Vipin wrote:Do you have a contact number ?I need to contact you ASAP. I am being cheated in the same manner but for Rs 14556/- and CBM 0.03 /50KgsI want to know whether the Lcl charges and Ocean freight is same????because I recently did an lcl shipment from china to Cochin and the shipping company in china quoted me 45 USD / cbm as LCL charges from ningbo to Cochin..total = 8 cbm...now at the destination in Cochin, the clearing agent here has charged me around 125USD /cbm as Ocean freight apart from the 45USD / cbm as LCL charges...so in all I have to pay 170 USD / cbm for an LCL shipment of 8 cbm...is this charges correct...the import duty and other local charges in china and Cochin are not included in this...I think the clearing agent is trying to fool me by charging lcl and ocean freight charges which according to me is same....please advise .....
In LCL (less than container loading) shipmens, your total freight cost includes ocean freight at loading port, but also charge at destination by dest agent.
As you mention, $45/CBM is charge at loading port, you can consider this as ocean freight, while $125/CBM is dest charge, this should includes warehouse charge, BAF, handling, distribution, customs clearance etc. I suggest you post break list of dest charge and I can analysis it's reasonable or not.
Before your order,you should ask for Co-loader charge;Because for LCL shippment,LCL CO-Loader charge sometimes very high,but LCLO/F is low.
Only confirmed Co-loader charge with LCL O/F,then ask your forwarder to go ahead.Otherwise,it maybe cause you into trouble.