The imposition by the Japan Harbor Transport Association (JHTA) of a hefty levy on various kinds of cargo, including containers, has caused consternation among shipowners--especially among foreign shipowners, who feel that they are being penalized disproportionately. The JHTA is comprised of stevedoring companies throughout Japan, and the Harbor Management Fund supported by the levy is intended to pay for the development of new import cargo distribution centers and ensure the availability of labor to handle the increasing traffic. The details of the levy are discussed, as are the numerous formal objections being filed by carriers and relevant international bodies.

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  • Publication Date: 1990-1

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  • Accession Number: 00659450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM