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Detention

The merchant will pay a fee for using the terminal or the port container beyond the free period.

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What is detention in logistics?

The user will pay a detention charge if they use the container for longer than agreed. The user will be charged a fee until the container is returned to the terminal or the port. Therefore, the detention charges are connected to the period outside of the terminal or port.

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