The NPA will provide favorable conditions to the terminal operator. The long-term lease
scheme could result in significant business opportunities to terminal operators. Even prior
to the opening of the bidding process, the NPA launched a campaign to attract shipping
by reducing quay gantry crane charges in November 2002 from JPY59,000/hour
(approximately US$490/hour) to JPY42,000/hour (approximately US$350/hour),
to a 30% discount. Additional similar reductions related to NPA charges are under consideration.