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DPWA to introduce infrastructure surcharge at Fremantle Terminal

  • Posted on Monday 18th, September 2017.

Logistics service provider, DP World Australia (DPWA), has announced that it will introduce an infrastructure surcharge at its Fremantle Terminal as part of the basis for which access to the terminal is granted, for both road and rail operators, from 30 October 2017.

“Property costs at Fremantle Terminal have risen considerably in the last five years,” according to DPWA General Manager Operations – Fremantle, Luke Westlake.

“DPWA has incurred material increases in the costs of occupancy of more than 25 per cent, covering cost of council rates, land tax and rent,” he said.

“Additionally, terminal infrastructure maintenance continues to add a high cost to the business. DPWA avoided passing these costs onto the supply chain over this period, attempting to offset them through efficiency improvements. Despite DPWA’s continued efforts, these material step changes in costs cannot be offset.

“DPWA has also invested in upkeep of infrastructure to keep pace with industry expectations, and handle greater peaks and troughs in cargo arrival patterns. This investment also includes increases in costs of terminal upkeep driven by use of the site by landside operators.

“The surcharge will be $8.22 (excluding GST) per container and will apply to all full containers received or delivered to/from landside operators at Fremantle Terminal.”

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