Glossary

Pre-Pull

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A pre-pull is when an ocean container is picked up from the port and stored at the trucker's yard, instead of being immediately delivered. A pre-pull may be used to help avoid demurrage fees.

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What is a pre-pull?

A pre-pull is when the trucker pulls an FCL container from the port and stores it at the trucker’s yard instead of immediately delivering it.

Why is a pre-pull necessary?

A pre-pull can help you avoid costly demurrage fees if you can’t accept a delivery before the Last Free Day, or if your final delivery location requires an appointment.

Flexport might also use a pre-pull if your container has arrived at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, in order to retrieve the container outside of peak hours and avoid paying the Pier Pass fee.

If applicable, a pre-pull will be listed on your invoice as an Origin or Destination Charge.


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