What are local charges?

Local charges are the local charges that are paid at the port of loading and the port of loading. In addition to sea freight (Ocean Fee) The shipping lines / Forwarder bonus collect 1 about Local Charges. For a shipment, both the shipper and consignee have to pay this fee. This fee is collected by shipping company and port. Includes the following fees:

  1. Terminal Handling Charge (Terminal Handling Charge) Port handling charge is a fee collected per container to offset costs for cargo handling activities at the port, such as: loading and unloading containers from CY to wharf … In essence, the port collects the shipping line’s loading and unloading fees and other related fees and the shipping company then recovers from the shipper (sender and consignee) a fee called THC.
  2. Handling Fee is actually set by the Forwarder to collect the Shipper / Consignee. Understanding these fees is easy, but it is difficult to tell others. General Handling is the process in which a Forwarder deals with their agent in a foreign country to negotiate on behalf of an overseas agent in Vietnam to perform a number of tasks such as declaring manifest with the customs, issuing B / L, D / O as well as related papers …
  3. Delivery Order fee This fee is called the delivery order fee. When there is a consignee imported into Vietnam, the consignee must go to the shipping company / Forwarder to get the delivery order, bring it out to the port and present it to the warehouse (odd cargo) / make an EIR (FCL container) to get the goods. . Carriers / Forwarders issue a D / O and so they charge a D / O fee.
  4. AMS fee (Advanced Manifest System fee) is about 25 Usd / Bill of lading. This fee is required because the customs of the US, Canada and some other countries require detailed declaration of goods before the goods are loaded on board to transport to USA, Canada …
  5. ANB fee is similar to AMS fee (Applied to Asia).
  6. Bill of Lading fee, AWB fee (Airway Bill fee), Documentation fee. Similar to D / O fee, but every time there is an export shipment, the Shipping Lines / Forwarders have to deliver a so-called Bill of Lading (sea freight) or Airway Bill (air freight ).
  7. Container Freight Station Fee (CFS) Whenever there is an export / import odd shipment, Consol / Forwarder companies must unload the goods from the container to the warehouse or vice versa and they collect the CFS fee.
  8. B / L Correction Fee: (Amendment fee): Only applicable to exported goods. When issuing a B / L for shipper, after shipper retrieves or due to some reason need to edit some details on the B / L and request the carrier / forwarder to correct it, they have the right to charge an adjustment fee. repair.

– The fee for B / L correction before the vessel arrives at the destination port or before declaring a manifest at the destination port is usually USD 50.

– The fee for B / L modification after the vessel arrives at the destination port or after the time the shipping company declares manifest at the destination port depends on the shipping company / Forwarder of the port of entry. Usually not less than 100 USD.

  1. BAF fee (Bunker Adjustment Factor): Additional charge for fuel price fluctuation. Is the surcharge (in addition to sea freight) that the shipping company collects from the shipper to offset costs incurred due to fuel price fluctuations. Equivalent to the term FAF (Fuel Adjustment Factor) …

– BAF fee (Bulker Adjustment Factor): fuel surcharge (for European route).

– EBS fee (Emergency Bunker Surcharge): fuel surcharge (for Asia route).

  1. Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) fee: Peak Season Surcharge surcharge. This surcharge is usually applied by shipping lines during the peak season from August to October, when there is a sharp increase in demand for shipping finished goods to prepare for Christmas and Thanksgiving Day in town. American and European schools.
  2. Container Imbalance Charge (CIC) or “Equipment Imbalance Surcharge” is a surcharge for an imbalance in a container, also known as an import surcharge. It can be roughly understood as the surcharge for moving empty containers. This is a type of sea freight surcharge that shipping lines charge to offset the costs incurred from re-position a large amount of empty containers from excess to missing place.
  3. GRI (General Rate Increase) fee: surcharge of the freight (occurs during peak season only).
  4. Electricity charge (applied to reefer cargo, reefer container at port). must plug the power into the container to let the air conditioner of the container run and keep the temperature for refrigerated goods.
  5. Cleaning container fee
  6. Charge for storing containers at port yards (DEMURRAGE); Fee for storing containers at customer’s own warehouse (DETENTION); Port charges (STORAGE)


* After you contact the port to receive the container and pull it to your own warehouse for packing. Normally, for export goods, you will be able to take the container back to the warehouse for packing 5 days before the ETD run date. This means you will get 5 free DEM and 5 DET days on the condition that you return the container to the yard before the scheduled closing time to ship out according to the scheduled train schedule. If after 05 days you do not return the container to the yard to export the book on the book but the container is at your warehouse, you will have to pay for the storage of the container at the warehouse (DET). If for any reason you deliver the container to the yard but after the closing time prescribed and the goods cannot be loaded onto the planned ship. Your goods will have to stay at the yard and wait for the next trip, you will have to pay the storage fee at the yard (DEM) and the fee of storage at the port (STORAGE) and the fee of island / container transfer.

* In case you pack goods at the port’s yard, DET will not be charged and DEM will also be calculated as above.

– DETENTION / DEMURRAGE / STORAGE is charged with imported goods:

After you have completed the customs and import procedures and want to bring the container to a separate warehouse to withdraw the goods, this container will be free of charge for storage at the port (DEM) and the fee for storage at the port (STORAGE) is normal. Shipping companies allow 5 days from the date the ship docked. This means you will get 5 free days of DEM and 5 days of STORAGE. From the 6th day onwards, you will have to pay extra DEM and STORAGE fees (if the goods are still in the yard of the port) or you will have to pay DEM and DET fees if you bring the goods to a separate warehouse for unloading after the specified date. above. In case you withdraw goods at the port’s yard after 05 days of exemption above, you must pay the fees for storage of containers (DEM) and storage (STORAGE).