Chennai Port extends carrying time to seven days for DP world, PSA Singapore
Chennai Port has
said it has decided to allow seven days carrying time instead of the present
five days for the two terminal operators — DP World and PSA Singapore — on a
trial basis for one month.
The decision was
taken after the port authorities reviewed the issues related to the movement of
export containers along with terminal operators recently, Chennai Port Trust
said in a statement.
container movement to the port was not uniform on all days
“It was observed
that the container movement to the port was not uniform on all days as huge
rush of the export trailers was observed on certain days, while on some days
the movement was in trickles only.
“In order to
address this issue, it has been decided to allow seven days carrying time
instead of the present five days by the two terminal operators on a trial basis
from September 16 to October 15, 2020,” Chennai Port Trust said.
in carrying time helps exporters to avoid peak hours rush
It also said the
extension in carrying time is expected to facilitate more time for exporters
who can move the trailers in advance to avoid the peak hours rush.
The Port Chairman
has also requested the other stakeholders such as vessel operators, customs
brokers and exporters to work round the clock in line with the functioning of
other stakeholders, including the port and terminal operators to avoid
congestion during the peak hours, the statement said.