Chassis Usage Fee

What is Chassis Usage Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Chassis Usage Fee: Carrier Charge At: Destination Chassis Usage Fee Description: In the US only, truck trailers that carry ocean containers by road were, until recently, often owned by ocean carriers. Forwarders [...]

Delivery Fee

What is the Delivery Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Delivery Fee: Forwarder Charge At: Destination Delivery Fee Description: The load type determines which term the fee for delivery is called. Drayage applies to containers. Trucking Fee applies to ocean freighted pallets. Airfreight Cartage applies to air freighted [...]

Container Cleaning Fee

What is the Container Cleaning Fee? The Freightos Freight Information 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 [...]

Alameda Corridor Surcharge (ACS)

What is the Alameda Corridor Surcharge (ACS)? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Alameda Corridor Surcharge: Terminal Provider Charge At: Destination Alameda Corridor Surcharge Description: This surcharge only applies to southbound containers transported by rail through the ports of Long Beach and Los [...]

Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fee

What is the Demurrage and Detention/Warehouse Fee? The Freightos Freight Information 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 [...]

Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee

What is the Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee: Forwarder Charge At: Destination Telex Electronic Cargo Release/EDI Fee Description: This charge is applied to cover the cost of sending forms and messages to [...]

PierPass Charge

What is the PierPass Charge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the PierPass Fee: Terminal Provider Charge At: Destination PierPass Fee Description: This is a supplementary terminal handling charge that applies to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for both FCL and LCL. [...]

Harbor Maintenance Fees (HMF)

What are Harbor Maintenance Fees? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges Harbor Maintenance Fees: Customs Charge At: Destination Harbor Maintenance Fees Description: The Harbor Maintenance Fee requires those who benefit from maintenance of US ports and harbors to share the cost of the maintenance. [...]

Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)

What is the Merchandise Processing Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Merchandise Processing Fee: Customs Charge At: Destination Merchandise Processing Fee Description: CBP has struck this fee at 0.3464% of your shipment total value, excluding duty, freight and insurance charges. The MPF [...]

Customs Bond

What is the Customs Bond? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Customs Bond: Customs Charge At: Destination Customs Bond Description: The bond protects the US government should an importer not pay any duties, penalties, etc. either while the goods are in CBP custody [...]

Customs Duty (Destination)

What is the Customs Duty (Destination)? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges Customs Duty (Destination): Customs Charge At: Destination Customs Duty (Destination) Description: Duty on imports to the US may apply. CBP works off your Customs Entry Summary (Document 7501). This information has come [...]

Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge (BAF)

What is the Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge: Carrier Charge At: Port to Port leg Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge Description: BAF is based on TEU, to smooth out the effect of oil price fluctuations [...]

Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)

What is the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Currency Adjustment Factor Surcharge: Carrier Charge At: Port to Port leg Currency Adjustment Factor Description: Like the BAF, this is surcharge is based on TEU, except CAF accounts for currency [...]

Panama Transit Fee

What is the Panama Transit Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Panama Transit Fee: Carrier Charge At: Port to Port leg Panama Transit Fee Description: As the name suggests, this is a fee for ocean voyages should they pass through the Panama [...]

Peak Season Surcharge

What is the Peak Season Surcharge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Peak Season Surcharge: Carrier Charge At: Port to Port leg Peak Season Surcharge Description: Only applying to imports from Asia, this surcharge covers incremental operational costs incurred during the peak season. [...]

Customs Clearance Fee

What is the Customs Clearance Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Customs Clearance Fee: Forwarder or Customs Broker Charge At: Origin/Destination Customs Clearance Fee Description: This charge covers the process to prepare and submit Customs Entry documentation to the CBP. AKA Customs Brokerage. [...]

Security Surcharge

What is Security Surcharge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Security Surcharge: Terminal Provider Charge At: Origin/Destination Security Surcharge Description: Only applying to air freight, this surcharge covers additional security measures mandated by the airport authority. Security Surcharge Tips:  [...]

Congestion Surcharge

What is Congestion Surcharge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Congestion Surcharge: Carrier Charge At: Origin/Destination Congestion Surcharge Description: This surcharge is dependent on unusual events, e.g. strikes, bad winter, major port fires. Congestion Surcharge Tips: Question your forwarder on this surcharge, if you [...]

Consolidation Fee

What is the Consolidation Fee? The Freightos Freight Information 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 [...]

Ocean Freight/ Air Freight Charge

What are the Ocean or Air Freight Charges? The Freightos Freight Information 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 [...]

War Risk Surcharge

What is the War Risk Surcharge? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the War Risk Surcharge: Carrier Charge At: Port to Port leg War Risk Surcharge Description: This is a supplementary carrier charge, that is only applied when insurance underwriters designate specific zones as [...]

Terminal Handling Charges (THC)

What are Terminal Handling Charges (THC)? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges Terminal Handling Charges : Terminal Provider Charge At: Origin/Destination Terminal Handling Charges Description: This charge is an aggregation of costs associated with the terminal provider’s property, and only applies to ocean freight. [...]

Customs Duty (at Origin)

What is Customs Duty? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Customs Duty (at Origin) Fee: Customs (China) Charge At: Origin Customs Duty (at Origin) Description: Duty on exports from China are seldom imposed, and apply to a few resource products and semi-manufactured goods. AKA Customs Tax. [...]

Pickup Fee

What is the Pickup Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Pickup Fee: Forwarder/Forwarding Agent Charge At: Origin Pickup Fee Description: This fee covers haulage from the exporter’s premises to the port/warehouse. It can be struck as a set rate, or also include [...]

Container Fumigation Fee

What is the Container Fumigation Fee? The Freightos Freight Information 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 [...]

ISF Filing Fee

What is the ISF Filing Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the ISF Filing Fee: Forwarder or Customs Broker Charge At: Early task ISF Filing Fee Description: Often included as part of the Customs Clearance charge, this cost covers lodging in compliance with [...]

Booking Fee

What is Booking Fee? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges the Booking Fee: Forwarder Charge At: Origin/Destination Booking Fee Description: This is an administration fee from the forwarder at origin. AKA Documentation Fee at Origin, or House Documentation Fee. When applied at destination, it is called a Documentation [...]

Cargo Insurance

What is Cargo Insurance? The Freightos Freight Information Who Charges for Cargo Insurance?: Insurer Charge At: Early task Cargo Insurance Description: Typically provided by insurance specialists to protect against damages or theft in transit, shippers usually arrange cargo insurance through their forwarder. Cargo Insurance [...]

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Want to embed the Freight Rate Estimator Widget on your site? Here is how: 1.Copy the following code and paste it to your HTML page near the closing tag of the body: <script src="https://www.freightos.com/wp-content/uploads/tools/embed.js" data-id="freightos-estimator" type="text/javascript"></script>   2. Then add the following html tag where you want [...]

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