Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Heavy Lift Charge

Heavy lift charge is a charge typically imposed when special lifting gear is required to handle a given piece of cargo, which may be of either heavy weight or of large dimensions (often referred to as “out of gauge” when dealing with container vessels).

What is Heavy Lift Charge?

A heavy lift charge is a fee imposed by carriers when handling containers that exceed a certain weight threshold. Heavy lift charges help carriers to offset the additional cost for arranging the necessary equipment in order to handle exceptionally heavy shipping containers.