Fees list from 1 July 2019

Revised Maritime Levy and fees take effect from 1 July 2019.

All fees and charges listed below are:

  • effective from 1 July 2019
  • in New Zealand currency
  • include goods and services tax (GST) except the Maritime Levy, which is GST exclusive

Find fees and charges for:

Maritime Levies rates

These rates exclude goods and services tax (GST)

For 2019/20 to 2021/2022

Payment
frequency
Vessel category Factor Rates
GT or Length rate PAX Cap rate DWT
rate
Annual New Zealand non-SOLAS under 24 metres $13.8886 (Length) $16.0538 $0.00
  New Zealand non-SOLAS 24 metres and over $7.5215 (GT) $16.0538 $0.00
  New Zealand SOLAS $7.1327 (GT) $42.7515 $0.4216
Per Port Foreign Non-Passenger $0.1078 (GT) $0.0000 $0.0087
  Foreign Passenger $0.0836 (GT) $1.6848 $0.0075

For 2022/23 to 2024/25

Payment
frequency
Vessel category Factor Rates
GT or Length rate PAX Cap rate DWT
rate
Annual New Zealand non-SOLAS under 24 metres $15.1746 (Length) $17.5403 $0.00
  New Zealand non-SOLAS 24 metres and over $8.2179 (GT) $17.5403 $0.00
  New Zealand SOLAS $7.7931 (GT) $46.71 $0.4607
Per Port Foreign Non-Passenger $0.1178 (GT) $0.00 $0.0095
  Foreign Passenger $0.1004 (GT) $2.0248 $0.0082

Notes:

  • ‘Pax Cap’ is passenger capacity, ‘GT’ is gross tonnage, ‘Length’ is overall length in metres, ‘DWT’ is dead weight tonnage
  • Your Certificate of Survey should have Length or GT and Pax Cap recorded (if yours is a passenger vessel).  DWT may also be recorded if your vessel carries freight. If your vessel is under 45 metres then you don’t need a DWT for levying purposes.
  • If you don’t have a Certificate of Survey, you could look at your Certificate of Compliance, Safe Operational Plan or other similar document
  • Pax Cap is the maximum passengers the vessel can carry and does not include crew or staff on board
  • Staff and crew are accounted for in the Length and GT rates
  • If your vessel has more than one Pax Cap you must use the highest one
  • The New Zealand non-SOLAS under 24 metres vessel category has a rate for Length rather than GT. All other vessel categories have a rate for GT
  • For passenger vessels, your vessel operating part-time/seasonally and not being full has already been assumed in the Pax Cap rate
  • ‘SOLAS’ means Safety of Life at Sea convention
  • A ‘New Zealand’ vessel is a vessel that is registered under the Ship Registration Act 1992 and includes vessels that are not registered but are required or entitled to be registered under that Act or are foreign flagged but on demise charter in New Zealand.
  • A foreign vessel is a vessel that is not a New Zealand vessel.
  • Where a factor rate is $0.00 this means the rate is zero

Oil Pollution Levy rates

For 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022

New Zealand vessels and oil sites

Vessel or oil site type Base levy Capability levy Basis of calculation Payment frequency
NZ vessels      
Passenger and cargo ships, harbour tugs and oil tankers 414.69 cents 230.88 cents Per gross ton of the vessel Annually
Fishing vessels 73.56 cents 40.95 cents Per gross ton of the vessel Annually
Oil tankers carrying oil as cargo 29.96 cents 16.68 cents Per tonne of persistent oil 1 carried as cargo Annually
  26.76 cents 14.89 cents Per tonne of non-persistent oil 2 carried as cargo Annually
NZ oil sites      
Floating vessel used in production, storage and offloading of oil (FPSO) $858.66 $478.07 Fixed fee Annually
Other offshore installation $10.73 $5.98 Fixed fee Annually
Oil pipeline Annually
Oil exploration well Annually

Foreign vessels

Vessel type Base levy Capability levy Basis of calculation Payment frequency
Passenger and cargo ships and oil tankers 0.54 cents 0.30 cents Per gross ton of the vessel Per voyage, per port
Oil tankers carrying oil as cargo 36.14 cents 20.13 cents Per tonne of persistent oil 1 carried as cargo Per voyage, per port
  7.60 cents 4.23 cents Per tonne of non-persistent oil 2 carried as cargo Per voyage, per port

1 Persistent oils
Crude oil, fuel oil, lubricating oil, heavy diesel oil or any other persistent oil.

2 Non-persistent oils
Includes refined products such as automotive diesel oil and any oil lighter than automotive diesel (highly refined petroleum products such as petrol, aviation fuels, and so on).

Safety system fees

MOSS fees

Service Provided Fixed fee Hourly rate $245
MOSS operations    
Maritime transport operator certificate (initial fee) $814  
Maritime transport operator certificate   $245
Maritime safety audits and inspections (follow-up visits, offshore installations, overseas)   $245

Note:
There are no fees for routine audits and inspections of domestic operators that pay the Maritime Levy.

