National voluntary guidelines for landside stevedore charges

The national voluntary guidelines for landside stevedore charges establish clear protocols for notification and communication on increases to existing, or the introduction of new, charges levied on transport operators for access to pick up or drop off containers, and for the associated handling of containerised cargo.

The guidelines aim to complement, build on, or replace any existing provisions. They apply to any proposed changes from the commencement date specified by each participating state and/or territory government.

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The guidelines are designed to promote enhanced communication and transparency across the national containerised freight supply chain when changes are made to corresponding charges.