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Prices

The transport price depends on the route as well as the parameters of the “length” and “weight” of your loading unit. There may also be additional charges for services such as stabling or hazardous goods surcharges above and beyond the actual cost of transport.

If you are a forwarding agent or freight forwarder, we would be happy to quote a price for the transport you want. Please use our online enquiry form.

 

Incidental charges

Transports with Kombiverkehr can be subject to incidental charges before, during or after shipment that are not included in the agreed transport price and are therefore billed separately. In principle, incidental charges are invoiced to the invoice recipient responsible for the transport.

Please also note the relevant versions of the Kombiverkehr price rules and the General Terms and Conditions of Business of Kombiverkehr for inland and international transports, which the staff of National and International Transport will send you on request.

On this page we give you a summary of possible additional services that may occur during the transport handling process.

Storage fees

If there are local facilities, loading units may be stored subject to a fee in the terminals for a limited period of time before dispatch or after receipt. Special rules apply to loading units with hazardous goods.

You can find an overview of the storage terms and conditions on Transport > Terminals & Agencies. Here you will find a summary for each Terminal at the Terminal location map or you create your own PDF with all your relevant terminals with "Information as PDF". You find a guide for how this works at Downloads > Incidental charges 2016.

Handling charge

A handling fee shall be charged if additional costs arise during the transport handling process which are not included in our quoted prices.

Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

Some shipping companies levy an additional bunker surcharge for the use of their services in order to compensate for fluctuations in the price of fuel. The amount is determined in accordance with the costs and terms and conditions published by the shipping companies. Fluctuations are possible during the fiscal year and are notified by staff in National and International Transport at Kombiverkehr.

Charges for order amendments / subsequent instructions

Order amendments are subject to a charge under certain circumstances, e.g. if services have already been rendered. These costs shall be passed on to the invoice recipient on a time and material basis with the addition of a handling charge.

Charges for the removal of defects on loading units

If defects prevent loading units from being transported (e.g. cargo slippage, damage to loading units preventing secure shipment, missing or inadequate hazardous goods labels etc.), any essential repairs can, if possible, be carried out with the customer's agreement. The costs thus incurred shall be passed on to the customer with the addition of a handling charge.

Charges for transit consignments and offers from partner companies

With an existing respite account with Kombiverkehr it is possible to make use of products and services from partner companies (accompanied and unaccompanied road-rail Combined Transport) as well as those offered by Kombiverkehr. The transport approvals required to do this may be requested from staff in National and International Transport at Kombiverkehr in compliance with the necessary requirements. The services shall be charged with the addition of a handling charge.

Charges for veterinary and phytosanitary controls

In certain cases, loading units containing products of vegetable and animal origin are subject to official controls. We shall pass on the costs of any charges levied for the implementation of controls by the authorities to the customer with the addition of a handling charge.

Charges for supplementary crane and reloading operations

Any supplementary crane and reloading operations not included in our quoted prices shall be invoiced separately. A customer order is normally required for this to be done.

Charges for customs inspection and other officially prescribed controls and checks

Official checks may be ordered for loading units that are subject to customs control. Should this result in additional costs, e.g. the provision of loading units for inspection by customs, these costs shall be passed on to the customer with the addition of a handling charge. Any costs incurred as a result of other officially prescribed controls and checks shall also be charged with the addition of a handling charge.

Hazardous goods surcharges / Safety surcharges

Many service providers request surcharges for the extra expense incurred in handling loading units with hazardous goods. The surcharges are shown separately when invoicing. For further information please refer to the sheet on "Incidental charges / Hazardous goods", which you will find in Downloads.

Cancellation fee

A cancellation charge is levied if a booked loading unit is not delivered and written notice of cancellation or rebooking is either not received at all or only received after the close of scheduling on the day of dispatch. The amount is specified in Kombiverkehr price lists and quotes.

Transit charges

Appropriate action must be taken if the customer retrospectively amends orders or if obstacles to shipment occur. Any expense incurred in this way is summarised under the general term "En-route costs". These costs are charged to the customer with the addition of handling fees.

Examples of these are:

  • Charges for the removal of defects on loading units
  • Charges for order amendments / subsequent instructions
  • Charges for supplementary crane and reloading operations
  • Charges for veterinary and phytosanitary controls
  • Charges for customs inspection and other officially prescribed controls and checks
  • Charges for the fuelling of cooling units and power supply points

The above examples are explained more fully under the relevant heading in this section.

Demurrage for the late pick-up of loading units with hazardous goods in DUSS terminals

Hazardous goods are to be picked up in the DUSS terminals on the day of arrival, but no later than during the opening hours of the next work day. If loading units are not picked up within this period, a demurrage fee per loading unit and calendar day will be charged.

In the case of Gateway traffic, only the end terminal is affected, in the case of transshipments (broken transports) the transshipment terminals are also affected.

For further information please refer to the sheet on "Incidental charges / Hazardous goods", which you will find in Downloads.

Additional fee for the authorisation of unmarked units

Railway companies have not offered the system of "provisional codification" since 2007, since when it has only been possible to authorise unmarked loading units for individual transport operations. This requires an individual check to be carried out (there are exemptions for some types of loading unit), as well as special prior agreement. This procedure is subject to an additional fee.

Charges for the fuelling of cooling units and power supply points

Special loading units are required for the transport of temperature-controlled goods. On request, arrangements can be made, if locally possible, for the fuelling by Kombiverkehr of cooling units or power supply points for cooling or heating. The costs incurred shall be charged on a time and material basis with the addition of a handling charge.

General Terms and Conditions of Business


Please find our general terms and conditions of business below. Those can also be found in the download area > General Terms of Business.

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