Amendment to the San Diego Unified Port District Tariff No. 1-G to Increase Rates and Charges and Updated Format and Language

Summary

SCH Number
2017068377
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Amendment to the San Diego Unified Port District Tariff No. 1-G to Increase Rates and Charges and Updated Format and Language
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The proposed project involves an amendment to the San Diego Unified Port District, Port of San Diego Tariff No. 1-G, to increase rates and charges and updated the format and language. The Port of San Diego Tariff No. 1-G governs the rates and charges applicable for all maritime-related commercial activity under the District's jurisdiction. The Tariff is reviewed annually to ensure that the District's rate and charges are competitive and the rules are current. In addition, the rates and charges are reviewed to reflect the prevailing market rates and economic climate. The proposed Tariff amendment involves a General Rate Increase (GRI) for dockage, wharfage, passenger fees, demurrage, storage, space occupancy, and miscellaneous rates and charges, with the exception of Commercial Fishing Vessels and Pilotage Rates, effective August 1, 2017. There are several factors that are considered during staff's Tariff analysis, including relevant economic indicators such as the CPI for the West Region, All Urban Consumers (CPI-U_, rate recommendations made by CA Association of Port Authorities member ports, actual rate increases by other CAPA ports, and regional market conditions. This year, several CAPA ports will be instituting a GRI, including the Ports of Hueneme, Oakland, Stockton, Richmond, and Redwood City. The amendment would be effective Aug. 1, 2017 and includes the following changes: Implement a two and one-half percent (2.5%) increase in General for Minimum Charge- Item No. 0510; Cargo Handling Permit Fee - Item No. 0515, Vessel Repair Permit Fee - Item No. 0520 and Hazardous and Dangerous Cargo Permit Fee - Item No. 0522, Dockage Charge for Transient Vessels - Item No. 0572 and Rates for Full Dockage- Item No. 0575, Wharfage Rates for all commodities Item Nos. 0600 through 0674, including Passenger Fees- Item No. 0647 and including Hawaiian Trade - Item No. 0666, Demurrage Rates - Item No. 0705, Storage Rates - Item No. 0720, Per Container Wharf Storage Rates - Item No. 0725, Space Occupancy Rates - Item No. 0735, Mobile Harbor Crane- Item NO. 0738, Electrical Service for Refrigerated Containers - Item No. 0747, Electrical Service for Shore Power - Item No. 0748, Redelivery of Merchandise - Item No. 0750, Environmental Surcharge - Dry Bulk - Item No. 0758. Perform an amendment of the Tariff to include 5 new Tariff items and added language for the following: Item No. 0521 - District Services Fee and added Tariff language as follows: The fee for District to supply services not otherwise specified in this tariff for operations at District-owned facilities shall be the cost of service calculated by the Port prior to the services rendered, per request. Item No. 0655 - Aircraft Wharfage Rate and added Tariff language as follows: Aircraft Commercial, Personal, Military per metric ton $21.15. Item No. 0672 - Wind Turbines Towers and Components Wharfage Rates and added Tariff language as follows: Wind Turbines, Towers, and Components: Tower sections and single blades: $1.50 per Cubic Meter Hubs and Nacelles: $5.84 per Cubic Meter. Item No. 0685-Free Time Allowed Exception 5 and added Tariff language as follows: Exception 5: Free time for bulk commodities stored inside railcars before and/or after trans-loading to/from ocean vessel and/or to truck shall be : Forty-eight hours prior to vessel arrival and 24 hours after vessel departure for a total of seventy two hours per shipment that shall be coordinated through the District's Marine Operations Department. Item No. 0738B-Mobile Harbor Crane Application for Use of Mobile Harbor Crane and added Tariff language as follows: Application for use of a Mobile Harbor Crane(s) shall be made to the Maritime Operations, Marine Terminal Supervisor, Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal prior to 1400 hours on the day preceding the day crane is to be used, subject to the following: (a) Crane ordered within (12) hours of requested start time will be in position and ready to work at the earliest time possible. Crane(s) required for an 1800 hour start or later shall be ordered no later than 1400 hours that same day. (b) Crane(s) required for Saturday, Sunday or a holiday start shall be subject to prior arrangements. (c) Cancellation notice of a crane order or change of the original starting time shall be given at least 3 hours prior to the originally ordered starting time. change of original starting time or cancellation of crane notice given within 3 hours of original starting time is subject to a one-time charge of $1,500 service Charge. An amendment of Tariff language and other minor language modifications. The proposed rate increases would aid in balancing the rising operational and maintenance costs, and the financial reserve needs while maintaining a rate structure that is comparable to competitor ports. Additionally, while some of the Tariff will be used for maintenance; such maintenance shall not be for capital improvements to expand systems.

Contact Information
Juliette Orozco
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101

619-686-6237

Location

Cities
National City San Diego
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, 15273
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory Exemption S: 15273 Exisitng Facilities. Rates, Tolls, Fares, and Charges.
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