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Freight Forwarders Call for Transparency on Container Surcharges

(Aircargo Asia-Pacific)

FIATA, the international trade association that represents the world’s freight forwarders and logistics service providers, says it is time for the world’s container shipping lines to provide greater transparency on the ever-increasing variety of surcharges they apply.

Robert Keen, chairman of FIATA’s Multimodal Transport Institute and director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said forwarders are accustomed to currency and fuel surcharges, but need more transparency for other surcharges, some with questionable names and purposes. Read more here.