Dictionary of additives for use in forwarding

Following is a list of additional charges that may be incurred during the shipping service. All or additions occurring in the combination are included in the price of the service. The full list is always in the details of the order.

ACI – FEE (Advance Commercial Information Definition)
The project created by the Canadian Border Service Agency in order to increase efficiency and improve border security. ACI - FEE is the procedure of electronic declaration of imported goods to Canada. Goods has the ability to flow out of the EU only after obtaining the approval of the customs system of Canada. Goods arriving by Canada without performed ACI procedure is shifted back to origin at the expense of the exporter.

AMS – FEE (Automated Manifest System)
Procedure for e-filing of exported goods used by the United States. Allows quick and secure electronic customs clearance. AMS was created to facilitate and assist in the identification of duty. Goods has the ability to flow out of the EU only after obtaining the approval of the customs system of the United States. Goods arriving by U.S. without performed AMS procedure is shifted back to origin at the expense of the exporter.

Procedure for electronic reporting of exports carried by Mexico, for easy customs clearance. Goods has the ability to flow out of the EU only after obtaining the approval of the customs system of Mexico. Goods arriving by Mexico without performed BLB procedure is shifted back to origin at the expense of the exporter.

BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor)
The fuel surcharge imposed by shipping conference or the shipowner. Its aim is to correct the effects of changes in market prices of fuels. The amount of fuel additive is variable, fixed at a certain time, such as a month, depending on the current price of crue oil on world markets.

CAF (Currency Adjustment Factor)
The addition rate is used to minimize the effects of currency fluctuations. This is the type fees used by carriers in maritime and air transport. It was introduced due to changing exchange rates. Determined based on the arithmetic mean average NBP exchange rates of the month preceding the applicable rate.

PCC (Panama Canal Charge)
An additional fee is charged to carriers for transit through the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, can shorten the time of shipping and save several thousand kilometers.

LWS (Low Water Surcharge)
Addition freight associated with a low level of water in rivers (such as the St. Lawrence River, Montreal, Canada). At one time, the water level may be significantly lower and hinder inland transportation and increase its cost.

PSS (Peak Season Surcharges)
Surcharge introduced in the season increased transport out from 1 June to 31 October. Applies to goods transported from Asia.

DPS (Destination Port/Terminal Security Charge)
Addition charged by the destination port or terminal to ensure the safety and protection of the crews of vessels, port and cargo. It occurs most frequently in the import FCL. Implementation of security measures laid down by the port and ship engaged in skilled and trained employees. Established the conditions for security must be made by both the ship and the ports.

ECS (Congestion Surcharge)
Addition for the inconvenience associated with too many goods at the port. Shipping lines have the right to apply additional charges for freight transport in order to recover the lost revenue. For example, to cover the losses caused by congestion or inaction vessels serving the port. Another factor that affects the port congestion are strikes of workers.

PRT (Port Surcharge)
The fee charged by some ports.

FTX (Freight Tax Surcharge)
Freight tax applied by the government. Paid on behalf of the shipper or consignee by the shipping.

Extra risk insurance surcharge
Insurance of additional risk.

The fee for transit at an intermediate port. Collected mainly in the ports of Africa.

Personal effects and donation
Resettlement property and donations. Resettlement property are things for personal use or for people interested in their households. Tax Act exempts goods and services tax items imported by natural persons transferring residence from a third country to the territory of the country if certain conditions are met. Donation is transferred by the donor items free of charge, for which the recipient does not have to give anything in return. Donate to a buyer from outside the country is not treated as exports.

PRS (Piracy Risk Surcharge (inaczej AGS – Aden Gulf Surcharge))
Allowance having to pay the service to ensure the safety of ships moving around the Gulf of Aden, due to the very high risk of pirate attacks in the area.

LSF (Fuel Low Sulphur Surcharge)
Surcharge for fuel with high sulfur content too. Vessels operating in the area covered limit the sulfur content of the fuel must use fuel oil with a sulfur content not exceeding a certain amount of eg 1.5%. This includes the Baltic Sea Area, Canada and the USA.

TCFB – FEE (Tanzania Central Freight Bureau)
The handling charge imposed by the government of Tanzania, on goods unloaded or loaded at any port in Tanzania.

FS (Fuel Surcharge)
Fuel Surcharge. The variable apply and which is dependent on the price of oil on world markets.

EBAF (Emergency Adjustment Factor)
Special surcharge maid compensates for variations in fuel prices - in each case the decision to accrue shall be taken by the company performing the transportation.

SCT (Suez Canal Fee)
Additional fee for transportation Suez Canal. Canal has a length of 163 km. With the construction of the Suez Canal shortened shipping route from Europe to Asia by several thousand kilometers.

ALSC (American Lumber Standard Committee)
Additional charge port.

Fee documentary. Cover administrative costs associated with registration, amendments or other formalities.

WRS (War Risk Surcharge)
Addition for the risk of war. A type of insurance that covers damage due to acts of war, including the invasion, insurrection, rebellion and kidnapping (abduction). Varies depending on the current situation in the countries to which the vessel will travel.

THC (Terminal Handling Charges)
The premium coastal apply to shipments FCL (Full Container Load). Is charged for activities related to the handling of containers at container terminal prior to loading on board ship. The tasks include unloading a container from a truck, stacking and transport the crane.

THC IMO (Terminal Handling Charges IMO)
The premium coastal IMO applied for goods (goods classified by the UN as hazardous). Transportation of goods IMO associated with additional activities such as planning commodities in the terminal and on board ship.

B/L – FEE (Bill of Lading=Konosament )
Fee documentary. The fee charged by the carrier for the issuance of the bill of lading (sea bill of lading).

ENS – FEE (Entry Summary Declaration)
The summary declaration introduced by the 27 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland. Fees are charged for the bill of lading for the cargo shipped to the EU.

PU (Pick Up)
Taking charge in the supplier.

ARB (Arbitrary surcharge)
Surcharge arbitrary.

LTL (Less Than Truck Load)
Transportation not fully vehicle. That load which takes only part of the space of the vehicle, and therefore is called a partial load. The cost of transporting LTL shipping does not include rent all trucks, only part of it.

PPF (Pier Pass Fee)
Additional fee charged by the Port of Los Angeles (USA). Subject cargo carried by truck port during peak hours.The fee is not charged, if the load passes through the terminal in the off-peak hours or rail, and not used at all for those that are transported by ship.

CTF (Clean Truck Fee)
Additional fee charged by the Ports of Los Angeles (USA), which aims to change the equipment ports. The funds from this fee will be used to replace old vehicles used in ports to the new friendly and safe for the environment.

ATB Service Charge
Additional duty charged in the case of transit through the port of Hamburg (Germany).




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