Despite strong opposition from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Felixstowe Port Users Association (FPUA) the Port of Felixstowe have confirmed it will be charging for bookings during peak period slots for vehicles under its Vehicle Booking System.
The Port of Felixstowe, are justifying these costs and recently commissioned a study by consultants MDS Transmodal, the outcome of which it contends, shows Felixstowe is still a more cost-effective option.
The costs will no doubt need to be passed on through the supply chain to be recovered from the ultimate customer, creating additional administrative burden and costs for hauliers and freight forwarders.
Whilst we are not in a position to influence the Port of Felixstowe to remove these charges, we can help companies reduce the costs involved in processing invoices they receive from the port.
The Accounts Payable Automation Service MultiDox enables invoices to be automatically processed into business systems.
- Match Container charges at line level against estimates
- Enabling individual charges to be accurately passed on to customers
- Minimal manual intervention
- Invoices are securely archived removing paper from the office
For a limited time only MultiDox are offering a Free two week trial of this service to Hauliers and Freight Forwarders that process Port of Felixstowe invoices.
Contact us today to discuss how this service can save you time and money.