Lifeline and food supplies into the island everyday
Providing vital sea defences
Providing 24/7 access for boat owners
365 days per year
Cruise liner passengers inject millions into our island economy every year
Across the entire Guernsey Harbours' estate
Nearly all freight into the island is facilitated by Guernsey Harbours
The original harbour was built in 1275
Guernsey Harbours has considered how its current harbour charging model compares to that of other ports, the ramifications of changes to harbour charges and the extent to which changes may be able to meet its financial needs.
The analysis of this work indicates three key areas where the current charges do not align to market based pricing:
If Guernsey Harbours aligns these areas with market based pricing, it can minimise charge increases to other areas already benchmarking at market level to generate enough funds to meet the financial needs for operational and capital expenditure.
We do need to increase all other harbour charges slightly above RPI but the impact of aligning the three key areas above will create substantial funding for the future of Guernsey Harbours.