New harbour dues for 2011

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AFTER numerous representations from disgruntled harbour users following the release of the Stornoway Port Authority’s 2011 Harbour Rates and Dues earlier this week – some of which saw increases of over 50 per cent – the Authority have reviewed the situation.

And having further consulted with harbour user representatives, the Authority has agreed that the harbour dues for Stornoway for 2011 will be the 2010 levels plus R.P.I of 4.64 per cent.

A revised version of the 2011 Schedule of Rates and Dues will be made available to harbour users as soon as possible.

In a statement, the Authority add: “A harbour dues review consultation will continue to be progressed over the course of the next six months and the outcome of the review will be reflected in the Schedule of Rates and Dues 2012.”

It is anticipated that the 2012 Schedule of Rates and Dues will be available to harbour users in the autumn.