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Dover freezes tariffs

[ May 21, 2013   //   ]

The Port of Dover is freezing tariffs for a further six months until the end of the year following discussions with the ferry operators. The Dover Harbour Board added that the move would give further time to review the development of a forward looking tariff setting mechanism.

Chief operating officer at the Port of Dover, Tim Waggott, said: “I am determined to build on the good work that has been going on for a good many months in building a stronger, open and trusting relationship between the Port and its ferry partners.  Freezing ferry tariffs for a further six months will give us the time needed to work even more closely together towards the delivery of great customer value, and further refining the new tariff framework.”

On behalf of the ferry operators, Carsten Jensen, Senior Vice President English Channel, DFDS Seaways, said: “DFDS is pleased with the flexibility shown by the Port of Dover in this case by allowing more time to listen to the operators before a final decision is made.  We welcome the Port’s willingness to engage in discussions about our concerns in this matter and look forward to a constructive dialogue