Boat fees for boat travellers increases

Port Tariff fees for passengers travelling by boat will increase as of next year.

Tariff fees for adults and children have received minimal increases which will come into effect as of January 01st 2017.

For the Ports of Moresby, Lae, Kimbe, Vanimo, and Samarai, the fees for Adults will cost K9.09, which will be an increase of 48t from K8.61 in 2016.

Children fees for 2017 will be K4.54, which will be up from K4.30 this year. This is an increase of 24t.

The fees vary for the Ports of Madang, Rabaul Alotau, Oro Bay, Kavieng, Daru, Buka, Kieta, Aitape, Lorengau and Wewak.

The 2017 Tariff fee for Adults is K10.76 which is a 56t increase from K10.20 this year, while children fees will also increase from K5.11 this year to K5.39 in 2017.

The new fees are part of increases which have been made across the board to all port services provided by the PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGCPL).

The fees set the maximum allowable tariffs for:

  • Wharfage services;
  • Trans shipments;
  • Berth reservation services;
  • Berthing services;
  • Passenger fees;
  • Utility and other services.

The new fees have been approved by the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission.


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Cedric Patjole