Namely, the tariffs will rise by 1.2% for Vlissingen and Terneuzen and 1.8% for Ghent.
What's more, vessels that travel to both Zeeland and the Ghent parts of North Sea Port in one single voyage, get a reduce by 50% from 2019 and following. Up to today, they were obliged to pay twice. Once for Vlissingen and Terneuzen and once more for Ghent.
When the merger announcement took place, North Sea Port highlighted that the companies had plenty of advantages too. With these regulations, – a limited price increase and a discount for a voyage in both parts of the port - North Sea Port is implementing its actions. Also, seagoing and inland vessels that agree with specific eco-friendly requirements and safety standards benefit from the 2019 discounts.
Each seagoing or inland vessel that calls at North Sea Port, uses the port's infrastructure or services, such as quayside power, drinking-water and jetties, is obliged to pay port dues to the port company. With these receipts, North Sea Port enlarges the port’s accessibility, its infrastructure is constructed and maintained.
Finally, right now there are separate tariff regulations for the Zeeland and for the Ghent parts of the port area. The aim is to apply one single port regulation from 2021 and following for the entire cross-border area of North Sea Port, which increases customer-friendliness.