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Free Alongside Ship FA

Terms for sea and inland waterways

Free Alongside Ship FAS named port of shipment Incoterms® 2010 - The seller delivers the goods when they are placed (on a quay or a barge) alongside the vessel nominated by the buyer at the named port of shipment. 

The place where cost and risk are transferred, and the time, should be identified as exactly as possible. The seller either delivers the goods alongside the ship or, if he is one of a string, procures goods from a previous owner in the string.

For goods in containers, the seller often passes goods to a carrier at an inland terminal and then FCA should be used. (read more)