KCCI, which has submitted its recommendations to TAMP on the revised proposal of NMPT for the revision of scale of rates (SoR) at the port, said the introduction of anchorage charges would be disadvantageous to the port.
On the proposal to increase container related charges, the KCCI President said that though there have been several attempts by NMPT to develop a container terminal at the port, the efforts did not elicit interest from the key players even after offering additional inducements, primarily due to low container traffic.
Prashant CG, Honorary Secretary of KCCI, told BusinessLine that the hike in container-related charges, as mentioned in the proposal, will be around 54 per cent. The proposal to increase container handling charges will certainly discourage the trade from using NMPT for their export-import requirement.
Source: The Hindu BusinessLine