Darwin Port Charges Revised
Darwin Port Corporation has advised that, effective 1 July 2015, port charges will be indexed by 0.8% applying the Darwin All Groups CPI for the March 2015 quarter.
With the low percentage change of less than 1% most standard port charges will see a very minimal increase and some tariffs were not indexed at all.
Changes to tariffs include:
- Reduction of the crane hire rate of $202.87 to $190.00 per hour and the introduction of a minimum hire period for after hours and weekend hire;
- Pilot detention of greater than 30 minutes will be charged at 25% of the standard pilotage otherwise applicable for each successive 30 minute block;
- Introduction of electricity and storage charges for 40 FT reefer containers;
- Introduction of infrastructure support contribution for visiting foreign navy berthing at Fort Hill Wharf or East Arm Wharf at the rate of 25 cents per GRT per day.