RFNSW Freight News 26 June 2017-Patrick’s stevedore infrastructure charge

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Patrick’s stevedore infrastructure charge

Last week Patrick’s accepted an invitation to meet with RFNSW and our operators to discuss their increase at NSW Ports.

We welcome Patrick’s desire to meet for discussions this week, however, the proof will be in the pudding.

DP World Australia said that they wanted to meet but seemed to think meetings with road operators about increased costs was a flexible invitation that didn’t require a base level of engagement or consultation.

We would also welcome a meeting with government and the relevant departments to discuss the 60 days notice they receive in relation to notice of increases.

Good government requires engagement with small business and operators, particularly when costs go up with little explanation.

Read more

  • From the General Manager’s desk
  • Congratulations to the National Trucking Industry Award winners
  • NTC Land Transport Regulation 2040 report
  • Road reports, closures, changes and detours

Read the 26 June 2017 issue