MoPSW directs major ports to extend exemption of port and vessel-related charges ro-pax ferry services

According to an official memorandum, the MoPSW has directed major ports to extend the exemption of port- and vessel-related charges for roll-on/roll-off-passenger (ro-pax) ferry services for a period of one year with effect from January 22, 2023. On July 22, 2022, the ministry had directed the major ports to grant exemption from port- and vessel-related charges for ro-pax ferry operations for a period of six months. Also, all the major ports and state maritime boards have been requested to provide berthing to ro-pax ferry vessels.