APSEZ declares Force Majeure at key facilities

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s biggest private port operator, has declared force majeure at its key facilities in Mundra, Tuna and Dhamra. This is in response to the  three-week lockdown imposed by the government to control Corona Virus.

“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port hereby notifies the “Force Majeure Event”, wherein port will not be responsible for any claims, damages, charges, etc whatsoever arising out of and /or connected to the above Force Majeure event, either directly or indirectly, which without any limitation would include vessel demurrages, inter alia due to pre-berthing or any other delays of whatsoever nature and accordingly the discharge rate guaranteed under the agreement shall also not be applicable for all vessels to be handled at port for any delay or disturbance in the port services during the Force Majeure period,” APSEZ maintained in a notice issued on 24 March.

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