Ports and Maritime Administration Act 1995 No 13
60 Site occupation charge
(1) A site occupation charge is payable in respect of the occupation of all or part of a site:
(a) for stevedoring purposes, or
(b) for the embarkation or disembarkation of passengers, or
(c) for the accommodation of a vessel for any purpose (including quarantine or customs purposes), or
(d) for any other purpose in connection with a vessel, its passengers or cargo.
(2) Unless the regulations otherwise provide, the charge is to be calculated by reference to the amount of time (as ascertained by the relevant port authority) during which the site, or a part of it, is reserved or is occupied without reservation.
(3) The charge is payable by the person whom the relevant port authority recognises as the occupier of the site or part.
(4) This section does not apply in respect of so much of a site as is leased by the relevant port authority as lessor, unless the site is a site at a private port.