Malaysia - Abandoned Cargo Advice
- No proper import permits
- Wrong declaration (fraud cases)
- Cargo shelf life overdue and not fit for consumption (perishable cargo)
- Trade dispute between consignee and shipper
- Local authorities will interfere after shipping line advise the abandoned containers after 120 days
- Authorities involved are: Free Zone Authority (PKA), Customs Preventive, Malaysia Quarantine and Inspection (MAQIS), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environment (DOE) and Terminal/port opeartor.
- FZA - as Free Zone Authority.
- Customs / Preventive - any taxable declarations, import permits & mis-declared
- MAQIS - mainly involved for food items, import duties.
- DOE - authority for DG permits and scheduled wastes cargo.
- DOH - import permits and perishable shelf life for meats and similar products
- Based on local regulations and the relevant Authority involved and as per their advice, either to salvage, dispose or return to port of origin.
- By monitoring and constant follow up with the Authorities for faster release of cargo and containers.
- Cargo can be auctioned or disposed of -
- Based on condition of the cargo with approval from relevant Authorities - can be salvaged / auctioned with proper documentation or declaration (to be borne by the new buyer) or disposed off.
- Local regulations - either dispose off locally or return to port of origin
- We need to inform FZA and Other Government Agencies (OGA) for inspection with Terminal representation.
- Based on inspection of cargo, OGA to advice next course of action. to either allow for salvage or if non-salvageable condition, to be disposed
- All documentation required are furnished, and payment of Custom Duties/Government Charges, Port Charges and other costs are settled
- This process will take at least 4 to 8 weeks. or more based on the Authorities advice
- For Salvage cargo - all storage will be borne by the new buyer of the cargo.
- For disposal - Westports - Only storage charges is partially waived.
- Northport - No waiver given, but a small discount (partial) if requested in writing
- For reefer cargo, no waiver at all for electricity on the Reefer Monitoring Charges
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