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Dwell Time

Dwell time is the measure of the time elapsed from the time the cargo arrives in the port to the time the goods leave the port premises after all permits and clearances have been obtained.


Data of dwell time at select ports for the month of July 2015

Customs station Time taken from arrival of cargo to filing of declaration by importer Time taken by Customs for assessment after filing of declaration Time taken by importer for payment of customs duty Time taken from payment of duty to registration of documents Time taken from registration of documents to "out of customs charge" Total time Percentage of time taken by customs
JNCH 4 days & 16 hours 1 day & 1 hour 1 day 2 days & 3 hours 5 hours 9 days & 1 hour 13.77%
Chennai Customs House 4 days & 21 hours 1 day & 4 hours 17 hours 2 days 8 hours 9 days & 2 hrs 16.39%

* rounded to the nearest hour




Data of dwell time at select Airports for the month of July 2015

Customs station Time taken from arrival of cargo to filing of declaration by importer Time taken by Customs for assessment after filing of declaration Time taken by importer for payment of customs duty Time taken from payment of duty to registration of documents Time taken from registration of documents to "out of customs charge" Total time Percentage of time taken by customs
Sahar, Mumbai 3 days 1 hour 23 hours 8 hours 1 day & 3 hours 2 hours 5 days & 12 hours 18.34%
IGI, Delhi 2 days & 14 hours 9 hours 9 hours 22 hours 2 hours 4 days & 8 hours 10.38%
Aircargo, Chennai 2 days & 14 hours 11 hours 8 hours 1 day & 1 hour 4 hours 4 days & 14 hours 13.40%
Aircargo, Bangalore 3 days & 9 hours 10 hours 10 hours 1 day 1 hour 5 days & 6 hours 8.75%

*time is rounded to the nearest hour




Data of dwell time at select ICDs for the month of July 2015

Customs station Time taken from arrival of cargo to filing of declaration by importer Time taken by Customs for assessment after filing of declaration Time taken by importer for payment of customs duty Time taken from payment of duty to registration of documents Time taken from registration of documents to "out of customs charge" Total time Percentage of time taken by customs
ICD, Delhi 19 days^ 1 day 22 hours 2 days 4 hours 23 days 4.89%
ICD Bangalore 7 days & 3^ hours 18 hours 21 hours 1 day & 14 hours 8 hours 9 days & 16 hours 11.11%

* time is rounded to the nearest hour

^ includes the time taken for the container to be transported from Port to ICD