Monthly Archives: February 2018

Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee

Dear Valued Clients,

Please be noted that from 1st March 2018, there will be a introduction of the Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee which can ary from approx AUD 90.00-140.00 per container billed on to any container dehired into the terminal on the direct of the shipping lines. Note that this charge can change depending on the shipping line and discharge port.

As far back as 1st September last year, a lot of major lines including OOCL, ANL (CMA-CGM) and COSCO have already started directing containers to be dehired back at the terminal instead of empty parks further saving them an estimated AUD 110.00 – 150.00 per container.

The shipping line Maersk have already directed containers to be dehired into the terminal as of 1st February 2018. Containers that need to be dehired at Patricks along with other terminals yet to be determined will require the importer to complete a PRA. We highly recommend these charges are factored into costings when forwarding on to the market.

If you wish to avoid the Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery fee all together, please ensure you instruct your shipping line to direct dehire to their nominated empty park instead as we must dehire containers in accordance with instructions given on the EDO.

Kind Regards
SILA Customer Service

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Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) announces their own infrastructure charge

Dear Valued Client,

Please note that Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) has announced that they will be introducing an infrastructure charge of AUD 53.00 to be applied from 26th March 2018.

The infrastructure surcharge will be applied to all import and export containers.

Kindly forward this email to all appropriate personnel within your organisation.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Team

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Direct Empty Container Dehire to Wharf

Dear Valued Clients,

 Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) has announced that the return of empty containers direct to stevedore terminals were being closely inspected by transportation companies as costs continue to increase.

The Daily Commercial News has reported that costs could increase “between $80 and $200 per container to existing transport and delivery costs“. Container transport carriers simply cannot absorb these additional costs so will be passed on through to the importer. Differences will include a Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee & PRA in some cases with more possible charges to be noted at a later date.

It will be the responsibility of shippers to seek reductions on the Terminal Handling Charges (THCs) levied by Shipping Lines to balance any cost shifting from the Lines to the landside operators.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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Australian Infrastructure Fee Update – All Ports

Dear Valued Client,

Please note that Patricks Terminal has further increased their infrastructure fees at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle Port.

DP World’s infrastructure fees have been applied since 1st January 2018. As for Patricks, the following charges will applicable from 12th March 2018;

Brisbane   

  • Patrick Terminal:   AUD 47.08 per container ex GST
  • DP World:              AUD 43.75 per container ex GST
  • Hutchinson:           AUD 40.20 per container ex GST

Sydney    

  • Patrick Terminal:  AUD 50.21 per container ex GST
  • DP World:             AUD 42.65 per container ex GST

Melbourne  

  • Patrick Terminal:  AUD 57.25 per container ex GST
  • DP World:             AUD 54.20 per container ex GST

Fremantle 

  • Patrick Terminal:  AUD 13.25 per container ex GST
  • DP World:             AUD 14.04 per container ex GST

Kindly forward this email to all appropriate personnel within your organisation.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Team

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Newcastle Import Container Detention Free Days

Dear Valued Client,

As you may be aware, detention free time is inconsistent and can vary amongst each of the shipping lines. There have been many changes of late which are effectively impacting the free time which is being allocated to shipments.

Examples are explained below:

  • It’s becoming increasingly difficult to run a consistent and reliable rail service from Sydney to Carrington, Newcastle as there have been rail/track closures in Sydney & Newcastle for maintenance both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Many shipping lines are now counting the first free day detention on the vessel’s ATA (Actual Time of Arrival) when in fact the container will not be made available at the wharf till up to 3 days later in some cases. This severely cuts into the free time granted leaving a larger risk of detention being incurred on the shipment.

We ask that with all bookings where final destination is Newcastle, ensure that you clearly request for at least 14-21 free days detention at port of destination to avoid any unnecessary detention. We will then request to have it applied with the shipping lines accordingly. The more free time granted on your shipment, the less likely any detention will be incurred.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries you may have.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Team

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INCREASE IN INFRASTRUCTURE SURCHARGE AT PATRICK TREMINAL MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, FREMANTLE AND BRISBANE TERMINALS FROM 1 MARCH 2018

Dear Valued Client,

We have been informed this morning that Patrick Terminal has also now announced a further increase to Infrastructure Surcharges at its Melbourne, Sydney, Fremantle and Brisbane Terminals.

From 1 March 2018 we will be applying the following charges;

  • Melbourne – Patrick Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge $ 47.50 per container, ex GST
  • Sydney     – Patrick Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge $ 41.10 per container, ex GST
  • Brisbane   – Patrick Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge $ 38.25 per container, ex GST
  • Fremantle – Patrick Terminal Infrastructure Surcharge $ 7.50 per container, ex GST

Kindly forward this email to all appropriate personnel within your organisation.

On behalf of SILA, I thank you for your understanding.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Team

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