MPA updates a few penalties and notifies cargo unloading standards

Mormugao Ports Authority has modified incentives and penalties to meet local conditions . No fine will be levied if a cargo ship utilizes 5% more or less time while unloading the product as required by productivity guidelines .

Panaji: Mormugao Ports Authority adopted the Union ministers' initiative to place performance requirements on freight vessels that are unloading dry bulk cargo, but has modified incentives and penalties to meet local conditions.No fine will be levied if a cargo ship utilizes 5% more or less time while unloading the product as required by productivity guidelines.However, Rs 500 will be charged per hour if the cargo vessel stays on the berth for more than 5% of the agreed time.The time frame for securing large cargo ships varies according to the product, such as gypsum, iron lumps, wood chips, sand, and limestone.

According to the MPA in the notice, all vessels that arrive at berth on or after the date these rules enter into force will be subject to the procedure.In June 2016, the ministry of ports, shipping, and waterways published a berthing scheme that included performance requirements for dry bulk cargo for Major Ports.The revised performance requirements and the fine for longer berth usage were implemented for major ports, but not for Mormugao Port Authority, New Mangalore Port Authority, and Kolkata Port Authority.The MPA was advised by the Centre to update its own policies in accordance with local limitations and expectations.