NEOLINK Announcement – Do you import containers? Then you need to read this – New Charges being implemented by Australian Ports – 9.8.21
Monday 9th of August 2021
Dear Valued Clients,
Patricks Terminals announced last week that its new container weighing solution Pondus will be live at its Melbourne Terminal Operations from 4th of October 2021 and will be launching in Brisbane from 4th of January 2021.
See Patricks notice attached and details below:
“Pondus is an innovative weighing solution that helps drive safety across the container handling sector. Mis-declared containers create potential safety risks throughout the supply chain from transport companies to terminal operators and shipping lines. This new weighing solution, Pondus, helps identify mis-declared weights by statistically sampling containers for weighing and then automatically notifying customers of weight discrepancies allowing parties to better meet their Chain of Responsibility obligations. Any mis-declared container found outside of the 1-tonne tolerance will be charged a weight amendment fee of $230.00 AUD + GST. If containers are accurately declared, then this fee does not apply.”
The important thing to note with this announcement is that the Weight amendment fee does not just apply to heavy containers but ALL CONTAINERS, regardless of the actual weight. If the weight is 1 tonne different on the container, then this fee will be applicable and payable on COD terms with the terminals in order for us to collect the container from the wharf.
NEOLINK’s Recommended Next Steps
We will work with all of you to ensure this is effectively communicated across all of your respective trade lanes and suppliers, but please understand that suppliers are ultimately the ones responsible for accurate weights being provided.
If you or your suppliers have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of the NEOLINK Team.
NEOLINK Marketing Team