PUBLIC NOTICE: INVITATION TO A STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING TO COLLECT VIEWS ON CHARGING OF DELIVERY ORDER FEE BY SHIPPING AGENTS

Imewekwa: Sep 22, 2022


PUBLIC NOTICE

INVITATION TO A STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING TO COLLECT VIEWS ON CHARGING OF DELIVERY ORDER FEE BY SHIPPING AGENTS

  • 1.Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) wishes to inform the General Public that on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 there will be a public consultation meeting on charging of Delivery Order (DO) fee by licensed shipping agents in Tanzania.
  • 2. On 27th May, 2019 TASAC ordered abolishment of the fee which was being charged by shipping agents upon issuance of DOs to consignees after it was observed that release of cargo ought to have been done on the basis of Original Bill of Lading. It was further observed that the Original Bill of Lading is a Document of Title and DOs were being issued for agents’ convenience.
  • 3.Nevertheless, in practice, shipping agents continued issuing DO as a necessity for common advantage of the sector without charging. It has been claimed that use of DOs has continued due to its importance in facilitating and securing cargo delivery process.At different occasions, Ports’ stakeholders have repeatedly urged the Regulator (TASAC) to review its earlier decision of abolishing the fee associated with issuance of DOs.
  • 4.Pursuant to Section 29 (2) of the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Act, Cap 415, the Corporation has scheduled a meeting on 5th October, 2022 at the National College of Tourism in Dar es Salaam to collect stakeholders’ views on the matter. The Meeting is scheduled to start from 10:00 am.
  • 5.By this Notice, all stakeholders who wish to express their views on the matter are invited to participate in this meeting.Registration for a slot to express views in the meeting can be done electronically through tariff@tasac.go.tz.
  • 6.Stakeholders can submit written views electronically through the same address indicated above or post to the Director General, TASAC, P. O. Box 989, Dar es Salaam. In any case, written views on the application must be received by 10th October, 2022.

Issued by

Director General,

Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation.