List of services, surcharges and fees

ADF - Agency Documentation Fee

ADF - Agency Documentation Fee
Description: This service covers the creation and processing of documents necessary at destination to complete a shipment, i.e. Bill of Lading (B/L), Delivery Order.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Destination

AMF - Transport Document Amendment Fee

AMF - Transport Document Amendment Fee
Description: A fee that covers the additional cost when the carrier is requested to make changes to the Transport Document (B/L). These changes could include: - Consignee Details - Address - Cargo Description. Please note that there might be restrictions on how late in the shipment process the carrier is able to arrange for an amendment, e.g. after the containers related to the Transport Documents (TPDoc) are loaded, or if the import procedures have begun. Not all amendment requests may be feasible.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

BAF - Bunker Adjustment Factor

BAF - Bunker Adjustment Factor
Description: This charge covers the fluctuations in global bunker (vessel fuel) costs, and is invoiced as a separate charge to provide transparency to our customers. A special formula is used to calculate this charge and it can be found here. We will automatically apply this charge to all bookings.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc) or Applied per Container
ToP: Freight

BAS - Basic Ocean Freight

BAS - Basic Ocean Freight
Description: This covers the service of transportation of cargo from the first port of loading to the last port of discharge. It is applicable to all shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

BLF - Transport Document Issuance Service

BLF - Transport Document Issuance Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier to issue a Bill of Lading (B/L)/Transport Document (TPdoc) in a location that is not the: - Place of Receipt or - Place of Delivery of the shipment. This service is applicable upon customer request and will be applied in addition to the standard: ODF - Origin Documentation Fee and/or DDF - Destination Documentation Fee.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin/Destination

CAF - Currency Adjustment Factor

CAF - Currency Adjustment Factor
Description: This is a compensatory cost-sharing measure to remove the carrier’s risks associated with currency fluctuations. An overview of CAF calculations can be found here. The charge will apply to all bookings that are taken on these trade lanes. It is applicable primarily, but not limited, to European trades, e.g.: Europe - Far East Europe - Middle East/Red Sea/Indian Sub-Continent US to/from Europe
Application: Applied as a percentage of freight and surcharges
ToP: Freight

CAM - Cargo Declaration Amendment Fee

CAM - Cargo Declaration Amendment Fee
Description: A fee that covers re-submission of necessary information required by Customs due to an amendment request that is made by the customer after the carrier has submitted the documentation to local customs authorities. Import countries where this is applicable: - European Union - Norway - Switzerland - United States - Canada - Puerto Rico - Mexico
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

CAS - Controlled Atmosphere Service

CAS - Controlled Atmosphere Service
Description: Controlled Atmosphere (CA) charge covers the additional costs associated with providing a special atmosphere controlled refrigerated container for transportation. These types of containers ensure the gas mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide is regulated and are offered in two different products: 1) Star Fresh: Active CA 2) Star Care: Passive CA Applicable when the carrier receives a request for this type of container. For more information please click here.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

CCL - Container Cleaning Fee

CCL - Container Cleaning Fee
Description: This fee covers the additional costs for extra or special cleaning and is applicable when the container does not meet the standard cleanliness criteria (inside and outside) upon empty return from the customer. This service of additional cleaning of the container may also be triggered by a customer request. This charge is not applicable to shipper-owned containers.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

CDD - Submission of Cargo Declaration - Import

CDD - Submission of Cargo Declaration - Import
Description: A fee that covers administrative, IT and 3rd party interface costs incurred when the carrier arranges the submission of necessary documents within the specified time frame. Import countries where cargo declaration is applicable: - European Union - Norway - Switzerland - United States - Canada - Puerto Rico - Mexico - Turkey CDD is not applicable to transit cargo, transhipment cargo or freight remaining on board (FROB), even though the carrier is still required to submit a manifest to local authorities.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document(TPdoc)
ToP: Freight

CER - Government Agency Certification Service

CER - Government Agency Certification Service
Description: The service offered by the carrier to issue certificates to the customer based upon request. Certificates are typically used to support Letters of Credit, but they can also be issued for other reasons. For example: - Freight Certificates - Vessel Certificates For more details on Certificates, please click here. This service is applicable based upon the customer's request and is subject to the carriers’ acceptance.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc) Per certificate issued
ToP: Origin

CFI - Customs Fine Service

CFI - Customs Fine Service
Description: A 'pass through' service by the carrier to cover a Customs’ penalty paid on behalf of the customer. A customs fine is incurred when the customs formalities are not followed. Example: the shipment is incorrectly manifested. The service will be applicable to the shipment once the carrier, or the customer, has been advised by Customs that a fine is due and the customer requests the carrier to pay on their behalf. Example: Applicable when Customs apply a fine due to discrepancy on the Bill of Lading (B/L) level and the actual total gross weight, total volume etc. The charge applies per Bill of Lading.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

