Iron, steel and raw material freight transport costs.
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Logistics Costs for Transportation of Commodities

Transport Cost Estimates for Steel and Raw Materials



Finished steel freight costs from a steelworks to a client - as well as steelmaking raw material transport costs - typically make up a significant proportion of the total cost of any steel shipment.

Steelonthenet.com now offers site visitors a service for estimating these shipping costs between any source and any destination around the globe.

To see an example of the outputs provided, please see assessments below which describe Q1 2011 freight transport costs for some illustrative iron ore, coal and steel movements.

Similar shipment cost analyses can be provided for a fixed cost of US$60 per movement [subject to $240 minimum charge]. To request your cargo cost calculation, click freight cost.


Cost Item Unit Result Result Result
Product   Metallurgical coal Iron ore pellets Steel HR coil
Origin country   USA East Brazil Italy
Origin location   Hampton Roads Tubarao Taranto
Destination country   Brazil Egypt Germany
Destination location   Tubarao El Dekheila - Alexandria Duisburg
Cargo Route   In stockyard at port of Hampton Roads, USA; load to 70,000 dwt ship; ship to Tubarao, Brazil; unload to stockyard. In stockyard at port of Tubarao, Brazil; load to 150,000 dwt ship; ship to El Deheilam Alexandria, Egypt; unload to stockyard. In stockyard at port at plant of Riva, Taranto, Italy; load to 15,000 dwt ship; ship to Rotterdam, Netherlands; unload to stockyard; load to truck; truck to customer at Duisburg, Germany; unload to stockyard.
Value ex works $/tonne 200.00 156.00 600.00
Ocean freight - total $/tonne 12.20 13.35 13.35
Barge - origin area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Barge - destination area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rail - origin area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rail - destination area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Truck - origin area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Truck - destination area $/tonne 0.00 0.00 21.85
Handling - origin area $/tonne 0.99 0.93 6.96
Handling - destination area $/tonne 1.16 1.16 9.56
Insurance - origin area $/tonne 0.17 0.12 0.58
Insurance - ship $/tonne 0.20 0.22 0.36
Insurance - destination area $/tonne 0.18 0.16 0.57
Storage - origin area $/tonne 0.69 0.63 1.94
Storage - destination area $/tonne 0.70 0.83 1.91
Interest - origin area $/tonne 0.55 0.39 1.87
Interest - ship $/tonne 0.65 0.70 1.14
Interest - destination area $/tonne 0.56 0.52 1.83
Administration $/tonne 0.50 0.50 1.00
Import duty $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Value delivered $/tonne 218.56 175.51 175.51
Total logistics cost $/tonne 18.56 19.51 19.51
Detailed transport and handling cost assumptions used
Annual quantity 000 tonnes 1000 3000 100
Ship size tonnes 70 150 15
Total time in transit days 40.3 47.1 36.8
Charter rate - Handymax $/day 20000 18000 18000
Charter rate - Panamax $/day 23000 21500 21800
Charter rate - Capesize $/day 26500 28000 27000
Bunker fuel price $/tonne oil 434 485 446
Ocean freight - fuel $/tonne 4.00 5.72 8.25
Ocean freight - ship hire $/tonne 7.05 6.70 14.97
Ocean freight - charges $/tonne 1.14 0.93 2.46
Ocean freight - total $/tonne 12.20 13.35 13.35
Inland freight - total $/tonne 0.00 0.00 0.00
Handling - total $/tonne 2.14 2.09 2.09
Insurance - total $/tonne 0.55 0.50 0.50
Storage + admin - total $/tonne 1.90 1.96 1.96
Interest - total $/tonne 1.77 1.61 1.61
Total excl interest + duty $/tonne 16.79 17.90 17.90
Total incl interest, excl duty $/tonne 18.56 19.51 19.51
Value FOB $/tonne 202.40 158.07 158.07
Value for import duty $/tonne 215.96 172.83 172.83
Import duty rate % 0.0 0.0 0.0
Note: these are examples only of the format and detail of the transport cost data that can be provided through this service. Important: tonnages are metric.

 

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