What is the Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

 

Who Charges the Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fee: Carrier

Charge At: Destination

Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fees Description: After a free period after offload, Demurrage (FCL) or Warehouse Fees (LCL, Air) apply for each day until pickup.

Similarly, after pickup, a Detention Fee is applied daily to any delay in returning the empty container.

Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fees Tips: A standard pass-through charge and legally not negotiable.


 

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