DP World have advised that from April 17th, 2017 they will be introducing a flat Infrastructure Fee of $21.14 per container on all containers entering their terminals in Sydney, and increase their Melbourne Infrastructure Fee from $3.50 to $32.60 on the same date. DP World states that, among other reasons, the surcharge is necessary due to the introduction of competition, privatisation, and the consolidation of the shipping industry. They also quote increases in the cost of occupancy, including higher rent, land tax and council rates. The Infrastructure Fee (where levied) will be passed on at cost on our invoices.