Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan informed Lok Sabha that the share of major ports in the traffic handled is about 58 percent whereas for the non major ports it is about 42 percent.
There is no tariff regulation for non major and private ports in the country and they are free to fix their own tariff. However, for the Major Port Trusts the tariff is fixed by Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP), the minister informed.
In July 2013, the government announced new guidelines for tariff setting in Major Ports. This new guidelines impart for projects which come up after the issue of these guidelines flexibility to the Major Ports in determination of tariff subject to a tariff ceiling. The new tariff guidelines have come into effect from July 31, 2013, the minister said.