Extra charges on heavy cargoes cause mineral shipping delays

By Yoke Wong
Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shipping companies are charging an additional handling fee for loading heavy cargoes in China, further increasing shipping costs for many minerals buyers and leading to some delivery delays.

Extra charges to load heavy cargoes in containers are pushing freight rates even higher, while some minerals deliveries were delayed as buyers refused to accept the new cost.

Shipping companies are charging an additional fee on top of their regular freight rate to load cargoes exceeding 17 tonnes on to...

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