What is the Container Fumigation Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges


Who Charges the Container Fumigation Fee: Fumigator

Charge At: Origin

Container Fumigation Fee Description: Fumigating or de-fumigating (removing fumigants after treatment) cargo goods, packaging and wood pallets may be required either under the IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, or US law, as enforced by CBP.

The service may be undertaken before pickup, or on board ship during the port to port leg.

This fee covers haulage from the exporter’s premises to the port/warehouse. It can be struck as a set rate, or also include a fuel surcharge. AKA Transport Arbitrary at Origin, or Inland Haulage.

Container Fumigation Fee Tips: Ensure that you receive written confirmation before paying this charge.


Refer to the Delivery Fee for a similar fee at destination.


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