What is the Consolidation Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges


Who Charges the Consolidation Fee: Forwarder

Charge At: Origin/Destination

Consolidation Fee Description: Only applying to ocean freight LCL and to air freight, this a service fee for bringing together and packing several smaller shipments into the same container.

AKA Assembly service, Cargo Consolidation, Freight Consolidation.

Consolidation Fee Tips: There are two potential benefits for shippers: better freight rates and better cargo security.


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