LCL Export Advisory: ERF/CFS Storage Update

Please see below announcement from our CFS partner that will impact all LCL export cargo:


Earlier this year, we implemented several rate adjustments to address the unprecedented import volumes and the rising import costs. At that time, we opted to take a “wait and see” approach on the export side of our business. While this approach has allowed us to delay export rate adjustments to this point, the worsening dwell times, inconsistent vessel schedules, last minute vessel departure cancellations, and equipment shortages, now dictate that an export rate adjustment must be made.


Troy Container Line is continuing to work for the best possible solutions to move cargo as efficiently as possible with the current market conditions. If you have any questions, please reach out to your sales rep or contact us at

Effective Monday, October 11, 2021, the following changes will go into effect:


  • Our Export Receiving fee will increase to $15.00 per CBM with a minimum of $30.00 and a maximum of $75.00 per HBL. This increased rate is applicable to all shipments loading out for international export on Monday, October 11 and after.
  • Our Export Free Time will be reduced to 21 days and we will start billing storage on day 22 under all circumstances. The export storage rates across our network will be invoiced as follows:
    • Export storage free time: 1-21 days – cargo must be loaded in container to avoid storage. Once over 21 days, storage is billed from day 1.
    • Export storage period 1: 22-30 days $5.00 per CBM or 800lbs, min $10.00 per day
    • Export storage period 2: 31 days and after $10.00 per CBM or 800lbs, min $20.00 per day
    • All storage fees are subject to $25 admin fee.