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Container related charges

Tamp order dated 19 may 2014, gazzette no. 137, New Delhi

Charges for services rendered to containers and containerised cargo

General terms and conditions

  • containers less than and upto 20 feet in length will be reckoned as one teu for the purpose of tariff.
  • all charges for containers more than 20' in length and upto 40' in length will be 150 per cent of the applicable charges prescribed in clause 3.3.1.
  • handling charges for container more than 40' length and upto 45' in length will be 200 per cent of the applicable charges prescribed in clause 3.3.1.
  • containers other than that of standard size requiring special devices or slings for handling will be charged twice the applicable charges under clause 3.3.1. such a container will also include damaged containers and any other types requiring special devices.

3.3.1. Charges for handling and movement of containers

the following consolidated charges for handling and movement of container shall be payable by the shipping lines or agents of vessels or cargo agents for services rendered in respect of containers and containerized cargo passing through the port.

Normal containers/reefer containers

#DescriptionRate per TEU (in `)
Foreign ContainerCoastal Container
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 From ship to container yard or vice versa 3,094.00 2,499.00 1,856.40 1,499.40
02 From container yard to container freight station or vice versa 1,100.40 1,100.40 1,100.40 1,100.40
03 From container yard to railway flat or vice versa (icd container rail only) 844.00844.00844.00
844.00
04 From container yard to truck or vice versa (direct delivery and export intake) 844.00
844.00
844.00
844.00

A. Hazardous containers

#DescriptionRate per TEU (in `)
Foreign container loadedCoastal container loaded
01 From ship to container yard or vice versa 3,868.20 2,321.20
02 From container yard to container freight station or vice versa 1,376.20 1,376.20
03 From container yard to railway flat or vice versa (icd container rail only) 1,933.40 1,933.40
04 From container yard to truck or vice versa (direct delivery and export intake). 595.00 595.00

B. Transhipment containers

#DescriptionRate per TEU (in `)
Foreign containerCoastal container
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 1 – 3000 teus 3,570.00 3,094.00 2,142.00 1,856.40
02 3001 – 6000 teus 3,332.00 2,856.00 1,999.20 1,713.60
03 6001 – 9000 teus 3,094.00 2,618.00 1,856.40 1,570.80
04 Thereafter 2,856.00 2,380.00 1,713.60 1,428.00

Note:

Rate is based on total teus brought by the shipping lines or agents in the same financial year.
a container originally declared as transshipment container, subsequently moved by rail or road will lose the identity as transshipment container and shall be treated as normal import container and prescribed charges as applicable shall be payable.

sliding volume discount for transshipment containers on incremental traffic moved between cochin port/tuticorin port and jnpt are as follows:

Volume TEUs per year1st year rebate2nd year rebate3rd year rebate4th year rebate
upto 6000 teus nil nil nil nil
6001 – 9000 teus 280.00 210.00 140.00 nil
9001 – 15000 teus 350.00 280.00 210.00 nil

Parking space for mobile harbour container handling cranes and relevant equipments away from berths, free of cost to port customers.

C. Over dimensional cargo containers

#DescriptionRate per teu (in `)
Foreign containerCoastal container
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 From ship to container yard or vice versa 6,188.00 4,998.00 3,712.80 2,998.80
02 From container yard to container freight station or vice versa 2,202.20 2,202.20 2,202.20 2,202.20
03 From container yard to railway flat or vice versa (icd container rail only) 3,094.00 3,094.00 3,094.00 3,094.00
04 From container yard to truck or vice versa (direct delivery and export intake) 952.00 952.00 952.00 952.00

D. Shutout containers

#DescriptionRate per TEU
Foreign-going vessel (us$)Coastal vessels (`)
01 Shutout charges 49.0160 2,140.60
02 Transportation of shutout container from any place in the port to quay and back to the designated area irrespective of location inside the terminal.(`) 1,785.00 1,785.00

Shut out charges are not to be levied on the following instances

  • When a vessel is required to sail with shut outs for accommodating another vessel on port request.
  • The vessel has to sail at the first available tide if the terminal cannot complete the operations.
  • The vessel along side is forced to sail so as to accommodate the incoming vessel due to tidal restrictions.
  • when containers could not be loaded on board by port due to break down of cranes.
  • When containers could not be loaded on board due to bad weather conditions.

