Stakeholders discuss delays in docking of chemical ships at Kandla port

Facing concerns about the delays in chemical ships docking at Deendayal Port, Kandla, a meeting of chemical importers, liquid storage terminals, chemical suppliers, end users, etc. was organized in Mumbai on July 7, 2023. The meeting was chaired by Shri Mahesh Gupta, President of the Kandla Liquid Tank Terminal Association (KLTTA).

The discussion revolved around the struggles/difficulties faced by chemical importers due to delays in chemical vessel docking at DPA – resulting in huge demurrage and detention fees.

It was mentioned at the meeting that chemical cargoes are temporarily diverted to the port of Hazira when importers expect major delays in docking at the port of Deendayal. This creates a difficult situation for the few importers who only have very small amounts of cargo on board that need to be unloaded at Deenayal Port and end up having to pay very high detention costs for small amount of cargo.

In addition, it was recognized and appreciated by all members present at the meeting that the Chair and other officials of the Port of Deendayal are making exemplary efforts to address this issue. The chemical industry also intends to meet with the Chairman of the DPA to discuss their concerns and urge him to take the necessary action to support the chemical industry. If the detention and demurrage costs incurred by the chemical importers in Kandla are reduced, there is a very good chance that the chemical imports in the port of Kandla will see a huge increase as this will promote our Mr. Hon’s vision. Prime Minister on MAKE IN INDIA.

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