PBPL applies a cargo-based fee for wharfage, harbour dues, port access and maritime security. This is invoiced directly to the shipping company or their agents, as per the rates published in our Schedule of Port Charges.
Some cargo owners may misconstrue charges invoiced to them by a shipping line, freight forwarder or customs agent as complete PBPL port charges, however this is not the case.
Importers should be aware that a freight company’s fees regularly include a proportion of PBPL port charges, along with other relevant fees which make up the total Port Service Charges or Port Charges/Fees.
If you have questions about port charges attributed to your imported goods, please contact our Trade Development team 07 3258 4888