LCL Cargo to Go to Unaccompanied Baggage Centre, Nhava Sheva

[Customs Public Notice No. 07 dated 24th January 2011]

The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Export) Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House on 24th January 2011.

Sub: Clearance of Baggage at Unaccompanied Baggage Centre, J.N. Custom House, Nhava Sheva.

Attention of all CHAs /CFS Custodians / shipping Lines and their agents / NVOCCs / Freight Forwarders are invited to the Public Notice No. 13/2010 dated 10.02.2010 & 92/2010 dated 16.09.2010 interalia directing the Shipping Agents to transfer LCL cargo of personal effects landed at various CFS to Speedy CFS, Sonari Village, Nhava Sheva under Preventive supervision. The Non-Vessel Operator Container Carriers (NVOCCS) and Freight Forwarders (FFs) were also directed to file their Sub-IGMs simultaneously with the filling of main IGM by the Shipping Agents facilitating the latter to identity the containers of LCL cargo containing personal effects / baggage cargo at the time of off-loading from the vessels. Therefore, all the Shipping Lines and their Shipping Agents were directed to shift such LCL containers (which contain baggage / personal effects and also cargo of other importers) directly from Port to U.B.C. at Speedy CFS, Sonari Village only.

2.   The Association of Multimodal Transport Operators Of India has expressed difficulties and also inconvenience caused to the trade. After examination of their request, it has now been decided that the LCL cargo shall be examined by Customs Officer of U.B.Centre in that particular CFS where the cargo is lying except at M/s Navkar (Preeti logistics), JWC CFS and Ashte logistics which are situated far away from U.B.Centre (Speedy CFS). The LCL cargo lying at the above mentioned three CFS shall be examined by the Officer at U.B.Centre on the receipt of prior intimation before one day of examination. It is however clarified that there should not be any complaint from passengers regarding charging of additional expences or excessive billing etc by the shipping lines or their agents on account of this arrangement. In case of any such complaint, the procedure would be reviewed.

F.No. S/43-Misc-07/2006 UBC JNCH