Ocean shipping surcharges occur when additional shipping charges are added to a cargo load due to size, weight or special handling. As shipping charges and contracts are constantly changing, it becomes almost impossible to track these changes. In turn, freight forwarding companies find it increasingly difficult to create accurate shipping quotes or audit ocean freight invoices due to the lack of information on surcharges and the complexity of their own ocean contracts.
The main causes of freight surcharge management being difficult are:
Without strong contract management capabilities, tracking surcharges can be quite complex. USSA is an expert at keeping contracts simple, easy-to-read, and static as pertains to surcharges. USSA’s contracts include:
USSA provides a technologically advanced IT platform to efficiently manage the global online ocean freight rates and bidding process as well as the contract management system. We also assist members in managing operational issues to achieve reliable and trustworthy service from carriers.
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