When you ship products from one area to another, you already know there are a lot of factors that affect the costs of this part of your business. The truth is, when goods arrive at their destination, they have to be checked in and stored away until they are ready to be packed and sent out to the next location. In other words, there are numerous steps in the process of getting products and goods from Point A to Point B, and it’s good to be familiar with each of those steps. This is mainly because at many of those steps, certain fees are added on, and this will affect the cost of shipping your products where they need to go.
What Is Wharf Cartage?
Wharf cartage is a fee added on at the point where the goods are unloaded. Specifically, it is a port duty and the fee charged by the freight terminal so that your cargo or merchandise can pass through it. Wharf fees are usually included in the company’s base freight rate. There are also certain charges or fees that are not covered in the base fee, and these include loading and unloading, sorting, inspecting, weighing, and numerous others by either a state or central government. So as you can see, it’s good for businesses to know exactly what is covered in their base freight rate so there are no surprises later on during the shipping process.
Trusting the right freight management company to oversee and manage your wharf fees is important because those fees affect your bottom line. Since you can’t be at the wharf yourself when your shipments arrive, these companies do the leg work for you. At MF Freight, we can manage all of your wharf costs and services, including unpacking of containers, warehousing solutions that are affordable, side loader services, placing the goods on pallets, sorting and labelling the goods, and customs clearance, to name a few. We do all this and more so that you can concentrate on running your business.
We can even move both 20- and 40-foot containers easily, as well as flat rack containers and open tops, which means you don’t have to worry about things getting done quickly but efficiently. These end-to-end services provide you with the peace of mind you deserve because we not only have your financial well-being in mind, but we also make sure the process runs smoothly and without any snags or complications. There is more to wharf services than just checking in goods, and our people are the experts at every single one of them.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Company
At MF Freight, we remove a lot of the stress when it comes to your wharf services, and both our vehicles and our drivers are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to everything that happens once your goods and products get to the dock. They know the laws and regulations regarding the shipping process and therefore work fast but without error at the same time. From issues related to overweight/over-height and multiple container deliveries, we know exactly how to handle any situation that arises, which makes you feel better about the entire process.
MF Freight can manage the freight process from start to finish, giving you the opportunity to do the things necessary for your business to grow and thrive. One of the main advantages of working with us is that we consider the shipping process a joint effort between us and our clients. We work with you to make sure the entire process runs smoothly and that nothing important is overlooked or forgotten. If you have any questions or concerns about any step of the shipping process, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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