CLF - Freight Collection Fee

CLF - Freight Collection Fee
Description: The fee applied when the carrier: - Collects freight charges locally - Collects freight charges in a local currency The fee is applied to all shipments and is set by local authorities which means this fee may apply to both import or export shipments. Since this fee is mandated by local authorities, the charge may take the form of a fixed fee or a percentage of the total freight.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc) or Applied per container or Applied as a percentage of freight
ToP: Freight

CLL - Cancellation Fee

CLL - Cancellation Fee
Description: This fee applies to each container in a confirmed booking that does not show for loading, irrespective of deadlines. This fee is also applicable when a customer 1) reduces the number of containers in a booking, 2) moves or transfers containers to another vessel, 3) cancels the booking, 4) does not take any action and the container simply does not show for the vessel.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc) or Applied per Container
ToP: Origin

CNS - Container Nomination Service

CNS - Container Nomination Service
Description: This service is offered by the carrier to provide equipment that meets specific guidelines from the customer. The customer can nominate their requirements, for example: - Food grade container - Age of container - Quality of container This service will be applicable upon the customer’s request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

COD - Change of Destination Service

COD - Change of Destination Service
Description: This is a service provided by carrier upon the customer’s request to amend the destination/delivery after a container is gated in at the port of origin, but prior to the arrival at the port of discharge. This service will not apply in the following scenarios: - Return shipment - Re-export - Inland change request - Extending inland haulage (Imports process) Maersk Line may refuse this service if it is not operationally possible, or if any regulatory limitations exist.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

CON - Congestion Fee

CON - Congestion Fee
Description: This is a fee applicable when the carrier continues to offer services to a congested port, despite operational difficulties. The fee covers additional vessel costs associated with delayed berthing in the congested port. The fee will be applied to cargo that is booked to a congested port.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

CSC - Container Service Charge

CSC - Container Service Charge
Description: This fee covers miscellaneous expenses for equipment and may be used for container deposit charges.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: freight

CSH - Container Shifting Fee

CSH - Container Shifting Fee
Description: A fee to recover additional actual operational costs which the carrier incurs when requested to move containers within the terminal, i.e. moves which go beyond the normal operational requirements. These are typically: - Affixing or Replacing Seals - Request to Detain cargo in Transit (DIT) - Veterinary or other required inspections (VET) - Container not loaded due to missing documentation (LDS), etc. The fee is applicable based on customer or local authority request and it will be applied in addition to OHC/DHC
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

CTO - Container Terminal Order Service

CTO - Container Terminal Order Service
Description: A service offered by the carrier to stamp a customer provided container terminal order (CTO) documentation, which is subsequently lodged with the port operator and allows the movement of the container to take place. A container terminal order (CTO) document is required to move cargo inland between the countries of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. This service will be applicable upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Destination

CTS - Cold Treatment Service

CTS - Cold Treatment Service
Description: This service exterminates fruit flies and larvae by maintaining a low temperature for a pre-determined length of time, as defined by import regulations. It enables exporters to sell commodities to countries that would not otherwise accept the goods. This is applicable upon the customer’s request subject to the carrier’s acceptance. *Mandatory to some locations and commodities. For more information please click here.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

CUS - Customs Clearance Service

CUS - Customs Clearance Service
Description: A service offered by the carrier to prepare customs clearance documents and handle formalities on behalf of the customer. The carrier may use 3rd party agents in some locations. On Intra-European cargo the service is applicable upon the customer's request and when the customer provides T2L documents.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc) or Applied per Container
ToP: Origin

DCF - Dangerous Cargo Documentation Fee

DCF - Dangerous Cargo Documentation Fee
Description: This charge covers the additional documentation requirements for moving cargo classed as hazardous by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). For information on the additional documentation requirements please click here. We will apply this charge automatically to all bookings that are classed as Dangerous Cargo according to the current IMDG codes.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document(TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

DCI - Dangerous Cargo Service (Inland Haulage)

DCI - Dangerous Cargo Service (Inland Haulage)
Description: This fee covers the additional costs incurred by the carrier in the movement of dangerous cargo from or to an inland location. Additional costs can consist of licenses or permits, and if the carrier has to use specialized vendors with certifications that cost more. This fee will apply to dangerous cargo bookings where carrier inland haulage (export or import) has been requested by the customer. More information, can be found here.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

DDF - Documentation Fee - Destination

DDF - Documentation Fee - Destination
Description: This service covers the creation and processing of all standard transport documents (e.g. Delivery Order). For more information, please click here.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Destination

DET - Detention Fee - Import

DET - Detention Fee - Import
Description: This fee is applicable when the customer holds carrier equipment longer than the agreed free time. Import: Detention days are counted from gate-out full to gate-in empty minus free days. This fee is applicable to all containers that remain in the customer’s possession longer than the agreed free time.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

