Booking Fee

Booking Fee: Who Is Responsible for Charging It? The Forwarder

Charge Where: Destination/Origin

Booking Fee Description: This is an origin-based forwarder administration charge.

Also known as the House Documentation Fee or Documentation Fee at Origin.

It is known as an Arrival Agent Fee or Documentation Fee at Destination when it is applied at the destination.

Tips for Booking Fees: This is a traditional fee where forwarders benefit. Your bargaining power, or the volume you bring to the forwarder, determines how much room you have to challenge. The possible amount of business that you could bring, or that your forwarder thinks you could bring, could be that leverage.