Infrastructure Levy – Continued
Further to previous introduction of the Infrastructure Levy for Sydney & Melbourne ports by DP World, we have now received notice that Patrick’s will also be implementing this fee into Australia (excluding Adelaide). Effective ETA/ETD 10th July 2017.
We have been advised this surcharge is caused from a rise in property costs, council rates, land tax and terminal maintenance at the Sydney Terminal over recent years.
Unfortunately this additional charge will impact our FCL & LCL pricing, we therefore will need to pass on this cost to our valued customers:
The surcharge will be applied as per below:
- FCL Imports/Exports: AUD25.00 – Applicable to all Import/Export cargo arriving/departing at DP World Terminals (SYD/MEL/BNE/PER)
- FCL Imports/Exports: UD30.00 – Applicable to all Import/Export cargo arriving/departing at Patricks Terminals (SYD/MEL/BNE/PER)
- LCL Imports/Exports: AUD1.50W/M – Applicable to all Import/Export cargo arriving/departing at DP World & Patricks Terminals (SYD/MEL/BNE/PER)
Department of Agriculture & Water Resource (DAWR) – Reminder of Important Changes to Packing Declarations
As you now may be aware, the implementation of the new Packing Declarations is in full affect.
If you haven’t reminded your suppliers, please send the new format which is applicable for all shipments arriving into Australia. For regular shippers it may be a good idea to use the annual Packing Declaration – This will eliminate having to fill out Packing Declarations for each shipment
As referenced in NNF 2016/060 key changes affecting Broker Approved Arrangements we would like to bring to your attention a key change that will affect “Prohibited packaging material statement” since the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015, which places restriction on the use of the term ‘prohibited’ in relations to packing material.
‘Prohibited packaging material statement’ as required by the Non commodity information requirements policy has been replaced by the ‘unacceptable packaging statement’.
Department of DAWR has received legal advice that the ‘unacceptable packaging statement’ must only be used under the Biosecurity Act 2015.
These new declarations must be in place by June 10 for all shipments arriving by sea freight or there will be delays in clearance of sea freight cargo. DAWR WILL NOT accept the old Packing Declaration after the 16th of June & shipments will require Unpack Inspection at the Importers cost.
These new declarations must be in place by June 10 for all shipments arriving by sea freight or there will be delays in clearance of sea freight cargo.
To download the new Packing Declaration templates please Click Here.