DGS - Genset Service - Destination

DGS - Genset Service - Destination
Description: Service provided by the carrier to supply a generator set to power reefer containers during inland moves (merchant and carrier haulage). The genset provides a constant power supply to regulate the temperature of the reefer container. The carrier may refuse to provide this service if the carrier is unable to meet the requirements, or if the correct equipment is not available, or if it is not operationally feasible. This service is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document(TPdoc)
ToP: Destination

DHC - Terminal Handling Service - Destination

DHC - Terminal Handling Service - Destination
Description: This service covers the cost of handling a container at the destination port or terminal. This service is applicable to all shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

DIT - Detention in Transit Service

DIT - Detention in Transit Service
Description: The carrier has the ability to hold shipments at transhipment ports until further instructions are received from the customer. This gives the customers the flexibility to delay the cargo arrival, when it assists them in their business. Note: the carrier is unable to hold containers longer than 14 days unless the customer submits a written letter of indemnity to the carrier which states that the carrier will not be liable for any cargo damage not covered by Insurance during the extra detention period. The DIT charge is applicable based on the request by the customer and subject to the carrier’s acceptance.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

DMR - Demurrage Fee

DMR - Demurrage Fee
Description: This fee is applicable when the customer holds carrier equipment in the terminal for longer than the agreed amount of free time. It can be incurred for both exports (early drop-off) and imports (late pick-up). Export: Demurrage days are counted from gate-in (full) to container loading minus free days. Import: Demurrage days are counted from container discharge to gate-out (full) minus free days. Applicable to all containers that remain at a terminal location longer than agreed free time.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

DPA - Arbitrary - Destination

DPA - Arbitrary - Destination
Description: Service of providing carrier transport of cargo from a Primary port (Base port) to a secondary port (Arbitrary port / destination port) by feeder or barge. Applicable to all destination ports defined as 'Arbitrary Ports' in a Base Rate tariff (BRT).
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

DTS - Detention Fee - Export

DTS - Detention Fee - Export
Description: This fee is applicable when the customer holds carrier equipment longer than the agreed amount of free time. Export: Detention days are counted from pick-up empty to gate-in full minus free days. This fee is applicable to all containers that remain in the customer’s possession longer than the agreed free time. Not applicable for shipper owned containers.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

EDD - Submission of Cargo Declaration - Export

EDD - Submission of Cargo Declaration - Export
Description: A service of submitting Export Data Declaration (EDD) services to local Customs on behalf of the customer. The carrier liaises between Customs and the customer to arrange submission of necessary documents within the specified time frame. EDD is not applicable to transit cargo, transhipment cargo, or freight remaining on board (FROB), even though the carrier is still required to submit a manifest to local authorities.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange Fee

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange Fee
Description: This fee is generated when the carrier arranges submission of electronic data, on behalf of the customer, to ports / Customs or other Government entities. The fee is applied based upon the customer’s request. Exception: In Greece and Israel, this fee is mandatory and will be applied to all shipments.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Destination

EFS - Export Intermodal Fuel Fee

EFS - Export Intermodal Fuel Fee
Description: This covers the additional fuel cost associated with inland haulage provided by the carrier. Fuel prices can fluctuate significantly in short periods of time and do not allow for the inland tariffs to be re-priced. This charge is then shown separately to provide visibility of the cost increases. This charge is applicable for shipments where carrier inland haulage has been requested. This can include truck, barge or rail movements.
Application: Applied per container or Applied as a percentage of inland haulage.
ToP: Origin

EMF - Equipment Management Service

EMF - Equipment Management Service
Description: This service covers extra services provided by the carrier relating to the equipment. These extra services may cover, but are not limited to delivery of high-security container seals, provision of Equipment Interchange Receipts (EIR) to truckers, and / or other local services and expenses. This service is applicable upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

ERI - Ecological and Radiological Service

ERI - Ecological and Radiological Service
Description: Service of arranging an ecological and/or radiological inspection based on customer request and/or regulatory requirements in some countries. This service is applicable based on the customer’s request for the service, however, in some locations it could be a mandatory charge. More information can be found on the Local country pages for import/export regulations.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

ERS - Emergency Risk Surcharge

ERS - Emergency Risk Surcharge
Description: This fee covers additional costs faced by the carrier when moving cargo in dangerous regions including those that are threatened by hazards, violence or piracy. The charge covers extra bunker cost (due to longer routing and/or faster sailing), insurance coverage, and additional security measures. The fee will be applied to bookings that are from, to or transited through the affected areas.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

EXA - Examination Service

EXA - Examination Service
Description: A service where the carrier arranges a relevant examination of a container, e.g. VACIS/X-ray/scanner. The service is applied based on: - Customer request; - Customs/security and/or Government regulations; - The type of cargo where certain commodities are required to be examined; - Country regulations that require examination. The carrier liaises with the correct authority (e.g. US Customs) to arrange for the examinations if and when they are required and obtains costs for same.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

