Additional services except the regular shipping operation suppose additional costs from the Carrier called accessorials charges. Costs of additional services and privileges provided during the transportation process are not included in the freight rate and are usually listed as additional costs (assessorials). For example, Collection/delivery, Inside pick up, Collect on delivery, transit privileges, Fuel surcharge, Arrival notification, and transfer.
Accessorial charges are additional fees charged by carriers or third-party logistics providers for services beyond the standard shipping costs, such as detention, storage, and special handling.
The responsibility for paying accessorial charges varies and depends on the agreement between the shipper and carrier. Sometimes the shipper pays, while other times the receiver or consignee pays.
Examples of accessorial charges include detention and demurrage, liftgate service, inside delivery, storage, and re-delivery.
Fuel is not typically considered an accessorial charge, as it is usually included in the standard shipping rate. However, fuel surcharges may be added to the base rate if the cost of fuel rises significantly.
Air freight accessorial fees are additional charges that may be applied to air shipments, such as customs clearance, security screening, and expedited handling. They vary depending on the carrier and the specific services required.