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Destination Delivery Charge (DDC)

Shipping containers

Abbreviation for “Destination Delivery Charge.” A charge based on container size is applied in many tariffs to cargo. This charge is considered accessorial and is added to the base ocean freight. This charge covers crane lifts off the vessel, drayage of the container within the terminal, and gate fees at the terminal operation.

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