Port of Melbourne will increase wharfage, empty container and other charges in 2011-2012, the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) press release said. The new Reference Tariff Schedule (RTS) for port fees is effective July 1, 2011.
PoMC said wharfage charges for full twenty-foot containers will increase by $1,70 to $40,10 (plus GST 4.4%) while empty container charges - by 40 cents to $10,00 (GTS - 4.2%). All other charges will be increased by approx. 4.5%. The revenue from the charges will be set aside for expansion of Port of Melbourne infrastructure and services.
Motor vehicle fees will increase by an average of $1.04 per motor vehicle to $23,66 (plus GST). The channel fee for Pure Car Carrier vessels remains at 75% of the scheduled fee.
A concessionary rate for channel tariffs remains for cruise vessels but will grow from 60% to 70% of the full channel fees for 2011-2012. The discount on channel fees for short sea shipping making more than two sailings a week will be reduced from 50% to 47% as of July 1st.