Hamburg Sud reminds U.S. exporters about shipping instruction fee
Hamburg Sud on Friday reminded all U.S. export shippers that a $100 administrative fee will be applied to each bill of lading for which shipping instructions were received less than 24 hours prior to vessel loading.
Effective Sept. 19, shipping instructions must include the proof of export filing citation (ITN number) or valid exemption statement.
“Shipper’s failure to provide timely and accurate documentation 24 hours prior to the vessel loading, may result in cargo not loading to the vessel. Any expense incurred by the carrier will be for the account of the cargo,” Hamburg Sud said.