Further to the advice of a side loader levy being introduced on 1st Feb 2013 by DP World, we wish to advise that Sydney Ports has alerted us that Patrick stevedores will also be introducing a fee.
DP World and Patrick applied to Sydney Ports (SPC) to introduce side loader levies. Additional costs incurred due to safe loading practices have been cited as the rationale for the fee. SPC believes these levies are legitimate terminal handling charges and should be paid by shipping lines rather than passed down the line to carriers.
The application of this fee is outside the remit of PBLIS financial penalties. Accordingly, SPC cannot have this application by the stevedores set aside.
DP World have published their fee structure ($54+GST for sideloaders per import container lift as of 1/2/13), Patrick will advise their fee structure in the near future.