FCL Destination Costs

Rates are examples, of observed charges, but every shipment will be different, based upon the following
  • origin of the goods, 
  • final destination port/country;
  • commodity (regulated, not regulated, exempt)
  • value
  • exemption status of importer (individual, tax exempt organization, government)
  • special handling;
  • disruptions at port or in country.
Examples of rates:
  • $300.00 - Customs Clearing (paid to customs broker licensed in country of destination.  Many individuals and businesses will file this and supporting documents themselves and pay duty directly to Customs at Port)
  • Customs Duty (Destination) - can be 0% or can be significantly more than the value, depending upon the commodity, value, countries involved and status of the importer.  This amount is calculated from a completed Commercial Invoice);
  • varies according to goods - Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)
  • depends on the port - Harbor Maintenance Fees (HMF)
  • depends on the port - PierPass Charge, Alameda Corridor Surcharge (ACS) 
  • $10 per day or $150.00 per day depending on the port, time, and type of cargo - Demurrage and Detention / Warehouse Fees 
  • $50.00 is typical for Telex Release/EDI Fee
  • generally depends on size of shipment and distance from port - Delivery Fee 
  • $35-75.00 per day - Chassis Usage Fee
  • $10.00 or more depending on the extent of spillage - Container Cleaning Fee
  • $400.00 - X-ray inspection of container
  • $3000.00 special customs inspection of container where all cargo is removed and inspected for contraband, country of origin, compliance standards, value or restrictions on importer or exporter.