
Wires required $420
Crane $1390 (per hour)


Please contact Sean Bolt General Manager Marine and Infrastructure +64 3 472 9791 to discuss use of the slipway.