Port of Redwood City Tariff No. 8
675 Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: (650) 306-4150 Fax: (650) 369-7636

Item No. 300 WHARFAGE DEFINED Issued:  July 7, 1999 Effective: July 21, 1999

Wharfage is the charge assessed against cargo or merchandise, vessel's stores, fuel and supplies for passage on, over, under or through any wharf, pier, or bank controlled by the Port of Redwood City, or between vessels or overside vessels (to or from barge, lighter or water) when berthed at a wharf, pier or bank controlled by the Port of Redwood City (See Note 1).

NOTE 1: Wharfage rates do not include sorting, weighing, marking, sampling, inspecting, coopering, recording marked weights or numbers, or loading or unloading to or from railroad cars or motor vehicles, stevedoring, demurrage, handling, customs charges, revenue stamps or fees of any nature imposed by the State or Federal Government against the shipment or vessels transporting the shipment.

Item No. 305 WHARFAGE - APPLICATION OF Issued:  July 7, 1999 Effective: July 21, 1999

(A) Wharfage, at rates stated in Item 350, applies to all cargoes, except those shown as exemptions in Item 308.

(B) The rates, rules and regulations applicable to wharfage are those in effect on the date that:

(1) On outbound cargo - the vessel commences loading, or the cargo is removed from the facility.

(2) On inbound cargo - the vessel commences discharging.

(C) The same wharfage rates apply whether the cargo is discharged onto or loaded from a wharf, or overside to another vessel, or to or from the water, unless otherwise stated in an individual tariff item.

Item No. 308 WHARFAGE EXEMPTIONS Issued:  July 7, 1999 Effective: July 21, 1999

Wharfage is not charged on:

(1) Stevedoring equipment used in loading or discharging cargo at the Port;

(2) Cargo which a vessel discharges and reloads prior to departure, in order to discharge or load other cargo.

(3) Outbound movement of cargo on which full (highest) wharfage has been paid on the inbound movement and the cargo has not left the Port. This must be a continuous movement of the cargo through the Port and the accumulation time at the Port facility is not longer than the free time allowed.

Item No. 310 WHARFAGE - WHEN DUE AND PAYABLE Issued:  July 7, 1999 Effective: July 21, 1999

Wharfage is due from the owners of the cargo or merchandise, vessel's stores, fuel and supplies on which wharfage is assessed. The collection of wharfage must be guaranteed by the vessel, her owners or operators, and use of the facilities as defined in Item 300, shall be deemed an acceptance and acknowledgment of this guarantee. Wharfage shall be due and payable upon presentation.(See Exception).

Exception: When it is requested that the wharfage charges be assessed and collected directly from the cargo owner or a Federal agency, and where satisfactory guarantee of payment is given to the Port, the wharfage charges will be assessed and collected from the cargo owner or Federal agency making the request in lieu of collection from the vessel as provided above.

Item No. 320 WHARFAGE APPLICATION ON TRANS- FERRED AND TRANS-SHIPPED CARGO Issued: July 7, 1999 Effective:July 21, 1999

(A) Transferred cargo is cargo unloaded at the Port of Redwood City from a land carrier and removed by a land carrier and destined to an ocean terminal or ocean carrier other than at the Port of Redwood City. Transferred cargo will be assessed full wharfage charges on the foreign or offshore trades under Item 106 and Item 350 of this tariff. (Subject to Note)

(B) Cargo unloaded at the Port of Redwood City from land carrier and removed by land carrier, destined to an activity other than related to ocean transportation, will be assessed the full wharfage charges based on foreign or offshore trades under Item 106 and Item 300 of this tariff

(Subject to Note). However, all cargo received inbound whether by land or ocean carrier at the Port's tank facility at berth 5, will be assessed a single full wharfage charge to be applied only at the time of inbound movement.

(C) On transshipment, when cargo is handled between vessels at the same terminal, or is moved directly from one terminal to another in the Port of Redwood City, only one wharfage charge will be assessed based on the highest rates on the trade involved.

NOTE: On transferred cargo, the operator or lessee will be responsible for reporting and payment of wharfage charges to the Port of Redwood City.

