BAS – Basic Freight: This is the charge for handling the transportation of your cargo from the first port of loading to the final port of discharge.
BAF – Bunker Adjustment Factor: An adjustment in shipping charges to offset price fluctuations in the cost of bunker fuel encountered in world bunker prices.
CAF – Currency Adjustment Factor: This is a cost sharing item to account for currency fluctuations encountered when incurring operational costs in one currency and paying in a different currency.
EXP – The charges associated with the administration of providing export services, such as, but not limited to, equipment release, arrangement of pick-up and drop-off and handling of notifications.
ODF – The charge associated with the creation of transport documents processed at origin.
OHC – Origin Terminal Handling Charge: Covers the cost of cranes to load your container onto the vessel as well as other activities of the port.
DHC – Destination Terminal Handling Charge: Covers the cost of cranes to discharge your container as well as other activities of the port.
MDF – Manual Documentation Fee: When booking requests are submitted via a non e-channel a fee is applied for processing documentation which is submitted manually.
WDF – Weight Discrepancy Fee: Payable when there is a discrepancy between container gate-in weight and weight declared on documentation.
EMF – Equipment Management Fee: Ensures high security seal on container as well as providing an EIR report to a trucker
LDS – Late Documentation Surcharge: The fee will apply if shippers have delivered a container to the export port for shipment but do not comply with container line’s documentation deadlines.
MHH – Merchant Haulage Cargo Release: Charge related to coordinate haulage with a third party logistics provider.
PAE – Port Additions (Export) / Port Dues – Miscellaneous charges collected for the port on behalf of the customer at origin.
PAI – Port Additions (Import) / Port Dues - Miscellaneous charges collected for the port on behalf of the customer at destination.
SER – Carrier Security Charge: Charges associated with the Carrier compliance to the ISPS code on vessel and container security measures. Applicable on all cargo on a container basis.
IHE – Inland Haulage Fee (exports): export intermodal transportation is arranged by the carrier.
IHI – Inland haulage fee (imports) import intermodal transportation arranged by the carrier.
CCL – Container Cleaning Fee: Container Line will provide its customer extra cleaning of container suitable for safe transportation of relevant cargo / commodity type as per customer request.
DDF – Documentation Fee Destination. The cost associated with the creation and processing of documentation at destination.
WTI – Inland Haulage Waiting Time - The charges associated with truck waiting time caused by general congestion or customer influenced delays.
IMP – The charges associated with the administration of providing import services, such as, but not limited to, equipment release, the arrangement of pick-up and drop-off and handling notifications.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR REEFER ONLY
PTI – Pre trip Inspection. Reefer containers require inspection, testing and configuration of set points of various machinery to cater to specific cargo booked by customer. This charge covers cost of technician for pre-trip inspection. This is a South African requirement only (as per the request of the Perishable Products Export Control Board.
CTS – Cold Treatment Surcharge. A fee for the maintenance of a sufficiently low reefer temperature for a predetermined length of time. The temperature for the commodity is monitored and maintained for the specified time defined by import regulations.
CAS - Controlled Atmosphere Surcharge. A fee for providing a special atmosphere controlled refrigerated container during transportation. The mixture of gases are regulated within the container throughout the ocean transportation. the special atmosphere controls the speed at which fruit ripens.