TMSfirst can help improve your overall demurrage and detention management. Demurrage is a fee charged by the carrier when the cargo is not picked up within the allotted free time at the port per your contract agreement. While Detention is a fee charged by the carrier when the cargo is not returned to the port within the allotted free time per your contract.
Our TMS solutions can help you avoid these fees by providing real-time tracking and full supply chain visibility. This allows shippers to get real-time updates about their freight and track and measure carrier performance. TMSfirst gathers and consolidates detailed tracking information and records the movement of a shipment through the full lifecycle of a load. This not only allows shippers to get real-time updates about their freight, it also allows them to track and measure carrier performance.
Demurrage and detention charges can be reduced by following a few simple steps. Here are some common manual solutions that can be easily put in place to avoid detention and demurrage charges:
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