Le Havre freezes harbour dues for third year running
French port announced it will match its north Europe rival, Rotterdam
January 6, 2012
(NEWS ARTICLE FROM IFW) The French port of Le Havre has announced it will match its north Europe rival, Rotterdam, in freezing harbour dues for containerships for the third consecutive year.
In a statement, the port authority said the decision was aimed at “facilitating the return of confidence by container shipping lines and helping recapture containerised trades”.
The news came after another rival port, Antwerp, announced that it would, for the first time in three years, increase charges by 2% for 2012.
The Antwerp port authority said the increased dues would be used to fund infrastructure developments, including improvements to terminal facilities.