Embassy Logistic Terms: EIS

– EIS is the abbreviation for Emergency Imbalance Surcharge.
In the case of multiple ports of destination, the amount of inbound cargo exceeds the amount of outbound cargo, as a result of which the shipping companies are faced with large quantities of empty containers on the quayside, which are no longer used for export. In order to be able to transport these containers to the nearest hub for reuse, an Emergency Imbalance Surcharge (EIS) is charged on the outward cargo so as to cover these costs.

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