Container park reforms still lacking

Key efficiencies continue to elude industries involved in the storage and movement of shipping containers, according to the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA).

Trucking has been intimately involved in efforts to rationalise the handling of containers in and around Sydney and Melbourne and the costs involved, most industries affected believe more still needs to done CBFCA Freight and Business Operations Manager Paul Zalai noted that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently provided authorisation to arrangements allowing Melbourne nine empty container parks (ECPs) to introduce a container dehire notification system and associated charging regime on the transport sector.
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