Registration required for carrying out multimodal transportation

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    No person shall carry on or commence the business of multimodal transportation unless he is registered under the said Act. For the purposes of registration, the operator must fulfill the conditions of annual turnover and have offices/ agents in atleast 2 other countries. The certificate is valid for three years and is to be renewed from time to time.

  • Penalty

    Cancellation of registration .-

    The competent authority may, if it is satisfied at any time after Registration
    that –
    (a) any statement in, or in relation to, any application under subsection
    (2) of section 4 or its renewal under sub-section (5) of that
    section, is incorrect or false in any material particular; or

    (b) any of the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under has
    been contravened by the multimodal transport operator; or

    (c) the multimodal transport operator has not entered into any
    multimodal transport contract during the preceding two years after his
    registration,
    cancel by order the certificate of registration:
    Provided that no such registration shall be cancelled unless the
    multimodal transport operator has been given a reasonable opportunity of
    showing cause against the proposed action.

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    Registration for multimodal transportation.-
    (1) Any person may apply for registration to the competent authority to
    carry on or commence the business of multimodal transportation.

    (2) An application under sub-section (1) shall be made in such form as
    may be prescribed and shall be accompanied by a fee of ten thousand
    rupees.
    (3) On receipt of the application, the competent authority shall satisfy that
    the applicant fulfils the following conditions, namely:-
    (a)
    (i) that the applicant is a company, firm or proprietary
    concern, either engaged in the business of Shipping, or freight
    forwarding in India or abroad with a minimum annual turnover
    of fifty lakh rupees during the immediately preceding financial
    year or an average annual turnover of fifty lakh rupees during
    the preceding three financial years as certified by a Chartered
    Accountant within the meaning of the Chartered Accountants
    Act, 1949(38 of 1949);
    (ii) that if the applicant is a company, firm or proprietary
    concern other than a company, firm or proprietary concern
    specified in sub-clause (i), the subscribed share capital of
    such company or the aggregate balance in the capital account
    of the partners of the firm, or the capital of the proprietor is not
    less than fifty lakh rupees;
    (b) that the applicant has offices or agents or representatives in
    not less than two other countries,
    -- and on being so satisfied, register the applicant as a multimodal
    transport operator and grant a certificate to it to carry on or commence the
    business of multimodal transportation;
    Provided that the competent authority may, for reasons to be
    recorded in writing, refuse to grant registration if it is satisfied that the
    applicant does not fulfill the said conditions.