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Origin terminal handling charge (OTHC)

The origin terminal handling charge (OTHC) refers to a fee charged by a terminal operator at the port of origin for handling cargo before it is loaded onto a shipping vessel. The fee covers the costs associated with handling, storage, and other related services for the cargo at the terminal. This fee may vary depending on the type of cargo, the size of the shipment, and the services required. The OTHC is typically paid by the shipper or their agent, and is a separate cost from the ocean freight charge.