Item No. 340 WHARFAGE BASIS FOR CHARGES Issued:  July 7, 1999 Effective: July 21, 1999

(A) Wharfage is based and assessed on the schedule of rates in Item 350 (in addition to other charges named in this tariff) and subject to the provisions of this section.

(B) Wharfage rates are in cents (unless otherwise shown) per metric ton, 1,000kgs. (2204.6 lbs.), per cubic meter (35.315 cu.ft.) or per 1,000 feet board measure, on basis weight or measure as the cargo is ocean freighted unless stated otherwise.

(C) Cargo, not freighted under established ocean tariff rates, but moving between points served by conference carriers, will be assessed wharfage based on W/M same as conference carried.

(D) On cargo, on which ocean freight is assessed on other than weight or measure (e.g. per package, each, etc.), the wharfage charges are based as follows:

(1) Cargo, moving in Inland Waterway, Coastwise and Intercoastal Trades: per metric ton (1,000 kgs.) unless otherwise stated in individual items.

(2) Cargo, moving in foreign or offshore trades: per metric ton (1,000kgs.) or per cubic meter (35.315 cu.ft.) whichever produces the greater revenue, unless otherwise stated in individual items.

(3) Cargo, when ocean rates are based on a combination of weight and measure: wharfage is based on measurement.

(E) Cargo, in containers, is assessed wharfage on a per container basis.

(F) Vessel's stores are assessed wharfage on metric tons(1,000kgs.). Less than 3 metric tons are not charged.

(G) Vessel's dunnage is assessed wharfage on board feet. Less than 2,000 ft. B.M. are not charged.

(H) Cargo, on which wharfage charges have been assessed, may be shipped from the same terminal or another facility within the Port of Redwood City without additional wharfage, provided that the wharfage paid is based on the highest rates if two trades are involved. (See Item 106)

Item No. 350 WHARFAGE RATES (A) Issued:  July 1 , 2008 Effective:August 1, 2008

Rates are based in dollars per 1,000 kilos, or per cubic meter, according to vessel's manifest, except as otherwise provided.

Boats, including launches, skiffs and yachts (including trailers and/or cradles) (Subject to Note 1) Per Cubic Meter

NOTE 1: When shipped in cradles or on trailers the length of the cradle or trailer shall be included in the overall measurement.

$ 3.68

Cargo N.O.S., including vessel's stores and supplies

$ 5.74

Cargo N.O.S., in containers

$ 5.74

Cargo in bulk, viz: Beans, Copra, Cottonseed, Feed, Grain or Grain Products, Peas, Pellets (Alfalfa or Beet Pulp), Safflower Seed, Seeds, Soybeans

$ 1.41

Cargo, dry, in bulk, not subject to count, bagged in minimum 50 lb. capacity bags, not in containers

$ 1.41

Cargo, in bulk, N.O.

$ 1.52

Cargo, or merchandise, dry, in bulk, moving in containers (per 1,000 kgs.)

$ 5.74

Coffee, green, in bags (per 1,000 kgs.)

$ 5.74

Fruits and vegetables, fresh, manifested on a per package basis (per 1,000kgs.)

$ 5.74

Cement, in bulk, N. O. S.

$ 1.67

Cement Clinker, in bulk, N.O.S.

$ 1.67

Concrete Pilings, subject to count

$ 2.79

Fuel, Bunker for use of vessel to which delivered

Ex barge to vessel (per 1,000 kgs.)

Ex car or truck to vessel (per 1,000 kgs.)

$ 0.88

$ 1.57

Gypsum Rock, in bulk, when handled through hopper or ship unloader system

$ 1.34

Liquids,  other than petroleum or petroleum products, in bulk, for use as a fuel additive, or directly for energy usage, to or from vessel direct through pipeline or direct from vessel to barge (per 1,000 kgs.)

$ 1.39

Livestock, and other animals: (Per head)

NOTE 1: The acceptance for handling of livestock shall be subject to special arrangements with terminal operator and governed by rules and regulations of the Federal, State and Local Authorities.

