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Shipping Terms

Congestion Surcharge

Shipping containers

From time to time, specific ports around the world face congestion due to various reasons such as weather, political issues, strikes, etc.

However, the line must service those ports despite the congestion due to global trade.

For the line to offer the service to a congested port, they charge a fee that covers the additional vessel costs associated with delayed berthing windows.

The fee will be applied to cargo booked in a congested port.

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