VISAKHAPATNAM PORT TRUST TRAFFC DEPARTMENT No.ITRA/SHP/FCIR/ Dt.26.08.2009. C I R C U L A R No.79 Sub: Declaration of Trade Policy of Visakhapatnam Port Trust – Reg. -- For encouraging Exports / Imports through Port of Visakhapatnam at competitive rates, it has been decided to introduce new Trade Policy of VPT to the Exporters / Importers who ever enter into Memorandum Of Understanding with Port of Visakhapatnam and handle the Minimum assured Traffic of 1 million tonnes or above per annum. 2) Board of Trustees of Visakhapatnam Port Trust has resolved vide Resolution No.55 / 2009-10 to approve the Trade Policy, which states that; (a) An MOU shall be entered with VPT, assuring to handle traffic of not less than one million tonnes per annum. (b) The Exporter / Importer / Steamer Agent may reserve the berth 15 days in advance, duly depositing the Berth Hire Charges as a security, which will be forfeited in case of failure to avail the berthing facility. The berth may also be reserved 7 days in advance provided it is available without being reserved earlier. (c) Preference will be given in allotting the stacking area and the Railway sidings, etc., keeping in view, the assured Minimum Traffic. (d) The concession in Tariffs, as annexed overleaf will be extended after achieving the Minimum Traffic of 5 lakh tonnes. 3) In view of the above, all the Trade members are hereby informed to make a note of the above and utilize the same. Authority: Secretary Lr. No.IADM/BDS/BM2/2009-10, Dt.6.8.2009. Traffic Manager Copy to: PA to Chairman for kind information of Chairman/VPT. Copy to: PA to TM for kind information of TM/VPT. Copy to: All importers and exporters. Copy to: The President Visakhapatnam Stevedores Association, Visakhapatnam. Copy to: The President, Visakhapatnam Stevedores Association, Visakhapatnam. Copy to: The chairman, Visakhapatnam Steamship Agents Association, Visakhapatnam. Copy to: The President, Visakhapatnam Clearing & Forwarding Agents Association, Visakhapatnam. Copy to: All Trade for information Copy to: Director (R&P) for information and to place on VPT website. Copy to: Secretary / FA & CAO for information. Copy to: All Shipping & Commercial officers of Traffic Dept., for information. Copy to: HA (C) / HA (G) / DI (G) / DI (C) for information. (p.t.o) `ANNEXURE’ CARGO RELATED CHARGES APPLICABLE TO THE MOU PARTNERS Concessional rate of wharfage for foreign cargo per tonne Sl. (Figures in Rupees) no. Cargo Description up to 5 Lakh 5 to 20 lakh 20 to 30 30 to 40 40 to 50 lakhs tonnes tonnes lakh tonnes lakh tonnes 50 lakh above tonnes 1 Alumina 30.00 27 24 21 2 B.F.slag 13.00 12 10 9 C.P.Coke 30.00 27 24 21 4 All types of Coal, Coke and Coal tar pitch 24.00 22 19 17 5 Fertilizer (Including MOP) 26.00 23 21 18 6 Lime stone 24.00 22 19 17 7 Liquid ammonia, Molten sulphur, Rock phosphate and sulphur 25.00 23 20 18 8 R.R.Materials of all grades 30.00 27 24 21 9 Thermal coal 15.00 14 12 11 10 Bauxite ore 23.00 21 18 16 11 Iron ore (Mechanical) 95.00 86 76 67 Iron ore Manual loading with tippling 12 45.80 41 37 32 Iron ore (Mechanical without tippling) 13 62.70 62.70 62.70 56 50 44 1. The said rates applicable only for the MOU partners. 2. For coastal cargo applicable wharfage rate is 60% of the foreign cargo rates indicated above except for Iron ore, Iron ore Pellets and Thermal coal. 3. For Iron ore pellets existing charge of Rs.2/- will be charged extra over the rate applicable for Iron ore.