FAS - Free Alongside Ship - Using the FAS (Free Alongside Ship) Incoterms rule, the seller is responsible for the delivery of the goods at the port alongside the vessel. From this point onwards, the risk and the cost responsibility transfers to the buyer.
Note: The use of this Incoterms rule is restricted to goods transported by sea or inland waterway.
Did you know? This Incoterms rule is popular for bulk cargo where the seller has direct access to the vessel. In general, the FCA Incoterms rule is used when containerized shipments are delivered to a terminal.
With all incoterms it is important to understand the responsibilities and obligations of both the buyer and seller. There are eleven incoterms covering international shipments, are you aware of all the different options? If you need shipment support, please reach out to the team!
Click below for more information on shipping terms:
FCA (Free Carrier)
CPT (Carriage Paid To)
CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To)
DAP (Delivered at Place)
DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded)
DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)
FAS (Free Alongside Ship)
FOB (Free On Board)
CFR (Cost And Freight)
CIF (Cost, Insurance And Freight)
FREE DOWNLOAD: You can download our free Incoterms chart which provides simple explanations of all eleven incoterms here