EXP - Export Service

EXP - Export Service
Description: This service covers the provision and administration of export services such as, but not limited to, equipment release, arrangement of pick-up and drop-off, and handling notifications.
Application: Applied per
ToP: Origin

FFC - Forwarder Commission - Origin

FFC - Forwarder Commission - Origin
Description: Payment by the carrier to the export freight forwarder and/or the custom's house broker for doing business with the carrier. Applicable where outward forwarder compensation is market practice and when a freight forwarder has been used for a shipment to perform forwarding services on behalf of the customer.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

FOC - Forwarder Commission - Destination

FOC - Forwarder Commission - Destination
Description: Payment from carrier to the import freight forwarder and/or the custom's house broker for doing business with the carrier. Applicable where inward forwarder compensation is market practice and when an inward freight forwarder has been used for a shipment to perform forwarding services on behalf of the customer.
Application: Applied as a percentage of freight
ToP: Destination

FRI - Free In Service

FRI - Free In Service
Description: This service covers the cost of the handling of a container at the origin ports or terminals. This service is applicable to shipments originating from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

FRO - Free Out Service

FRO - Free Out Service
Description: This service covers the cost of the handling of a container at the destination ports or terminals. This service is applicable to shipments destined to Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

FTS - Freight Tax Service

FTS - Freight Tax Service
Description: A pass through service of paying government imposed freight taxes on the customer's behalf, to the relevant port authority and then collecting the charges from the customer. This is mainly applicable for shipments to African countries and allows the customer to settle one invoice instead of many. The service is applicable when cargo is shipped to countries where freight tax is applicable.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

FUM - Fumigation Service

FUM - Fumigation Service
Description: The service of fumigating /de-fumigating cargo when requested by the customer or when it is a legal requirement. Written confirmation that fumigation/de-fumigation has been performed is provided to the customer via their preferred communication method.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

HBL - House Transport Document Service

HBL - House Transport Document Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier to perform additional administration when a forwarder issues a House Bill of Lading. More specifically, the carrier will issue an Original Bill of Lading (B/L)/Transport Document (TPDOC) based on the House Bill of Lading documentation provided by the forwarder. In addition, if applicable the carrier will file the actual details with the US Customs.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / Transport Document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

HDL - Lift On Lift Off Service

HDL - Lift On Lift Off Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier in which the container is lifted on or off the trailer/chassis at the port or at the carriers controlled storage yard. This then allows our customers to perform their own container haulage. This service is applicable based upon the customer's request and dependent on the carrier's operational feasibility to perform the service.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

HEC - Garments on Hangers Service

HEC - Garments on Hangers Service
Description: The service of providing and/or installing hanger beams inside a container to enable garments to be hung. This ensures ease of transport of the apparel. This service is applicable based upon the customer's request for transportation of apparel with the need for hanger beams.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

HWS - Heavy Weight Service

HWS - Heavy Weight Service
Description: This service covers the additional operational expenses incurred for handling heavy cargo that weighs more than the standard limit for a shipment. The carrier can provide this service as long as the cargo does not weigh more than the legal safety limit. This service is applicable to heavy weight shipments that are within legal limits allowed for transport. These limits may vary among the countries. For additional information please see individual country information found here.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

IBC - Transfer to Bonded Warehouse Service

IBC - Transfer to Bonded Warehouse Service
Description: A service that covers the administration costs to arrange for the transfer of the container to a bonded warehouse requested by the customer. Please note there will also be carrier haulage (IHE or IHI) charges applicable in addition to this fee. This fee is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

ICF - Inland Haulage Cancellation Fee

ICF - Inland Haulage Cancellation Fee
Description: The fee applicable when a requested haulage is cancelled. If the cargo is not ready on time, a wasted journey charge is invoiced by the carrier’s haulage providers and charged back to the customer. This fee is applicable to all shipments where a wasted inland haulage journey has been performed.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

IEC - Inspection Empty Container Service

IEC - Inspection Empty Container Service
Description: The service of allowing the customer to physically inspect the empty containers prior to accepting them. This service covers the operational movement of the equipment to an inspection area. The amount is based on additional operational and administration costs incurred. This service is applicable upon request of the customer and the customer must confirm the price before the carrier performs the service.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

IFS - Import Intermodal Fuel Fee

IFS - Import Intermodal Fuel Fee
Description: This covers the additional fuel cost associated with inland haulage provided by the carrier. Fuel prices can fluctuate significantly in short periods of time and do not allow for the inland tariffs to be re-priced. This charge is then shown separately to provide visibility of the cost increases. This charge is applicable for shipments where carrier inland haulage has been requested. This can include truck, barge or rail movements.
Application: Applied per container or Applied as a percentage of inland haulage.
ToP: Destination

