The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has approved a 10 percent discount on harbour dues in all concession terminals at the Eastern Ports as part of efforts to increase patronage at the Eastern Ports.
A statement by the NPA in Lagos said that the Ports that would be affected by this initiative included Calabar, Rivers and Delta Ports.
The NPA, however, clarified that this discount would only apply to harbour dues payable by the following types of vessels/cargoes: Container vessels with at least 250 TEUs; General Cargo vessels with at least 16,000 MT; Combo Vessels with at least 16,000 MT; RORO Vessels with at least 250 units of Vehicles.
It noted that these discounts shall not apply to: Vessels coming INBALLAST; Vessels calling at private jetties and Vessels calling carrying Liquid bulk.
“The application of these discounts will take immediately effect,” the statement added.