Effective 1st May 2015 Patrick has decided to remove the Side-loader fee that was introduced on the 8th February 2013.
The Side-loader fee came into play when both stevedores identified additional costs related to the safe loading of containers and used this as the foundation to push for additional fee.
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) along with road transport sector have had their focus on removing the Patrick side-loader fee as they highlighted the knock on effect this levy would have on direct deliveries from wharf to importers and the impact on smaller transport operators.
It has been stated that “FTA is continuing advocacy with stakeholders in an aim to remove this fee from other stevedore operations”
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