Container Drayage Accessorial Fees
Shipments are allotted a specified number of hours free time for pick-up and unloading at origin and destination. Detention time refers to wait time once the Carrier arrives at origin or destination. Detention is normally billed per hour in 15-minute increments. Most carriers provide for one or two hours free time at origin and destination.
This fee applies when, at the request of Shipper, the Carrier picks up a container from terminal without delivering straight through to the consignee, in order to accommodate a later delivery date /time to the consignee. On occasion a container is pre-pulled to avoid demurrage fees. A flat fee will be assessed for the service, including first night of storage.
Bobtail or Drop Fee
This fee applies during a drop and hook move when an empty is not available at the consignee and the Carrier must bobtail back later to retrieve the empty. This fee also applies when at the request of the Shipper, Carrier bobtails into the consignee to terminate an empty.
When the chassis provider charges for the rental of a chassis. The rental fee is billed per day unless the Shipper has a chassis contract clause with the steamship line.
Any chassis that must be picked up or returned to a terminal different from the container is billed a split chassis fee.
Lift-on/Lift-off/Private Chassis Fee
This fee applies when the railyard must place or pull a container on or off a privately-owned chassis.
Dry Run Fee
A dry run fee will apply when an empty or loaded container is not available for pick up at the terminal. Another example is when the Carrier is not able to deliver or pick up a container due to an issue at the consignee location not caused by the Carrier.
Stop Off Fee
Any stop for partial unloading/loading and exams (exams: CET, MET, Fumigation, FDA, etc.) will be billed per stop. Any changes to the delivery location not communicated to Kinetic Supply-Chain Services prior to the pickup will be billed as an additional stop off charge. Additional stops that are not in the original route will also be billed at an additional cost.
Fee applied when a carrier cannot return a container before port or ramp closure.
Loaded or empty container storage is a flat fee per day after 24 hours, billed in one day increments by calendar day.
A charge for a delay in the pick-up of a container after offload beyond the negotiated free time between the steamship line and beneficial cargo owner. Kinetic Supply-Chain Services will attempt to pick up containers in a timely manner by the last free day to avoid demurrage charges. Kinetic Supply-Chain Services will not be liable for any demurrage fees due to terminal issues that prevent containers from being picked up by the last free day.
Per Diem Fee
A late fee assessed for the return of a container beyond the negotiated fee time between the steamship line and the beneficial cargo owner. Kinetic Supply-Chain Services will attempt to terminate empties within 48 hours of notification (minus Sunday). Kinetic Supply-Chain Services will not be liable for any per diem charges due to terminal issues.
A fee for transferring a load over to another vehicle or truck from an ocean container for delivery to a consignee or public warehouse. This is usually done to save on transportation costs when the delivery location is a great distance from the origin delivery port.
Assessed for ports and rail heads where pick-up and return of containers is lengthy due to volume and delays. The fee is used to compensate drivers for extended dwell time.
Overweight Permit Fees
A fee for the movement of overweight containers between port and origin or destination. The fee is applied when the container exceeds legal weight as written per state statute. The permit is secured by the carrier. Shipper will not knowingly ship gross vehicle weight (GVW) in excess of applicable state statutes. Kinetic Supply-Chain Services shall not be responsible for any charges, fines, citations, or other liabilities as a result of hauling loads in violation of weight regulations.
Tri-axle/Spread Axle Chassis Fees
This fee applies when Kinetic Supply-Chain Services is required to use tri-axle or spread axle equipment to move a 20’ or 40’container in excess of a state’s legal gross weight and maximum axle weight. Axle weights must be legal according to applicable state bridge laws.
Hazardous Materials Fee
A fee to offset the cost of carrier licensing and insurance costs associated with the movement of hazardous goods.
Fuel Surcharge Fee
A percentage mark-up or surcharge applied to a shipment based on the current cost of diesel fuel in the U.S.
Reefer Fee (temperature-controlled container)
Fee for the time and effort to secure and test a reefer genset for placement on an ocean container.
NYC Toll Fee
Applied to all container shipments moving between New York to areas outside that state’s boundary to compensate for the cost of bridge and road tolls. In the past, the New York terminals reimbursed carriers for the toll. That policy was rescinded a few years ago.
Wash Out Fee
When a container is not clean or the last product leeched into the interior of a container, it must be washed out for the next load. This is a requirement of the steamship line.
Container notifications (loaded or empty) must be submitted to Kinetic Supply-Chain Services via email to our operations team at email@example.com. Kinetic Supply-Chain Services will attempt to pick up the container within two (2) business days from the time of notification. Container and chassis will then be terminated to the applicable port terminal consistent with the hours of operation of the port facility.
Switcher work as requested by Shipper will be billed at an hourly rate.
Terminal Fees and Surcharges
This fee applies when Kinetic Supply-Chain Services is required to pick up the container from a terminal where surcharges, including but not limited to tolls and gate fees, apply.
The Pier Pass fee is a single flat fee charged for both daytime and nighttime container moves at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.