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Ports Fees Increase By 11.1%

Mooring, landing and parking fees at the island's harbours and airport will jump by 11.1% in the new year.

It's the maximum Ports of Jersey can increase its fees by, inflation plus 1%, with the rules set by the competition watchdog.

Parking fees will also jump up in January, increasing from 90p per hour to £1.

It will remain free to park in the long stay for up to 30 minutes or £1 for the same amount in the short stay.

The organisation says its to cover rising operating costs and the impact still felt on finances following the pandemic.

Ports CEO Matt Thomas says he understands that it looks like a 'significant increase'.

"We are planning major capital investment at the Airport and Harbour, starting with improvements in freight and passenger facilities at Elizabeth Harbour.

All Ports of Jersey’s profits are used to invest in the Island’s critical services and infrastructure, and in the next five years we will be investing more than £100 million."

Commercial fishers will be exempt from the increase in mooring fees due to the 'pressure' on the local industry.

Ports of Jersey say airline fees are under a separate arrangement and will increase in April.

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