What is THC - Terminal Handling Charges


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This is a simple term in imports and exports - THC. What is Terminal Handling Charges in Imports and Exports? Who pays Terminal Handling Charges?


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Terminal Handling Charges – THC.


Terminal Handling Charges (THC) is the charges collected by terminal authorities at each port against handling equipments and maintenance.  THC varies port to port of each country, as the cost of handling at each port differs one to another port, depends up on the total cost of port terminal handling at each location.

Normally, Terminal handling charges (THC) for exports is collected from shipper by shipping lines while releasing Bill of Lading after completion of export customs clearance procedures. Let the sale contract between buyer and seller be anything, the THC at port of loading need to be paid at load port only. As per terms of delivery, if buyer has to pay such load port THC, such THC is paid at load port by either buyer’s representative or his authorized agent.   In the case of shipments moved from inland destinations other than sea port, the said THC is collected at same location while releasing bill of lading by carrier.   The import terminal handling charges is collected by shipping carriers at the time of issuing delivery order to consignee to take delivery of goods.



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bahare: Dear I woulde like to know more information about thc.please help me, i look.forward hearing . Thanks alot. respectfully

KIUMARS ASGARI: thank you for very very useful information

Asim Zaman: hello sir, sir can u tell me briefly what the role of thc in shipping

John: Dear Sir What is the difference between the Terminal Handling Charge and Port Charge? Regards

mrDman: So, THC is one of the local charges or a surcharge fee??? Thank you!!!

Reza Rezaei: I would appreciate you if would help to inform me my below questions? After unloading the containers at final sea port of india ,the buyer reject to pay and discharge the containers and release the goods , And now the shipping company wants its containers back . But i don't know , Who is exactly responsible for the cost of detantion at final port ? Can shipping company claim detention from buyer ? Or the shipper ? By now it is not worth it to ship back the goods So How can i distroy the goods at buyer's port in india and return the empty containers to shipping company as soon as possible to avoid of any demurrage?

Rahul Bhurat : As im dealer for the tyres called as BKT (balkrishna tyres) ie offroad terrain tyre i wanted to export it to dubai.so can u kindly give me the idea how excatly the export taxes and duties are applicable.

sankarraj: shipper is asking to mention the HS CODE as 6302.53,6302.51,6304.92,6302.91,6304.92 & 6304.93 in the HBL ,But as per shipping given is 63025300,63049249,63029900,63049289,63025900,63079020,94049099,so We have mentioned as 6302.51,6304.92,6302.99,6304.92,6302.59,6307.90,9404.90 kindly support

Admin: Hi Sankarraj, You may mention description as per shipper's requirements. However, please do not forget to mention 'SAID TO CONTAIN' on the top of description. Please read more about 'said to contain' in Bill of lading

awdhesh pandey: Sir, i have a question i am a shipper in one case and have FOB terms with the buyer,, for fob i use my regular forwarder who charges me for inland transport+custom clearing+agency charges, the buyer nominates a forwarder for the shipment, What all charges will i have to pay to the nominated forwarder in this case apart from (Terminal handling & B-L FEE AND SOLAS ADMIN FEE)

sankarraj: what is difference between LCL/FCL & FCL/LCL

parameswar: if i purchase material on FOB Basis, who will pay the THC Charges, Buyer 0r seller

Satish Gaidhani: I need formula to calculate THC.

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