The Deen Dayal Port (Kandla Port) has altered its berthing rules to ensure optimum use of its Oil berths.

Under the new rules which came into effect from January 26th, if a tanker vessel fails to commence cargo operations within 4 hours from the time of ‘all fast’(berthing), it will be liable to be shifted on the next suitable tide, at the cost and responsibility of the vessel agent.

In such cases, however, the vessel will be allowed to continue to work until shifting, subject to the payment of 3 times additional penal berth hire charges.

If there is no taker for the berth, the vessel will be permitted to continue until the completion of cargo operations, under three times additional berth hire charges until it vacates the berth, according to a release.

Source : porttoport