No increase in shipping charges

15 May 2020 / Townsville, Australia

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by consumers and businesses across Northern Queensland including key stakeholders along the logistic supply chain for both imports and exports.

To support our customers and the Port community during this unprecedented time, the Port of Townsville advises that there will be no increases in our shipping charges in the 2020-2021 financial year.

All cargo, berthage, utility, security and hire charges will remain at the current rate until 30 June 2021.

We have made some minor modifications to the Shipping Charges Schedule to focus on commodity type rather than individual commodities, simplify storage charges and provide greater transparency in rates. The new Shipping Charges Schedule will be available online in June 2020.

Freezing shipping charges is one of a number of measures we are implementing to offer assistance to our customers as we continue to work closely with you during the pandemic. As an essential service for Northern Queensland it is imperative that we work together to ensure we can continue operating so that the vital industries that we support can also continue operating.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia at [email protected])

Source: Port of Townsville letter dated 12 May 2020

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