Freight & Ancillary Charges

Marine - Ports & Stevedoring - Chartering - Ship's Agency - Heavy Lift Storage

All sea carriers adopt different standards and procedures, but in general terms here are the following elements considered when we calculate freight & ancillary charges for both importing and exporting international cargo and freight.

  • Collection from exporter/shipper
  • Terminal handling cost to load, to consolidation or international carrying mode
  • Export/European Union documentation
  • Insurance of goods while in transit
  • International freight
  • Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
  • Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)
  • Special surcharges such as canal charges etc.
  • Terminal handling/unloading at destination
  • Load On, Load Off charges (Lo-Lo) when merchant carriage is used
  • Import/European Union documentation
  • Duty and taxes – where applicable
  • Delivery to importer/receiver of cargo
  • Demurrage or rent charges for delays involved, paid by who causes the delay
  • VAT on charges incurred on intra-European Union movements

All of the above will be explained by your dedicated Shipping Manager at point of order.

Heavy Transport Logistics & Haulage Services


Heavy Transport, General Haulage, Abnormal Loads, Pilot Cars & Permits, SPMTs, Lorry Loaders, Specialist Logistics, Warehousing

Heavy Lift

Heavy Lift

CPA Contract Lift, Crane Hire, Industrial Services, Heavy Lift Storage, Appointed Persons, Jacking & Skidding

Marine Agency & European Port Logistics


Ship's Agency, Chartering, Breakbulk, Project Cargo, European Port Logistics, Stevedoring, RoRo Barge

Transport Consulting


Route Access Surveys, 2D & 3D Swept Path Analysis, Visual Route Inspections, Topographical Surveys, Test Drives

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