This post is in addition to the previous article on the same subject here.
Please be advised that effective 17th April 2017, DP World Australia will be increasing their infrastructure surcharge at their Melbourne & Sydney terminals.
The rate increase is due to the rising cost of terminal upkeep, driven by higher volume and use of the sites by road & rail operators.
Despite DP World’s continued efforts to offset higher fixed costs through efficiency improvements, they are now unable to absorb these additional costs.
These increases have been opposed by road & rail operators, CBFCA (Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia) and CTAA (Container Transport Alliance Australia) for the monopolistic approach taken by DP World to announce these surcharges with little to no consultation with the landside logistics sector.
The CTAA companies want this issue taken up with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The surcharge is estimated to increase by roughly 900% and will apply to all full containers received or delivered via road or rail at both terminals.
As always, EES Shipping assures you that we will continue to negotiate the best rate for you.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us .