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DP WORLD exorbitant increase to Landside Fees


1 JAN 2024
FTA / APSA / CTAA escalation of advocacy activity

DP World yesterday announced a range of exorbitant landside fee increases that will take effect from 1 January 2024.

Included in the mix are the following increases in Terminal Access Charges, particularly impacting Australian east coast container terminals:

Terminal Access Charge (TAC): Full Exports – 52.52% increase in Melbourne; 38.80% increase in Sydney; 37.50% in Brisbane.
Terminal Access Charge (TAC): Full Imports – 26.18% increase in Brisbane; 25.49% in Sydney; 21.22% in Melbourne.

For further detail, please refer to the summary prepared and shared by the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) available HERE

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have initiated the following:

  • correspondence to DP World executive expressing frustration at having nil engagement on the proposed increases;
  • correspondence to various Federal Government Ministers, again requesting a response to the Productivity Commission recommendations as outlined in their review of Australia’s Maritime Logistics System with specific reference to the proposed introduction of a Mandatory Code administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to oversee / approve any adjustments to landside fees; and  
  • engagement with the CTAA to escalate advocacy to relevant State Ministers and the production of a a joint media release.

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