ESCOSA content iconPorts price monitoring report 2017

  • Project Released: 30 Nov 2017
  • Project Closes: 30 Nov 2017
  • Contact: Mark Evans


The Commission has released the 2017 Ports Price Monitoring Report to provide stakeholders and the general public with information on charges across six of Flinders Ports’ commercial ports.


Current status is Final

  • Final


The Commission has released the 2017 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 (2.0%) b
Port Service Average Price Increase Difference over CPI
Cargo (EMS) 2.2% 0.2% 
Harbour (EMS) 2.2% 0.2% 
Navigational (EMS) 3.3% 1.3% 
Pilotage 4.1% 2.1% 


  • The charges presented in this table are aggregated groupings of a number of other charges. The full list of ports charges can be found on Flinders Ports’ website.
  • Adelaide March 2016 to March 2017 annual CPI increase was 2.0 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.