Container Service Charges

Embassy Logistic Terms: Container Service Charges

–  Container Service Charges of Terminal Handling Charges (CSC or THC) are costs for the handling of containers at the container terminal. These costs are applicable for containers being loaded on board of a vessel as well as for containers being discharged.
The costs vary per port and per country and are charged by the shipping company.
The CSC/THC includes the loading or unloading of the container on or from a truck, stacking and transport to or from the crane.

The agreed incoterm clarifies who is responsible for paying the CSC/THC.

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