How to distinguish between demurrage fee, port demurrage fee, free container period, and free depot period Free container period (FREE DEMURRAGE)
It refers to the free container use time, and the demurrage fee will be charged if it is exceeded. This period depends on the regulations of different shipping companies.
The free container period refers to the use time of your box, which is the period from when the goods are picked up at the yard to when the container is returned. The free box is to deal with shipping companies. After the heavy containers arrive at the port of destination, they can generally be stored for a few days at the terminal for free, and the boxes can also be used for a few days for free. The free storage period and free container period of different ports in different countries are different, usually 7 days. You can apply for an extension of the container-free period at the port of departure, depending on the specific shipping companyoute. After the time has passed, the demurrage fee will be charged. If the free container period is up, the owner can talk to the freight forwarder and ask him to write an application to the shipping company to try to extend the free container period by about three or four days. The company has a large cargo volume and has a contract with the shipping company, and you can apply for a free container period of 14 to 20 days.
Free storage period (FREE STORAGE)
It refers to the time allowed for free storage at the terminal, and the detention fee will be charged if it exceeds the time. The exemption period for container stacks in the terminal depends on the regulations of the terminal.
The container-free period and the container-free period are two different concepts. Free storage period refers to the time when your containers are stacked in the port area. After the free container period, there will be a fee every day. This fee is charged according to the shipping company's regulations, which is the demurrage fee. That is to say, the shipping company's box you use exceeds the free box usage time, and the shipping company will charge you a demurrage fee. Exceeding the storage time is to pay an overdue fee, which refers to the cost of overdue storage (occupying the use of the dock) for containers that have not been removed (emptied) after the free storage (usage) time stipulated by the terminal is exceeded. This fee and demurrage fee are completely two concepts
Detention fee (DETENTION)
It refers to the cost of exceeding the free storage period, that is, using the shipping company's box exceeds the time of free use of the box, the shipping company will charge you a demurrage fee, which is generally calculated by the day. There is also a charge for container service. Generally, the free period is 7 days, depending on the shipping company's regulations.
It is also called the storage fee, that is, the fee that exceeds the free storage period and is collected by the port. Containers can be stacked on the dock for free for this period. Normally, it is 7 days, but in some ports it is about 3 days, depending on the port regulations.