Indias biggest private port operator, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), has decided to waive storage/handling charges for oxygen-related equipment, Covid-related cargo and vessel-related charges for ships exclusively carrying Covid-related equipment at its network of ports across India. It will also give priority berthing to ships carrying Covid-related equipment and cargo.
Both these initiatives will be in force for three months or till July 26, reports said. Given the requirement of oxygen and related equipment (medical grade oxygen, oxygen tanks, oxygen bottles, portable oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators, steel pipes for manufacturing oxygen cylinders, etc.), it has been decided to give priority berthing to vessels carrying Covid-related cargoes, the reports added.