Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Indonesian port raises container charges

Customers at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and the Koja Container Terminal, Tanjung Priok port, have protested against the increase in container handling charges (CHC), the Binis Indonesia reported.

Previously, foreign shipping companies collected a US$95 terminal handling charge (THC) per TEU, and a $135 THC per FEU.

The $95 THC consists of $70 payable to the port operator and $25 in surcharge.
The port operator's share has now increased to $83 per TEU and $124 per FEU.
International shipping companies have said they would raise their surcharge to compensate for the increased CHC tariff.