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Charge Code Name Description
3CTR BL 3RD COUNTRY RELEASE FEE Surcharge applied to release documents in another country which is not the POL or POD
3CTR BL 3rd country release fee Surcharge applied to release documents in another country which is not the POL or POD
ADM FEE ADMINISTRATION FEE Surcharge applied to cover several administration services
AGENCY S Agency Services Surcharge applied to cover agency services where those services occur
ALAMEDA Alameda Corridor Surcharge Surcharge also known as The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) which was designed to pay off the debts of constructing and operating the Alameda Corridor. Surcharge related to rail road transport mode.
AMENDM F AMENDMENT FEE Surcharge applied in some locations when a correction is done to the B/L
ARR NOTI Arrival Notification Surcharge Surcharge applied in case Hamburg Süd notifies the consignee of a scheduled delivery date and time.
BAF Bunker Adjustment Factor Surcharge applied in order to recover the bunker costs.
BAR CONG BARGE CONGESTION Surcharge applied in case of waiting times caused by barge congestion in the facility
BKGCANCL BOOKING CANCELLATION FEE Surcharge applied when a booking is cancelled by a customer request.
BLSURFEE BILL OF LADING SURRENDER FEE Surcharge applied the cargo needs to be released without presentation of original BL.
BOND CAR BONDED CARRIAGE Surcharge applied once customers required to choose truckers that move under their bond.
BOOK ROL BOOKING ROLL FEE Surcharge applied when a booking is rolled by a customer request.
CAF Currency Adjustment Factor Surcharge applied due to currency fluctuations.
CAF Currency Adjustment Factor Surcharge applied due to currency fluctuations.
CAPAT EX Capatazia Export Terminal Handling Charge (Export) in Brazil.
CAPAT IM Capatazia Import Terminal Handling Charge (Import) in Brazil.
CARGOTAX CARGO TAX Surcharge applied in certain terminals based on the weight.
CAT EX CAT EXPORT The Carrier Assisted Transport Export (CAT Export) is a precarriage performed by the Carrier, which is not part of the B/L (the transport leg and the charges are not part of the BL). This means that the Carrier is acting as a forwarder.
CAT IM CAT IMPORT The Carrier Assisted Transport Import (CAT Import) is an oncarriage performed by the Carrier, which is not part of the B/L (the transport leg and the charges are not part of the BL). This means that the Carrier is acting as a forwarder.
CB SP BL COMBINE / SPLIT BILL OF LADING Surcharge applied for special customer's request regarding documentation
CDC Customs Declaration Charge Surcharge applied to attend some customs regulations in certain countries regarding manifest information.
CERTIF CERTIFICATES Surcharge applied to issue certificates required by certain authorities
CGO CARE CARGO CARE (REEFER PLUG IN & COOLING & MONITORING & PLUG OFF) Surcharge applied to recover reefer costs at terminals (plug in-out, cooling, monitoring)
CHASSIS CHASSIS SURCHARGE Surcharge applied for the use of chassis for ground transportation.
CHASSISF Chassis Fee Surcharge applied for the use of chassis for ground transportation.
CHCA ADD CHILLED ADDITIONAL (CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE) Surcharge applied when special reefer container technology - controlled atmosphere - is required
CHMA ADD CHILLED ADDITIONAL (MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE) Surcharge applied when special reefer container technology - modified atmosphere - is required
CHQ FEE CHEQUE TRANSACTION FEE Surcharge applied for payments against check
CHSA ADD CHILLED ADDITIONAL (STANDARD ATMOSPHERE) Surcharge applied when special reefer container technology - standard atmosphere - is required
CLEANFEE CLEANING FEE Surcharge applied when container needs to be cleaned
CLEANING Cleaning Charge Surcharge applied when container needs to be cleaned
CNT PROT CONTAINER PROTECTION LINER Surcharge applied when container walls have to be lined from the inside.
CNT REL Container Release Fee Surcharge applied to release a container from container depot
CNTADMRL CONTAINER RELEASE ADMINISTRATION FEE Surcharge applied for administrative cost of the service for dispatching and empty container to the exporter.
CNTDOOR CONTAINER DOOR REPLACEMENT Surcharge applied when a container door replacement (removed) is required. Example: some commodities need to be carried with the doors of the equipment off for ventilation. The charge is applied to put the container doors back on.
COD FEE CHANGE OF DESTINATION FEE Surcharge applied to change the destination of the cargo after the cargo has been delivered in the facility for loading or already boarded the vessel
COLDTREA CHILLED ADDITIONAL (COLD TREATMENT) Surcharge applied to some shipments of fresh fruits in order to exterminate some insects by maintaining a sufficiently low temperature.
COLL FEE COLLECTION FEE Surcharged applied for collection of some disbursements scenarios.
COLLFEEW COLLECTION FEE WHARFAGE Fee for collecting the local surcharge T3 (local revenue for HS Spain acting as agent) in Spain; cannot be accumulated into other charges as it is taxable and needs to be clearly stated separately
COLLFEEW COLLECTION FEE WHARFAGE Surcharge applied for T3 in Spain; cannot be accumulated into other charges as it is taxable and needs to be clearly stated separately
CONGEST Congestion Surcharge Surcharge applied in case of waiting times caused by congestion at the port.
CONT ASS CONTAINER ASSIGNMENT Surcharge applied for Reefer and DG Container.
CORRECT CORRECTION FEE Surcharge applied in case of documentation correction
CRC COST RECOVERY CHARGE THC charge is not acceptable in some countries as per local regulation law. Hence CRC has the same purpose of collecting THC revenues in those countries.
CT MONIT CT MONITORING CHARGE Surcharge that applies to service related to Animal Health Inspection service (APHIS) in the US.
CUDE CUSTOMS DECLARATION CHARGE Surcharge applied for Customs Declaration.
CUST EX CUSTOMS CLEARANCE EXPORT Surcharge applied in case customs clearances export is requested by the customer (paper work)
CUST IM CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IMPORT Surcharge applied in case customs clearances import is requested by the customer (paper work)
CUST PL CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PAPERLESS (EXPORT ONLY) Surcharge applied in case customs clearances export is requested by the customer (no paper work)
CUST TEM Customs Clearance Temporary Surcharge applied in certain countries which refers to the ATC Emission (Temporary Admission of Container). The charge applies to all imported containers to those countries before it is released for transit by customs.
DEL ORD Delivery Order Surcharge applied when the Delivery Order process is part of the transportation.
DEMURRAG DEMURRAGE Free Time Charge assessed by the carrier against the merchant as compensation for utilizing carrier's equipment beyond the agreed period
DETENT DETENTION Free Time Charge assessed by the carrier against the merchant as compensation for holding carrier's equipment beyond the agreed period
DG ADD Hazardous Cargo Additional Surcharge applied in some locations when the transportation of DG Cargo requires an additional cost to be recovered
DG DOC F Dangerous Goods Documentation Fee Surcharge applied in some locations when the transportation of DG Cargo requires a special documentation.
DGDOCFEX DG DOC FEE EXPORT Surcharge applied for exports in some locations when the transportation of DG Cargo requires a special documentation.
DGDOCFIM DG DOC FEE IMPORT Surcharge applied for imports in some locations when the transportation of DG Cargo requires a special documentation.
DISB FEE DISBURSEMENT FEE Surcharge applied when disbursement costs occur
DOC F EX Documentation Fee (Export) Surcharge applied to issue export documentation.
DOC F IM Documentation Fee (Import) Surcharge applied to issue import documentation.
DOCFTREX DOC FEE TRADE EX Surcharge applied on Trade level for some countries.
DROP FEE DROP FEE Surcharge applied when the empty container is delivered outside the designated depot. In some locations this charge is always applied for the return of the equipment.
DROP OFF DROP OFF CHARGE Surcharge applied when the empty container is delivered outside the designated depot. In some locations this charge is always applied for the return of the equipment.
DROPPICK DROP AND PICK SURCHARGE Surcharge applied to cover a drop and pick of a container (round trip) when the same is left at a customer's premises.
ECA EMISSION CONTROL AREA Surcharge applied in the Emission Control Areas (ECA) in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, English Channel, and the Coasts of Canada and USA, will be required to utilize fuel with significantly lower sulphur content.
EFAF Emergency Fuel Adjustment Factor Surcharge applied in order to recover the bunker costs.
EIF EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT FACTOR Surcharge related to the Chinese THC
EIS EQUIP IMBALANCE SURCHARGE Surcharge applied when containers are shipped to equipment surplus areas
EMFE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE FEE Surcharge applied for general container maintenance
EMPT POS EMPTY POSITIONING FEE Surcharge applied when containers need to be repositioned in equipment demand areas
EQPMRENT EQUIPMENT RENTAL Surcharge applied for the rental of carrier's equipment
EQU IMB Equipment Imbalance Surcharge Surcharge applied in order to recover costs related to removing containers from certain surplus areas
FDR CDC FEEDER CDC Surcharge applied for European Feeders that need to submit manifest to Customs for checking.
FEXCHFEE FOREIGN EXCHANGE FEE Surcharge applied when customer wants to pay in a different currency from the original tariff.
FOOD QUA FOOD QUALITY SURCHARGE Surcharge applied to release containers in conditions to transport food or other commodities that require equipments in perfect conditions inside for this type of sensitive commodity to light, odours, etc.
FREE IN Free In Charge Surcharge applied when the shipper is responsible for the cost of loading goods onto a vessel
FREE OUT Free Out Charge Surcharge applied when the consignee is responsible for the cost of loading goods onto a vessel
FROZ ADD FROZEN ADDITIONAL (-35°C) Surcharge applied when Magnum equipment technology is required for some special cargoes whose temperature should be set at lower levels.
FUM FUMIGATION Surcharge applied to fumigate a container
GATE I O Gate In / Out Charge Surcharge applied for terminal pickups which are not included in the Terminal Handling Charge
GEN S CH GEN SET CHARGE Surcharge applied for the use of genset equipment in a container
GOH DBS GARMENT ON HANGERS (DOUBLE BAR SYSTEM) Surcharge applied for the use of garment on hangers (double bar system) containers
GOH DIS GARMENT ON HANGERS (DISMANTLING) Surcharge applied for the use of garment on hangers (dismantling) containers
GOH SS GARMENT ON HANGERS (STRING SYSTEM) Surcharge applied for the use of garment on hangers (string system) containers
GPS TRK GPS TRACKING Surcharge applied when a special service (VAS) is required for certain special commodities that require GPS tracking.
HAB FOND Surcharge On Port Dues Surcharge applied to refer to the TICA Fee which is applied in Costa Rica. The Tica Fee is a cost that refers to the B/L’s Customs Transmission Fee when being entered in the customs national systems.
HOLID CH SUN PUBL HOLID CHRG Surcharge applied during Sunday and public holiday services we get charged by our hauliers.
INLD IMO Inland IMO Additional Surcharge applied when transporting goods classified by the UN as hazardous.
INSPECT INSPECTION CHARGE Surcharge applied when physical inspection (container or cargo) is required.
INT FUEL Intermodal Fuel Surcharge Surcharge applied based on the fuel consumption in the pre and/or oncarriage
ISPS CAR Carrier Security Charge International Ship and Port Facility Security Surcharge
ISPS EX Security Surcharge (Export) International Ship and Port Facility Security Surcharge Export
ISPS IM Security Surcharge (Import) International Ship and Port Facility Security Surcharge Import
LAND FEE LANDING FEE Surcharge to recover increasing operating costs in certain countries.
LASHSECU LASHING / SECURING Surcharge applied to tie a container securely for transportation
LATE ARR LATE ARRIVAL FEE Surcharge applied to deliver a full container at the terminal for loading after the designated deadline
LATE BL LATE PICKUP OF BILL OF LADING Surcharge applied when carrier establishes a deadline for BL pick up
LATE PAY LATE PAYMENT OF FREIGHT AND/OR LOCAL CHARGES Surcharge applied when charges are settled after deadline for payment.
LATE SI LATE DELIVERY OF SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS Surcharge applied when SI are delivered after established deadline.
LO LO EX LIFT ON LIFT OFF EXPORT Surcharge applied for cargoes loaded on vessels that will be loaded by crane (crane directly on vessel or crane at Terminal) export
LOG FEE Logistic Fee Surcharge applied to cover logistics costs
LWA BARG LOW WATER ADDITIONAL Surcharge applied mainly for transport mode barge / feeder when rivers / water paths, reach low water levels.
M REPAIR Maintenance and Repair Surcharge Surcharge applied for equipment maintenance and repair.
MAG SUR Magellan Strait Surcharge Surcharge applied for cargo transiting the strait of Magellan.
MANAMEND Manifest Amendment Fee Surcharge applied when a manifest needs to be amended as per customer requirement.
MANAMEND MANIFEST AMENDMENT FEE Surcharge applied when a manifest needs to be amended as per customer requirement.
MERCH F Merchant Haulage Administration Fee Surcharge applied when the organization of transport to/from port by Hamburg Süd or forwarder
OFREIGHT Ocean Freight Surcharge applied for the sea transportation of cargo
ONCARR ONCARRIAGE Surcharge applied for the transportation of cargo beyond the port of discharge until the delivery point (import)
OTH VAS OTHERS VALUE ADDED SERVICES Surcharge applied for VAS of different natures not covered by other current revenue charge codes.
OVERDIM Over dimension Surcharge Surcharge applied for transporting over dimensional cargo.
OVWPERM OVER WEIGHT PERMIT Surcharge applied in some locations that require an overweight permit for heavy moves (in addition to the necessary tri axles, for example)
OWEIGHT Overweight Surcharge Surcharge applied for transporting heavy containers.
PAN CAN Panama Canal Surcharge Surcharge applied to cargo transiting through the Panama Canal.
PAN LOCK PANAMA LOCK IMPROVEMENT SURCHARGE Surcharge applied for some documentation release (paper) in some locations.
PANCANAL PANAMA CANAL SURCHARGE Surcharge applied for cargo in transit Panama Canal. Charged as a local surcharge.
PAP REL PAPER RELEASE FEE Surcharge applied to release paper documentation
PICK UP PICK UP CHARGE Surcharge applied for container / cargo pick up.
PIR RISK Piracy Risk Surcharge Surcharge applied for those areas with high risk of piracy attacks.
PLF Port License Fee Trade surcharge applied to cargo ex/to Fremantle that tranships in Melbourne versus cargo that moves direct to Asia
PLGINOFF PLUG IN / OFF Surcharge charged for some special cargo care in the terminals.
PLGINOUT PLUG IN / OUT Surcharge applied when a reefer container needs to be plugged in/out in the terminal.
PORT IM Port Service Charge (Import) Surcharge applied in certain terminals on top of import THC
PORTSERV PORT SERVICE CHARGE Surcharge applied when carrier is requested to perform haulage transportation and customer requests carriers also to pay terminal charges
PRIMAGE Primage Surcharge applied in Honduras. It is a customs formality for temporary stay of containers in the country. It is applied to import and/or export containers
PSS Peak Season Surcharge Surcharge applied in periods of peak season when demand for transportation is high
PTC EX PRIVATE TERMINAL CHARGE EXPORT Surcharge applied due to costs increase in the port Puerto Cortes HN concession - export
PTC IM PRIVATE TERMINAL CHARGE IMPORT Surcharge applied due to costs increase in the port Puerto Cortes HN concession - import
REEF ADD Reefer Additional Surcharge applied in some locations when the transportation of Reefer Cargo requires an additional.
RF DOC F Reefer Documentation Fee Surcharge applied in some locations when the transportation of Reefer Cargo requires a special documentation.
RFDOCFEX RF DOC FEE EXPORT Surcharge applied for exports in some locations when the transportation of Reefer Cargo requires a special documentation.
RFDOCFIM RF DOC FEE IMPORT Surcharge applied for imports in some locations when the transportation of Reefer Cargo requires a special documentation.
RFR DATA REEFER DATA RELEASE Surcharge applied for the offer of reefer data records as a value added service.
ROADDUTY ROAD DUTY Surcharge applied to some inland destinations where toll is charged,
SEAL CH SEAL CHARGE Surcharge applied when container seal needs to be changed or related documentation related to the container seal.
SEAL PRO Seal Provision Fee Surcharge applied against container seal provision.
SECURITY CONTAINER SECURITY GUARD / ESCORT Surcharge applied against container escort.
SHIFTING SHIFTING / RESTOW Surcharge applied to move a container from the original cell location to another one. Vessel stowage.
SHIP BAG SHIPS BAG Surcharge applied when ship bags are provided for better cargo stuffing.
SLA SIDELOADER ADDITIONAL Surcharge applied when the Side Loader equipment is required.
STAMP CH STAMP CHARGE Surcharge applied for specific paper work / documentation requirement
STORAGE STORAGE Free time charge to cover storage costs at terminals.
STRP IM STRIPPING IMPORT Surcharge applied when customer requests stripping as a VAS.
STUFF EX STUFFING EXPORT Surcharge applied when customer requests stuffing as a VAS.
SUECANAL SUEZ CANAL SURCHARGE Surcharge applied for cargo in transit Suez Canal. Charged as a local surcharge.
SUEZ CAN Suez Canal Surcharge Surcharge applied to cargo transiting through the Suez Canal.
SWB F EX SEAWAY BILL FEE EXPORT Surcharge applied to issue Seaway Bill Export
SWB F IM SEAWAY BILL FEE IMPORT Surcharge applied to issue Seaway Bill Import
SWTCH BL BILL OF LADING SWITCH Surcharge applied when customer requests to switch the B/L.
THC EX Terminal Handling Charge (Export) Surcharge applied for handling containers at terminal facilities - export
THC IM Terminal Handling Charge (Import) Surcharge applied for handling containers at terminal facilities - import
THERM BL THERMAL BLANKET Surcharge applied when customer requests to keep the temperature of the cargo / protect the cargo from extreme temperatures as a VAS.
TIMBER TIMBER PACKING CHARGE Surcharge applied when customer requests special cargo stuffing with timber packages as a VAS.
TOLL EX Toll Charge Export Surcharge applied for dredging in some locations / port entrance by the local private dredge company (River Plate dredging for example) - applies for export cargo
TOLL IM Toll Charge Export Surcharge applied for dredging in some locations / port entrance by the local private dredge company (River Plate dredging for example) - applies for import cargo
TRC TERMINAL RECEIVING CHARGE Surcharge applied due to on-going port and terminal conditions and will help offset costs incurred due to terminal moves in some ports
TRIAXFEE TRI-AXLE FEE Surcharge applied for the use of tri-axle during ground transportation
TST CHG Terminal Status Change Surcharge applied when customer triggers a status change after delivery at terminal.
VGM CRC VGM COST RECOVERY Surcharge applied to recover costs in case of delayed or no VGM submission.
VGM INSP VGM INSPECTION Surcharge applied to verify the Gross Weight of the container.
VGM M P VGM MANUAL PROCESS Surcharge applied for the manual submission of VGM.
WAR RISK War Risk Surcharge Surcharge applied to recover the extra costs which might occur due to the risk of war in certain locations/regions.
WAREHOUS WAREHOUSING Surcharge applied when customer requests storage as a VAS.
WEIGHING WEIGHING Surcharge applied when a container needs to be weighed
WHF EX Wharfage (Export) Surcharge assessed by a shipping terminal or port when goods are moved through the location on export side.
WHF IM Wharfage (Import) Surcharge assessed by a shipping terminal or port when goods are moved through the location on import side.
WINT SUR Winter Surcharge Surcharge applied when the access of certain locations / ports is jeopardized due to harsh weather, convoy restrictions, ice conditions etc.
WT TIME WAITING TIME Surcharge applied together with a Pre-On carriage charge for truck when the same exceeds the pre established operational time for pick up or delivery.