icon-ports Ports price monitoring report 2016

  • Project Released: 12 Dec 2016
  • Project Closes: 12 Dec 2016
  • Contact: Peter Lim

Overview

The Commission has released the 2016 Ports Price Monitoring Report to provide stakeholders and the general public with information on charges across six of Flinders Ports' commercial ports.

Status

Current status is Final

  • Final

Final

The Commission has released the 2016 Ports Price Monitoring Report, providing information on price movements for Essential Maritime Services (EMS) and pilotage services across six of Flinders Ports' commercial ports.

In monitoring ports charges, the Commission evaluates Flinders Ports’ price increases against changes in the Adelaide Consumer Price Index (CPI), with the requirement that Flinders Ports must provide to the Commission reasons to explain any rise in prices above the increase in the CPI.

Port service charges - changes and comparisons with CPI (0.7%) b
Port Service Average Price Increase Difference over CPI
Cargo (EMS) 0.9% 0.2% 
Harbour (EMS) 2.7% 2.0% 
Navigational (EMS) 1.9% 1.2% 
Pilotage 4.5% 3.8% 
  • Adelaide March 2015 to March 2016 annual CPI increase was 0.7 percent. 

Flinders Ports has advised the Commission that ports users were consulted prior to the implementation of the 2016-17 price increases, and that no concerns relating to these prices were raised. In addition, no concerns have been raised with the Commission over price increases following their publication by Flinders Ports.