2020 Ports price monitoring report

The Commission has released the 2020 Ports Price Monitoring Report, providing information on price movements for Essential Maritime Services (EMS) and pilotage services across six of Flinders Ports' commercial ports.

The report shows that the average prices for EMS and Pilotage Services have both increased in 2020-21. Wage increases associated with Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, along with increases to Navigational Service prices resulting from information technology investments and the gradual recovery of capital costs associated with new pilot vessels for Pilotage Services were the key drivers underpinning the price increases.

Overall price movements 2020-21a

Port services Overall price increase percentage
 Cargo (EMS)  2.5
 Navigational (EMS)  3.6
 Harbour (EMS) fixed component  3.2
variable component 2.4
 Channel levy (EMS)b grain  1.3
container c 2.2
 Pilotage 3.6

 a The prices presented in this table are aggregated groupings of a number of charges. The full list of  charges and the price schedule is available on Flinders Ports’ website: http://www.flindersports.com.au/portcharges1.html.
 b Levies apply to Port Adelaide only.
 c Channel levy applies only to full containers loaded and discharged at the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal.

Ports users are able to negotiate commercial prices with Flinders Ports. The standard price increases may therefore not be reflective of the actual prices paid by all ports users.