Tivat – From October 1st the new prices of the ferry transport of motor vehicles on the route Kamenari – Lepetane over the gorge Verige in Boka Kotorska which will be approximately 14% higher than the present ones, will be applied.
Enterprise “Maritime traffic” from Kamenari, whose 4 ferries hold this line, and the Secretariat for the economic development of the Municipality Herceg Novi, which already has given the authorization for the increase of the price of the ferry transport, confirmed that to “Vijesti”. According to their new price list, ferry transport of the passenger’s vehicle instead of present 3, 5 euros, starting from Sunday will cost 4 euros; for vans instead of 7, it will be 8,5 euros which is also the price that the drivers of mini vans, which have not more than 20 seats passenger’s vehicles with a big trailer and freight vans, and trucks weighing 5 tones, will pay. The ferry transport of the buses instead of 12, 5 euros starting from Sunday will cost 14,5 euros, and the price for freighter trucks will be raised from 18,5 to 21 euros. With the new price list 4 new vehicle categories were introduced. Ferry tickets for those 4 vehicle categories will be separately charged. Those vehicles are: passenger’s vehicles with a small trailer (8,5 euros), trucks weighting up to 5 tones with a trailer (11,5 euros), buses with a trailer (21 euro) and special vehicles of dimensions that are out of standard whose transportation will cost 25 euros. It is important to mention that for motorbike riders there is no price crescendo, so the riders of two wheelers will still pay 1, 5 euros for crossing from one side of the bay to the other.
Anyhow, the resent prices of the ferry transport are valid since the 15th of February 2002, and in the “Maritime traffic” they explain that in the meantime there was an increase in price of almost all goods and services which are necessary for the operation of that company.
In the meantime VAT was introduced, which increased the expenses of the taxes up to 35,6%, the price of the fuel also is higher for 50%, the insurance is 6,16% higher, the compensation for the usage of the sea good is doubled, and the expenses of the maintenance and reparation of ships increased for ¼.
Also, the expenses for the material that is necessary for the maintenance of ships increased for 120%, the electricity is 23, 3% higher, and the compensations for usage of the city scaffolding soil as well as some other expenses also significantly got higher. In our calculation all of that reflected in the necessity for the increase of prices of our services for 17, 02%, but in the end we asked the Secretariat for the economic development of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, and got the authorization for the increase of the services of the ferry transport for 14% – said for “Vijesti” the executive director of the “Maritime traffic” Dejan Ban.