Shipping services require a lot of preparation. At the top of the to-do list for many companies is demurrage planning. Demurrage is a fee assessed for cargo that remains at the shipping terminal beyond the specified amount of free time. If a customer doesn’t unload or load the freight within the allotted time, a charge may apply.

Cargo Cleared Early: By arranging for the cargo to be cleared in advance, it will prevent the delays of coordinating with truckers and other drivers. Include all necessary delivery instructions — this ensures drivers are ready before the allotted free time expires.