Import containers in India : trade weight control

The Indian Government has implemented a weight control of import containers into India.

In accordance with Chennai Customs instruction the Chennai port has installed a weighting machine and started to weight the import containers.

This new procedure is implemented and will be strictly respected for all shipments to India, because:

– Customs penalty likely to be very high due wrong weight declaration
– Port terminal expenses

We draw your attention to the importance of correct weight declaration in general.  The correct weight needs to be given for each of your bookings.

The shipper is responsible for Customs fines, issues and delay in cargo release, in case of weight discrepancies.  These fines will be in such case debited to the freight paying party.

For any question do not hesitate to contact us.