HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

 

Cost of regular membership

 

The calculation basis for regular membership dues is your port’s cargo volume expressed in metric tonnes, applying a weighted formula of 100% for general cargo (including containers and roro) and 20% for dry and liquid bulk cargo. In short: your general cargo volume counts in full, your bulk cargo volume only counts for one fifth.

 

Once you know the calculation basis, you can determine how many membership dues units your port will subscribe to, as summarised in the table below. This table also indicates the level of membership dues. IAPH membership dues are based on Special Drawing Rights (SDR) as established and employed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As SDR is not an actual currency, it must be converted to US dollar, Euro, British pound or Japanese yen. The table below includes the conversion applicable for 2022, using the exchange rates of 10 December 2021.

 

Calculation basis (mt)  

Number of units SDR Japanese yen (158.357) US dollar (1.39595) Euro (1.23831) Pound sterling (1.05762)

Less than 1,000,000

1 unit 1,070 169,442 1,494 1,325 1,132

1,000,000/

1,999,999

2 units 2,140 338,884 2,988 2,650 2,264

2,000,000/

4,999,999

3 units 3,210 508,326 4,482 3,975 3,396

5,000,000/

9,999,999

4 units 4,280 677,768 5,976 5,300 4,528

10,000,000/

19,999,999

5 units 5,350 847,210 7,470 6,625 5,660

20,000,000/

39,999,999

6 units 6,420 1,016,652 8,964 7,950 6,792

40,000,000/

69,999,999

7 units 7,490 1,186,094 10,458 9,275 7,924

70,000,000

or more

8 units 8,560 1,355,536 11,952 10,600 9,056

 

This example illustrates how it works:

 

Port X handled 5,500,000 metric tonnes of cargo last year, of which 3,250,000 metric tonnes of general cargo (including containers and roro) and 2,250,000 metric tonnes of bulk cargo (dry and liquid bulk).

 

The calculation basis is (3,250,000 x 1.0) + (2,250,000 x 0.2) = 3,700,000 mt

 

As a result, Port X subscribes for 3 membership dues units and pays 3,798 EUR membership fee.

 

 

Cost of associate membership

 

The associate membership due level depends on which category of associate membership your organisation falls in. There are five categories:

 

A: port users, such as shipping, stevedoring, warehousing businesses and port facility lessees and operators, port related businesses, such as manufacturers of port related products and providers of port and cargo related services including logistics and land business transporters of waterborne cargo, and port consultants

 

B: governmental agencies, commissions or associations of any kind, other than those qualified to be regular members

 

C: private or proprietary ports, such as those operated in connection with a steel mill or an oil refinery

 

D: public or private corporations, individuals or agencies engaged in educational or journalistic activities related to port functions and individuals who are not connected with a port related business for profit

 

E: individuals who are associates, employees or retired employees of Regular Members or other Associate Members

 

Once you know which category your organization belongs to, you can determine the membership dues. For category A organizations there is a further subdivision, based on annual sales proceeds. The table below provides the full overview. IAPH membership dues are based on Special Drawing Rights (SDR) as established and employed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As SDR is not an actual currency, it must be converted to US dollar, Euro, British pound or Japanese yen. The table below includes the conversion applicable for 2022, using the exchange rates of 10 December 2021.

 

Category Annual sales proceeds SDR Japanese yen (158.357)  US dollar (1.39595) 

Euro

(1.23831)

Pound sterling (1.05762)
A-1 USD 5,000,000 and more 900 142,521 1,256 1,114 952
A-2

USD 2,500,000/

4,999,999

610 96,598 852 755 645
A-3 Less than USD 2,500,000 310 49,091 433 384 328
B & C   900 142,521 1,256 1,114 952
D   160 25,337 223 198 169
E   140 22,170 195 173 148
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