We alway believe that we saw them all over the years and yet, new charges are invented constantly.

Hapag Lloyd now circulates the news about a charge that they call:


“Elsewhere Payment Handling Fee”

Here comes the story:

We would like to inform you that with effect from August 1, 2014 Hapag-Lloyd will implement an Elsewhere Payment Handling Fee in North and Central China.
This fee will be applicable for any shipments where the freight payment is made in North and Central China for cargo which originates and is destined for a location other than North and Central China.

 Elsewhere Payment Handling Fee (EPF): CNY 350 per invoice   (applicable for all trade lanes)


The charge is to be prepaid prior to the issuance of Bill of Lading at cargo origin or release of cargo at destination.