Glossary

Pallet Exchange Fee

Tags: Glossary

A pallet exchange fee is charged if the trucker does not bring pallets to exchange when they pick up the cargo.

Flexport

What is a Pallet Exchange fee?

A Pallet Exchange fee is the fee charged by the carrier if the trucker does not bring pallets to exchange with the carrier's pallets when they pick up the cargo.

For air and LCL shipments, cargo is usually palletized (if not at origin, then at destination). Pallets make it easier to handle and store the cargo.

If the cargo was palletized by the airline or warehouse, the trucker will need to bring pallets to exchange when they pick up the goods. If they do not bring pallets to exchange, there will be a Pallet Exchange Fee, which we pay to the carrier to compensate for “keeping” their pallets.

The Pallet Exchange Fee is charged per pallet and varies depending on the carrier.

If applicable, a Pallet Exchange Fee will be reflected on your invoice as a Destination Charge.


Learn More

Related Help Articles

Should I Palletize My Cargo?

Frequently Asked Questions about Pallets

Related Glossary Terms

Pallet

Carrier

Share the Article

More From Flexport

arrowImage

Ready to Get Started?

Sign up for a Flexport account or ask to see our platform in action.

Sign Up for Freight Market Updates

Get weekly insights into all things freight, delivered right to your inbox.

I agree to the storing and processing of my personal data by Flexport as described in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.