Ocean LCL Imports

Clearing Costs
  • $179.00 Filing of Single Commodity Entry with US Customs;
  • $10.00 per harmonized code for additional commodities;
  • 5% surcharge on any outlays related to clearing and release including:
  • duties based upon the Harmonized Tariff System classification and value;
  • costs of US Customs import bonds;
  • shippers remaining obligations to carriers or terminals;
  • any other assessments requiring payment for the preservation or release of the cargo.
Additional Information on Port to Port Costs:
  • ISF 10+2 filing is required before the origin loading of cargo.  If not filed by the originating Forwarder the cost of filing is $49.95 plus the bond outlay and outlay surcharge.
  • Most ocean unloading terminals charge several hundred US Dollars of various destination handling charges.
  • Delivery / Release terminals typically charge $60.00-$75.00 USD
  • After typically 5 free days, storage fees of a minimum of $35.00 per day are collected before release of cargo;
  • If the container is selected for inspection, the a charge of $50.00 plus the fee assessed by the terminal is applied.
Release & Delivery:
  • Upon release and issuance of Delivery Order, importer can collect cargo from terminals open generally from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • At additional cost, delivery can be arranged by commercial freight truck.
  • Lift gate and residential delivery accessorial services are available to most destination.
All filings with US Customs are submitted by licensed US Customs Brokerages.