Terminal Access Charges

There are three charges which each customer must pay to DBCT Management for using the terminal. All charges are regulated by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).

1. Terminal Infrastructure Charge (TIC)

Each 1 July, or as a result of a review event, the QCA approves an annual revenue cap that DBCT Management is allowed to earn. The TIC is an access charge calculated by dividing the revenue cap by the total volume of contracted capacity. Currently this charge is $2.5127/Tonne (applicable from 1 July 2019) excl. GST.

2. Handling Charge Fixed (HCF)

The costs of the third-party terminal operator are recharged to customers. The fixed component of the operator’s handling charge is paid regardless of volume shipped. Currently this charge is $1.3892/Tonne (applicable from 1 July 2019) excl. GST.

3. Handling Charge Variable (HCV)

The costs of the third-party terminal operator are recharged to customers. The variable component of the operator’s handling charge varies according to volume shipped. Currently this charge is $1.7827/Tonne (applicable from 1 July 2019) excl. GST.

Handling Annual True-ups

During the financial year, handling rates are based on the operator’s budget and each customers’ contracted tonnage. A true-up is performed after year end to reconcile to the operator’s actual fixed and variable costs for the year and, for handling variable, each customers’ actual throughput. This can result in a further invoice or a refund.

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