Dead Freight

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DF (Dead Freight)

Dead freight is an amount a shipper needs to pay, when the shipper does not utilize the space he or she has reserved on a truck or a vessel.

What is DF(Dead Freight)?

Dead freight is an amount a shipper needs to pay, when the shipper does not utilize the space he or she has reserved on a truck or a vessel. Late amendments or cancellations may result in dead freight fees, or late cancellation fees. This relates to freight charges to be paid by the shipper for space previously booked but not used. The unused reserved slot in the containership represents a loss of revenue for the carrier. Therefore the deadfreight is charged to the shipper in an attempt to recoup some of that loss.

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