Vizhinjam port (Kerala Maritime Board) is demanding port dues when foreign vessels uplift ship stores (without crew change), even though the vessels are not berthing in the Port. This is an overhead for shipping companies, and adversely aﬀects the prospects of the port. Maritime Board Manual states that exemption from payment of port dues is only for Crew Change (Page No 5 & 6). The phrase Ship Stores is not included in the notiﬁcation. This is an omission, and the Kerala Maritime Board may be approached for rectiﬁcation. A new notiﬁcation must be issued at the earliest.
Vizhinjam Port demand Port dues when foreign vessels uplift ship stores
Issue amendment to notiﬁcation by 2022
Kerala Maritime Board
All MLAs of the district
All Constituencies in the District