OCEAN FREIGHT SUR CHARGE DEFINITIONS

EBS = Emergency Bunker Sur Charge – Fuel premium added to the freight. Changes on a periodic basis monthly or quarterly depending on fluctuation of oil prices.

PSS = Peak Season Sur Charge – Sur charge added to cargo moving from ASIA. This fee remains in effect for the duration of a typical Peak Season, currently from June 1 – October 31.

PCS = Panama Canal Surcharge – Sur charge applied to cargo transiting through the Panama Canal.

SCS = Suez Canal Sur Charge – Sur Charge applied to cargo transiting through the Suez Canal.

CUS = Chassis Usage Surcharge – Sur Charged applied to accommodate the Chassis Usage at a specific destination.

ACS = Alameda Corridor Sur Charge – Sur Charge applied to IPI and MLB cargo moving via the Rail System where the port of Long Beach/Los Angeles is the Gateway.

AW, AWR, AWS = All Water Service – Imported traffic moving to a destination port where the sea vessel is the only mode of transport.

IPI = Inland Point Intermodal – Imported traffic moving from a US arrival port to an interior US point (non-ports) via truck or rail, on an Ocean Through Bill of Lading (e.g., Hong Kong to Chicago via Seattle).

RIPI = Reverse Inland Point Intermodal – An inland point provided by an All Water Carriers Ocean Bill of Lading, by first discharging the container in an East Coast Port, then moving via truck or rail to an inland point, in an Ocean Through Bill of Lading (e.g., Hong Kong to Pittsburgh via New York).

MLB = Mini Land Bridge – An Intermodal system for handling imported containers by Ocean, and then move via rail or truck to another port (e.g., Hong Kong to NY via Seattle).

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