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Container Detention - Where does it end?

We have been receiving feedback from members that congestion is increasing at Melbourne and Sydney empty container parks advising transport operators to HOLD ONTO certain category containers as they cannot accommodate them.

Despite repeated requests to shipping lines for blanket extensions of container detention periods, all those that have responded state they will assess the quantum of fees payable on a case-by-case basis.

As members will recall, FTA/APSA continues to supply evidence of unreasonable practices to the Productivity Commission and are advocating for similar regulatory intervention that is currently taking place in the USA. Some relevant materials are available below:

We will continue to highlight this unreasonable administrative practice deployed by foreign-owned shipping lines.

In the meantime, should you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at Image International via email at:


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