ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS WITH REGARD TO PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGES

The study concerns the imposition of surcharges on cargo clearing through the ports of Haifa and Ashdod. The surcharges during the study period were leveled by various shipping conferences under the rules published by the Committee of European National Shipowners' Association and European Shippers Council. Collection of empirical data revealed that ships were delayed in reaching berthing facilities due to port congestion. Shippers consequently suffered losses due to added expenses and surcharges were levied by the shipping conferences to receiver losses suffered by the shipping companies. Investigation also revealed that similarly bad congestion conditions existed in other world ports which were used by the same shipping conferences but no surcharges were levied. These ports were mostly the home ports of the shipping companies where social-economic conditions would not tolerate imposition of surcharges. The study lead to the "Rules of the Congestion Committee in Israel" which henceforth will determine what surcharges may be levied and for what period of time and for what cargoes arriving or originating in that country.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Israel Shipping Research Institute

    P.O.B. 1860
    Haifa 33033,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • Abrahammsson, B J
    • Vardi, M
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Israel Shipping Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM