Port of New Orleans approves security fees
The port of New Orleans today approved implementing security fees to cover expenses the port and its terminal operators have incurred due to security mandates.
The fee structure adopted by the port was formulated by the Gulf Seaport Marine Terminal Conference and filed with the Federal Maritime Commission.
The fees include:
* 10 cents per ton on breakbulk cargo.
* 2 cents per ton on bulk cargo.
* $2 per loaded container.
* $1 per cruise passenger.
* An additional 5 percent of dockage fees.
The conference plans to have all member ports put the fees into effect by April 1.
Gary LaGrange, the port of New Orleans’ chief executive officer, said the port “incurred about $1.9 million in additional operating costs associated with the Maritime Transportation Security Act.”