Ancillary charges are typically broken out from base rates in order to specifically address cost impacts to carrier operations, as opposed to the value of particular transportation and logistics services provided in a particular commodity or country market. Carriers achieve greater predictability in their revenue streams and shippers gain better transparency and understanding of their costs.
Surcharges are 'floating' charges, adjusted on a regular basis to reflect costs that are in constant flux, such as exchange rates or world marine fuel prices. They include the following terms:
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