Due to the continued very high inflation and increased prices, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will raise port fees by an average of 6.5 percent from January 01, 2024.

As explained, qith the new port fees, the HPA is also simplifying the tariff structure. For example, the quantity component is eliminated. This leads to more transparency and less effort on all sides. Furthermore, the previously temporary quantum discount will be de-funded, extended and increased in volume.


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"Our aim is to be able to offer our customers in the Port of Hamburg an efficient infrastructure. In order to make this possible, an adjustment of the port fees is necessary in view of the development of construction prices", said Friedrich Stuhrmann, Chief Commercial Officer of the HPA.

At the same time, the environmental component will be given greater weight. In the area of inland waterway shipping, under certain conditions significant charges will be waived for a limited period until the end of 2028 if the ships in question are operated exclusively with electricity generated in an environmentally friendly manner.

Source: Safety4sea


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