Wednesday 24th Oct, 2018
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Port surcharges – be careful how you respond

Article by Nathan Cecil* The introduction of port terminal infrastructure surcharges, their subsequent significant increase and the significant increase of…
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VTA urges operators to pass on Patrick fee hike

INDUSTRY body the Victorian Transport Association has written to members urging them to pass on infrastructure surcharge increases announced last…
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ACCC to seek stevedore price hike explanation

PATRICK is set to receive a “please explain” note from the competition regulator following the stevedore’s latest infrastructure fee hike….
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Government action urged following infrastructure fee hikes

AN INFRASTRUCTURE fee hike by stevedore Patrick has prompted calls for government agencies to take action. The Container Transport Alliance…
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Pain for transport companies as Patrick hikes infrastructure fees

PATRICK has blamed high property, maintenance and operational costs for its decision to hike infrastructure fees at its Sydney, Fremantle,…
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New empty container de-hire regime to add up to $200 per container: CBFCA

MAERSK Line’s announcement that it would change its empty container de-hire regime could add between $80 and $200 per container…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: The great empty container debate

MAERSK Line Australia recently announced that they will be introducing a “Return of import containers to Australian shipping terminals” policy….
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Solutions not surcharges needed in the empties dehire debate

MY ARTICLE titled “Empty container dehires – no more happy returns” published last week has been the catalyst for much…
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