Port Authority offers relief to customers
The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) is offering discounted fees and more lenient credit terms to customers as Covid-19 has taken a heavy toll on the global sea transportation business.
Not only has the number of containers handled by the port decreased, many trips have been cancelled, Kamolsak Promprayoon, PAT director-general, said.
The PAT board of executives has, therefore, agreed to provide assistance and mitigation of damage to carriers and shipping agents affected by the situation.
It will reduce special fees for fuel usage of the container and tug boat services both at Bangkok port and Laem Chabang port by 5 per cent, effective from May 1 to June 30.
It will also extend the grace period for payment of invoices from the original 15 days to 45 days, effective for invoices dated April 15 to June 30.