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  1. The shipping line will have to pay the Port Authorities (Philippines port authority in this case) for the berthing (Docking and unloading) delays themselves. Every port charges by the hour and the number of days to the ship owners for the privilege of berthing and unloading the cargo. That's why all ship owners want to ensure that their operations (unloading & loading) is completed as soon as possible in order to save money. In this case, if the ship is waiting in anchorage just offshore for a berthing slot, then the charge will be lower. But if they are already berthed and the operations is slow. Then its going to cost the Vessel Owner. This delay should not result in the shipping costs going up for the cargo already on the vessel because the Freight has already been agreed upon before the container / cargo / vehicle was loaded on the vessel. So the cost wont increase. But what will happen is that the vessel owner will realize that he lost a bunch of money on the last voyage of the ship to manila, and then add a surcharge (additional amount) for the next voyage. Mind you, the freight will remain the same as the last voyage, but he will just call this extra charge something else. Like Congestion Surcharge, or Peak Season Surcharge, or whatever he chooses.