Cabinet approves proposal to amend Stevedoring & Terminal Handling Charges Regulations to rectify omission made in 2008 |06 August 2021
Cabinet has this week given its approval in order to proceed with the drafting of proposed amendments to the Seychelles Ports Authority (Stevedoring & Terminal Handling Charges) Regulations, 2008 (SI 15 of 2008).
The purpose of the above-mentioned regulation is to regulate the maximum charges for the operations and services carried in the port concerning stevedoring rates and terminal handling charges. The amendments which include three new provisions were proposed in order to correct an omission found in the existing regulation; fees payable to the Seychelles Ports Authority.
Consequently, the below are to be inserted into the Seychelles Ports Authority (Terminal and Handling Charges) regulation under the title “Other terms and Conditions’’, which will become sections 4, 5 and 6:
- 4. Except for charges levied under tariff 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, 40% of all Terminal Handling Charges levied are payable to the Seychelles Ports Authority on all billings within 15 days from the end of the month to which it relates.
- 5. For charges levied under tariff 188.8.131.52 and Tariff 184.108.40.206 the following are payable to the Seychelles Ports Authority within 15 days from the end of the month to which it relates,
a. Tariff 220.127.116.11 R1,600 per container of TEU
b. Tariff 18.104.22.168 R3,200 per container of FEU
c. Tariff 22.214.171.124 R102 per freight tonne.
- 6. The charges levied under this regulation shall be applicable in all areas conducting Stevedoring and Terminal Handling activities in the whole of the Port Victoria Limit Amendments made by this Regulation shall be deemed to have come into effect on February 12, 2008.
Both terminal operator and Seychelles Ports Authority are already in agreement with the amendments, hence this enactment shall only have the purpose of rectifying the omission found in the Regulations.
Press communiqué from the Ministry of Transport