Transportation companies in Iran struggle with expensive detention charges of container
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.4
The head of the Iran Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Commission announced that the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development extends the detention charges of container and receives $150 instead of three dollars a day.
“Shipping line authorities harmed the importers and traders by increasing the detention charges of the container,” Hamid Ezzat-Abadi said on Dec.4, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"There are many complaints in this regard against the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development,” he added. “Numerous follow-ups by the ministry had failed and that the solution might be through judicial action,” he added.
“Transportation companies also have legal problems in the air freight and maritime shipping,” said Ezzat-Abadi.
Last year another member of the Chamber of Commerce warned that since fewer foreign ships can enter the country due to the sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran's shipping company has increased its detention charges of container by nearly two times.
“Shipping companies do not have the right to raise prices to such an extent and the complaint will be investigated if it is made,” Hossein Barkhordar said in last December.