Follow-up visits for routine maritime safety audits or inspections are charged at the hourly rate.

The time and cost of travel for any domestic audits and inspections (including where a follow-up is required) is recovered through the Maritime Levy.


   
Operational Updates    
Change of full name of maritime transport operator $245  
Change in person exercising privileges and
responsibilities under MTOP
  $245
Addition of primary port or harbour from which
operation is conducted under MTOP
$368  
Removal of primary port or harbour from which
operation is conducted MTOP
$245  
Addition of category or activities in MTOP (MOSS) -
initial fee
$368  
Addition of category or activities in MTOP   $245
Removal of category or activities in MTOP - initial
fee
$245  
Removal of category or activities in MTOP   $245

Other safety system fees

Service Provided Fixed fee Hourly rate
Safety Case approval   $245
Specified limits permit   $245
Passenger ship safety certificate   $245
Cargo ship safety certificate   $245
NZ barge safety certificate $245  
Commercial jet boat operator certificate $368  
Commercial rafting compliance
certificate
$368  
Fishing compliance certificate $368  
Diving compliance certificate $368  
High-speed craft safety certificate   $245
Permit to operate high-speed craft   $245
Light craft compliance certificate   $245

Seafarer certification fees

Certificates of proficiency or competency and all endorsement

Applying for certificates / endorsements Fixed fee
All national Certificates of proficiency $368
This includes the following:
  • Qualified Deck Crew
 
All national Certificates of competency $368
This includes the following:
  • Skipper Restricted Limits
  • Skipper Restricted Limits endorsed <24M
  • Skipper Coastal / Offshore
  • Master Yacht less than 24 metres
  • Marine Engineer Class 6
  • Marine Engineer Class 5
  • Marine Engineer Class 5 steam
  • Marine Engineer Class 5 motor and steam
  • Marine Engineer Class 4
 
All STCW (including STCW-F) certificates of proficiency $368
This includes the following:
  • Deck Watch Rating
  • Engine Room Watch Rating
  • Able Seafarer Deck
  • Able Seafarer Engine
  • Electro-Technical Rating
  • Integrated Rating
  • Advanced Deckhand - Fishing
 
All STCW (including STCW-F) certificates of competency $368

This includes the following:

  • Watchkeeper Deck
  • Watchkeeper Deck of ships less than 500 gross tonnage in near-coastal area
  • Chief Mate on ships less than 3000 gross tonnage
  • Chief Mate
  • Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnage in the near coastal area
  • Master on Ships less than 500 gross tonnage
  • Master on Ships less than 3000 gross tonnage
  • Master
  • Chief Mate Yacht
  • Master Yacht less than 500 gross tonnage
  • Master Yacht
  • Electro-technical Officer
  • Marine Engineer Class 3
  • Marine Engineer Class 2 on ships less than 3000KW
  • Marine Engineer Class 2
  • Marine engineer class 2 endorsed chief engineer
  • Marine Engineer Class 1
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio operator
  • Radio Officer
  • Mate Fishing Vessel – limited
  • Mate Fishing Vessel – unlimited
  • Skipper Fishing Vessel –limited
  • Skipper Fishing Vessel – unlimited
 

Endorsements on certificates of proficiency or competency

Applying for certificates / endorsements Fixed fee
All national endorsements $368
This includes the following:
  • Passenger endorsement
  • Cook Strait endorsement
  • Less than 24m endorsement
  • Less than 500 gross tonnage endorsement
  • 500 – 3 000 gross tonnage endorsement
  • Square-rigged endorsement
  • High-speed vessel endorsement
  • Temporary seasonal endorsement (also known as Specified activity endorsement)
  • Steam endorsement
All STCW endorsements $368
This includes the following:
  • Basic Tanker
  • Advanced Tanker
Other certificates 
Pilot  licence $368
Pilotage exemption certificate $368
Other services Fixed Fee Hourly rate
Recognition of foreign certificates  
Foreign certificate recognition (under MOU) $368
Foreign certificate recognition (outside MOU) $368
Recognition of non-New Zealand certification/qualification not otherwise provided for   $245
Marine engineer class 3 foreign qualification sea service acceptance $245  
Transitions  
National certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency transition $368
STCW certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency transition $368
Renewal or Replacement  
National certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW-F certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency renewal $368
STCW endorsement renewal $368
GMDSS renewal $368  
Replacement certificates and licences $368  

