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Ports & Ships Maritime News

27 March 2013
Author: Terry Hutson

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BREAKING NEWS – REGULATOR RULES ON 2013/14 PORT TARIFFS

Tariff Application by the National Ports Authority for the Tariff Year 2013/2014

The National Ports Authority(the NPA) has applied to the Ports Regulator of South Africa for approval of the tariffs for services and facilities offered by the NPA for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

2.] The Ports Regulator, after considering the application and all submissions submitted in this regard by all parties, declines the proposed 5.4% tariff increase and the additional individual tariff increases.

3.] After considering all information, the Regulator concludes that the following are appropriate tariff book adjustments for the tariff year 2013/14:
a. Cargo dues tariffs
i. Container full export cargo dues to be reduced by 43.2%;
ii. Container full import cargo dues to be reduced by 14.3%
iii. Motor vehicles exported on own wheels(Ro-Ro) cargo dues to be reduced by 21.1% ; and
b. the remainder of the tariffs in the tariff book are to be retained at the same level they were over the 2012/2013 tariff year.

4.] The reasons for the decision shall follow in due course. Source – National Ports Regulator

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