What is the Container Cleaning Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

Who Charges the Container Cleaning Fee: Forwarder

Charge At: Destination

Container Cleaning Fee Description: Most containers do not require cleaning. The most common exceptions are for certain refrigerated goods shipped in reefers.

Container Cleaning Fee Tips: This is a fee that is often incorrectly applied. Question your forwarder, if unsure.


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