What are the charges in port?

What are the charges in port?

What are port charges? Port charges are the fees that shipping operators and their customers pay to port authorities for the use of the port’s facilities and services. Port charges can be a significant component (up to several percent) of the final price of consumer goods.

What is container management fee?

Container Service Charges are fees charged by the shipping terminals for the storage and positioning of containers before they are loaded on a vessel. The charges usually consist of goods handling, unloading the container, stacking and crane service. Another name for CSC is Terminal Handling Charges (THC).

Do you keep the container after shipping?

The container can be stored on the ship’s cargo hold, where container guides are provided to draw and place the container inside the hold. If the container is due for unloading in the next port, it will usually be kept on the deck.

Who owns the port of Fremantle?

The Fremantle Port Authority
The Fremantle Port Authority is a Western Australian State body, responsible for operating the Port of Fremantle, a general cargo and container port. The organisation employs approximately 300 people, operates in Western Australia, and is administered from its head office in Fremantle, Western Australia.

How are container detention charges calculated?

In the calculation of Demurrage charges to the shipowner/port authority, the demurrage rate is multiplied by the number of days/part days over the agreed free days.

How much is container demurrage?

Demurrage amounts may differ based on terminal or carrier and often increase after an initial period of time. Daily demurrage charges can typically range from $75 to $150 per container per day, but that’s just for the first 5 days or so. Charges generally increase the longer the cargo stays on the terminal.

How are terminal handling charges calculated?

While THC is charged by container, wharfage charge is usually calculated by weight or volume. Also known as Revenue Ton (RT) it is calculated for weight or volume that is loaded or unloaded at the terminal in units of tons, cubic meters (CBM), etc.

Who is responsible for demurrage charges?

The shipper
The shipper is generally responsible for demurrage charges, but the consignee also may be legally obligated to pay, depending upon who was at fault for the delay and which party was contractually responsible to pay freight or other charges.

How long does a container ship stay in port?

It usually takes about 24 hours for a port to deal with loading and unloading the largest vessels. The crew takes little part in this, as the port itself does most of the work.

Is Fremantle its own city?

The City of Fremantle is a local government authority located 20km south of the Perth CBD comprising the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Hilton, North Fremantle, O’Connor, Samson, South Fremantle and White Gum Valley.