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Cost of a dock pass rises by $100

The cost of a pass onto the docks has gone up by $100, the City of Hamilton has announced.

The price hike, from $80 to $180, is due to a new levy of $100 charged by the Bermuda Police Service for background checks.

Checks are required before a person can be admitted to the secure area of the docks. The police charges came into effect on September 1.

The impact on business is minimal, according to truckers and freighters, since the security passes stay valid for two years.

“It’s a one-off charge per applicant, so in the big picture, it’s not going to have any major impact,” trucker Peter Bromby explained.

City of Hamilton chief operating officer Ed Benevides said the application process for dock passes remains the same.

Increased cost: The new X-Ray machine building at the City of Hamilton docks. The cost of a pass to allow access to certain areas of the docks has been increased from $80 to $180. (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published September 26, 2011 at 10:39 am (Updated September 26, 2011 at 10:38 am)

Cost of a dock pass rises by $100

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