Storage charges may apply to your shipment even if you don't plan on putting your shipment into storage.
What are storage charges?
Storage charges are the cost of holding a shipment at a location (warehouse, CES, etc) and will be on the final invoice if applicable.
Storage charges may apply for a few reasons, including:
- Your shipment is selected for a customs exam, and has to be put into storage while waiting for Customs release
- Your shipment is going to Amazon FBA and has to be put into storage because of an extended delay in pickup by an Amazon-partnered carrier
- Your shipment requires a pre-pull and has to be stored at the trucker’s yard
- You are opting to put your shipment into storage before shipping it to Amazon FBA
What's the difference between demurrage and storage charges?
Terminals will assess a hefty demurrage fee for containers not picked up from the port before the Last Free Day to discourage storing containers at the port for more than a few days. Storage charges cover the cost of actually storing shipments.