The three-year arrangement on port tariff increases that exists between the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the relevant market parties, represented by Deltalinqs and VRC, is to be extended by one year. As has been the case from 2018 to 2020, port tariffs will be increased by 1% in 2021. This applies to both sea-going shipping and inland shipping. In these extraordinary times, the parties are committed to continuing the same moderate rate of increase in tariffs. The Port Authority also upholds specific measures, such as transhipment discounts for containers, which were included in the existing three-year agreement.
Next year, the parties will enter negotiations to fix the rate of increase in tariffs again for the years following 2021. This will provide the market with clarity.