Klaipėda Seaport will make efforts to attract ships by lower charges

Date

2010 02 22

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“We need to react flexibly towards market changes and policy of prices in neighbouring ports in order to increase the attractiveness of Klaipėda Seaport and its competitive abilities. I am positive that the decisions on reduction of charges will enable Klaipėda Seaport to attract ships and will result in a long-term economic effect”, said Minister Masiulis.
 
For attraction of more cruise ships it is proposed to advance the provision of discounts for ships entering Klaipėda Seaport twice a calendar year. It is foreseen that 20% discount should be given to ships entering the port for the second time, not the third as it is at present. 50% discount should be provided to ships entering the port for the fourth time, not for the ninth time as it was the practice. 
 
Lover charges will be also applied to tramp freight ships (ro-ro) and freight-passenger (ro-pax) ships adjusted to the transportation of wheeled vehicles, and for tramp container ships.