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$500 port fee

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

$500 port fee

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FROM JULY 1, truckers collecting items from the Barbados Port will have to clear their checked cargo in less than two hours or pay a $500 fee per shipment.

While Port officials say this fee is being implemented to ensure truckers remove their cargo on time, president of the Custom Brokers & Clerks Association, Louis Forde says the Port is also at fault for many delays.

As a result, he says the brokers will be meeting with the Barbados Port Inc (BPI) to discuss the matters before the due date to discuss the re-positioning fee from the commercial area at shed 4.

A source working in the port said this measure could negatively impact the truckers and ultimately the consumers who may feel the trickle down effects of the fee. (AD) 

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.