FAP BERTHING POLICY
1. The berthing policy of FAP Terminal shall be governed by Advance Scheduling of Vessels. Monthly berthing schedule shall be developed by the Terminal, allocating advance Laycan to the vessels scheduled to call at the terminal on the following basis.
a. Vessel’s Agents shall submit initial Laycan Allocation Request on form (FAP-P12-F12-LAR) to FAP for booking of Laycan of 7 days at the time of Nomination of the Vessels. FAP will allocate Laycan of 7 days on first come first serve basis (subject to type of Cargo and Operational Exigencies of FAP).
b. Vessel’s Agent shall confirm vessel ETA at the time of sailing from the load port and later with a frequency of 30,20,7 days followed by Notice of arrival of 72, 48, 24 hours which shall remain within the original allocated Laycan of 7 days.
c. All vessels calling at FAP will have to register with PQA Control on their arrival at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim and tender their NOR which shall be confirmed / advised by the Vessel’s Agent to FAP.
d. The vessels registering with PQA Control of their arrival within the allocated Laycan, will have priority of berthing in sequence of the scheduled Laycans. Such vessels will have priority over any other vessel arriving out of / without Laycan.
e. The vessels registering out of its allocated Laycan, will have the second priority if not in conflict with a vessel due to arrive as per its allocated Laycan.
f. The vessels registering without Laycan will be accommodated subject to availability of berth.
2. On arrival at Port Qasim Anchorage and after registering with PQA Control for its date and time of arrival, Vessel’s Agent will be required to submit Notice of Readiness to the Terminal on receipt of which the Terminal will issue a Berthing Request to PQA. In turn PQA will schedule berthing of the vessel based on the sequence of Berthing Requests received from FAP. PQA will schedule pilots and their expected boarding time and inform the vessel and terminal accordingly.
3. The Laytime will start after safe berthing and mooring of the vessel and completion of necessary pre discharging routine activities and permission to commence discharge
4. PQA Control and Cargo Department will be advised on daily basis the quantities discharged, remaining on board and Expected Time of Completion (ETC) till the final completion of cargo after which PQA shall plan and schedule pilots for sailing the vessel off berth.
Note: All submissions required under this policy shall be made through email to Laycan@fapterminals.com