Reefer monitoring and connection

#DescriptionRate per TEU (in `)
Foreign going vessel (in us $)Coastal vessel (in `)
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 additional charges per 4 hours of part thereof for electricity consumption and monitoring of reefer containers 4.9028 4.9028 214.20 214.20

Note:

additional electricity charges at the prescribed rates will be applicable in case of reefer restow containers also.

Other services rendered

#DescriptionRate per TEU (in `)
Foreign containerCoastal container
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 Shifting of containers from one yard to another yard within the terminal for customs inspection or any other purpose and subsequent loading of containers for delivery. 2,023.00 2,023.00 2,023.00 2,023.00
02 Additional service charges for stacking containers in designated yard for custom examination or for any other purpose by prior arrangement. 238.00 238.00 238.00 238.00

Note: The consolidated charges as above include the following elements, viz. stevedoring, use of gantry crane, use of transfer crane, wharfage on tare weight of containers, wharfage on containerized cargo, transportation and contribution towards railway infrastructure.

Rebates

With the prior permission of jnpt authorities, rebates as follows shall be applicable to port users for carrying out various operations with their own arrangements when the jnpt equipments are out of order or not available because they are hired to other user or for any other reason.

#DescriptionRate per TEU
Foreign vessels
LoadedEmptyLoadedEmpty
01 If the ship's gears are used for loading/unloading containers from ship to shore or vice versa - upto 20' in length 714.00 714.00 428.40 428.40
02 If the ship's gears are used for loading/unloading containers from ship to shore or vice versa - over 20' in length 952.00 952.00 571.20 571.20
03 Transhipment containers handled at shallow draught berth - upto 20' in length 357.00 357.00 214.20 214.20
04 Transhipment containers handled at shallow draught berth - over 20' in length 476.00 476.00 285.60 285.60
05 If the port user employs his own tractor trailer (tt) for transporting containers from quay to container yard or vice versa - upto 20' in length 357.00 357.00 214.20 214.20
06 If the port user employs his own tractor trailer (tt) for transporting containers from quay to container yard or vice versa - over 20' in length 536.20 536.20 322.00 322.00
07 If the user brings his own equipment for lifting containers from container yard to truck and vice versa - upto 20' in length 298.20 298.20 298.20 298.20
08 If the user brings his own equipment for lifting containers from container yard to truck and vice versa - over 20' in length 446.60 446.60 446.60 446.60
09 Rebate on shut out charges on containers shut out from private yard - upto 20' in length us$ 20.8250 - 546.00 -
10 Rebate on shut out charges on containers shut out from private yard - over 20' in length us$ 31.2375 - 819.00 -

If the port user provides lashing/unlashing gang for lashing operations of containers, then a rebate of `36.40 per foreign container and `22.40 per coastal container in handling charges shall be allowed. the rebate shall be limited to the number of containers actually lashed.

Any vessel performing more than 1000 TEUs in a single call shall qualify for a rebate amounting to the following percentage of the total handling charges applicable for the vessel

  • More than 1000 teus but upto 1200 2%
  • More than 1200 teus but upto 1500 3%
  • More than 1500 teus but upto 1800 4%
  • More than 1800 teus but upto 2200 5%
  • More than 2200 teus but upto 2600 6%
  • More than 2600 teus 7%

No rebate will be admissible for back to town containers handled by private equipments.

