A number of shipping companies take the initiative to reduce shipping surcharges for export enterprises to offload more than 200 million yuan

Updated: October 20, 2015  Views: 77

Beijing, Oct. 19 news reporters from forest fires Can NDRC was informed: Following the NYK adjust electric discharge fees, charges and standards, recently Japan's Kawasaki Kisen, Korea Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Taiwan's Evergreen Marine, Wan Sea shipping, Yangming and CSCL and many other shipping companies have taken measures to regulate the behavior of its maritime Surcharge.

These measures will effectively ease the international shipping companies Surcharge unreasonable question, effectively reduce the burden on exporters. It is estimated that the port of Qingdao export enterprises will reduce the annual cost of 16 million yuan, of which 8 million yuan to reduce electric discharge fees, document fees reduction 5.7 million yuan, 2.3 million yuan to reduce other surcharges. Nationally, export enterprises are expected to more than 200 million yuan per year burden.

In early September this year, the National Development and Reform Commission of Nippon Yusen, Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Korea Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Taiwan's Evergreen Marine, Wan Hai Lines and CSCL and so on seven shipping companies to charge electric discharge fees were examined and found that some electric discharge fees charged by the shipping company standard is high, and there is suspicion duplicate charges.

To this end, Development and Reform Commission has with the shipping companies on-site inspection preliminary exchange of views, asking them to effectively regulate the collection of fees. September 15, NYK adjust electric discharge fees, charges and standards. Subsequently, the other six boats Taiwan's Yangming shipping companies and inspection are not directly involved in the initiative have also put forward specific measures to comprehensively regulate maritime Surcharge behavior and implemented on October 15.

These measures include: First, reduce document costs, electric discharge fees, the second project is to remove part of the surcharge, the third is to reduce other surcharges, four is a simplified merger fees.

Development and Reform Commission requirements, based on cost and shipping companies to changing market conditions, reasonably determine the fees, legal compliance doing business. The next step will closely follow the company charges, to further standardize the charges clearly marked, and strive to build long-term supervision mechanism.

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