free storage trial run
SELANGOR Freight Forwarders &
Logistics Association (SFFLA) will monitor the trial run of the
implementation of the three-day free storage period for containers
at Port Klang that started last Saturday.
The two-month trial run is to
ensure the smooth implementation of the regulation that will come
into force effective from Jan 1 to reduce the period for containers
to store at Port Klang terminal for free from five days in the past
to three days.
The implementation of the shorter
container storage period had been postponed several times in the
past couple of years.
SFFLA honorary secretary general
Wee Ah Sah said the association would monitor the trial run of the
new regulations on a weekly basis.
“We have to identify the hitches
and iron them out,” he said.
implementation of the shorter container storage period has been
postponed several times in the past couple of years.
He said Port Klang Authority (PKA)
should set up a communication platform for all players involved in
the smooth running of the new regulations.
According to PKA, the shorter free
storage period for containers is in accordance with international
standards, and would improve the utilisation of containers and
maximise usage of container yard space.
With the lower fuel price, Wee said
the association had on Nov 1 lowered fuel surcharge for container
freight station to RM1.50 from RM2.50 per freight tonne on Nov 1.