The Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP), the rate regulator for the Union government-owned major ports, has asked DP World-run India Gateway Terminal (IGTPL) to file a proposal before it to levy new charges on direct port delivery (DPD) and en-bloc movement of containers, a matter that has roiled the export-import (EXIM) trade in Cochin Port.
India Gateway Terminal, the entity that runs the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam in the Cochin Port Trust, had issued a trade notice seeking to levy Rs 800 for a 20 ft container and Rs 1,200 for a 40-foot container.
The terminal operator had also issued a separate trade notice stating that if a container freight station (CFS) does not shift their nominated containers as en-bloc movement, then all containers being delivered to that CFS will be billed a CFS shifting charge of Rs 800 for a 20-foot container and Rs 1,200 for a 40 ft container.
Besides, if a CFS that has opted for best pick/en-bloc delivery requires a container to be delivered on a non-best pick basis, then a shifting charge of Rs 2,705 for a 20 ft container and Rs 4,058 for a 40 ft container will be billed to the CFS for that container.
Source : projectstoday