(a) Users or agents of the user are to forward to the Napier Port’s Marine Team e-mail,( email@example.com, copy to firstname.lastname@example.org for container vessels and email@example.com for bulk vessels) the Berthage and Cargo Advice Form giving a minimum of six (6) days clear notice (cut-off midday six days) prior to their ETA at the pilot station.
(b) This ETA is to be reconfirmed by the user or agents of the user no later than midday (1200 hours) on the day preceding the intended ETA.
Users or agents of the user completing both the above criteria will be granted a two (2) hour berthing window between the confirmed ETA and the actual ETA. If a vessel is unable to arrive at the pilot station within two (2) hours, then any other vessel requiring the berth and two cranes and meeting the two hour arrival criteria assumes priority.
It is expected that all information provided to Napier Port for operational planning purposes is as accurate as can be at the time it is advised.
In all cases, to maintain berth priority, a vessel must berth and work upon arrival. In the same instance, a vessel that can work through to completion will be given preference over a vessel whose ETD will be delayed awaiting cargo to arrive at the port.
Napier Port’s clear preference is for all vessels to work continuously, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Vessels can only await cargo at the berth with the written agreement of Napier Port, providing they are not holding up another vessel. The movement of vessels that are tidally constrained, shall, in the interests of safety and berth productivity, take precedence over other vessels.
1. Users whose vessels are constrained to a particular berth by reason of length, draft or cargo aggregation will have priority on those berths, e.g.
||6 Wharf / 5 Wharf
||3 Wharf East / 4 Wharf
||3 Wharf East
||2 South Wharf
||2 South but if required for fuel, then 2 North
2. Cruise vessels that book a berth with ETA and ETD 12 months in advance have specific scheduling requirements and will receive priority over other vessels. To accommodate fluid operational planning and requirements, Napier Port will confirm the exact berth that the cruise vessel will berth at 48 hours before arrival.
Cruise vessel berth allocation matrix:
First choice of berth if available is 2 South, however LOA and other vessels movements will be used as a further determining factor for berth allocation.
|Up to 150 metres
|150 metres to 220 metres
||2 South and 4 West if cargo operations allow
|Greater than 220 metres
||2 North & 2 South (operating as a single berth), 5 Wharf
3. Cruise vessels are given priority to berth on 5 Wharf until a review of container lines’ berthing windows has been completed.
4. Napier Port provides a reserved berth for cruise vessels to ensure they have guaranteed berth access ahead of any other potential port user. In the event of any cruise vessel cancelling its Napier call, charges will apply as per the fees and charges tariff schedule.
5. Only those fishing vessels with draft of greater than 2.4 metres are able to occupy a berth. The fishing fleet has no berth priority and as a condition of berth allocation must be prepared to shift berth as required and at no cost to Napier Port.
6. Laying over due to vessel maintenance, bunkering, icing and discharging of fishing vessels can only occur with the permission of Napier Port. Cargo activities of other vessels take priority over fishing vessels.
7. Unless all cargo to be loaded on a bulk vessel has a validated Customs Export Delivery Order (CEDO), Napier Port reserves the right to refuse to berth the vessel (i.e. no pilot will board the vessel).
8. The At Berth time commences from first line ashore on berthing to last line released at sailing; Napier Port agrees to a one hour period of grace before any day thereafter marine service charge applies. However, after the 60 minute period of grace, there will be no further exemptions.