FOB = Free on Board
Free on Board means that the seller delivers the goods on board the vessel nominated by the buyer at the named port of shipment or procures the goods already so delivered. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods passes when the goods are on board the vessel, and the buyer bears all costs from that moment onwards.
The seller is required either to deliver the goods on board the vessel or to procure goods already so delivered for shipment. The reference to procure here caters for multiple sales down a chain (string sales), particularly common in the commodity trades.
FOB may not be appropriate where goods are handed over to the carriers before they are on board the vessel, for example goods in containers, which are typically delivered at a terminal. In such situations, the FCA rule should be used.
FOB requires the seller to clear the goods for export, where applicable. However, the seller has no obligation to clear the goods for import, pay any import duty or carry out any import customs formalities.
This is just one of 11 rules for any mode or modes of transport, please ask our friendly staff if you would like guidance on how best to contract your trading incoterms.
Width x Length x Height in centimetres / 6000 = Dimensional weight in kilograms.
Example: Client has freight that is 120kg. Dimensions are 140 x 100 x 140cm.
Actual Weight =120 kg
Dimensional weight = 326.67 kg
Therefore volumetric (chargeable) weight is 326.67kg
Maximum size and weight varies depending on the airline so please contact our Airfreight Department for further information. As a general rule, the maximum normal cargo dimensions are: 305 x 205 x 152 cm. As the weight and size increases so will the cost. If your cargo is oversized or requires special handling then please contact us to talk to us about our special rates.
LCL = Less than a Container Load
NVOCC = Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD = Estimated Time of Departure
A Skel delivery usually only takes place if the delivery premises has a dock or ramp whereby the truck can reverse into the bay and contents from the container can be unloaded. This can also be arranged as a live load where the driver waits for the container to be emptied or a drop trailer where the driver returns for their trailer and the empty container (additional costs applicable for the different services). A Skel truck can only carry a maximum of 28T inclusive of goods and container tare weight.
A tailgate truck includes a built in lift which is usually located at the back of the truck. The driver operates the lift to load/unload goods from the truck without the use of a forklift. Tailgate truck delivery will attract additional charges to a standard delivery.