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Definition: Wharfage

Quick Summary of Wharfage

A fee charged for the use of a wharf or quay.

What is the dictionary definition of Wharfage?

Dictionary Definition

  1. A dock; quay; or pier
  2. A fee charged for using a wharf.

Full Definition of Wharfage

In business terminology, wharfage is a charge assessed by a shipping terminal or port when goods are moved through the location. It is one of the typical costs of transporting goods, within the distribution system used by a business to bring its goods to market.

Synonyms For Wharfage

pier, wharf, dock, jetty, quay

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Wharfage are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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