How does demurrage, detention and port charges work..??

demurrage, detention, port charges

Even though there are distinct differences between demurrage, detention and port charges, many are still oblivious to these differences and there have been several questions on this blog relating to these charges..

Let me explain how demurrage, detention and port charges work..

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Causes of Demurrage and Detention

causes of demurrage and detention

In one my previous articles (which is also the MOST READ article on this site) I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention..

After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and detention..

There are several reasons a container(s) can incur demurrage and/or detention or combined demurrage and detention.. Here are some of the major reasons..

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Difference between Storage and Demurrage

FI for storage and demurrage

What is the difference between Storage and Demurrage..?? This is another area where some confusion exists and I will explain the reason why.. When a container is discharged off a ship, it is moved to the CY area within the port.. When the customer has done the clearance with customs and is ready to take delivery of the container, he/she … Read more here..

Difference between storage and overstay

One of my readers had a question ” Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay “.. Simply put, Overstay is the process of moving uncleared containers into a customs bonded/authorised depot for storage purposes till the consignee is ready to clear the container and take delivery.. This is generally done after the expiry of the standard free … Read more here..

Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South Africa from various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a certain cargo originates in order to be shipped to a certain destination as per the contract of … Read more here..

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