The Atlantic Pilotage Authority recovers its costs through pilotage service charges invoiced to shippers who use the services of a pilot. The Authority’s service charges are set out in the Customer Guide to Charges. A link to the Guide is provided on the right.
The Pilotage Act requires that pilotage charges be fixed at a level that permits the Authority to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis, and that those charges be fair and reasonable. To achieve self-sufficiency, rate adjustments are made based on the financial and operational issues within each port, rather than overall increases that impact all areas. The goal is to have each area become financially self-sufficient to eliminate cross-subsidization among ports.
The Authority relies on projections of future traffic levels and the corresponding revenue and expenses to determine the financial health of the individual ports. All aspects of an area’s operation are monitored to determine whether cost cutting measures are more appropriate to achieve a positive result before rate increases are considered.
When introducing or revising customer service charges, a number of service charges documents are produced. Notices and Details documents present information on proposed changes to the Authority’s service charges. Announcement documents set out the changes the Authority has proceeded with following consultation on proposed changes. A link to these documents is provided on the right.
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