Yokohama halves gantry fees for coastal ships
Yokohama Port will halve gantry crane fees for coastal vessels from July 1.
According to a Japanese newspaper report, this decision represents part of the port's effort to provide high-grade services while reducing port-related costs and bolstering international competitiveness.
With shipping alliances being reorganised and the consolidation of ports making headway, Yokohama Port aims to strengthen its role in the coastal feeder transport sector and the promotion of the so-called 'modal shift' through cuts in gantry crane fees for coastal vessels.
The move is seen as a way to attract greater volume of feeder services to the port.