Following the increase and Introduction of Infrastructure fees by DP World in April this year, we have now been advised by Patrick Terminals of increased infrastructure surcharges in both Melbourne and Brisbane Terminals. Further to this we have also be informed that Infrastructure surcharges will be in introduced in Fremantle and Sydney terminals. Both will apply as of 10th July 2017.
For more detail please refer to the following notice:
The Infrastructure Surcharge has increased to $32.00 per container in Melbourne, and $32.55 per container in Brisbane. In Sydney, the Infrastructure Surcharge is being introduced at $25.45 per container and in Fremantle at $4.76 per container. These charges will be levied via the 1-Stop Vehicle Booking System or via the rail operator and apply to all containers delivered into the terminal- both Import and Export. It is important to note that this is not a fee introduced by IFC and further to this, freight forwarders, have limited power in deciding which stevedore a vessel calls at, particularly given that some shipping lines have entered into mid-term agreements with stevedores.
The Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA), Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Container Transport Alliance of Australia (CTAA) have led the case to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) requesting a formal investigation of the DP World charging regime and will now give the ACCC the latest on Patrick to add to their deliberations.
These charges will be billed to the transport companies effective 10th of July 2017. Therefore, all import and export containers to and from Patricks will incur an infrastructure levy of $35.00 per container in Melbourne, $30.00 per container in Sydney, $6.00 per container in Fremantle and $40.00 per container in Brisbane.
The increase on actual costs is levied by Transport Companies and IFC to cover both finance and administration costs. Should anyone require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.