What is Congestion Surcharge?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

Who Charges the Congestion Surcharge: Carrier

Charge At: Origin/Destination

Congestion Surcharge Description: This surcharge is dependent on unusual events, e.g. strikes, bad winter, major port fires.

Congestion Surcharge Tips: Question your forwarder on this surcharge, if you were not informed beforehand.


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