Export storage fees apply for loose freight and ULDs booked on passenger aircraft when lodged 24 hours or more before scheduled departure. For shipments lodged within 24 hours of flight departure, storage fees do not apply. However, until 31 January 2019, complimentary storage will be extended by four hours, so no fees will apply if freight is delivered less than 28 hours prior to scheduled departure.
The usual complimentary storage period of up to 24 hours has been extended to up to 28 hours for lodgements until 31 January 2019.
Export storage fees were introduced in 2016 and are standard fees across the industry. Our storage fees are competitive and in line with global standards. Since September 2018, we have been consistently applying storage fees for any period 24 hours or more before scheduled flight departure.
No, trans-ship movements do not incur storage fees.
Yes, all CTOs charge storage fees after a certain grace period and our fees are very competitive in Australia and overseas.
The following shipments are exempt from export storage fees:
- Freight booked on freighter flights
- Any freight impacted by flight schedule delays or changes
Credits will be provided to any businesses who have been charged storage fees for freight dropped off in the extra grace period of between 24-28 hours. This additional four-hour grace period is in place until 31 Jan 2019, after which time the complimentary storage period will revert to up to 24 hours prior to departure.