Govt directs major ports to waive all charges for cargo ships oxygen and oxygen-related equipment
The Government has directed all the major ports to waive-off all charges for ships carrying oxygen and oxygen related equipment cargo. The step has been taken in view of the excessive requirement of Oxygen and related equipment in the country to effectively deal with Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterway has directed to accord highest priority in the berthing of such ships which are carrying consignments of medical grade oxygen, oxygen tanks, oxygen bottles, portable oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators, steel pipes for manufacturing of oxygen cylinders and associated equipment.
The arrangement will be in force for the next three months or until further orders. Union Government has asked the Chairpersons of Ports to personally supervise logistic operations to ensure unhindered movement of such consignments.