Demurrage | Shipping Term Explained | Logistics Glossary

Back to Glossary

GLOSSARY

Demurrage

Demurrage is a fee charged when the load is not moved from the terminal, port or ship within the agreed time.

SHIP NOW

Book your delivery

Check the price

What does demurrage mean in shipping?

The importer usually needs to pay the demurrage fees if they do not unload and move the goods within the agreed time. Every terminal or carrier has specific charges, and they vary accordingly. The amount increases as the cargo stay longer. The demurrage charges are related to the container’s period at the terminal.

ARE YOU A BUSINESS?

Digitalise your logistics processes

Join our platform to get immediate access to discounted shipping prices and assistance from our dedicated logistics experts during any step of the booking process, before or during transit.
Set up a business account

From (pickup)

To (delivery)

Based on 42,754 reviews