PATRICK ANNOUNCES NEW TERMINAL CHARGES
Patrick Stevedores has rolled out an array of terminal ancillary charges covering items from storage to infrastructure effective from July 1.
New storage charges will be payable on all containers/goods left undelivered after three working days (Monday to Saturday) including day of availability.
Rates are charged per teu per day, or part thereof, for ISO boxes. Imported boxes into the Port of Brisbane will cost the most to store on day one and two at $105.87, followed by Port Botany ($96.89), Melbourne ($88.87), and Fremantle ($86.69). Similarly, storage charges for day three onwards follow the same pattern with Port of Brisbane costing $258.92 per teu per day, Port Botany ($244.67), Melbourne ($217.33), and Fremantle ($212.02).
The yard handling fee – per ISO container (applies day 1 of storage) – across all four ports averages $106.71. Import storage surcharges for reefer services and dangerous goods will be charged per ISO container per day, or part thereof. Patrick’s reefer services will cost $9 more on the east coast than the west with Port Botany charging $73.65. At Fremantle it will be $64.64. The Port of Brisbane and Melbourne lie in the middle with charges of $67.38 and $66.40 respectively. Dangerous goods surcharges on the other hand are a stable $196.01 across all four ports. Additionally, Patrick will be charging an infrastructure surcharge of $27.37 per laden container plus GST through its AutoStrad Terminal (Berths 8 to 10) at the Port of Brisbane, and $3.50 plus GST through Melbourne’s East Swanson Dock Terminal. Patrick will charge twice as much in electronic vehicle booking system fees in Port Botany as it will in the other three ports, from $10.74 to $5.32. Phone booking fees follow the same trend from $22.23 to $16.81. All four ports will have a $201.30 subscription fee for the vehicle booking system for a year, a 62 cent SMS fee, and a $50.41 R&D processing fee.