Rates

Effective January 1, 2022, New Pilotage Base and Surcharge Rate.

Pilotage Rates

Zone 1 - Lower River - Yonkers to Hyde Park: Pilotage Units Rate

0 - 49.99 $951.20
50 - 99.99 $1,359.81
Over 100 $13.61 per pilotage unit

Zone 2 - Upper River - Hyde Park to Albany or Troy: Pilotage Units Rate

0 - 49.99 $1,567.97
50 - 99.99 $1,916.42
Over 100 $19.17 per pilotage unit

Surcharge Rate

0 - 49.99 $308.00
50 - 99.99 $375.00
Over 100 $3.75 per pilotage unit
****A maximum charge of up to 500 Pilotage Units shall be applicable****

Launch Fees

Effective: OCTOBER 1, 2016

Zone 1 - Lower River - Yonkers to Hyde Park:
Rate $2.99 per Pilotage Unit for the Yonkers Pilot Station 1.495 per Pilotage Unit for Pilot Transport Fee at Yonkers anchorage. (computed as 50% of the per unit Zone 1 launch fee)

Zone 2 - Upper River - Hyde Park to Albany or Troy:
Rate $2.99 per Pilotage Unit for the Yonkers Pilot Station $2.63 per Pilotage Unit for the Norrie Point Pilot Station
$1.315 per Pilotage Unit for the Pilot Transport Fee at Hyde Park Anchorage (computed as 50% of the per unit Zone 2 launch fee)

****Minimum of 100 Units, Maximum of 500 Units for all Launch Fees****
Portable Electronics Fees - Effective: March 1, 2020, Rate $0.77 per Pilotage Unit, with a minimum of 100 Units and a maximum of 500 Units.

Piloting US Flagged Tug and Barges

The Hudson River Pilots are Federally licensed as well as State Licensed Pilots. Jones Act tug and barges may hire the Hudson River Pilots for whole or partial sections of the Hudson River.

Pilotage Units Calculation (feet): LOA x MD (molded depth) X BD / 10,000
EXAMPLE #1: Charges for transit from Yonkers to Ports Below Hyde Park, NY. (Newburgh, Roseton, Poughkeepsie, etc.)
(Pilotage Units: PU) Example: 100 Units
PU x Zone 1 Pilotage rate 100 Units x 13.61 = $1,361.00
+ PU x Yonkers Launch Fee (2.99) 100 Units x 2.99 = $299.00
+ PU x Electronics Fee (.87) 100 Units x .77 = $77.00
+ PU x Pension Surcharge 100 Units x 3.41= $341.00
Total Pilotage Fee(not including any incurred supplemental rates) Total: $2,078.00(for transits to Ports below Hyde Park, NY)
EXAMPLE #2: Charges for transit Yonkers to Ports Above Hyde Park, NY. (Cementon, Athens, Hudson, Coeymans, Ravena, Albany, etc)
(Pilotage Units: PU) Example: 100 Units
PU x Zone 2 Pilotage rate 100 Units x 19.17= $1,917.00
+ PU x Yonkers Launch Fee (2.99) 100 Units x 2.99 = $299.00
+ PU x Hyde Park Launch Fee (2.63) 100 Units x 2.63 = $263.00
+ PU x Electronics Fee (.87) 100 Units x .77 = $77.00
+ PU x Pension Surcharge 100 Units x 3.41= $341.00
Total Pilotage Fee(not including any incurred supplemental rates) Total: Total: $2,897.00(for transits to Ports above Hyde Park, NY)

Additional Fees

EFFECTIVE 12 NOON OCTOBER 1, 2016

INTERMEDIATE STOPS
If a vessel makes a cargo stop, fueling stop or a stop to take on water at any intermediate port or place on the Hudson River, the Hudson River Pilot shall be entitled to a fee of 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate, up to a maximum charge of 35%.

