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What does sea freight cost?

The actual basis for the cost for your sea freight is naturally the cost from port to port. But sea freight is strongly affected by currency rates and oil prices. To provide quotes over the long term, sometimes variable surcharges are added.

CAF and BAF
CAF – currency adjustment factor – and a BAF – bunker adjustment factor. Either as percentage mark-up or as a fixed amount.

Low sulfur
A surcharge added due to increased requirements for low sulfur fuel in certain areas.

Aden-surcharge
Stipulated in connection with pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

Suez-surcharge
Added for transports that pass through the Suez-canal.

Terminal fees, port fees and safety fees
In the ports of departure and arrival, there are also costs for sea transport. Terminal fee (THC), port charges and ISPS – safety fees are a few examples.

Service charge
All shippers apply a service charge.

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