INFRASTRUCTURE FEES ON THE RISE
Revisited and New Fees
Effective 1st March 2021 there will be further landside Infrastructure Surcharges, a re-introduction of the side-loader fee for Patrick Terminal and a new long vehicle fee.
These fees are being charged by the transport companies and ultimately being passed down the supply chain and onto the importers.
Revisited and New Charges:
Terminal Access Charge – This charge has been on the increase and it seems stevedores have the state government on their side endorsing the incremental escalation.
Side-loader Fee – This fee was firstly introduced in 2012 and justified by the fact that sideloaders were required to complete deliveries. This is now being re-introduced after it was initially removed by Patrick Terminals year ago. Other terminals around the country have already been charging this fee.
Long vehicle fee – This is a new fee introduced by Patrick Terminals, for truck and trailer combinations of more than 26m long that require access to the Autostrad grid.