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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
1. Depot Handling Charges (DHC):
Whenever a container enters or leaves the depot, Depot Handling Charges are imposed. The charge varies across different depots.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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.
- Out of Jurong (OOJ) Charges: Charges are payable for transportation to locations that are out of the Jurong area.
- Jurong Island Surcharge: Charges for transportation that within Jurong Island.
- Detention Charges: The failure to return the container to the depot within a set number of days. Charges will be levied on the importer or exporter by the carrier for the extra days incurred.
- Demurrage Charges: Charges that are levied onto the importer by the carrier, if they have not collected the container from the port within the given number of free days.
- Tri-axle Charges: The transportation of containers with high tonnage requires the use of a tri-axle chassis which will also incur an additional fee.
What can I do to limit unexpected costs?
1. Plan Ahead
2. State Your Requirements Clearly
3. Be Ready
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