To All Our Valued Clients,
In recent weeks we have been advised of impending increases in Infrastructure Levies by two Container Terminal Operators, following on from increases introduced by DP World earlier this year.
Patricks has announced effective from 12th March 2018 Infrastructure charges will increase to:
- Melbourne $47.50 per container
- Sydney $41.10 per container
- Brisbane $38.25 per container
- Fremantle $7.50 per container
Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) has announced as of the 27th March it will introduce an Infrastructure Fee at its Melbourne terminal as follows:
- Melbourne $48.00 per container
This fee will incorporate the current Chain of Responsibility Fee (COR) currently imposed on industry by this terminal.
Once again terminals have claimed that the infrastructure fees are necessary to recover a portion of increasing capital investment, including rent, taxes and council rates, maintenance and operational costs.
IFC Global Logistics has no alternative but to pass on this increase along with a financial and administrative cost, as these fees will be directly passed to transport operators.
If you have any questions in relation this, please contact myself or your Account Manager for clarification.