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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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