FEE FOR PILOT DETENTION - ICE CONDITIONS. When a Hudson River pilot is detained on board a vessel due to ice conditions, such pilot shall be entitled to a fee of 35% of the Zone 2 Base Rate for each 24 hours or part thereof during which he shall be so detained.

FEE FOR SECOND PILOT - ICE CONDITIONS. In the event the prevailing ice conditions require two pilots on board a vessel, the fee shall be the regular pilotage fee plus 50% of the regular pilotage fee for the second pilot. In addition, when the Norrie Point Station is closed and the pilot boards at Yonkers, a Pilot Transport Fee of $1.315 per pilotage unit will apply, with a minimum of 100 pilotage units and a maximum of 500 pilotage units. When the Yonkers Pilot Station is closed, a Pilot Transport Fee of $1.495 per Pilotage (computed as 50% of the per unit Zone 1 launch fee) unit will apply, with minimum of 100 pilotage units and a maximum of 500 pilotage units.

PILOTS ASSISTING IN DOCKING AND UNDOCKING. Whenever under permission granted by Section 54.4 of these regulations, a pilot shall assist in either the docking or the undocking of a vessel, the following, in addition to any fee otherwise established, shall apply: (a) Without the assistance of tugs or a bow thruster, a fee of 25% of the Zone 2 Base Rate; (b) Without the assistance of tugs but with the assistance of a bow thruster, a fee of 15% of the Zone 2 Base Rate; (c) With the assistance of a tug or tugs, a fee of 10% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

FEE FOR SHIFTING AT HUDSON RIVER PORTS. When a Hudson River Pilot is required to shift a vessel from one berth to another within the same port, he shall be entitled to a fee of 20% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

FEE FOR ANCHORING VESSEL. A Hudson River Pilot who anchors a vessel shall be entitled to fee of 5% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

DELAY IN RENDERING SERVICES. In any case where the rendering of services is delayed for the convenience of the vessel, the pilot shall be entitled to a fee of 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate, up to a maximum charge of 35%. However, if the pilot's services are used within one hour, no charge will be incurred.

FEE FOR DISMISSAL WITHOUT RENDERING SERVICE. In any case where a pilot on board a vessel is dismissed without rendered services, he shall be entitled to a fee of 15% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

FEE FOR QUARANTINE. In any case where a pilot is detained on board a vessel awaiting a favorable tide, a berth, an anchorage or is quarantined; the fee shall be 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate, up to a maximum charge of 35% for each 24 hour period, except where Section 96, Part 4 of the Navigation Law is applicable.

FEE FOR STANDING BY. When a pilot, for the convenience of the vessel for any reason, is ordered to stand by, the fee shall be 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate, with a minimum charge of 15% of the Zone 2 Base Rate

VESSELS ARRIVING WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. Vessels which arrive at the Pilot Station without prior notice will be charged a fee equal to 25% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

LATE DELAY OF DEPARTURE. If the departure of a vessel is delayed less than six hours before scheduled departure time, there shall be a charge of 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate until the time the vessel sails, up to a maximum charge of 35%.

LATE CANCELLATION OF ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURE. If the arrival/departure of a vessel is cancelled less than six hours before its scheduled arrival/departure time, there shall be a charge of 15% of the Zone 2 Base Rate. If the arrival/departure of a vessel is canceled less than two hours before its scheduled arrival/departure time, there shall be a charge of 35%of the Zone 2 Base Rate.

ARRIVING LATE ON PILOT STATION. If a vessel arrives at the Pilot Station more than one hour later than its scheduled arrival time and the pilot boat on station or the pilot office has not been notified of the delayed arrival at least three hours before the scheduled arrival time, there shall be a charge of 5% per hour of the Zone 2 Base Rate, up to a maximum charge of 35%.

LATE ORDERING OF PILOT. If an order to pilot a vessel outbound is received less than three hours prior to sailing time, or an order to pilot a vessel inbound is received les than six hours prior to arrival time, there shall be a charge of 10% of the Zone 2 Base Rate.