Regarding shipping, do you know all those 'container' fees?
Regarding shipping, do you know all those 'container' fees?
When you have international marine transportation needs, in addition to shipping costs, a series of costs related to 'containers' also account for a large proportion of shipping costs, which should not be underestimated. What are the costs surrounding the 'box'? I'm talking about it. Dropping fee When the box enters the port, the terminal has not been opened to receive the box and cannot enter the port. The convoy cannot keep this box on the truck, and there are other boxes to tow, so it will find a place to drop the box and tow it in after the port area opens. At this time, there will be a drop-off fee. Pre-lifting the box fee The pre-lifting box is usually required to be picked up before the normal pickup date under special circumstances in order to obtain the box number and fill in the manifest or other information. The cost incurred at this time is called the withholding charge. The difference with drop box 1. Scope of action: pre-lift box is usually used for goods going to the United States. The drop-off fee is a cost incurred during export. 2. Reasons for action: The pre-pickup fee is due to the AMS (anti-terrorism surcharge), which is restricted by the AMS deadline. The loading work may be just after the AMS deadline, but the AMS needs to provide the container number when sending the manifest. So in this case, you must first carry the box and put it in the yard. The drop fee is when the box is about to enter the port, due to some reasons in the port area or the shipping company, the port area has not yet begun to collect the box and the port has not been opened. The team will find a place to drop the box. The cost of dragging in after the port area opens. 3. Expenses: Pre-carrying charges: guests. Drop-off fee: If it is due to the team, the team will bear the cost. If the guest has a problem, it should be charged to the guest. Demurrage Fees In order to speed up the circulation of containers and avoid backlogs, shipping companies have established free usage periods for containers. Within this period, goods occupying the container can be free of charge, after the period, goods occupying the container will need to pay a fixed fee, which is the 'detention fee'. The demurrage fee is calculated on a daily basis. For export, it usually takes 7 days. Demurrage fees are often incurred during imports. The boxes can be used for free within a few days (such as ten days) after the ship docks, and fees will be charged if the specified time is exceeded. Therefore, after the ship arrives at the port, it is necessary to complete import customs clearance and arrange delivery in time, and return the empty container to the place designated by the shipping company in time. The free use of special containers should be shorter. Of course, different shipping companies have different regulations, and you should ask the shipping company for the specific number of days. If it is the customer's SOC box, there is no demurrage fee. After the pre-entry fee is packed, the container of the ship has not yet opened, and the terminal is not allowed to enter the port. If the application is permitted, the expenses incurred in entering the port early. The port opening day has not arrived, and I am anxious to finish the operation in advance, then how to choose the pre-entry fee and drop-off fee? The cost of dropping a box depends on the fleet. Each fleet has different charging standards, and the peak period will also increase. Pre-arrival is generally more fixed and definitely cheaper than drop-off, but not all port areas can pre-arrive. From a safety point of view, priority is given to pre-entry, which can avoid emergencies the next day and has a high degree of safety. Unpacking fee The cost of moving the container. The cost of repacking is generally due to the change of ships. Generally, the location of the container on the ship is planned. Once the ship is changed, the container is inevitable. For example, in the process of shipping, each sea area has requirements for ship tonnage and route. Some ships are not suitable for certain sea areas or do not take a certain route, or it is not economical to take a certain route, which will cause the goods to be transferred to other ships. In addition, there are: 1. The fee for carrying the container is the cost of bringing the container from the station to the customs for inspection. 2. The loading fee is the cost of carrying the container to the container truck when the goods need to be transported after customs clearance. 3. Empty return fee refers to the cost of empty container running back after unloading the imported goods to the factory, and vice versa for export. In export freight, if the factory or freight forwarder has already taken the boxes out of the yard, but for some reason (such as late shipments), the boxes are not packed in the end and the containers are returned empty, the shipping company will charge the factory a certain fee , The cost is generally 80% of the trailer cost. This fee is called 'empty return fee' or 'box return fee'. 4. Container out fee is the fee charged by customs or merchants when inspecting the goods when they need to unpack the goods and then forklift out the goods for inspection. 5. Port flushing fee is the fee charged for the delayed arrival of the container when the box is sent to the designated dock or yard later than the specified cut-off time, in order to catch the ship and the yard is just willing to receive the goods ...... There are a lot of costs for boxes, if one is inadvertently, additional costs will be incurred. In any case, in order to avoid additional costs and avoid greater cost losses, we must understand these costs and make judgments in advance!
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