Light dues

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(Com.) tolls levied on ships navigating certain waters, for the maintenance of lighthouses.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'Light dues, port and harbour dues shall be charged once at the first port of call in the country, at either Lamu or Mombasa.Coasters carrying transshipment cargo from Lamu to Mombasa shall be offered a 40 per cent discount on the cargo handling charges,' the management said, with the promotional tariff taking effect from October 1.
KPA charges between $5.50(Sh568) and $13(Sh1,342) per gross tonnage on light dues and port dues subject to a minimum of $150(Sh15,495).Vessels on quays or jetty part with $0.26(Sh26) per meter per hour.
The Northern Lighthouse Board is funded entirely from the General Lighthouse Fund, sourced by "Light Dues", a levy paid by shipping.
Under the scheme, ocean-going vessels calling at Hong Kong will get a 50% discount on port facilities and light dues of HK$43 ($5.54) for every 100 tons of vessel weight, if they use marine fuel with a sulfur content of less than 0.5% at the berth.
THE British maritime industry is engaged in a big running battle over the vexed matter of light dues.
Government is in consultation over the taxes, known as light dues. Its proposals could raise the minimum payment for one ship's voyage from pounds 12,250 to pounds 20,500 while the cap on the number of voyages on which light dues may be charged would be raised from seven to nine.
If adopted, the new light dues look likely to disproportionately affect terminals handling the deep sea container ships on which Teesport's future increasingly depends.
With 104 calls annually at Liverpool, ACL has seen its light dues - payment for lighthouses, beacons and buoys - shoot up by 51% since last July.
One industry issue is the sudden increase in light dues, to pay for UK lighthouses and buoys.