Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT) has operated the Terminal at Outer Harbor since 2012. Since that time, the land and infrastructure costs associated with operating the landside component of the business have significantly increased.
In order to ensure that the Terminal continues to be a viable business and FACT continues to have the ability to make efficient investments for the long term, FACT proposes to cover these costs via the introduction of ancillary container charges which will apply from 1 July 2018.
A $28.50 Infrastructure Levy will be applied to each full container lift and a $10.00 Container Weighing Charge will be applied to each full import container.
The Container Weighing Charge relates to the use of two new weigh-in-motion weighbridges recording heavy vehicle axle weights. These weighbridges have been installed to enable FACT to comply with its ‘chain of responsibility’ obligations under National Heavy Vehicle laws.
FACT has discussed the proposed charges with industry representative bodies such as the South Australian Freight Council, Business SA and South Australian Road Transport Association and Container Terminal Monitoring Panel. FACT has also engaged with industry stakeholders including major transport companies and rail operators, and is actively engaging with the ACCC, about the proposed charges.
To allow its customers the best opportunity to plan for the proposed charges, FACT will cap increases to the Infrastructure Levy and Container Weighing Charge for three years.
For more information, please contact David Sleath, FACT General Manager – 08 8248 9318.