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NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS 01/21 – VERIFIED GROSS MASS

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS 01/21 – VERIFIED GROSS MASS

Dear Valued Customer,

In 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at
Sea (SOLAS) convention Chapter VI, Regulation 2, Paragraph 6 indicating that all shippers must
verify and provide the gross mass of a packed export container prior to vessel loading, and
the weighing equipment used to verify the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) must meet certification
and calibration requirements. The VGM is used by the vessel and terminal operators to
arrange for safe vessel stowage plans. The amendment was adopted to increase safety and
reduce the dangers to cargo, containers, ships and all stakeholders involved. Therefore,
estimated weight is not permitted and represents a violation of SOLAS regulations.

During recent months South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) & Motukea
International Terminal (MIT) have used their certified weighbridges to weigh full export
containers and for most of these, the weight was found to have been under-declared. This
poses a great risk to the safety and security of all operators involved in the shipping process,
from truckers, to terminal operators, to shipping lines.

ICTSI South Pacific is supportive of all IMO initiatives and regulations and is committed to
ensuring the safety of people, cargo and vessel. Therefore, effective April 1, 2021 SPICT & MIT
will implement a “No Certified VGM, No Load” policy, ensuring that the final load lists only
include full export containers with a certified VGM, while those without will not be loaded.
SPICT & MIT offer customers the service of “Certified VGM”: containers will be weighed with
calibrated and certified equipment and the certified VGM will be issued to the Shipping Line
and the Shipper.

All export full containers entering terminals’ premises without a certified VGM will be
weighed and the “Certified VGM” Fee will be applied according to tariff.
All export full containers entering terminals’ premises with a certified VGM provided by an
entity other than MIT or SPICT will also be weighed and if any weight discrepancy is found,
the VGM of the container provided by the terminal will be used for the final stowage plan.
In this event, a “VGM misdeclaration” Fee will be applied along with the standard “Certified
VGM” Fee.

SPICT and MIT deliver a leading global standard in modern container terminal design,
innovation and operations. Committed to delivering a world class service and continuously
improve performance, SPICT & MIT continue to improve systems to ensure safety and greater
efficiencies for both landside and shipside operations.
Kindly find attached brochures in English and Tok-Pisin with all relevant information.

Please contact SPICT & MIT for any clarification.

Kind Regards,
ICTSI South Pacific Management

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – REVISION OF SPICTL & MITL NON-REGULATED TARIFFS & TERMINAL SERVICES STANDARD TRADING CONDITIONS (“STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS”)

Dear Valued Customers,

Effective 1 February 2021, customers are advised that both South Pacific International Container Terminal Limited (SPICTL) & Motukea International Terminal Limited (MITL) will adopt revised Non-Regulated Tariffs and Terminal Services Standard Trading Conditions (“Standard Terms & Conditions”).
Since the start of operations in 2018, we have managed to absorb inflation and increasing costs through efficiencies and productivity improvements, but the additional increases in fixed and variable costs are now forcing us to perform a slight adjustment to our tariffs in order to continue providing value-adding service to customers and the cargos moving in and out of Papua New Guinea.

Upon commencement of operations in 2018, ICTSI has devoted resources in the modernization of terminal operations in PNG and has committed significant investments in new equipment, new technology and training to upskill nationals.
Amongst the benefits of these investments, we can record reduced port stay for international vessels calling into our terminals, faster truck turnaround time inside terminals’ premises and more in general faster and safer exchange of cargo.
In 2021 and following years, ICTSI will continue with heavy investments such as new Ship to Shore Cranes in Lae, additional berth and yard equipment in both SPICTL and MITL to upgrade our services, significantly improve productivity and efficiency in Lae and Motukea and enable ICTSI to service bigger vessels with bigger volumes and elevate PNG standards to the highest in the world.

New tariff items have been introduced to respond to new operational realities and to promote transparency of costs and ease of doing business with new services being offered by the terminals. Other items have been added to promote efficiencies and drive upward the performances of all the stakeholders in the supply chain. Finally, some tariff items have been reduced to promote trade and to align with common industry practice worldwide.

This minimal revision allows SPICTL & MITL to remain competitive in the market, whilst continuing to provide shipping lines and shippers with leading service levels in PNG.
SPICTL & MITL deliver a leading global standard in modern container terminal design, innovation and operations. With a commitment to delivering a world class service and continuously improve performances, SPICTL & MITL continue to improve systems to ensure greater efficiencies for both landside and shipside operations.

Please contact SPICTL & MITL should you wish any clarification.

Kind Regards,
ICTSI South Pacific Management

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – REVISION OF SPICTL & MITL NON-REGULATED TARIFFS & TERMINAL SERVICES STANDARD TRADING CONDITIONS (“STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS”)
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – TRANSFER OF PLANNING & BILLING FUNCTIONS TO CENTRAL DEPARTMENT

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – TRANSFER OF PLANNING & BILLING FUNCTIONS TO CENTRAL DEPARTMENT

Dear Valued Customers,
Effective 16 November 2020, customers are advised that Planning and Billing functions for South Pacific International Container Terminal Limited (SPICTL) & Motukea International Terminal Limited (MITL) will be transferred to Central Planning & Billing Department in ICTSI Head Office in Manila. Parallel running between PNG and Manila staff will continue through to November 30th in order to ensure a smooth transition, assuring customers that there will be no changes to processes and procedures currently in place.

Concurrently, we are aligning SPICTL & MITL Billing Offices operating hours as per below table.

Days Open Close
Weekdays 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM/Noon

Since the start of terminals’ operations in 2018, terminals have improved productivity and delivered efficiencies throughout the whole supply chain. To provide next level value-adding service to customers and the cargo moving in and out of PNG we are now looking inwardly at our organizational structures. We will harness the synergies and efficiencies provided by our state-of-the-art terminal management system and by a centralized department that is well established and operative since many years and delivers high-level standard services to other terminals within ICTSI group, such as VICT in Melbourne.

E-mail addresses currently being used will not change, below for your reference:
• SPICTL Planning: SPICTPlanners@spict.com.pg
• SPICTL Operations: SPICTOPSCenter@spict.com.pg
• SPICTL Billing: billing@spict.com.pg
• MITL Planning: mit-planners@mit.com.pg
• MITL Operations: MITOPSCenter@mit.com.pg
• MITL Billing: MIT-Billing@mit.com.pg

With a commitment to delivering a world class service and continuously improve performances, SPICTL & MITL continue to improve systems to ensure greater efficiencies for both landside and shipside operations.

Please contact SPICTL & MITL should you wish any clarification.

 

Kind Regards,
ICTSI South Pacific Management

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS

Dear Valued Customer,

Motukea International Terminal (MIT) and South Pacific International Terminal (SPICT)
are carefully monitoring and complying with all COVID-19 related rules and regulations
mandated by PNG National and Provincial authorities under the State of Emergency.

MIT and SPICT are not part of the vessel clearing procedure. The decision on
quarantine requirements for international vessels is not within the scope of MIT and SPICT
and any delay in ships berthing and eventual omissions is not attributable to the terminals.

MIT and SPICT attend and work every vessel that is cleared by the authorities and
allowed to berth in our facilities, always safeguarding the utmost level of safety and security
at the terminals.

Finally, MIT and SPICT have not increased tariffs since the start of operations in 2018
and will not increase any tariff item during the COVID-19 emergency that is affecting the
people of Papua New Guinea.

Kind Regards,
ICTSI South Pacific Management

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS