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5 types of costs that you must be aware of for pick-up and delivery at the destination port CNS Logistics

by:CNS     2021-04-04
Five types of costs that must be watched for when picking up containers at the destination port: 2016-05-06 16:08:00 1 The second container lifting fee will be incurred when the container leaves the ground and is placed on the trailer required for transport to the road or railway The second container lifting fee. As a shipper, if you need to use additional container handling when operating your containers, then you may be charged an additional fee or called a second crane. For example, if your container is unloaded from the train but there is no existing trailer provided, it can only be placed on the ground until there is a trailer to tow the container. In this way, the cost of lifting the container from the ground to the trailer may be incurred. We call it the container flip fee, the second container lifting fee. 2 Trailer fee Trailer is a device specially designed for container trucks to transport containers on the ground. It is an indispensable part of 'Tractor/Trailer' and is very important for land transport vehicles. In the past, the tug fee was still an annoyance for many shippers, because in the North American market, shipping companies have always provided tugs. However, starting in 2009, Maersk announced that it would no longer provide trailers to many areas in the United States, forcing many trailer companies to buy or lease trailers from designated trailer yards at terminals or train yards. Other shipowners have followed Maersk's example, so the trailer company has to transfer the extra cost of using the frame (15-30 US dollars per day) to the shipper. 3 Off-site trailer usage fee The off-site trailer usage fee is generated because the trailer and the container to be picked up are not in the same place. In this case, the shipper shall bear the cost of the vehicle dealers first go to the designated storage yard to fetch the trailers and then to the storage yard to pick up the containers. The designated trailer yard is responsible for the management and assignment of the extraction and return of all trailers and the joint terminal and train yard to ensure that there are enough trailers for the use of trailers. The fee for use of the off-site trailer is generally only determined before delivery. This situation is similar to the second container lifting fee mentioned above. When the container is transferred, because there is no trailer, the container cannot be directly loaded on the trailer and needs to be placed on the ground first. When there is a trailer, the container is then hoisted onto the trailer. . The two costs are somewhat similar. The cost of 4 three-axle frame may not be very familiar to everyone, but you have undoubtedly seen three-axle vehicles. As the name implies, a three-axle vehicle refers to a trailer with three axles. For example, heavy dump trucks or tractors are usually equipped with a third set of wheels or drive shafts to carry heavy cargo. Some chassis are also equipped with a standard tandem drive shaft and third shaft to allow the chassis to carry more weight. When equipped with a three-axle frame, the container using this frame can carry a heavier weight. If the shipper’s cargo is heavy, the shipper will generally require the use of a three-axle vehicle. For example, if a container containing granite and stones is very heavy, the shipper may specifically require the towing company to use three-axle equipment for hauling. Sometimes, in order to ensure that the weight of the goods meets the legal requirements, the towing company must use the frame, which will result in tri-axle fees. In these cases, the towing company must charge the shipper this additional fee. 5 Withholding fees If the shipper is unable to deliver before the 'last free day' (last free day), in order to avoid terminal storage costs, it is a very good practice to withhold the container and transport it to a nearby yard. Under this assumption, the trailer driver will transport the container and place it in their container yard until they receive an order that can be dispatched. The withholding fee is about one-third of the yard storage fee. Another situation may be that when the goods arrive on the weekend or close to the weekend or during a holiday, the shipper cannot deliver on the same day.
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