Terminal Handling Charges begins at Cotonou, Togo ports

With effect from August 15, 2016, Ports in Cotonou, Benin Republic and Togo will begin implementation of Terminal Handling Charges (THC).
  In a notice sent to all stakeholders yesterday, Shipping firm, CMA CGM explained that THC will be applicable in addition to the ocean freight for import and export cargo and payable at Cotonou as follows:
Dry Containers: EUR 95 per 20′ – EUR 135 per 40′
Reefer Containers: EUR 140 per 20′ – EUR 195 per 40′
Special Containers: EUR 145 per 20′ – EUR 205 per 40′
CMA CGM said: “As a common practice in the shipping industry worldwide and considering the challenging market environment with significant operational cost in Benin, CMA CGM wishes to inform its customers of the implementation of a Terminal Handling Charge (THC) in Cotonou”.
  The Shipping firm added: “As from August 15th, 2016, THC will be applicable in addition to the ocean freight for import and export cargo and payable at Lome as follows:
Dry Containers: EUR 100 per 20′ – EUR 150 per 40′
Reefer Containers: EUR 145 per 20′ – EUR 270 per 40′
Special Containers: EUR 150 per 20′ – EUR 285 per 40′
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