DP World Announces further increases to their Terminal Infrastructure Levy
DP World Australia have broadcasted that there will be an increase in their “Terminal Infrastructure Levies” for all import & export container going into/out of their East Coast terminals - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
This comes only after recent introduction of these levies into the Sydney & Melbourne markets.
The increases are significant across all terminals and will range from $10.00 - $20.00 per container.
DPWA has responded to previous industry concerns, however the market cannot accept the quantum, timing or reasons provided for the increase.
Only last week the ACCC issued the 2016-2017 Annual Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report which noted that "the 'new infrastructure charges' raise issues for the port supply chain" and, on the original increase: "It also appears that revenue from the new charges is likely to more than offset cost increases associated with terminal rents, government taxes and rates identified by DP World and Patricks."
Industry have warned the ACCC that inaction would see industry faced with regular and significant increases at the terminal gate, which is exactly what we see today.
The charges are to take effect from 1 January 2018.
Please contact your BRi Customer Solutions rep should you require more info.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Transport Department
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