Free Zone Tariffs

Chapter OneOccupancy fees of private warehouses and courtyards in the free zone

Annual occupancy allowance for private warehouses:

Article 1:The Port of Beirut Authority charges in advance the annual occupancy fees of established warehouses set out according to the following table:

 

Table1: Annual occupancy fees for established warehouses in the Free Zone

Industrial Buildings no(2-5-6)

Duty Free Market Building no(3)

Floor

Unit Area (m2) including common sections

Annual occupancy fees  of the warehouse $

Floor

Unit Area (m2) including common sections

Annual occupancy fees  of the warehouse $

Ground

200

17,000

Ground

300

37,500

 

 

 

Ground

225

29,000

 

 

 

Ground

150

20,000

 

 

 

Ground

75

10,000

First

200

11,000

First

300

28,500

First

70

5,000

First

225

22,000

 

 

 

First

150

15,000

 

 

 

First

75

10,000

Second

200

11,000

Second

225

22,000

Second

70

5,000

Second

150

15,000

 

 

 

Second

75

10,000

 

 

 

Third

75

10,000

 

Remark: The Port of Beirut Authority has the right to charge for these allowances in two equal payments.

Article 2: The occupant should provide a bank guarantee to ensure its compliance with the terms of occupancy, the value determined is equivalent to the fees of one year of occupancy. 

Annual occupancy fees for private courtyards: 

Article 3: The Port of Beirut Authority charges in advance the annual occupancy of private courtyards in two payments set out according to the following table: 

Table 2: Annual occupancyfeesforprivatecourtyards

Years of occupancy

Logistical occupancy

Industrial occupancy (18 m)

Annual occupancy fee($/m2)

Annual occupancy fee($/m2)

2013

20

25.00

From 2014 to 2016 inclusive

22

27.50

From 2017 to 2019 inclusive

25

31.25

From 2020 to 2022 inclusive

28

35.00

From 2023 to 2025 inclusive

31

38.75

Remark: The annual fee for industrial occupancy is 25% more than the logistical occupancy fee.


Article 4
The occupant of private courtyards has the right to establish private warehouses at his own expense and responsibility, requiring a prior approval of Port of Beirut Authority on the technical specifications for these facilities.

Article 5:The maximum height of the facilities in the logistical occupancies is 12 meters, and 18 meters for these facilities in industrial occupancies. 

Article 6: The occupancy agreement for courtyards where warehouses are established extends to 10 years from the date of agreement acceptance, with the possibility of renewal later year by year.

Article 7 : Each logistical or industrial occupant company for private courtyards provides two bank guarantees to the Authority:

I. A warranty for the courtyard occupancy, calculated according to the "free zone exploitation regulations", Article 19 thereof.

II. A warranty for the goods traded, valued at $ 10,000 for each company (and not for each warehouse).

 

Electric power consumption allowance:

Article 8: The Port of Beirut Authority charges for the electrical consumption, according to the consumption recorded on the occupant's counter as150L.L for each kilowatt/hour, plus 10% of technical and administrative expenses for private courtyards, and 20% for established warehouses. The price of kilowatt/hour is modified at the same percentage of modification that may occur on the tariff of Electricity of Lebanon.

Water consumption allowance:

Article 9: Port of Beirut Authority charges for the water consumption for each established warehouse according to its area and on the basis of the amount of water consumed in the free zone (warehouses and common sections) divided by the total built-up areas, according to the official tariff of Water Service of Beirut, plus 10% as technical and administrative expenses.

Accordingly, the annual allowance for the consumption of water in established warehouses is based on the following table:

 

Table 3: The annual allowanceforwaterconsumptionin establishedwarehouses

Duty Free Building (no:3)

Industrial Buildings (no: 2,5,6)

Water allowance (L.L.)

Area

Water allowance (L.L.)

