Fuel Tax Confusion Related to Container Road Transport


Dear Valued Customers,

We would like to share an insightful notice received from CTAA regarding the Fuel Excise rate reduction announced in the Federal Government’s Budget 2022 which has caused confusion within the industry.

The Federal Government’s Budget 2022 decision to reduce the Fuel Excise rate from 44.2 cents per litre (cpl) to 22.1cpl for a six-month period seems to have caused confusion about the likely impact on Customer Fuel Levies or Surcharges applied by container road transport operators on top of their base cartage rates to account for fluctuations in diesel fuel prices.

Seemingly, some container logistics stakeholders think that heavy vehicle road transport operators will benefit fully from the 22.1cpl reduction in Fuel Excise.  That is simply not the case.

CTAA has produced a Notice to Industry to explain why – download: HERE

As always, SILA Global & our partners will do everything within our control to minimise negative impacts and we will endeavour to keep our clients informed.

In the meantime, should you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SILA Sales representative.

SILA Global Pty Ltd