Dwell time charges for container, stored in the port premises

#ParticularsRate per TEUs
Rate per container per day or part thereof
(in us$) foreign
Rate per container per day or part thereof
(in `) coastal
Upto 20' in lengthOver 20' to upto 40' in lengthUpto 20' in lengthOver 20' to upto 40' in length
01 Non-icd import & export - loaded
First 3 days Free Free Free Free
4-15 days 3.8675 7.7350 169.40 337.40
16-30 days 7.7350 15.4700 337.40 676.20
Thereafter 15.4700 30.9400 676.20 1,351.00
02 Non-icd import & export - empty
First 3 days Free Free Free Free
4-5 days 3.8675 7.7350 169.40 337.40
16-30 days 7.7350 15.4700 337.40 676.20
Thereafter 15.4700 30.9400 676.20 1,351.00
03 ICD Import & Export –Loaded moved by Road
First 3 days Free Free Free Free
4-5 days 4.4904 8.9807 196.6821 391.7387
16-30 days 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
Thereafter 17.9615 35.9229 785.1028 1568.5802
04 ICD Import & Export – Empty moved by Road
First 3 days Free Free Free Free
4-5 days 4.4904 8.9807 196.6821 391.7387
16-30 days 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
Thereafter 17.9615 35.9229 785.1028 1568.5802
05 ICD Import & Export – Loaded or Empty moved by Rail
First 7 days Free Free Free Free
8-15 days
16-30 days 3.9515 7.9030 172.300 344.60
31-45 days 7.9030 15.8061 344.60 690.8255
Thereafter 15.8061 31.6122 690.8255 1380.0254
06 Transhipment - Loaded
First 10 days Free Free Free Free
11-45 days 4.4904 8.9807 196.6821 391.7387
Thereafter 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
07 Transhipment - Empty
First 10 days Free Free Free Free
11-30 days 4.4904 4.4904 196.6821 196.6821
31-45 days 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
Thereafter 17.9615 35.9229 785.1028 1568.5802
08 Shutout – Loaded & Empty
1-15 days 4.4904 4.4904 196.6821 196.6821
16-30 days 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
Thereafter 17.9615 35.9229 785.1028 1568.5802
09 Back to Town – Loaded & Empty
First 3 days Free Free Free Free
4-15 days 4.4904 8.9807 196.682121 391.7387
16-30 days 8.9807 17.9615 391.7387 785.1028
Thereafter 17.9615 35.9229 785.1028 1568.5802

Note:

The total storage period for a container shall be reckoned from the day following the day of landing upto the day of shipment/delivery/date of removal of the container and includes sundays and holidays but excludes custom notified holidays and port non working days.

Transshipment containers subsequently changing the mode of dispatch locally or to the container freight station for destuffing/stuffing shall loose the concessional dwell time as prescribed in item (6) & (7) above. dwell time charges for such containers shall be recovered at par with import containers as prescribed in item no.1 or 2 as applicable.

Transshipment containers subsequently changing the mode of dispatch by rail to icd shall be treated as other icd containers for the purpose of levy of dwell time charges fees and shall be charged at the rates in item (3) & (4) above. in such cases additional shifting charge will be applicable for movement of container from container yard to icd yard.

A container from foreign port landing at the jnpt for subsequent transshipment to an indian port on a coastal voyage or vice versa would be charged at 50% of the transshipment charges prescribed for foreign going vessels and 50% of that prescribed for coastal category.

Normal import containers subsequently changing the mode of dispatch by rail to icd will enjoy the free period applicable to normal import container only. in such cases additional shifting charges will be applicable for movement of container from container yard to icd yard.

The total storage period for a shutout container shall be calculated from the day following the day when the container has become shutout till the day of shipment/delivery.

Over high and over dimensional containers shall attract thrice the normal applicable charges.

Hazardous containers shall attract 1.25 times the normal applicable charges. the above charges shall be applicable for all types of charges like handling, dwell time, shut-out, etc.

In case of stuffing/de-stuffing the containers inside the port, the dwell time charges will be applicable as follows:

  • Prior to stuffing, dwell time charges as applicable to empty containers will be charged.
  • Free period and dwell time charges as applicable to loaded export/import containers will be charged from the day following the day of completion of stuffing/ de-stuffing and intimation to port.