Area

150,000

75

150,000

70

300,000

150

300,000

200

450,000

225

 

 

600.000

300

 

 

 
As for private courtyards and warehouses that requires its "special water-consuming" are provided with special counters. The charges are then based on the counters and on the basis of Beirut Water Service of Beirut's tariff on water overload per meter, with the addition of 15% as administrative expenses.
 
Insurance allowance: 

Article 10: The Port of Beirut Authority charges each occupancy contract an annual amount of $100 for each warehouse of (200m2) in the industrial buildings (2,5,6)  and an amount of $50 for each warehouse of (70m2).  As for building no: 3 (Duty Free Bldg) the annual charges is $50 for each unit of (75m2). These allowances are the share of each warehouse of the general insurance policy coverage, which include the neighborhood and building risks. 

This policy does not cover the goods traded deposited inside the warehouses. Ensuring the goods is the responsibility of occupant, according to his estimates.

Chapter Two : Fees on general cargo, containers and vehicles in the Free Zone

Fees on general cargo:

Article 11Port Fees:The general cargos located in the free zone warehouses are subject to the following fees, according to its destination out.

Table 4: Fees on general cargo in Free Zone’s warehouses

Transit, export, re-export

Local consumption or temporary entry

Location

Direct delivery ($ /tone)

Including storage ($ /tone)

Direct delivery ($/ tone)

Including  storage ($ /tone)

8

--

25

--

Private warehouses

6

--

20

--

Logistical and industrial warehouses

--

12

--

50

Public warehouse (4)

 

Article 12: The port fees of cargos that are located in the private and public warehouses should be paid by the time of out-warding. While the port fees of the cargos that are located in the logistical or industrial warehouses should be paid by the time of in-warding. 

Article 13: The local consumption fees described in Table 4 above is chargeable for the logistical and industrial companies set out by sea whether goods were in containers or in the form of general cargo, with the exception of vehicles.

Article 14Cargo that is in-warded by land or through the airport to the industrial or logistical warehouses are not chargeable, as well as the out-warding by land (local consumption, airport, and transit). However, if subsequently exported by sea, it meets export fee mentioned in Table 4. 

Article 15 :Handling of containers to the logistical or industrial warehouses requires (BTS) including (C3), (C4) and seal service fee. While the fees of general cargo deposited in public warehouses, should be paid by “Bill of port charges” (Free Zone).

Article 16: Additional storage fees:
Extra storage fees for general cargo stored in a public warehouse in the free zone are charged according to the following table: 

Table 5: Additional storage fees for public cargo ($ / ton) after the first nine days

Local consumption, temporary entry, re-import, export and re-export, transit and Free Zone

Periods of stay

3

First additional 9 days

4

Second additional 9 days

6

For each additional period of 9 days later

Fees on containers and vehicles

Please review the articles for these fees in the general port tariff.

 Chapter 3: Equipment Rental

Article 17: Equipment rental allowances out of port handling procedures
The rental allowances of equipments are according to the following table: 

Table 6: Rental fees of equipments

Price($)

Unit

The type of mechanism

Operation code

18

Hour

Forklift up to 3 tons

EQ3

24

Hour

Forklift up to 5 tons

EQ5

30

Hour

Forklift up to 10 tons

EQ10

36

Hour

Forklift even less than 10 tons with speeder

EAQ10

42

Hour

Forklift from 10 to 20 tons

EQ20

96

Hour

Forklift above 20 and up to 40 tons

EQ40

60

Hour

Bulldozer

PQ1

60

Load

Water tank

CC1

3

Car

Transfer cars to warehouses

TRV

24

Load

Truck to transport various cargo

CMQ

18

Hour

Trailer load up to 40 tons

RMQ

58

Hour

Mobile crane up to 50 tons (load up to 6 tons)

GM50

80

Hour

Mobile crane from 50 to 89 tons (load of 6 to 15 tons)

GM90

100

Hour

Mobile crane from 90 to 120 tons (load of 15 to 25 tons)

GM140

115

Hour

Mobile crane from 140 to 165 tons (load of 25 to 35 tons)

GM165

172

Hour

Mobile crane 166 tons and above (load more than 36 tons)

GM300


Article 18
: The minimum allowance of an equipment is two hours according to table 6.

