ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (EDI) FEE INCREASE - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 202130 December 2020
TCF International has been forced to review its EDI Fee which is currently applied to all Ocean and Air Shipments, both Import and Export.
Electronic Data Interchange Fee (EDI)
With Carriers, Airlines, NOVOCC's, container depots, Customs, Quarantine and other vendors in the supply chain increasing charges or implementing EDI fees, TCF International is unfortunately no longer able to incur these charges without passing them on.
EDI messaging is currently used to send data instead of paper documents to Customs (manifest, Bill of Entry), the ports (Container Stowage planning, Cargo Dues, Load/Discharge lists and container move) Principles and Vendors (Load/Discharge list, bookings, documentation and manifests). With this increase in charges and the integration fees invoiced by these vendors as well as the increase in costs for TCF's own integration software, TCF can no longer continue to absorb.
Whilst price increases are never pleasant, the resultant increase to our current Edi Fee are inevitable and can no longer be sustained thus effective from January 1, 2021 your EDI fee will increase from AUD 15.00 to AUD 20.00 per shipment.
We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.