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Detention and Demurrage Support

Detention and demurrage fees represent an increasingly significant and concerning cost burden to international shippers with costs in some cases so punitive they exceed negotiated freight rates.

The challenges of managing and controlling these costs are all too often exacerbated by poor visibility of free time and excess time data and insufficient processes to monitor and identify problem areas.


Our new detention and demurrage services help overcome these challenges. By giving shippers the insights and tools they need to quantify, assess and manage their cost exposure we can help enable a more pro-active carrier policy and effective business processes to improve cost and exception management.


We combine relevant data points with best practice insights and apply these in a three step process of scoping, discovery and action to give your organisation the visibility it needs to confidently and effectively manage these costs.

Detention and Demurrage Support Services: Approach

Detention and Demurrage Support Services: Approach

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