Ship registration

Part A of the register

Registration Type Fixed fee Hourly rate
Initial registry - new build ship exceeding 24m $2450  
Initial registry - new build ship not exceeding 24m $1715  
Initial registry or re-registry - existing ship exceeding 24m $2940  
Initial registry or re-registry - existing ship not exceeding 24m $2205  
Initial registry - demise charter ship $3340  
Provisional certificate of registry $490  
Exemption from Part A registration (s6(3) of Act) $1470  
Temporary pass $245  
Transfer of ship or shares in a ship $613  
Transmission of ship or share in a ship by operation of law $613  
Replacement certificate of registry $245  
Caveat $980  
Change of ship’s name or port of registry $245  
Change of ship’s name and port of registry $368  
Alterations to ship $613  
Appointment or change of representative person $245  
Change of name or nationality of owner, mortgagee, charterer, representative person $490  
Endorsement of master’s details on certificate of registry $245  
Registration of mortgage $490  
Alteration of terms of mortgage by endorsement $368  
Variation of priority of mortgages $368  
Transfer of mortgage $368  
Transmission of mortgage by operation of law $368  
Discharge of mortgage $245  
Certified transcript of registry $245  
Certified copy of document $245  
Computer print-out of registry details $245  
Inspection of the register $245  
Copy of list of ships over 100 gross tons or 24 metres in length $245  

Part B of the register

Registration Type Fixed fee Hourly rate
Initial registration $368  
Provisional certificate of registration $368  
Renewal of registration (within 6 months before expiry) $245  
Re-registration (within 6 months after expiry) $245  
Replacement certificate of registration $245  
Change of ship’s name $245  
Change of registered owner’s name $368  
Certified transcript of registration $245  
Certified copy of document $245  
Computer print-out of registration details $245  
Inspection of the register $245  

Maritime security rates

Service Provided Hourly rate
Approvals under the Act or regulations under the Act $245
Audits $245
Inspections $245
Security assessments $245
Security plan testing $245
Ship detentions $245

Surveyors and inspectors fees

Surveyor recognition

Services Provided Fixed fee Hourly rate
Applying for recognition
Certificate of surveyor recognition 
(initial fee) all DA, IC & P  categories

$968

Certificate of surveyor recognition 
all DA, IC & P  categories

 

$245

Other recognition services
Extension of scope of certificate of surveyor recognition

$245

Renewal of certificate of surveyor recognition (initial fee)

$710

Renewal of certificate of surveyor recognition

 

$245

Surveyor recognition (other specialist roles)

Services Provided Fixed fee Hourly rate
Applying for recognition
Compass adjuster

 

$245
Authorised person certificate

 

$245

Appointment of overseas surveyor $245

Other documents and services

Flag state control

Document or service Provided Hourly rate
New Zealand vessels
Flag state control audits and inspections (follow-up
visits)
$245

Note:
There are no fees for routine audits and inspections of domestic operators that pay the Maritime Levy.

Follow-up visits for routine maritime safety audits or inspections are charged at the hourly rate.

Time and cost of travel for any domestic audits and inspections (including where a follow-up is required) is recovered through the Maritime Levy.


 
Vessel detentions and seizure of maritime
products
$245

Port state control

Document or service Provided Hourly rate
Foreign vessels
Port state control inspections (follow-up
visits)
$245
Vessel detentions and seizure of maritime
products
$245
Recognition of foreign vessels on charter or
demise charter
$245

Environmental protection services

Document or service Provided Hourly rate
Dump permit $245
Shipboard marine oil spill contingency plans $245
Oil transfer site marine oil spill contingency plans $245
Offshore Oil Spill Contingency Plan $245
International oil pollution prevention certificate (IOPPC) $245
Certificates of insurance $245
 Oil spill control agent approval $245
Approval/acceptance of maritime products or marine protection products $245
Vessel detentions and seizure of marine protection products $245
Marine environment protection audits and inspections $245
Other work or services $245

Other maritime documents and certificates

Document or service Provided Fixed fee Hourly rate
Vessel or craft certificates
Test for commercial jet boat driver licence $245
Commercial jet boat driver licence $368
International voyage certificate $490
Continuous synopsis record   $245
Other survey/vessel certificates (SOLAS/non-SOLAS) $245
Single voyage permit   $245
Safety equipment
Cargo ship safety radio certificate $245
New Zealand ship safety certificate and record of equipment $245
Crewing
Muster list approval $245
Approval of crew accommodation plans $245
Minimum safe crewing document $245
Tonnage and load line
International tonnage certificate $245
International load line certificate $245
International load line exemption certificate $245
New Zealand load line certificate $245
New Zealand load line exemption certificate $245
Exemptions
Exemptions from maritime rules or marine protection rules $245
Navigation
Erection or alteration of navigational aids $245
Assessment of applications under Resource Management Act 1991 affecting navigation $245
Temporary Maritime Event approvals (speed uplifts and reservations) per Rule 91   $245
External service providers
Approval as medical practitioner or assessor or examiner $490
Moderation of examinations by Director $245
Conduct of examinations and assessments by Director   $245
Inspection of training provider $245
Approval of training course $245
Application for approval to issue industry-specific certificates   $245