Shippers’ Academy workshop on port tariff, services on Friday

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The Shippers’ Academy Colombo has organised a training program later this week on the Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s latest and revised tariffs on port services.

The port has many services providing to numerous stakeholders from ship to shore. 

They include: Navigation services; Export/Import Cargo Handling; Terminal Operations; Container/Conventional  Cargo/Automobile; Free Storage and Rent; Value Added Logistic Services and Receipt/Delivery Operation and Online Payments of Tariffs.

Academy said it was important that the industry understands how port is calculating these charges as they will indirectly reflect part of import/export clearing charges, ship handling charges and other miscellaneous service charges provided by the port.

The one day training course is targeted towards all industry stakeholders that work with the port and gets involved in the billing process with the SLPA. If a proper understanding is not there on how calculations are done on cargo and services companies may pay unnecessarily for the services rendered by the port. This workshop is recommended for logistics and finance personnel in the shipping industry and sectors related to international trade such as exporters and importers. 

SLPA Marketing and Business Chief Manager Upul Jayatissa will conduct the program at the Victorian, The Kingsbury on Friday, 29 May, from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. 

Interested parties may contact the Shippers’ Academy Colombo on 077-3820703/0113560844 or e-mail: [email protected].