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Overweight surcharge (OWS)

The overweight surcharge (OWS) is a fee added to the cost of shipping goods that exceed a certain weight limit. This fee is usually imposed by shipping companies to compensate for the additional cost and effort involved in handling and transporting overweight packages. The amount of the surcharge will depend on the specific weight limits set by the shipping company, as well as the size, weight, and nature of the goods being shipped.