GLOSSARY

Port Charge

A port charge is a fixed charge against a ship or its cargo in port. Examples of port charges include storage charges, early arrival charges, and terminal handling charges.

What is Port Charge?

Port Charge can be defined as a fixed charge against a ship or its cargo in port. To be more specific, it means charges of the Port for moorage, storage or damage to facilities and all other charges owing or to become owing between a user and the Port, including but not limited to costs and expenses.

Here we will give you an overview of some of the most common port charges for containers:

Goods dues

Terminal handling charge

Port storage charge

Demurrage

Detention

Early arrival charge

Late arrival charge

Lift on/lift-off

Cancellation and amendment charge

Port charges include wharage, towage, pilotage, storage charges, early arrival charges, and terminal handling charges.

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