Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) September 11, 2017 – Spanish national ports agency Puertos del Estado will propose a reduction the wharfage dues by 10% in 2018, the legal advisory director of the institution, José Antonio Morillo-Velarde, said.
Puertos del Estado plans to propose the reduction to be included in the Budget Law for 2018, Morillo-Velarde noted.
The debate on the port fees in Spain was initiated during the previous government of prime minister Mariano Rajoy and led to an extensive analysis of the possible scenarios that would increase the competitiveness of the harbour.
Puertos del Estado has relaunched the discussion following the inauguration of Rajoy for his second mandate, proposing the reduction of fees such as the wharfage dues.
The institution believes that reducing the wharfage dues would have a clear impact on the port costs and the competitiveness of the Spanish harbours.
Source: Diario del Puerto
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