The Harbour Dues, Fees and Charges for 2023/24 were approved by Cornwall Council on 29th November 2022. A 10% increase has been applied across the majority of Fees and Charges however, as detailed here, some charges have been held, withdrawn, replaced or new charges introduced following review of operations and markets in which we compete. In selecting a figure of 10% Cornwall Council’s Harbours Board can continue to meet its statutory obligations whilst ensuring a competitive service for its Harbour Users at this time of increasing costs.
As a Harbour Authority Cornwall Council have powers to collect harbour dues and pilotage charges from users and should raise enough to provide resources to enable them to pay for the discharge of their statutory functions. Members of the harbours board and/or the duty holder are responsible for ensuring that adequate resources are provided to its officers to enable them to operate the policies, procedures and systems effectively. Income from fees and charges is required in order to ensure that the ports and harbours meet their statutory obligations and are managed and run, wherever possible, without recourse to the Cornwall Council General Fund.
The Harbours Board and Maritime Dues, Fees and Charges 2023/24 can be downloaded by clicking here , on the front cover image above, or found in the Document Centre. These charges come into effect from 1st April 2023.