Update – New International Terminal Fee for LCL Cargo

Update – New International Terminal Fee for LCL Cargo

New International Terminal Fee for LCL Cargo

Further to our earlier advice below, Qube Logistics will forge ahead with the Import Terminal Fee as of Monday 9th October. As these fees will be paid in advance of delivery, IFC will implement this fee at $35.00 per shipment to cover finance and administration costs.

The largest 3PL in Australia, Qube Logistics, has announced that it will it will push ahead with the introduction of a $30 International terminal fee for LCL cargo unpacked at its facilities across Australia from October 9th 2017.

IFC Global Logistics and Industry bodies including Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have contacted Qube Logistics regarding this proposed fee and feedback was remarkably similar to the recent introduction of Wharf Infrastructure Fees at Australian FCL terminals.  As outlined in the attached customer notice ‘Operational cost recovery’ is the reason for the introduction of this fee. Despite objections to the rapidly increasing trend towards surcharges on third party / non-contracted stakeholders, at this stage, Qube Logistics intends to forge ahead with this fee.

Our expectation is that other CFS operators across the country will follow suit and announce similar cost recovery measures. IFC Global Logistics will monitor the situation and where possible provide alternate options for our customers however any LCL freight that is unpacked at a Qube facility will be subject to an LCL International Terminal Fee with a financial and administrative cost included.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact your Account Manager.