In order to encourage the coastal movement of cargo specially automobiles by Ro-Ro ships and to meet the demand of the Auto Original Equipment Manufacture and Ro-Ro vessels operators, Mumbai Port Trust has reduced vessel related charges by about 10% on the applicable Scale of Rates for coastal vessels with further reduction of wharfage charges on vehicles as under:
|Categories||Wharfage rate per unit|
|Passenger cars upto 4000 mm length||Rs.500/-|
|Passenger cars from 4001 mm to 4700 mm length||Rs.1,000/-|
|Passenger cars above 4700 mm length & SUVs, MUVs||Rs.1,500/-|
|Heavy vehicles tare weight weighing upto 5 tonnes||Rs.2,000/-|
|Heavy vehicles tare weight weighing above 5 tonnes||Rs.450/- per tonne or part thereof|
The aforesaid reduction in wharfage and Vessel Related Charges which is to the tune of about 50% to 65% will be applicable for one year from 01.06.2016. The reduction in wharfage will encourage movement of domestic cars/ trucks from the manufacturing places such as Chennai, etc. to Mumbai, and similarly from Pune/ Nashik to southern and eastern parts of India. Presently these movements take place by road. This will also reduce congestion on roads and would be not only a cheaper option but also environmentally preferred option as it reduces carbon foot print. This would also facilitate faster movement of vehicles meant for distribution and export.