Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Port Disbursement

Port disbursements are all expenses that the agents made for the vessel in a port, like port duties, loading and unloading costs, tugs, provisions, etc.

What is Port Disbursement?

Port disbursements are the costs associated with an individual vessel's call at a given port. These costs vary from port to port and for each vessel and generally depend on cargo type and vessel dimensions. There are many different factors in determining the costs for a vessel's port call.