Assessments

Schedule of Assessments


  A. Cargo Assessments
  B. Hourly and Payroll Assessments
  C. Container Gainshare Assessments
  D. Vancouver Island Gang Interchange Assessments
  E. Lower Mainland Interchange Assessments

A. Cargo Assessments

Effective April 1, 2016

Cargo Assessments are payable to the BCMEA by vessel owners or carriers, including the agent, charterer by demise, master or person in control of the vessel, in connection with cargo that is unloaded or loaded in accordance with the Collective Agreements between BCMEA and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union other than cargo handled by the following entities: Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals Canada ULC, Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. or Univar Canada Ltd. 

Cargo Assessments are intended to help recover investments and costs associated with operating BCMEA including Longshore Retiring Allowance, Despatch, Training and selected other Collective Agreement Expenses.

1 (a) General Cargo (excluding cargo contained within containers) - per metric tonne $0.72
(b) Vehicles - per vehicle $1.61
(c) Steel - per metric tonne $1.54
(d) General Cargo (contained within import and export C.Y. and C.F.S. containers) - per T.E.U. $6.87
All assessments for containerized cargo are based on a rate per TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). For the convenience of some users the equivalent rates for different sized containers is shown below:     
   - Per 40 ft container   $13.74 
   - Per 45 ft container   $15.46   
   - Per 53 ft container   $17.21    
2 Bulk Grain - per metric tonne $0.07
3* Bulk cargo including liquids - per Collective Agreement hour $4.72
4 Other Bulk including Sugar - per metric tonne $0.21
5 Lumber - per M.B.M. $1.14
6 Logs - per M. Scribner $1.61
7 Coastwise including Cruise and Passenger Ships - per Collective Agreement hour $5.36

NOTE * Wood chips are assessed either per A. 3. above or, at the option of the responsible member at $0.91 per B.D.U.

B. Hourly and Payroll Assessments

Effective April 1, 2016

Hourly and Payroll Assessments are collected by BCMEA on behalf of Employers as defined in the respective Collective Agreements.

Assessment for Longshore Health and Welfare and Hourly Pension Costs

- Per Longshore Collective Agreement hour $5.45

Assessment for Longshore Pensions (as a % of Payroll), Vacation Pay, Canada Pension Plan, General Holiday Pay, Central Records and Selected Workers' Compensation Board Premiums:

- Percentage of Longshore Collective Agreement Payroll  25.15% 
- Percentage of foremen Collective Agreement Payroll  0.85%

C. Container Gainshare Assessments

Effective April 1, 2016

Container Gainshare Assessments are payable to the BCMEA by vessel owners or carriers, including the agent, charterer by demise, master or person in control of the vessel, in connection with cargo that is unloaded or loaded in accordance with the Collective Agreements between BCMEA and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union other than cargo handled by the following entities: Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals Canada ULC, Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. or Univar Canada Ltd.

Longshore & Foremen

Container Gainshare Assessments are intended to fund obligations arising from the Weiler Formula and Foremen's Container Gainsharing Agreement applicable for all TEUs, full or empty handled by longshoremen and supervised by foremen, which are loaded to or discharged from any vessel (including barges), train or truck whose origin is from or destination is to any point outside of British Columbia.

- per TEU  $12.00

All assessments for containerized cargo are based on a rate per TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). For the convenience of some users the equivalent rates for different sized containers is shown below:

- Per 40 ft container   $24.00
- Per 45 ft container   $27.00
- Per 53 ft container   $31.80

D. Vancouver Island Gang Interchange Assessments

Unchanged from April 1, 2011

Vancouver Island Gang Interchange Assessments are payable to the BCMEA by vessel owners or carriers, including the agent, charterer by demise, master or person in control of the vessel, in connection with cargo that is unloaded or loaded within the Vancouver Island port areas as detailed in Article 22.2(b) of the Collective Agreement between BCMEA and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union-Canada.

Charged on all cargo handled within the Vancouver Island port areas detailed in Article 22.2(b)

General Cargo $0.363 per metric tonne
Steel $0.484 per metric tonne
Lumber $0.545 per M.B.M.
Logs $1.172 per M. Scribner
Other Bulk $0.077 per metric tonne
Bulk Liquids $0.605 per hour
Cable Vessels $0.069 per meter of cable
Containers $3.025 per T.E.U.
All assessments for containerized cargo are based on rate per TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). For the convenience of some users the equivalent rates for different sizes containers is shown below:
    - per 40 ft container    $6.05
    - per 45 ft container    $6.81
    - per 53 ft container    $8.02
Coastwise including Cruise and Passenger Ships $0.605 per Collective Agreement hour

The cost of travel time and fares, as set by the BCMEA from time to time, chargeable to the Gang Interchange Pool, when employees (ship and dock) are required to travel to another port is limited to the amounts described in Article 22 of the ILWU/BCMEA Collective Agreement, less 4 hours travel time and $17.50 in fares.

E. Lower Mainland Interchange Assessments

Unchanged from April 1, 2011

Lower Mainland Interchange Assessments are payable to the BCMEA by vessel owners or carriers, including the agent, charterer by demise, master or person in control of the vessel, in connection with cargo handled in the Vancouver and New Westminster port areas, other than grain or cargo that is handled by the following entities: Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals Canada ULC, Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. or Univar Canada Ltd.

Charged on all cargo except grain handled in the Vancouver and New Westminster port areas.

General Cargo $0.01 per metric tonne
Vehicles $0.03 per vehicle
Steel $0.02 per metric tonne
Cargo (contained within import and export C.Y. and C.F.S. containers) $0.10 per T.E.U.
All assessments for containerized cargo are based on a rate per TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). For the convenience of some users the equivalent rates for different sized containers is shown below:
   - per 40 ft container    $0.20
   - per 45 ft container    $0.23
   - per 53 ft container    $0.27
Bulk cargo including liquids $0.07 per Collective Agreement hour
Other Bulk including Sugar $0.00 per metric tonne
Lumber $0.02 per M.B.M.
Logs $0.02 per M. Scribner
Wood chips $0.02 per B.D.U.
Coastwise including Cruise and Passenger Ships $0.08 per Collective Agreement hour

The cost of travel time and any allowance chargeable to the Lower Mainland Interchange Pool is to be billed as follows:

  1. Employers paying travel time for longshore employees to travel from Vancouver to Squamish Terminals and return should bill the Lower Mainland Interchange Pool, at rates set by the BCMEA from time to time, for 1 ½ hours travel time for each employee required to travel.
  2. The BCMEA Vancouver Despatch office will continue to prepare time sheets for all other reimbursable travel within the Lower Mainland area. The BCMEA will pay the employees directly from the Lower Mainland Interchange Pool.

NOTE: ASSESSMENT RATES FOR ANY COMMODITY NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED HEREIN MUST BE CONFIRMED WITH SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF THE BCMEA.

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