In the case of auction containers, after the auction is over, the empty containers will attract the dwell time charges as empty containers from the following day the destuffing is completed.

The storage charges on abandoned fcl containers/shipper owned containers (whether import/export/transshipment) shall be levied upto the date of receipt of intimation of abandonment in writing or 75 days from the day of landing/arrival of the container, whichever is earlier subject to the following:

  • The consignee/consignor can issue a letter of abandonment at any time.
  • If the consignee/consignor chooses not to issue such letter of abandonment, the container agent/mlo can also issue abandonment letter subject to the condition that-
  • The line shall resume custody of container along with cargo and either take back it or remove it from the port premises; and
  • The line shall pay all port charges accrued on the cargo and container before resuming custody of the container.
  • The container agent/mlo shall observe the necessary formalities and bear the cost of transportation and destuffing. in case of their failure to take such action within the stipulated period, the storage charge on container shall be continued to be levied till such time all the necessary actions are taken by the shipping lines for destuffing of cargo.
  • Where the container is seized/confiscated by the custom authorities and the same cannot be destuffed within the prescribed time limit of 75 days, the storage charges will cease to apply from the day the customs order release of the cargo subject to lines observing the necessary formalities and bearing the cost of transportation and de-stuffing. otherwise, seized/confiscated containers should be moved by the line / consignee from the port premises to the customs bonded area and in that case the storage charge shall cease to apply from the day o such removal.

The storage charges shall not accrue for the period during which the jnpt is not in a position to deliver containers for reasons attributable to it when requested by the user.

Charges for miscellaneous services rendered to the container vessels

Hatch cover charges

Opening of hatch cover and replacing it

Note: if only one operation is carried out, half of the hatch cover handling charges as above shall be levied.

One hatch to another hatch or within the same hatch:

Storage charges on uncleared goods:

Dwell time charges to be levied in respect of cargo which are sold in accordance with sections 61 and 62 of major port trusts act, 1963-

#DescriptionRate per metric tonne per day (in `)
01 Storage of cargo in covered space destuffed from the long standing containers in case the original consignee comes forward to take delivery of cargo 35.70
02 Warehouse rental charges from 6th day till 20th day (both days inclusive) after the date of confirmation of sale of the uncleared cargo. first 5 working days are free. 107.10
03 Warehouse rental charges from 21st day onwards after the date of confirmation of sale of the uncleared cargo 142.80

Procedure and charges for inter terminal transfer of transhipment of containers between the JNPT and the NSICT

Procedure for handling transshipment (tp) containers

  • TP containers discharged at the jnpt and bound to be loaded at the nsict will be transported by the jnp tts; and the jnp rtgcs will discharge these containers in the nsict yard of 4g.
  • Similarly, tp containers discharged at the nsict and bound to be loaded at the jnpt will be discharged by the nsict by using its rtgcs and tts in cy31 of the jnpt.

Charges for handling tp containers between JNPT and NSICT

  • If a container is discharged by the jnpt and loaded by the nsict at its terminal, the charges will be as under:50% of transshipment container handling charges as per the jnpt scale of rates will be charged to the line by the jnpt. for the same container the nsict will charge 50% of the transshipment container handling charges as per its scale of rates and, in addition, also levy a charge of `1,428/- (for 20’ container) and `2,142/- towards inter-terminal transfer.
  • If a container is discharged by the nsict and loaded by the jnpt at its terminal, the charges will be as under: the nsict will charge 50% of transshipment container handling charges to the line as per its scale of rates. for the same container the jnpt will charge 50% of tp handling charges as per its scale of rates; and, in addition, also levy a charge of `1,794.80 (for 20’ container) and `2,692.20 (for 40’ container) towards inter-terminal transfer.

Inter terminal rail handling charges is `400/- for 20' container and `800/- for 40' container at all the jnpt terminals.