Court stays lower tariff order for Chennai container terminal

T.E. Raja Simhan Chennai | Updated on May 20, 2011 Published on May 20, 2011

DP World Chennai, the private container terminal operator at the Chennai port, will continue to charge the old tariff even as it got a stay order from the Madras High Court on levying reduced tariff as ordered by the Tariff Authority of Major Ports.

The stay order is valid for the next eight weeks, according to industry sources. The TAMP, which decides tariff at major ports, recently gave a 35 per cent reduction in the tariff at DP World Chennai.

However, officials at DP World Chennai said such a move would go against the concept of privatisation.

In a circular to the trade on Friday, the DP World Chennai said, “effective tomorrow please be advised that until further notice from the terminal, DP World Chennai will continue invoicing our customers for services rendered at the Terminal as per the Scale of Rates notified by TAMP as per Order passed on June 19, 2008.”

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Published on May 20, 2011
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