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Low Levels of Vehicle Clearance

As informed previously, HIPG has granted a demurrage free period of 45 days, with effect on the 16th of March 2020 until 30th April 2020, for the clearance of local vehicle/HH imports.

When taking this decision we considered all concerns and issues raised by consignees, importers and wharf clerks and the Sri Lanka Government’s decision to facilitate and expedite the cargo clearance from all ports. The Government has also ensured that all relevant Government Departments are operational to facilitate the clearance.

However, we note with regret that only less than 150 vehicles out of approximately 6000 vehicles has been cleared to date.

Please be advised that the demurrage free period granted until 30th April 2020 will not be extended under any circumstances.

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