Surcharge Definition

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  • Peak Season Surcharge PSS
    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.
  • Pick-Up Charge Exports PIC

    A service provided by the carrier to allow the Pick up of empty containers at an alternate container depot than stated on Bill of Lading Place of Receipt, where Merchant Haulage is involved.

    The service is applicable upon request from the customer and when it is operationally feasible for the carrier at Origin.

  • Port Additionals Port Dues - Export PAE
    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.
  • Port Additionals Port Dues - Import PAI
    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.
  • Port Security Service - Import PSI
    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 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.
  • Port Security Service Export PSE
    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 applicable on origin/export. The ISPS Code is a global initiative and part of SOLA (international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and is a legal obligation for contracting parties to comply with the requirements. Effective from 01-June-2016
  • Premium Quality Container PQC
    The surcharge is applied whenever we offer the service of providing a container of a specific quality. It will cover food grade containers, containers of a specific age, containers for specific commodities (such as electronics). The quality assessment is made and defined by the clusters. This charge includes the cost of having the customer inspect the empty container to make sure it meets the requirements.
  • Probe Service JTC
    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.