Effective Monday 17/04/17, DP World (DPW) have levied a new Infrastructure Surcharge in Sydney and increased the existing Infrastructure Surcharge in Melbourne for all import and export containers transiting the DPW facility in both ports.
As we are unable to absorb these extra costs, effective Monday 17/04/17 we must add a DPW Infrastructure Surcharge of $25.00 + GST and $35.00 + GST for all affected Sydney and Melbourne containers respectively.
Peak industry bodies have made representations to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to these surcharges and whilst we await the outcome of this process we will continue to pursue and make any future adjustments at that time.
Whist we remain hopeful that the contrary position will ultimately prevail, there is a high degree of probability that other stevedores will follow suit in due course and we will also keep you updated on any developments in this regard.
We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative or myself should you require any further information in relation to the implementation of these surcharges.