One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fees payable in return for permission to moor a boat at a particular harbour.‘the boat's owners abandoned it in Canada over unpaid harbour fees’
- ‘Harbour fees are payable at all of these slips.’
- ‘I must bid farewell to Theo for he must return immediately, as he cannot afford the harbour fees, and his boat is loaded.’
- ‘Fishing vessels are waiting outside the harbour for the dispute to be resolved, resulting in substantial losses in harbour fees.’
- ‘We are an international company, we produce in several countries to export massive amounts, and we are not being charged harbour fees.’
- ‘He said the new harbour fees would provoke great debate.’
- ‘One of the questions was a matter of something called harbour fees, which you pay every time you use a harbour.’
- ‘Failure to ensure harbour fees are collected has resulted in a shortfall to the exchequer.’
- ‘The president decided to waive the harbour fees.’
- ‘The recent ministerial order on increased harbour fees does not apply to this port.’
- ‘The future of the project seemed to be dependent on overdue harbour fees being paid to the board by two local fishermen.’
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