Cessation of Force Majeure announced by Krishnapatnam Port

2020-11-03 17:13:41 International Ports News

The Krishnapatnam Port near Chennai taken over by the Adani group a few months ago, has announced cessation of Force Majeure with effect from midnight of November one in an effort to protect and secure the supply chain industry

Decision in the light of various unlock guidelines issued by Centre and State

The port has taken the decision in the light of various unlock guidelines issued by the central government as well as by the Andhra Pradesh governments and keeping in mid the fact that the Port services are categorized as essential services

Through a notice dated March 24, 2020, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd had notified a Force Majeure through a notice dated March 24th owing to the Covid 19 pandemic. Under the notice the port said it was not responsible for any claims, damages, charges, etc. whatsoever arising out of/or connected to the above Force Majeure, either directly or indirectly, which without any limitation would include vessel demurrages.

Although the impact of the said Force Majeure continues and the Krishnapatnam Port Co. contemplates the extent of its impact, the authority will endeavour to normalise the port services as soon as possible and practicable the port release said. 

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