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GENERAL FREIGHT RATES IN USD (SUBJECT TO ORIGIN AND DESTINATION CHARGES) VALID UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2014

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Source: Quotation from one of shipping lines in 2014


Fighting Surcharges
Synopsis of ISCOS achievements in fighting surcharges in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports in the period 1978-2003

Conference/Line Claim Amount Claimed Applied afterwards
South & East Africa/USA VDS in Dar es salaam 15% since 1978 Suspended in 1981
East Africa/Middle East VDS in Khoramshah 15% since 1979 Withdrawn in 1979
EA/Middle East VDS at Narsrah 15% June 1979 Abolished in 1980
EA/FEFC VDS in East African ports 15% 1979 Removed 1979
Shipping Corp. of India VDS 20% 1979 Removed May 1979
EACL VDS 5% 1979 Withdrawn June 1979Removed May 1979
Shipping Corp. of India VDS at Bombay 25% wef 1980 Reduced to 7% Aug 84
EACL THCs in East African ports Various in 1989 Banned in Tanzania ports in 1994 but still on in Kenya
EA/Pakistan lines container lines agreement Rate differential on the port of Dar es salaam US$ 100 @ TEU Withdrawn in 1994
EACL Tanga port additional surcharge US$ 50 @ TEU Withdrawn in 1994
EACL VDS on EA ports KPA US$110 THA US$ 90 @ TEU Withdrawn 1994
CMB-T VDS on THA US$ 120 @ TEU Not applied
EA/FEFC VDS on Mombasa port US$ 120 @ TEU Suspended in 2000
EACL VDS on Mombasa port US$ 70 @ TEU Wef 1.3.2004 Suspended in 1.4.2004

 

Benefits from ISCOS work on freight costs
Estimating monetary benefits from ISCOS work on freight costs in 2002

Item Kenya Tanzania Uganda Zambia Remark
Regional indices
Less:
Indices in ISCOS states
12.4%11.5% 12.4%11.7% 20.7%9.6% 20.7%13.3% UNCTAD estimatesUNCTAD estimates
Differential CIFImports US$ (millions) 0.9%2053 0.7%1707 11.1%964 7.4%1123
Savings US$(millions) 18.7 11.95 107.0 83.1 Total 220.75

Source: Calculated from various Reports UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport

The monetary benefits from ISCOS work on freight costs in 2002 and accrued benefits amongst ISCOS Member States(1998-2002) indicates the monetary benefits that accrued to the ISCOS Member States as well as the rest of the sub-region due to ISCOS activities for the year 2002.

In that year, the gross total savings retained in the economies of the sub-region were US$ 239.7 million. The benefits that accrued to the ISCOS member States were US$ 238.7 million, comprising of US$ 30.7 million, US$ 108.8 million, US$ 15.9 million and US$ 83.4 million accruing to the economies of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia respectively.

In the same period under review, the budget estimates for running ISCOS?s activities was only US$ 70000 per Member State or a total of US$ 280000 for the four Member States. Therefore, assuming that all Member States paid their contributions to ISCOS, the value added for maintaining ISCOS?s activities was US$ 238.4 million. The savings are summarized in the table below.

Value Added due to ISCOS activities 2002

 

Country Gross Savings US$ Budget 2002/3 US$ Net savings US$
Kenya 30,691,000 70,000 30,621,000
Uganda 108,829,000 70,000 108,759,000
Tanzania 15,954,000 70,000 15,884,000
Zambia 83,358,000 70,000 83,288,000
Others 812,000 Na 812,000
Total 239,962,000 280,000 239,482,000

Source: Calculated from various Reports UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport