Disbursement account. On the ship-owner's instruction the agent in charge of the ship will have to pay, at the expense of the ship, all established duties and dues of the port as well as cover bills for work and services done on the master's demand. On the basis of the bills for the services, the agent draws a consolidated bill, which is known as disbursement account. The agent will submit this account to the ship-owner. The disbursement account should be drawn up properly and accompanied by documented proof for each item of expense.


When estimating the cost of a ship's calling at the port of Odessa to load/unload cargo, four main items are taken into consideration:

1. Tonnage
2. Canal
3. Light
4. Berth
5. Sanitary
6. Pilotage in/out
7. Radar guiding service
8. Watchkeeping services
9. Mooring/Unmooring
10.Tugboat in/out
11.Administrative dues
12.Information dues
13.Harbour master fee
14.Sanitary control
15.Taking samples, analyses
16.Sealing valves by fact
17.Bank charges/petties
18.Agency fee
21.Tlx / Postage(UPS) / Blanks
23.Husbandry matters
Most privileges, advantages and discounts are stringently regulated by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1544, 12 of October, 2000 (subsequently enlarged and amended) and the Ministry of Transport Order #214, 27 of June, 1996. Quoting rates, tariffs and discounts other than those established is forbidden.

Port charges are calculated on the basis of convetional volume of the ship, which is expressed in cubic metres and is the product of the three values (the length , the width and moulded depth of the ship) which are shown in the vessel's International Tonnage Certificate (ITC) or a document replacing it.

A number of factors are also taken into account in this calculation: the flag of the ship, its technical characteristics and capacities, the type of cargo, the time of arriving at and departing from the port, etc.