NOTE 2: Feed for livestock is subject to wharfage and other charges

$ 5.46

Lumber or Forest Products
(See NOTE 1)

NOTE 1: The same rates will apply whether articles are discharged on or loaded from wharf or are discharged or loaded overside vessel directly to or from the water in any slip, dock basin or canal. 

NOTE 2: If freighted by vessel on other than a B.M. basis the Cargo, N.O.S. rate shall apply
viz. Ash, Hickory, Oak, Mahogany or all other hardwood lumber or timber   (See NOTE 2), per 1,000 ft. B.M.

$ 8.42

viz. Cedar, Fir, Pine, Redwood, Spruce or all other softwood lumber or timber (See NOTE 2), including Laths or Ties, per 1,000 ft. B.M

$ 7.02

Piles or Poles, per lineal foot

$ 0.30

Dunnage or ship lining, per 1,000 ft. B.M

$ 7.02

Plywood, veneered wood or wood hardboard, coastwise, inbound per MT

$ 4.73

Hardwood Logs, per 1,000 ft. B.M.

$ 7.85

Softwood Logs and Cants, per 1,000 ft. B.M. Scribner Scale $ 7.41  

EXCEPTIONS: Coastwise, inbound, per 1,000 ft. B.M.

$ 4.35

Merchandise, N.O.S., carried in cargo containers or trailers, manifested and assessed freight by the vessel on a per container or per trailer basis or assessed a minimum charge, minimum weight or flat rate per container or trailer will be assessed charges based on the weight or measure of the cargo whichever is greater, and if either or both weight and measure of the cargo are not available, then the charges will be based on the overall length of the container, as follows:

(Per container multiply factor by rates specified under cargo, N.O.S.)

Length                              Factor
0 - 7 Meters                        31
7 - 9 Meters                        38
over 9 Meters                      62

Note: See Cargo N.O.S. in this item for rates assessed on weight or measure.


Metals: Loose in bundles, coils or packages viz: angles, bars, beams, billets, blanks, bolts, channels, ingots, nails, nuts, pigs, pipe, plate, rails, rods, screws, sheet, stamping slabs, structurals, tie plates, tin plate, unfinished shapes, washers and wire including barbed wire

$ 4.62

Petroleum or Petroleum Products, viz: Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel or Fuel Oil, Crude Oil, Oil Slops (oil and water) in bulk to or from vessel direct through pipeline or direct from vessel to barge per 1,000 kgs.

$ 1.39

Passengers, embarking, disembarking, or round trip, per person:


Through July 31, 2008
Effective August 1, 2008




$ 6.37
$ 7.00

$ 1.60

Scrap Iron, Steel, or other metals, not subject to piece count, in bulk

Through July 31, 2008
Effective August 1, 2008


$ 2.73
$ 2.87

United States Mail

$ 10.02

Vans, Cargo, shipping empty, as defined in Item 10, per container
(See exception):

Exception:  No wharfage will be charged on steamship carrier owned or controlled vans when shipped free of freight charges.

Overall Length:      Less than 7 Meters

$ 8.58

Overall Length:      7 - 9 Meters


Overall Length:      Over 9 Meters

$ 17.16

Vehicles, Motor,
self-propelling, per vehicle

Automobiles, pleasure or passenger, including pick-up trucks or chassis, not exceeding 10 passengers

$ 20.84

When originating from or destined to OCP Territory

$ 17.16

When privately owned

$ 25.84

Vehicles, Commercial, including chassis, freight trailers, agricultural, earth moving or road-making equipment, per metric ton

$ 15.93

Vehicles, Empty other than self-propelling, viz: Trailers, House or Vacation, Homes, Mobile S.U.; with or without wheels, per cubic meter

$ 3.96

Item No. 375 MINIMUM CHARGE PER CONTAINER Issued: June 1, 2007 Effective: July 1, 2007

Merchandise, carried in cargo vans or containers, will be subject to a minimum charge per container as follows:

Overall Length: Less Than 7 Meters

$ 83.00

Overall Length: Greater Than or Equal to 7 Meters