Fees in the Haulage Industry
Are you confused behind the different charges for your trucking jobs? Read on to learn more about the charges you see, and why they are there.
How are we charged for haulage services?
Typically, haulage services are charged the same in Singapore, but may look different based on the company.
Below is an example of an invoice:
The cost of trucking generally depends on factors such as:
Surcharges will be applied to places that are out of Jurong such as Jurong Island, Sembawang Port, and Changi.
Size of your container
There are 2 common sizes, which are 20ft and 40ft containers.
Depending on the size, you will be charged as accordingly.
Type of Goods
Your type of goods matter as well, due to the extra care required to transport sensitive goods like hazardous materials and temperature-sensitive goods like seafood.
Of course, different companies have different trucking rates, depending on the level of service they provide.
What are the Standard Tariffs that I should know?
There are several standard charges that will be applied when you ship/truck a container.
Depot Handling Charges (DHC):
Whenever a container enters or leaves the depot, Depot Handling Charges are imposed. The charge varies across different depots.
Lift On/Lift Off (LOLO) Charges:
LOLO refers to the action where the cargo needs to be “lifted on and off” a vessel with a crane.
- 20ft: S$55 per container
- 40ft: S$82.50 per container
- 20ft: S$20 per container
- 40ft: S$30 per container
PSA Portnet charges:
Portnet facilitates the submission of port documentations automatically, such as:
- Delivery Processing
- Delivery Release (Sublet)
- Electronic Shipping Note (ESN)
- Pregate via Mobile Devices
- Direct Delivery Processing
- Re-conciliate PSA bills, such as LOLO & Store Rent, with your Haulier Job Orders.
You will need to pay for Portnet charges for the processing of e-documentations.
Container Management System (CMS) charges:
CMS charges are charged by depots, for users to book a timing to return or collect containers.
Any additional charges?
Yes, there are some additional charges that will be applied according to the difference in weight, goods, delivery locations etc.
Charges are payable for transportation to locations that are out of the Jurong area.
Jurong Island Surcharge:
Charges for washing the container if the container is returned to the depot dirty.
For temperature-sensitive goods such as seafood, reefer containers are used for their transportation. These containers contain an “air-conditioner” where the internal temperature of the container can be regulated.
What can I do to limit unexpected costs?
1. Plan Ahead
2. State Your Requirements Clearly
3. Be Ready
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