IHE - Inland Haulage - Export

IHE - Inland Haulage - Export
Description: Service of providing inland export transportation from our customer’s premises to the port of loading. This offers the customer the flexibility of door to door transportation. This service is applicable when the carrier provides inland transportation from the desired inland location, based on the request of the customer.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

IHI - Inland Haulage - Import

IHI - Inland Haulage - Import
Description: Service of providing inland import transportation to our customer’s premises from the port of discharge. This offers the customer flexibility of door to door transportation. This service is applicable when the carrier provides inland transportation to the desired inland location, based on the request of the customer.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

IHW - Inland Haulage Container Weighing

IHW - Inland Haulage Container Weighing
Description: The service of moving a container to a weigh station to establish the weight of the container upon the customer’s request. This service is applied in various reasons: - upon the request of the customer; - operational necessity to verify the actual weight of the container to meet Health, Safety and Legal requirements; - the carrier spot checks the weight of containers to verify the declared cargo weight on a Transport Document (B/L).
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

IMO - Dangerous Cargo Service

IMO - Dangerous Cargo Service
Description: The services a carrier needs to perform to ensure the proper transportation of dangerous cargo (as classified by the International Maritime Organization - IMO) such as arranging for the appropriate vessel stowage, permissions from authorities, and compliance to country restrictions. This is applicable for all shipments where the cargo is declared as “Dangerous Cargo” as defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The amount will vary depending on the type of Dangerous Cargo.
Application: Applied per Container or Applied as a percentage of freight
ToP: Freight

IMP - Import Service

IMP - Import Service
Description: This service covers the provision and administration of import services such as, but not limited to, equipment release, arrangement of pick-up, drop-off and handling notifications.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

JTC - Probe Service

JTC - Probe Service
Description: The carrier Installs probes to monitor and record the temperature of the commodity inside the reefer container during transport. This service is applied upon the request of the customer however some commodities require this service in order to be accepted for transport, i.e. commodities that require Cold Treatment.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

LBC - Liner Bag Service

LBC - Liner Bag Service
Description: The service of preparing the containers for the carriage of cargo like for e.g. hides and skins. Services are performed at a container yard (CY) and include manual lining of the container with plastic or moisture absorbent material, or insulation, and/or the installation or removal of liner bags. This service is applied upon the customer's request. The carrier has the right to refuse to provide this service if the correct material is not available, or if it is not operationally feasible.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

LDS - Late Documentation Fee

LDS - Late Documentation Fee
Description: This fee is to cover additional administration costs when the customer submits relevant Shipping Instructions (SI) and/or mandatory Bill of Lading (B/L)/Transport Documentation (TPdoc) after the specified cut-off time for the shipment. This fee is applied upon receipt of late SI/documents.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

LEG - Legalization of Documents Service

LEG - Legalization of Documents Service
Description: The service is to facilitate the legalization of the documents on behalf of the shipper. This service is applied based upon the customer's request for legalization of certain documents or certificates.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: origin

LGC - Late Gate Service

LGC - Late Gate Service
Description: The service of allowing containers to be gated in after the cut-off time (CY closing) and loaded on the scheduled vessel/voyage. The charge will not apply if: - the late gate is arranged for the carrier’s convenience; - the containers are not loaded on the scheduled vessel/voyage and are transferred to another vessel/voyage; instead CSH (Container Shifting Charge) will be applied; This service is subject to the Carrier’s operational feasibility.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

LOC - Liner Out Fee

LOC - Liner Out Fee
Description: This fee covers the cost of handling of container at the destination port or terminal. In addition it includes a consolidation of various port charges including yard and gate charges not covered. This fee is applicable to all cargo destined to African countries and is mandatory in West Africa.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

LPF - Late Payment Fee

LPF - Late Payment Fee
Description: Late payment fee will be applicable when payment has not been remitted within 7 days from the invoice due date, or later than otherwise agreed payment terms.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: origin

MBF - Manual Booking Fee

MBF - Manual Booking Fee
Description: A fee which covers the additional administration required by the carrier to process booking instructions received via non e-channel. These are known as manual bookings. Manual bookings are: fax, e-mail, posted mail, and telephone. This fee will be applied in addition to the standard ODF/DDF charges when a customer makes a booking via manual booking channels.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

MDF - Manual Documentation Processing Fee

MDF - Manual Documentation Processing Fee
Description: This fee covers the additional administration required to process shipping instructions received via non e-channel. These are known as manual booking channels. Manual booking channels are: fax, e-mail, posted mail, and telephone. The fee is applicable when documentation is received by the carrier via manual booking channels. This will be in addition to the MBF charge if the shipment is also booked via manual booking channels.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

