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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.



Check out our guide to all common freight charges, surcharges, and fees.