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Railways Decides to Withdraw the Levy of Port Congestion Surcharge

Budget - Dated:- 16-4-2016 - The Decision is One of the Significant Steps in the Direction of Rationalization of Freight Rate Structure Initiated by the Railways Indian Railways is moving ahead with big bang reforms as announced in the Railway Budget. In order to attract imported freight traffic including Containers, Coal, Iron ore etc (diverted to road), it has been decided to withdraw the levy of Port Congestion Surcharge with immediate effect. This was a pending demand of the Ministries of Sh .....

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the additional detention to railway rolling stock at the ports and the consequential loss of loading potential of revenue earning freight traffic, it had been decided to impose congestion surcharge of 10% on base freight on all traffic including containers originating from ports with effect from 24.11.2014. The situation has since changed with the congestion levels at almost all ports having come down due to a significant drop in import of thermal coal, iron ore, fertilizer and container traffic .....

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