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Carrier haulage

What is carrier haulage?

Carrier haulage refers to a transportation arrangement where the carrier, typically the ocean shipping line or its designated transport provider, is responsible for arranging and paying for the inland transportation of containers. In this scenario, the carrier takes charge of moving the container from the port of discharge to the final destination or vice versa, using their own transportation assets or subcontracted carriers.

What is the difference between merchant haulage and carrier haulage?

The primary difference between merchant haulage and carrier haulage lies in who arranges and pays for the inland transportation. In merchant haulage, the responsibility falls on the beneficial cargo owner or their designated agent to arrange and cover the cost of inland transportation. Conversely, in carrier haulage, the carrier is responsible for organizing and financing the movement of containers inland.

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