FEDERAL infrastructure minister Darren Chester says landside operators deserve benefits from paying more in infrastructure fees.
Mr Chester confirmed meetings with truck and rail operators on the topic.
“I have met with truck and rail operators and other industry bodies on this matter, and understand their concerns about the infrastructure access fees being implemented or increased by stevedoring companies,” the minister told DCN.
“I fully expect truck and rail operators to receive benefits through increased investment in landside infrastructure as a result of these fees.”
Mr Chester said the ACCC was the appropriate body to examine the impact of such fees.
“I welcome the ACCC’s further examination of this issue in its 2017-18 container stevedoring monitoring report,” he said.