Notification of Port Majeure

13 May 2021 / Gopalpur, India

The Novel Corona Virus disease resurgence has taken place across India, as declared by various state and central government department and nodal agencies…

…Gopalpur Ports Ltd (GPL) is taking all necessary actions and precautions to further contain the spread of COVID-10 and is fully compliant of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 as per directions of the various governmental agencies. The Government of Odisha, through the office of the Special Relief Commissioner, have also declared complete lockdown of all districts including Ganjam, where GPL is situated, effective 5 May 2021.

Our logistics and operations performance (including but not limited to loading/unloading and receipt and dispatches) are severely and adversely affected. Despite this, we are trying our best to continue with the cargo operation with limited resources.

Under the situation as stated above, which is completely beyond the control of GPL, we have no other choice than to invoke Force Majeure event from 0600 hours on 12 May 2021 until further notice post withdrawal of restrictions imposed by the governmental agencies.

Due to Force Majeure event, port performance is being affected hence we shall not be responsible for any claims whatsoever including but not limited to various contractual obligations, delays, demurrage and related cost and consequences arising directly or indirectly under this situation.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in India, contact GAC India at [email protected])

Source: Extract from Gopalpur Ports Limited notice dated 12 May 2021

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