• Delivery to FOB: LCL (or CFS)

    LCL (less than container load) means the carrier is responsible for the suitability and condition of the container, and the stuffing thereof for which they charge an LCL service charge. The bill of lading will then state ‘received in apparent good order and condition X number of bags said to weigh Y kg’. The carrier accepts responsibility for the number of bags but not the contents or the weight. The exporter’s liability is reduced but not eliminated since, again, the carrier can only be blamed if the cause of any arrival discrepancies can be proved to be external.

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