We note with some beggared belief the announcement by DP World of yet further increases in the port access charges and wonder which parallel universe they inhabit.

At a time when people are being put out of work, accepting reduced salaries and wages, banks taking a moratorium on interest payments and various landlords waiving onerous conditions a multi-national stevedore who has lost no work sees fit to announce  yet another, dare I say “dubious”, increase.

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Given the pain that so many sectors of the economy are experiencing and will continue to experience, a reduction in some fees and charges would be seen as a more appropriate action.

Tom Pinder

Australian Coastal Shipping

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