Direct Empty Container Dehire to Wharf

Dear Valued Clients,

 Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) has announced that the return of empty containers direct to stevedore terminals were being closely inspected by transportation companies as costs continue to increase.

The Daily Commercial News has reported that costs could increase “between $80 and $200 per container to existing transport and delivery costs“. Container transport carriers simply cannot absorb these additional costs so will be passed on through to the importer. Differences will include a Direct Terminal De-Hire Recovery Fee & PRA in some cases with more possible charges to be noted at a later date.

It will be the responsibility of shippers to seek reductions on the Terminal Handling Charges (THCs) levied by Shipping Lines to balance any cost shifting from the Lines to the landside operators.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service