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Monday, July 16, 2018

ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT PORT COSTS FOR CALLS AT AL BAKR CONTINUES

Although the Iraqi authority continues to demand payment of port cost when calling Al Bakr, INTERTANKO has received a report from an owner that although they did not pay the port cost, the vessel was still loaded and cleared for departure.

In a recent attempt to avoid collecting payment in USD, an owner received an estimated port cost based on the new tariff in AED (UAE Dirham), which is a convertible foreign currency and hence illegal.