Worldwide quay rent, demurrage and storage charges double in just one year
How to protect yourself from the escalating costs relating to abandoned cargoes

Demurrage and quay rents at the top 20 global ports have doubled over the past twelve months. Rates at the different ports vary enormously, but typically prices increased between March 2020 and March 2021 by approximately 104 percent. No wonder that there are now growing global concerns about the increase in low value abandoned cargoes that will inevitably increase pressures on freight forwarders.

There are a number of pro-active measures you can take now and which can assist you to protect yourself from these rising costs.
These include:
• Ensuring that International Standard Trading Conditions are included in all contracts.
• Review credit terms and adjust them if necessary.
• Devise a payment plan to avoid large debt build-up.
• Insist on UK import agent’s clear instructions
• Do not allow goods to enter Customs unless it is evident that the importer has legal title to them.
• Do not accept shipments without confirming that your client is prepared to pay for the cargo.

The best advice of all, however, is to employ the services of an experienced, professional and trusted customs agent to oversee and control the transfer of cargo on your behalf. In other words, contact Aerona now!
Remember … the true cost of abandoned cargoes can be horrendous … and ruinous!

At Aerona (Air & Sea) Customs Clearing Agents Ltd a major aspect of our total service to clients is to help protect them from the possibilities of punitive penalties relating to abandoned cargoes.

• We will help and advise you of the steps you should take immediately in order to protect yourself from unnecessary quay rent, demurrage and lien penalties.
• We can advise you on the best value and most effective insurance protection.
• We can explain whether any of the government’s support packages are applicable or accessible.
• We can guide you on how to put procedures in place to monitor clearance and removal from the quay within the specified timeframe.
• We will be with you and have your back at every step of the way.

Best of all … dealing with Aerona will afford you the reassurance and peace of mind that everything possible is being done to help protect your cargoes and equally importantly, your company capital.

With so much happening around the world and at an ever-increasing pace, having this expert level of globally-proven advice and assistance from Aerona on your side is now more important than ever before.

If you are in any way concerned about the possibilities of abandoned cargoes and the consequence of escalating quay and demurrage costs then please contact Aerona now. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help protect you and your shipments from these increasingly concerning problems and penalties.
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