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Hamburg Port Authority to raise port fees

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will raise port fees by an average of 6.5% from 1 January 2024, due to the continued very high inflation and increased prices.


With the new port fees, the HPA aims to simplify the tariff structure. "For example, the quantity component is eliminated," it said, "leading to more transparency and less effort on all sides."


Furthermore, the previously temporary quantum discount will be de-funded, extended and increased in volume, according to HPA's announcement.


Friedrich Stuhrmann, chief commercial officer of the HPA, stated, "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."


Additionally, HPA announced that in the area of inland waterway shipping and 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.


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