Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has said that scam fees are being charged to importers.
A statement issued by MPL said that agents, freight forwards and brokers are charging importers with scam fees named APCR, Port Congestion Charge, DCHT and Equipment Imbalance Charge.
MPL said that the people behind this is charging these scam fees from importers under the guise of fees to the MPL. The company said that they have receiving numerous complaints regarding such cases.
The charges for importers via sea freight are mentioned in their tariff according the MPL. And with new changes to the organization last December, the service at the Male’ Commercial Harbor is faster and so no one should be charged any late fees for the cargo ships.