MHH - Merchant Haulage Service

MHH - Merchant Haulage Service
Description: Service of coordinating 3rd party logistics services (Merchant Haulage arrangements) on behalf of the customer. This service is applied based upon the customer's request for the carrier to coordinate inland haulage on a merchant haulage Bill of Lading. The customer holds the contract with the haulage provider. The carrier can refuse to offer this service.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

MST - Multi Stop Service

MST - Multi Stop Service
Description: The service of stopping one or more times to load/unload additional cargo during a carrier haulage movement. This service is applicable when the customer has requested one or more stops en route during inland haulage.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

NSF - No Show Fee

NSF - No Show Fee
Description: This fee applies to each container in a confirmed booking that does not show for loading at the agreed deadline. This fee is also applicable when a customer 1) reduces the number of containers in a booking, 2) moves or transfers containers to another vessel, 3) cancels booking, 4) does not take any action and the container simply does not show for the vessel.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

ODF - Documentation Fee - Origin

ODF - Documentation Fee - Origin
Description: This service covers the creation and processing of all standard transport documents (e.g. Bill of Lading). For more information, please click here.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

OGS - Genset Service - Origin

OGS - Genset Service - Origin
Description: Service provided by the carrier to supply a generator set to power reefer containers during inland moves (merchant and carrier haulage). The genset provides a constant power supply to regulate the temperature of the reefer container. The carrier may refuse to provide this service if the carrier is unable to meet the requirements, or if the correct equipment is not available or if it is not operationally feasible. This service is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

OHC - Terminal Handling Service - Origin

OHC - Terminal Handling Service - Origin
Description: This service covers the cost of handling a container at the origin port or terminal. This service is applicable to all shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

OOG - Out of Gauge Service

OOG - Out of Gauge Service
Description: The service is to handle and ship cargo that is "out-of-gauge". This is to provide the ability to ship cargo which exceeds the dimensions of standard containers by length, width, height and/or weight, but which still remains feasible for the carrier to handle as 'containerized cargo'. This fee is applicable to out of gauge shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

OPA - Arbitrary - Origin

OPA - Arbitrary - Origin
Description: Cargo pre-carriage by feeder or barge to an ocean port at origin. This service assists in simplification of the ocean freight calculation for multiple port combinations from a base port rate by adding the arbitrary. Applicable to all origin ports defined as 'Arbitrary Ports' in a Base Rate tariff (BRT).
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

PAE - Port Additionals / Port Dues - Export

PAE - Port Additionals / Port Dues - Export
Description: A pass through service that covers miscellaneous port expenses paid by the carrier and then billed to the customer. The carrier is familiar with the port authorities requirements, which can save the customer both time and inconvenience, if they should arrange payment themselves. This service is applies to all shipments as part of standard procedures.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

PAI - Port Additionals / Port Dues - Import

PAI - Port Additionals / Port Dues - Import
Description: A pass through service that covers miscellaneous port expenses paid by the carrier and then billed to the customer. The carrier is familiar with the port authorities requirements, which can save the customer both time and inconvenience if they should arrange payment themselves. This service applies to all shipments as part of standard procedures.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

PCC - Panama Canal Fee

PCC - Panama Canal Fee
Description: A fee to cover the costs associated with transit of the Panama Canal. This fee is applicable to all shipments moving through the Panama Canal.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Freight

PHI - Government Agency Inspection Service

PHI - Government Agency Inspection Service
Description: The service applies when the carrier arranges government agency inspections on behalf of the customer. The service includes liaising between the authorities and the customer and arranges all necessary documents on behalf of the customer. Some examples are: - VACIS Exam (X-ray) - U.S.D.A (United States Department of Agriculture) The service is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

PHY - Phytosanitary Certificate Service

PHY - Phytosanitary Certificate Service
Description: A service whereby the Carrier facilitates the government authenticated certification on behalf of the customer upon request. The certification confirms that the transported fruit and/or vegetables comply with specific health requirements. This service is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: destination

PIO - Pick-Up/Drop-Off Service

PIO - Pick-Up/Drop-Off Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier to allow the pick-up or drop-off of empty containers at an alternate container depot than the one stated on the Bill of Lading is Place of Receipt / Place of Delivery, where merchant haulage is involved. The service is applied upon request from the customer and when it is operationally feasible for the carrier.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

POS - Equipment Positioning Service

POS - Equipment Positioning Service
Description: The service provided by the carrier to position equipment to make it available at inland container or depot locations to support Carrier Haulage booking requests. This service will be applicable upon the customer’s request and is only available, when it is operationally feasible for the carrier.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

PSE - Port Security Service - Export

PSE - Port Security Service - Export
Description: A service to maintain port security compliant to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) which is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. The service is applied to origin/export as well as destination/import shipments. The ISPS Code is a global initiative and part of SOLAS (the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and constitutes a legal obligation for the contracting parties to follow.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

