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What are the Ocean or Air Freight Charges?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

 

Who Charges the Ocean Freight/Air Freight Charge: Carrier

 

Charge At: Port to Port leg

 

Ocean Freight/Air Freight Charge Description: This is the base carrier charge, for the main leg of the shipment – from seaport or airport at the country of origin, to the port at the country of destination.

Ocean Freight AKA Basic Sea Freight, BAS.

 

Ocean Freight/Air Freight Charge Tips: Port to port shipment is a commoditised product, and often sold at cost. This is why forwarders look to make money on surcharges.

 


Check out our guide to all common freight charges, surcharges, and fees.