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 the same container.
AKA Assembly service, Cargo Consolidation, Freight Consolidation.
Consolidation Fee Tips: There are two potential benefits for shippers: better freight rates and better cargo security.