STEVEDORE Victoria International Container Terminal has announced an infrastructure surcharge increase in what it says is a necessary move to cover the 2020 lease increases.

From 1 August 2020, customers are advised VICT will adjust its infrastructure charge to $131.03 per container (exclusive of GST).

This is to apply to full containers, received from or delivered to VICT.

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“The change to VICT’s Infrastructure charge will provide income only to cover the lease increase, and equates to a direct pass-through of the increased port costs,” the stevedore said in a statement.”

A VICT spokesperson said $9.23 was a direct pass through to cover costs.

“VICT delivers a global leading standard in modern technology operations,” the company stated.

“We deliver a world class service with leading truck turnaround times, continual systems improvements and investments to ensure greater efficiencies for both landside and shipside operations and a convenient receival period underpinned by extended operating hours.”

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