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How to regain control of your international freight costs
You know the feeling, You have just opened your latest invoice for international freight and there are lists of all those “other” fees blowing out the total cost.
What makes it even more frustrating is that they mostly have no clear explanation, and you suspect that many are simply unjustified.
In fact most Australian importers are seeing these “other” fees dwarfing their real international freight expense. To see just how out of control this has become, simply scan the list below. How many are you paying? How many do you really understand?
What you need is a freight strategy that puts you back in control. It needs to:
Reduce freight and “other” costs,
Simplify freight invoices so you can easily audit your freight charges
Lift the veil on all hidden and difficult to understand costs
International freight is a complex business and the simplest solutions often evade people busy running their own businesses.
The lowest cost and best way to regain control of your international freight costs is to conduct an independent tender. Here you set the criteria for your service and invite the most appropriate freight providers to match and price their service to your needs. This will give you the most competitive price and a service matched to your needs, and not driven by our suppliers.
Saving Point employ experts with a lifetime of knowledge in international freight. They manage the whole tendering process for Australian importers by streamlining the following:
Communicate with your current and best-match potential freight providers
Prepare and issue your request for quote (RFQ)
Analyse and present RFQ results, summarising both financial and administrative savings
Fine-tune and finalise the winning quotation
Examples of “Other” fees
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Storage & Handling
Terminal Handling Charge
Timeslot Booking Fee
Document Retention Fee
Port Service Charge
Destination Terminal Handling Charges
Airline Document Fee
Destination Cargo Automation Fee
Cargo Management Re-Engineering
Vehicle Booking System
Destination Documentation Fee
Cargo Reporting(Sca & Cmr)
Port License Fee
Carrier Security Fee
Port Security Charge
Sea Cargo Automation
Empty De-Hire Fee
Aqis Elec Packing Dec Fee
Aqis Processing Charge
Declaration Processing Charge
Aqis Container Charge
Ship Co Doc Fee
Heavy Container Fee
Telephone And Postages
Customs Clearance/Agency/ Broker Fee
Quarantine Handling Fee
Ecp Booking Fee
Quarantine Declaration/Lodgement Fee
Cartage Fuel Surcharge Fcl
Arrival Notice Fee
Bunker Adjustment Factor
Bl Amendment Before Manifest Filing
Seaway Bill Fee
B/L Surrender Fee
Currency Adjustment Factor
Custom Clearance Expenses
Change Of Destination
Change Manifest Fee
Pickup & Delivery
Import Declaration Fee
Manifest Corrector Fee
Fuel Surcharge Levy
Edi Booking Fee
Emergency Bunker Charge
Transportation – Local
Postage & Petties
Pick Up Charge
Weighting Charge (Empty)
Yard Occupancy Charge
Are you considering running your own import freight tender?
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This extensively details guide covers every step of the import freight tender from start to finish. It will help you to make this process more accessible and viable option for your business.