Maldives to hike main airport’s cargo service fees

Overhead view of VIA's seaplane terminal

Overhead view of VIA’s seaplane terminal

Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) on Wednesday announced the decision to hike the prices of the Maldives main airport’s cargo terminal services from September 1 onwards.

MACL’s Managing Director Adil Moosa stated that there will be a 10-15 percent increase in Velana International Airport (VIA)’s cargo terminal services with the new changes. However, he assured that the new prices will be within a reasonable range.

“The changes made to cargo services take the market prices and the prices of similar services provided by others into account. But we always revise these prices,” he said.

The company declared that the prices are being revised in order to enhance and advance VIA’s air cargo services.

The new prices according to MACL’s circular are:

Handling fee, Storage fee

  • MVR1.15 per kilogram
  • MVR 28.75 for shipments under 25 kilograms

Demurrage storage fee

  • Free of charge – first three days
  • MVR 2.30 per kilogram – Day 4 – 10
  • MVR 3.45 per kilogram – Day 11 – 20
  • MVR 5.75 per kilogram – Day 21 – 30
  • Minimum fee – MVR 30

Cold storage fee

  • MVR 1.15 per kilogram

MACL had also made changes to VIA’s cargo services and released circulars on January 30 and May 15 earlier this year.

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