Vizag Port offers direct link to Chinese ports
Visakhapatnam Port has urged Nepali traders to make more use of the seaport as the cost of ferrying goods from there is lower. The frequency at which cargo trains are leaving the port for Nepal indicates underutilisation of the port. Although Visakhapatnam Port is located quite far away from Nepal, it offers lower sea freight costs, and freight forwarders do not have to pay various charges such as detention cost, demurrage cost and many other formal and informal charges. “The low sea freight cost due to direct link with Chinese ports, and low port charges will work as compensation for Nepali traders worried about higher cost emanating from longer distance,” said Ashok Kumar Temani, Chairman of Road Transport and Transit Committee at the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry.