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Charges and Peak Periods

VBS Green Charge

Download and read our letter Landside Business Update and New VBS Tariff 310522

On 1 January 2020 will introduced a VBS Green Charge of £5 on trucks with a licence plate of '08' or older (Euro IV type trucks). From 1 January 2022 trucks with a licence plate of '13' or older, or Euro V type trucks will be charges £5.

Download and read our letter on Improving Air Quality in Southampton including information about the VBS green charge. You can also read our FAQs on air quality and the VBS green charge here.

Opening hours and charges:


Monday - Friday

Open 24 hours a day

 00:00 - 04:00 OPEN FREE
04:00 - 07:00 OPEN £1.33
07:00 - 12:00 OPEN FREE
12:00 - 18:00OPEN£1.33
18:00 - 00:00OPENFREE
Saturday00:00 - 12:00OPENFREE
12:00 - 18:00OPEN£11.84
18:00 - 00:00CLOSEDCLOSED
Sunday07:00 - 19:00OPEN£11.84
 19:00 - 07:00OPENFREE

VBS Premium Charges

The new VBS charges are introduced from 1 July each year.

2020/2021 TARIFF 2021/22 TARIFF 
Peak hour booking* £1.31 per transaction £1.33 per transaction 
Off peak booking FREE  FREE
Saturday bookings after 12:00 £11.72 per transaction  £11.84 per transaction
VBS Premium container listing£0.18 per container** £0.19 per container**

Penalty for a booking made for which no

vehicle arrives at the terminal

£32.79 per 'no show' £50 per 'no show'
Passenger in cab charge£117.21 per occurrence£118.39 per occurrence 
Green charge£5 for trucks with a licence plate of '08' or older (Euro IV type trucks) as from 1 January 2020 £5 for trucks Euro V type trucks from 1 January 2022 or older.

*Please note weekend VBS charges are not currently being applied to encourage weekend collection. We reserve the right to reinstate these charges and will give 14 days' notice in the event of this happening. 

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Agreement and Registration

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