Fuel Surcharge or FSC:Fee assessed by a carrier to account for regional / differences due to the season in fuel costs. A fuel surcharge is most frequently seen in trucking, but an ocean or air carrier can also assess a fuel surcharge. This protects the carrier from the volatility of fuel prices.
Sensitive Cargo Contribution Surcharge or SSC:SSC Surcharge is especially utilized in pharmaceuticals and therefore, in the industry. This is applicable in cases where the cargo must be taken extra care of while shipping, eg. medical devices, vitamin supplements, plasma, medicines, vaccines, medical disposables, etc.
Shipping lines need to take additional care while handling such cargo to add the extra SCC surcharge for these types of cargo.