In order to encourage the coastal movement of cargoes specially automobiles by Ro-Ro ships and to meet the demand of the Auto Original Equipment Manufacture and Ro-Ro vessels operators, Mumbai Port Trust has reduced vessel related charges by about 10% on the applicable Scale of Rates for coastal vessels with further reduction of wharfage charges on vehicles.
According to a media statement, for passenger cars upto 4000 mm length, Rs.500 would be the Wharfage rate per unit, while it will be Rs 1000 per unit for passenger cars from 4001 mm to 4700 mm length.
Likewise, the port management announced that Rs 1500 would be the Wharfage rate per unit for passenger cars above 4700 mm length, SUVs and MUVs.
Besides, for heavy vehicles having tare weight weighing upto 5 tonnes, the charges would be Rs 2,000, and for heavy vehicles having tare weight weighing above 5 tonnes, it would be Rs.450/- per tonne or part thereof.
It may be noted that the aforesaid reduction in wharfage and Vessel Related Charges, which is to the tune of about 50% to 65%, will be applicable for one year from June 1, 2016. The reduction in wharfage is expected to encourage movement of domestic cars/ trucks from the manufacturing places such as Chennai, etc., to Mumbai, and similarly from Pune/ Nashik to southern and eastern parts of India.
Presently these movements take place by Road. Besides, the shift to sea mode will also reduce congestion on road and would be not only a cheaper option but also environmentally preferred option as it reduces carbon foot print. “This would also facilitate faster movement of vehicles meant for distribution or export,” added the media release from the port.
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