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Semar approves rate increase for ports of Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Ports of Quintana Roo are part of a recent approved rate increase by the Secretary of the Navy (Semar). The approval was given after being requested by the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo).

By the middle of August, an increase of 7.3 percent will be added to rates in several of Mexico’s ports. The approved increase was published in the DOF on August 31 and is set to become effective 20 days after publication.

In the state of Quintana Roo, tariff regulation adjustments for the use of port infrastructure will include Cozumel, Playa Marina Banco, Puerto Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Punta Sam and Chetumal.

The 7.3 percent request was made by Alicia Concepción Ricalde Magaña, the CEO of Apiqroo in February and officially granted August 31. Part of the document reads that for Cozumel, “per operation for each vessel that arrives and remains docked for up to two hours and vessels up to 110 meters in length and up to 6,000 GRT, a fee (pesos) of 7,311.36 is charged.”

It adds that for each additional hour, 2,431.86 pesos will be charged and for fractions of 15 minutes, 608.53 pesos will be required. The boarding or disembarking of each passenger will cost 12.37 pesos. The increase will also affect mooring services.

Other states approved for the rate hike include Campeche, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Tabasco.