Fumigating or de-fumigating (removing fumigants after treatment) cargo goods, packaging and wood pallets may be required either under the IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, or US law, as enforced by CBP.
The service may be undertaken before pickup, or on board ship during the port to port leg.
This fee covers haulage from the exporter’s premises to the port/warehouse. It can be struck as a set rate, or also include a fuel surcharge. AKA Transport Arbitrary at Origin, or Inland Haulage.