What are Terminal Handling Charges (THC)?

What are Terminal Handling Charges (THC)?
Terminal Handling Charges are a type of cost collected by container shipping companies from buyers and shippers in addition to the shipping price. Terminal Handling Charges include all loading, unloading, transportation, transfer, placement, stacking, etc. services.

What fees are included in THC?
Actually, THC is not an agreed-upon and defined cost. It is determined in different ways during import and export.

THC costs at export: These costs are the costs incurred from the moment the full container reaches the port gate, including the transportation of the container to the ship.

THC Costs at Import – Costs incurred for unloading a full container from a vessel prior to leaving the port

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