Free Alongside Ship

Embassy Logistic Terms: Free Alongside Ship

FAS or Free Alongside Ship, (agreed port of departure).
The transfer of costs and risk occur at the time the goods are delivered alongside the vessel that is nominated by the buyer, so before loading.
The seller has fulfilled his obligation at the moment that he delivers the goods alongside the (by the purchaser) nominated and named vessel in the port of departure.
Alongside i.e. alongside the waterfront, such as a barge or alongside on the tray of the shipping port by truck.

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