Shipping industry baulks at extra fees at Port Hedland for iron ore – Australia’s most important export

Original article by Karen Michelmore
abc.net.au – Page: Online : 12-Jan-21

The Pilbara Ports Authority will introduce a $13,450 levy on all large iron ore shipments from Port Hedland, beginning on 1 March. The Western Australian government will use the levy to finance a buyback of up to 400 dust-affected homes in Port Hedland. The levy has been criticised by Shipping Australia CEO Melwyn Noronha, who says it is inappropriate for ship operators to be required to pay to address the dust problem. Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan contends that similar levies have been used to recover costs in the past.

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PILBARA PORTS AUTHORITY, SHIPPING AUSTRALIA LIMITED, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF TRANSPORT

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