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New port fee will be imposed at the Port of Itaqui

The EMAP – Empresa Maranhense de Administração Portuária, port authority which runs the Port of Itaqui, in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil has warned shipowners, charterers and their representatives that a new port fee will be imposed as from March, 1st, 2019.

The fee will impact local trade and shipping activities in all private terminals of the region.

This fee is BRL 0,44 p/ DWT and will be charged for ships that use the common navigable areas of São Marcos Bay to access the Ponta da Madeira Terminal (Vale), the Alumar Terminal and any other Private Use Terminal that may be installed in the region.

The legality of such fees has been questioned. Our team of the São Luís Office is already preparing a deep analysis of the situation.

Contact Promare | RC LAW for more details https://www.promare.adv.br/

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