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The importance of three capital letters – Incoterms


|| October 5th, 2016 || Incoterms || , || Estimated reading time: 4 minutes || comments 6 Comments on The importance of three capital letters – Incoterms

For the past 80 years, Incoterms® has been the cornerstone of commercial trade globally setting the basis for robust trade negotiations which involves directly or indirectly, sellers, buyers, shipping lines, truckers, forwarders, clearing agents, chambers of commerce, legal firms, courts, etc etc.. Read its history here..

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Compensation of damage claim in a CIF shipment


An interesting question from a reader about who will get the claim amount in a CIF shipment where the cargo is damaged in transit.. The seller or the buyer..??

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Is there a link between demurrage and Incoterms..??


Is there a link between the demurrage charged by the shipping line and Incoterms®..??

This question was prompted by the below question from one of the readers.. Thank you Rizwan..

We have received huge shipment from our suppliers on CFR basis

In the Bill of lading the Consignee is To The order of Seller and our company name is in Notify party.

The seller has sent us the original Bill of lading 20 days after the vessel has arrived at destination port.

Hence there is a delay in clearing the goods. Can the shipping line claim demurrage charges from us or they should put claim on seller /shipper since the shipping line contract is with the seller and not us

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??


Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for delivery by a trucking company to the buyer warehouse. Container unsealed, inside the container was bags full of cement/unknown stuffs instead of cooking oil. Who…

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cif - Under CIF terms - who is responsible to off-load cargo from the ship - seller or buyer..??

Under CIF terms – who is responsible to off-load cargo from the ship – seller or buyer..??


Trudi asked below question about CIF Terms and who is responsible to off-load cargo from the ship – seller or buyer..?? I have a CIF shipment to Dar es Salaam. The port cranes in Dar es Salaam can not handle the tonnage of the item we are sending. Who is responsible to hire and pay a…

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exw - Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container in an EXW deal..??

Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container in an EXW deal..??


In a shipment on EXW terms – Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container..?? This is a question posed by a reader as below.. Here is my question :  – cargo (wine in cartons, on pallets) will be exported from France to the USA – the term of sale is EXW –…

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