Chapter 4:Container Handling

Article 19: Handling fees of containers: 
Determine the tariff of handling according to the following table:

Table 7: Container handling operations

40ft($)

20ft($)

Description of the process

Code

12.12

7.27

Transport  full or empty container

C2

25.45

19.39

Download or upload a full container

C3

13.33

9.69

Download or upload an empty container

C4

48.47

30.30

Upload and download a container to or from local

C9

61.58

49.46

Send a container the steelyard and return it to the yard of containers.

C10

85.82

66.43

Empty a container in a public warehouse (whole process)

C11

31.30

25.24

First custom inspection process including the seal

C12

18.00

15

Second custom inspection

C12+

33.60

25.76

Selection of an empty container to be filled for export

C22

25.76

16.80

Cleaning a container

C27

63.05

45.72

Try an empty reefer as a prelude to fill for export (handling with power supply for two hours max)

C29


 

Chapter 5 :Different Rules

Article 20:A permission to withdraw
Each container exceeded 45 days of storage in the courtyard, cannot discharge in any public warehouse, except for a permission to withdraw under the insurance of full fees for the container and its contents, in addition to the storage fee being calculated in advance for up to six months from the date of discharge, under condition that the goods unloaded are non-perishable. The full fees are calculated on the basis of local consumption tariff.

 

Article 21:If the goods stayed up to three months and one day in public warehouses, the occupant must pay the port duties immediately after the expiry of this deadline. This procedure is repeated every three months as long as the goods are still in public warehouses. The Port of Beirut authority has the right to require payment of fees before the expiration of three months for all perishable goods

Article 22:  When the applicant requests a work on goods or vehicles, in the public warehouse or in the public courtyard, an allowance of $ 25is charged for each working hour covered by (BTS).


Article 23: Working allowance outside official working hours
a- While occupant required working after working hours, an amount of $35 must be paid for each working hour in public warehouse or public courtyard.
b- While occupant required working after working hours, an amount of $ 16 must be paid for each working hour in private warehouse or private courtyard.Note: Actual overtime hours are charged in free zone, without a minimum rate. 

Article 24:  The allowance of entry permission

The Port of Beirut Authority charges for the entry permits for the occupants and their permanent and daily workers according to the table below:

On each personal permit per year

$15

All daily permits notebook

$5

 

Article 25: The books and records allowances

a – The Port of Beirut Authority charges the amount of $ 33 for each register "input and output to and from the free zone” (Form 820).

b - The Port of Beirut Authority charges the amount of $10 for each of the following used books in the free zone:

-  “Request for entering goods into free zone” (form 827).

-  “Request for re-export from free zone” (form 838).

-  “Request special work on goods available in free zone” (form 836).

Article 26: Different administrative fees:

a- The Port of Beirut Authority charges the amount of $15 for each copy or a replica: each “entry form”, “minutes flawed or watch”, or “entry request to the free zone” or “bill of port charges” or other documents. Also charges $15 for each retrieval fees transaction, and all requested information, and the canceling of every “bill of port charges”, or “BTS” or other bills, in addition to the price of a financial stamp. As well as charging $15 for each transaction being entered to the computer by the port administration staff.

b- The Port of Beirut Authority charges the amount of $1 for each of the following publications: “Bill of port charges”, “BTS”, and permission to withdraw under insurance.

c- Rehabilitation allowance: The Port of Beirut Authority charges an allowance of rehabilitation for each “bill of port charges”, and “BTS”, an amount of 2% of the value of the bill with a limit of $300 for each transaction.

D - Allowance of mechanization: An allowance of mechanization of $ 1 for each 

D - Allowance of automation: The Port of Beirut Authority charges the amount of $1 for each “bill of port charges” and “BTS”

Article 26: New tariff date implementation

Work with this tariff starting date ......................................................................................., and all previous tariffs relating to the free zone in the Port of Beirut are considered cancelled.