PSI - Port Security Service - Import

PSI - Port Security Service - Import
Description: A service to maintain port security compliant to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) which is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. The service is applied to origin/export as well as destination/import shipment. The ISPS Code is a global initiative and part of SOLAS (the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and constitutes a legal obligation for the contracting parties to follow.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

PSS - Peak Season Surcharge

PSS - Peak Season Surcharge
Description: This is a seasonal fee applied during high volume shipping periods in certain trades. The fee is applicable to all shipments that move in these trades during the high volume periods.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Freight

PTI - Pre-Trip Inspection Service

PTI - Pre-Trip Inspection Service
Description: A service arranged by the carrier to have a technician perform an extra check on temperature controlled containers to ensure that the unit is functional and ready to transport commodities at the required temperature settings. The inspection is performed before release of the empty container. This service is applied upon the customer’s request and/or to certain types of commodities where it is mandatory to be applied in order to permit transport of the shipment. For more information click here.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

RFM - Reefer Monitoring / Plug-in Service

RFM - Reefer Monitoring / Plug-in Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier to monitor temperature controlled shipments, including verification of temperature settings and checking for equipment malfunctions. This service is applied whenever an operating reefer is in use for a temperature controlled shipment.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: freight

RHE - Recovery Handling Cost - Export

RHE - Recovery Handling Cost - Export
Description: Surcharge applicable in Saudi Arabia for recovery of handling cost in terminal
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

RHI - Recovery Handling Cost - Import

RHI - Recovery Handling Cost - Import
Description: Surcharge applicable in Saudi Arabia for recovery of handling cost in terminal
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

RPS - River Toll Fee

RPS - River Toll Fee
Description: Rio De la Plata - a fee to recover the costs levied on all cargo loading/discharging in the Rio de la Plata ports of Zarate, Buenos Aires, Rosario, or Bahia Blanca. Congo River - a fee to cover additional costs when the Congo River water level decreases below normal levels between Pointe Noire and Matadi. Rhine River and Weser River - this fee is a ‘pass through’ charge for low/high water on the river Rhine. Applicable to cargo moving inland by barge to/from German Ports as well as Rotterdam Port.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

SBF - Standard Bunker Adjustment Factor

SBF - Standard Bunker Adjustment Factor
Description: This charge covers the fluctuations in global bunker costs, and is invoiced as a separate charge to provide transparency to our customers. A specific formula is used to calculate this charge and can be found here. The carrier will automatically apply this charge to all bookings.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

SCU - Cargo Protection Service

SCU - Cargo Protection Service
Description: Service by the carrier to arrange additional security for cargo protection during inland transportation when requested by the customer. This service is usually requested in areas where inland transport is prone to increased dangers such as hi-jacking or robbery. Examples of additional security are; additional convoy vehicles and/or insurance and/or armed guards. This service is applied based upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

SEP - Special Equipment Service

SEP - Special Equipment Service
Description: The service of providing a non-standard container to the customer. This service is applied based upon the customer’s request and is subject to equipment availability. Special equipment types: Flat Rack Bulk Open Top Open Side Collapsible Flat Rack Please note: 1) Not applicable to shipper owned equipment. 2) This charge is often included in the price for Out-Of-Gauge cargo or specifically priced as part of the Basic Freight. Therefore this charge may not show as a separate item.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

SER - Carrier Security Service

SER - Carrier Security Service
Description: A service provided by the carrier to perform due diligence in maintaining vessel security compliant to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) which is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. This service is applicable to all shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

SOC - Shipper-Owned/Leased Equipment Fee

SOC - Shipper-Owned/Leased Equipment Fee
Description: This charge covers the additional administration required by the carrier and evens out the equipment costs if the container is provided by the shipper.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

SPC - Container Stuffing / Stripping Service

SPC - Container Stuffing / Stripping Service
Description: A service offered to the customer in which the carrier performs stripping (cargo loading) or stuffing (cargo unloading) of the customer’s container at the port area. This service is applied based upon the customer request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

STT - Suez Canal Fee

STT - Suez Canal Fee
Description: A fee to cover the costs associated with transiting the Suez Canal. This fee is applicable to all shipments moving through the Suez Canal.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Freight

SWC - Switch Transport Document Service

SWC - Switch Transport Document Service
Description: This service is provided by the carrier to 'switch' transport documents (B/L's) to show new parties by issuing a 2nd set of documents. A 'switch' is used to prevent the shipper from being visible to the buyer and protects the interests of the cargo intermediary. The service is applicable upon the customer’s request for this service.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

T1D - T1 Documentation Fee

T1D - T1 Documentation Fee
Description: This fee is applied to cover the costs related to issuing T1 documents. T1 documents are required for European Union tax regulations when transporting non-community goods between two locations in the EU Customs area. This fee is applicable for all European Union shipments and allows taxes to be suspended until the cargo reaches its final destination.
Application: Applied per T1D document issued
ToP: Destination

