Who Should Pay the Empty Container Fee for Typhoon

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Officially into the typhoon season, although I had been psychologically ready, ferocity of typhoon exceeded my expectations. This two-week typhoon was more diligent and punctual than our work. The wind and heavy rain hit Guangzhou continuously, so it’s difficult for factories to ship cargoes.

Do not feel that since the typhoon, you could do shipment in advance or not shipping. Because of it was typhoon, you don’t know exactly when it will arrive, when to go, or suddenly turn around. I have tried many times making preparations, but they finally didn’t come.

Last week, before the arrival of the typhoon, I arranged the goods in advance. The most fortunate is that there is a cabinet of goods just being loaded, the storm came. But some friends were not so lucky because container and rainstorm came at the same time to the plant. After the rainstorm, the factory was flooded. After that night, water still filled the factory so the cabinet had to return emptily. So here comes the problem: Who should pay the empty container fee for typhoon?

First of all, what kind of expenses will be incurred in this situation?

Generally, there will be empty-back charges, that is, when the trailer pulls the container to the factory, the goods are not prepared, or the goods cannot be delivered temporarily. Just like some friends, when a typhoon came, the car had arrived but failed to load the goods. To the terminal, the resulting transportation costs such as driver’s fees, fuel costs, and travel expenses are the return fees.

Second, when this uncontrollable natural disaster occurs during a typhoon, will this cost be paid?

It has to be paid. Although the goods are not loaded, the car is set off, which will be a cost, and this cost will need to be borne by someone just like you are called a taxi. After you call it but not get on it, there still causes cancellation fees.

Third, is this fee paid by the customer or by us?

The car cannot be loaded into the factory. It is common sense that it is the responsibility of the factory. Therefore, the return fees are usually borne by the exporter. However, the typhoon is a force majeure. You can try to share this fee with the team or freight forwarding.

In addition to the above, we also need to pay attention to another kind of fee. For example, before the typhoon, we have already raised the cabinet, but we have not been able to press the fashion cabinet, or have already prepared to install the cabinet. The customer suddenly said that canceling the order, etc. The resulting cost of the final cabinet could not be installed. In general, we call the empty counter fee, also called the empty counter fee.

So what is the charge for the use of empty cabinets?


It refers to the act that the exporter has received the confirmation order from the carrier and the empty counter is picked up at the designated port or outside the storage yard according to the instruction of the carrier to issue an order to receive the counter (EIR). “No return” means the empty cabinet usage fee that the exporter shall pay to the carrier for the cost incurred in delivering the container to the designated port within the time limit specified by the booking confirmation.

Empty coming and empty leaving, is to help you lift the empty box, — pay the EIR FEE, the picking-up box fee, etc., now you do not use it, but use the container.

This fee generally includes such fees as terminal fees, tractor company return fees, yard storage fees, and cabinet fees. (As long as you return the empty container, there will be no rent exemption. Days will count on its start of taking.)

This typhoon was not simple, and took my mind to awake a bit. Thinking that so many times I did not pay much attention to expenses, and each single one was a large sum of money.

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