General Rate Increase (GRI)

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Increase in the base rates by ocean carriers due to increase in demand.

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What is General Rate Increase (GRI)?

General Rate Increase (GRI) is a term used by shipping companies to refer to an increase in rates that applies to all customers.  


It is typically used to cover operating costs and is usually a set percentage or dollar amount. This rate increase typically applies to all services, including freight, parcel, and express services. 

Related Glossory terms

  • Freight Bill 
  • Freight Charge 
  • Cost and Freight (C&F) 
  • Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) 

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