Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Terminal Charge

Terminal charge is a charge made for a service performed in a terminal area typically referring to handling associated with receipt, delivery, or inspection of cargo via land-based operations.

What is Terminal Charge?

Terminal charge is a fee that is levied by a terminal operator for the use of their facilities and services. This fee is charged to shipping lines, freight forwarders, and other logistics providers who use the terminal to load or unload cargo from ships or other modes of transportation. The terminal charge typically covers the cost of services such as cargo handling, storage, and security, as well as the use of equipment such as cranes, forklifts, and conveyor systems. The amount of the terminal charge can vary depending on factors such as the type of cargo, the volume of cargo being handled, and the location of the terminal.