HPA announces port fees increase for 2024

HPA revises port fees beginning in 2024

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has announced it will raise port fees by an average of 6.5 per cent beginning January 2024 due to sustained very high inflation and higher prices.

The HPA is also streamlining the tariff system with the new port fees. For instance, the amount component is removed.

This results in increased openness and less work on all parties, according to the port authority. In addition, the previously temporary quantum discount will be defunded, prolonged, and expanded in volume.

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Simultaneously, the environmental component will be given more weight. In the case of inland waterway transportation, major costs will be eliminated under specific conditions for a short time until the end of 2028 if the ships in issue are powered entirely by environmentally friendly electricity.

Friedrich Stuhrmann, Chief Commercial Officer of the HPA, said: “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.”

Earlier in October, COSCO SHIPPING Taurus was the first vessel to use shore power during a successful ship integration test at the Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Container Terminal Tollerort in Hamburg, Germany.

In the same month, the Port of Hamburg received the title of best port in Europe for the fourth time in a row.

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