Port Botany stevedore charges issues

IFCBAA continues to directly engage with The Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance on this issue.

Whilst recognising the Minister’s involvement in continuing to be engaged with this issue, IFCBAA does not agree with the Minister’s recent response that 1-Stop be engaged by the DPW and Patrick to utilise it’s software platform to divert these charges away from carriers and onto “cargo owners”.

Such a prospect would be simply transferring this domestic charge to another third party, does not take into account different shipping terms and would only serve have these charges absorbed into the supply chain, by being absorbed into shipping related charges.

IFCBAA does not view this proposal as being commercially possible.

The writer will continue to engage directly with the Ministers office and senior representatives of Transport for NSW on this and other port related matters, including ECPs.

IFCBAA now awaits the findings and recommendations from Transport for NSW’s “NSW Empty Container Supply Chain Study”, having provide substantial input and solution recommendations as part of that process.

IFCBAA continues to lobby State and Federal Governments for the establishment of a Port Community System, that overseers the data flow, charge levels/types and trading conditions that apply to both full and empty container movements, through Australia’s ports.

Scott Carson
Commercial Manager