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What is the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

Who Charges the Currency Adjustment Factor Surcharge: Carrier

Charge At: Port to Port leg

Currency Adjustment Factor Description: Like the Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge (BAF), this is surcharge is based on TEU, except Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) accounts for currency fluctuations. Again, its purpose is to stabilize main leg costs in the short term.

Currency Adjustment Factor Tips: Refer to the BAF.

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