New Act to regulate container depot operators



The Licensing of Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers, And Container Operators Act No. 10 of 1972 has been amended on several occasions. 

According to the provisions of the Act, container depot operators are to be considered and regulated as a “service provider”. 

Compliance with this provision has been found to adversely affect the development of container depot operators and their infrastructure in relation to modern trade, shipping and logistics service requirements.  

As such, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Ports Shipping and Aviation Services to introduce a new act with provisions to regulate and control the business run by container depot operators, determine rates and rates of charges, levy and collect charges and, to advice the legal draftsman to prepare a bill for this purpose.


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