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Transport Act 1962

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NINTH SCHEDULEPort Charges

Ship, passenger and merchandise dues

1(1)The ship, passenger and merchandise dues chargeable by the Docks Board at the harbours at Hull (including Salt End), Fleetwood, Grimsby and Lowestoft shall not exceed the maximum charges in force immediately before this Schedule comes into force, that is to say those authorised by the British Transport Commission (Hull Harbour) Charges Scheme, 1960, the British Transport Commission (Fleetwood Harbour) Charges Scheme, 1960, the British Transport Commission (Grimsby Harbour) Charges Scheme, 1960, and the British Transport Commission (Lowestoft Harbour) Charges Scheme, 1960.

(2)The charges authorised by the said Charges Schemes in respect of such ship dues as are charges made in respect of marking and lighting the harbour in question, shall, for the purposes of this paragraph, be deemed to be the charges in operation at that harbour immediately before this Schedule comes into force.

2(1)This paragraph applies to ship, passenger and merchandise dues chargeable by the Docks Board and the Railways Board, at the following harbours—

Harbours vesting in Docks BoardHarbours vesting in Railways Board
AyrDunston Staiths
BarrowFolkestone
BarryHarwich
Bo'nessHeysham
BurntislandHolyhead
CardiffNewhaven
GarstonParkeston Quay
GooleStranraer (East Pier)
Grangemouth
Hartlepools
Immingham
King's Lynn
Lydney
Methil
Middlesbrough
Newport (Mon.)
Penarth
Plymouth (Millbay)
Port Talbot
Silloth
Southampton
Swansea
Troon

(2)The said dues shall not exceed the charges in operation at the harbour in question on the first day of September, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, increased by twenty-five per cent.

(3)Where any merchandise shipped or unshipped into or from a ship entering, using or leaving the harbour is not described in any list or classification of merchandise by reference to which the charges in operation at that harbour on the first day of September, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, were calculated, the maximum dues chargeable in respect thereof shall be the maximum dues chargeable in the case of whatever merchandise described in the said list or classification most nearly resembles it in its nature, packing and quality.

3(1)This paragraph applies to the ship, passenger and merchandise dues chargeable by the Docks Board and the British Waterways Board at the following harbours—

Harbours vesting in Docks BoardHarbours vesting in British Waterways Board
AlloaArdrishaig Dock
Burry PortEllesmere Port Docks
CharlestownGloucester Docks
Lower Ouse ImprovementRegent's Canal Dock
TayportSharpness Docks
Weston Point Docks

Weston Point Docks and by the Railways Board at Fishguard harbour (which is managed by them under an agreement confirmed by section fifty-nine of the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Act, 1899) and at any harbour which is vested in the Railways Board by this Act except a harbour to which paragraph 2 of this Schedule applies.

(2)The said dues shall not exceed the charges, if any, in operation at the harbour in question on the second day of November, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, increased by twenty-five per cent.

(3)The said dues shall, in any case in which no corresponding charges were in operation at the harbour in question on the second day of November, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, be such as may be reasonable.

4In calculating any maximum charge for the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Schedule, fractions of a halfpenny amounting to a farthing or more shall be reckoned as a halfpenny and fractions amounting to less than a farthing shall be disregarded.

Other port charges

5The port charges, other than ship, passenger and merchandise dues, made by the Docks Board, the Railways Board and the British Waterways Board at any of the harbours to which paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Schedule apply shall be such as may be reasonable.

General

6(1)A list showing the port charges for the time being payable to a Board at any harbour to which paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of this Schedule applies shall be open during reasonable hours for inspection by any person without charge at the harbour office of the Board, and copies of the list shall be kept for sale at that office at a price not exceeding one shilling for each copy.

(2)The provisions of sections twenty-seven to forty-six and section forty-eight of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act, 1847, as incorporated with or applied by any enactment relating to any of the harbours for which the charges are regulated by this Schedule, and the provisions of any similar enactment, shall apply to the charges authorised under this Act as if they were rates payable under any such enactment.

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