As part of its commitment to its customers, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is pleased to implement reduced harbour towage charges in the Port of Gladstone.
Increased vessel traffic through the Port as a result of the new LNG export industry and the commencement of operations at Wiggins Island Coal Terminal (WICT), has provided the opportunity for GPC to reduce the costs applied for harbour towage charges in the Port. This reduction has occurred due to a forecast of increased vessel movements by approximately 9% per year, which equates to 7,144 tug boat jobs in the Port of Gladstone.
GPC can now deliver a 6.75 percent price reduction for towage in the Gladstone Harbour, providing much needed financial relief to many of its customers. GPC Chairman, Leo Zussino said the corporation is very conscious that many of its customers are facing challenging times as a result of the downturn in the resources industry, and the corporation is committed to maintaining and reducing charges to its customers wherever possible.
In addition to reduced harbour towage charges, GPC is also providing reduced charges to coal customers for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.