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Wharfage

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Wharfage is the fee charged for use of the wharf to unload a vessel.

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What is wharfage?

Wharfage is the fee charged by ocean carriers to cover the port authority’s cost of using a wharf to unload cargo from a vessel.

Wharfage is usually included in the base freight rate or the Terminal Handling Charge.


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