TAX - Government and Port Tax Service

TAX - Government and Port Tax Service
Description: The carrier pays tax on behalf of the customer to the local authorities and the related cost is charged to the customer. This charge is controlled by the local regulations and will be added to the booking in the relevant ports according to the market practice.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: destination

TCE - Temporary Customs Service - Export

TCE - Temporary Customs Service - Export
Description: A service in which the carrier pays the charges for temporary customs clearance of the container (not cargo) on the customer’s behalf and the related costs are then passed onto the customer. This service is applicable upon the customer’s request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin

TCI - Temporary Customs Service - Import

TCI - Temporary Customs Service - Import
Description: A service in which the carrier pays the charges for temporary customs clearance of the container (not cargo) on the customer’s behalf and the related costs are then passed onto the customer. This service is applicable upon the customer’s request.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

TLX - Electronic Cargo Release Service

TLX - Electronic Cargo Release Service
Description: This service is also known as a 'Telex' or 'Express' release and allows the cargo to be released at destination upon proof of identity of the receiver as consignee, provided all 3 original B/L's have been surrendered by the consignee, or an authorized agent of the consignee, at another carrier’s office location. In order to allow this all 3 original B/L's must be surrendered at another carrier’s office location (not the discharge port). The carrier will add this service to the shipment, once the B/L's have been surrendered. This service is applied upon the customer's request.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

TRS - Triaxle Chassis Service

TRS - Triaxle Chassis Service
Description: The carrier can arrange to provide tri-axle chassis for the customer to use. These chassis allow more cargo to be loaded into the container than would otherwise be legally possible. This service is applicable in 2 ways: 1) Customer’s can request for the tri-axle, in which case the carrier will manually add the charge to the shipment. 2) When the weight of the cargo makes it a legal requirement that a tri-axle chassis be used on a shipment, the charge will be added.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

UG0-9 - Priority Product Service

UG0-9 - Priority Product Service
Description: A service offered by the carrier in which the customer can upgrade a booking to ensure the cargo is loaded, when the vessel’s space is constrained, or when the customer’s planned allocation has been exceeded. This service is applicable upon the customer’s request and acceptance of the upgrade service, and it is subject to the carrier's booking acceptance policy.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Freight

ULF - Agency Logistics Fee

ULF - Agency Logistics Fee
Description: A port agency fee that covers work within the port, including, but not limited to: vessel clearance, filing of documents with Customs, work with other authorities, survey reports, terminal fees, etc. The fee is paid by the carrier on behalf of the customer, and the related fee is passed on to the customer.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

VAT - Value Added Tax

VAT - Value Added Tax
Description: The carrier pays Value Added Tax (VAT) to local authorities, and this cost is charged to the customer. Applicable to all shipments where VAT payment is a market practice
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Destination

VET - Veterinary Certificate Service

VET - Veterinary Certificate Service
Description: A service of the carrier to facilitate veterinary inspection on behalf of the customer upon request, for containers that move to inland destinations and contain cargo of animal origin. Due to frequency of this standard procedure, Maersk Line is familiar with the requirements, and this can save the customer both time and inconvenience. The VET inspection is applicable in all European ports and is a regulatory requirement for import cargo to the European Union.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Destination

WDF - Weight Discrepancy Fee

WDF - Weight Discrepancy Fee
Description: This fee is applied when the actual weight of a container gated into the terminal differs from the declared weight in the documentation. The charge covers administrative amendments, as well as changes in handling and chassis requirements. The fee will be applied retroactively, once the carrier has been advised by either the terminal or the intermodal service provider that a discrepancy has been identified.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

WFC - Wharfage Fee

WFC - Wharfage Fee
Description: This fee is assessed by a port authority or port operator to the carrier for the usage of a port's wharf. The fee is then charged back to the customer in order to provide transparency and to share the costs. This fee will be applicable to shipments moving to/from port terminals that charge wharfage fees.
Application: Applied per Container
ToP: Origin/Destination

WSC - Winter Fee

WSC - Winter Fee
Description: The fee is associated with the carrier's increased operational costs for transport during the winter season. Applicable to all shipments.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Freight

WTI - Inland Haulage Waiting Time Fee

WTI - Inland Haulage Waiting Time Fee
Description: This fee is applied to shipments when trucks have to wait due to customer delays. This fee is applicable whenever trucks are not able to depart from a customer’s depot at the planned time.
Application: Applied per container
ToP: Origin/Destination

XTR - Cross Booking Service

XTR - Cross Booking Service
Description: This is a service applicable whenever the customer requests the carrier to process a booking at a different office than the Place of Receipt or Place of Delivery for the shipment. If documentation is also requested to be processed in a location that is not the Place of Receipt or Place of Delivery of the shipment, then a BLF (Transport Document Issuance fee) will be applied.
Application: Applied per Bill of Lading (B/L) / transport document (TPdoc)
ToP: Origin

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