Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Kolkata port has imposed a 14-day quarantine on vessels entering from both Singapore and Malaysia according to American President Lines (APL).
This means that vessels are not allowed to enter Kolkata port within 14 days of leaving Singapore and Malaysia. Consequently, after taking into account the sailing period from Singapore/Malaysia to Kolkata, vessel operators have to wait for approximately 10 days before taking on pilot.
APL has announced it will apply a port congestion surcharge (PCS) to cover the additional costs incurred from the 14-day quarantine.
Perimeter: Imports to Kolkata from or transship via Singapore and Port Klang
Application: Effective immediately
For ongoing units and those which have already arrived, PCS will be applied on all discharged cargo and will be collected locally in India before release, adds the company.