There are no uniform patterns for inland
transportation to the port. Each producing country has different arrangements,
but all have some risk principles in common.
bear in mind that at all times the coffee travels and is stored at their
risk. There is also the obligation to deliver a particular quality and
quantity at a given time and place. Poor management of the risks to FOB may ruin
any chance of claiming a mishap on force majeure (i.e. as unforeseeable events
beyond anyone's control - see 04.05.08).