Ro-Pax And Passenger Ferries:
Government of India has directed all Major Ports to exempt all berth hiring and vessel-related charges being currently levied to the Ro-Pax and Passenger Ferries for the next six months with immediate effect.
- The decision has been taken to provide some quick respite to Port sector from the impact of Global increase in price of fuel.
- The cost of Marine fuel – Low Sulphur High Flash High Speed Diesel has increased from 76 thousand rupees per Kiloliter to one lakh 21 thousand rupees per Kiloleter.
- The rising fuel cost at international level is now making the local Ro-Pax and Passenger Ferry operations unviable.
- Exemption of vessel and port related charges will provide the necessary breather to this sector for the next six months.