Most transport companies offer 45 minutes’ free time at the wharf. Sometimes referred to as “Waiting Time” or “Demurrage”.
Ports offer booking slots and aim to process container and freight collections within this timeframe.
Having said this, depending on the demand, trucking companies can end up waiting for one, two or even three hours trying to collect cargo.
Often the additional charges associated with waiting, called demurrage, will be passed on to the importer. To find out more, speak to one of our experts.