Shipment Tracking




FAS Free Alongside Ship (…named port of shipment)



“Free Alongside Ship' means that the seller delivers when the goods are placed alongside the vessel at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that moment.

The FAS term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

However, if the parties wish the buyer to clear the goods for export, this should be made clear by adding explicit wording to this effect in the contract of sale.

This term can be used only for sea or inland waterway transport.

    Seller's Primary Duties
  • Deliver goods alongside ship at port designated by buyer
  • Provide buyer evidence of delivery to named port
  • Package and mark goods for export
  • Prepare Documents
  • Commercial invoice
  • Export Declaration
  • Export License

    Buyer's primary Duties
  • Nominate carrier
  • Coordinate contract of carriage
  • Arrange import clearance
  • Obtain import license (when applicable)
  • Pay cost for any required pre-shipment inspection