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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 6 - Port
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Open this folder and view contentsI. Arrival and Discharge
Open this folder and view contentsII. Inspection and Evaluation
Open this folder and view contentsIII. Independent Discharge Surveys
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Other Documents
View the documentV. Port Fees
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Open this folder and view contentsVII. Forwarding Food From Port Warehouse
Open this folder and view contentsVIII. Recordkeeping for Port Activities

V. Port Fees

A variety of costs are involved in the receipt, storage and transshipment of food at the port, including the following:

· Stevedoring fees for discharge of a cargo from ship's hatches to dockside
· Landing charges for movement of cargo from dockside to port storage areas
· Local transport fees for movement of cargo from storage areas to loading onto forwarding transport
· Demurrage
· Surveillance/supervision charges for the inspection of cargo.

A list of all fees charged by the port should be made available by the local Port Authority to CARE, its counterpart, and the clearing and forwarding agent.

Reminder - Demurrage is a penalty fee charged by ports for failure to move cargo out of their warehouses within certain fixed time periods, e.g., seven, fifteen or thirty days. Payment of demurrage must be taken into account by country offices in the development of their port warehouse dispatch plans.