20th October 2017


Shipping Abreviations "F"

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All the abreviations that starts with the "F" letter:

FAC - Fast as Can
FAS - Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of  embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading
FB - Ferry Boat
FCA - Free to Carrier; A modern equivalent of FAS used in intermodal transport where goods are transferred at a nominated forwarder premises, depot or terminal but not actually put on board vessel
FCC - First Class Charterers
FC, F+C - Full and Complete
FCL - Full Container Load
FCR - Floating Crane
FD&D - Freight Deadfreight & Demurrage
FDD - Freight Demurrage Defence (P&I)
FDESP, FD - Free Despatch
FDIS - Free Discharge
FEAST - Far East
FERTS - Fertilizers
FEU - Standard 40' Container
FHEX - Fridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINC - Fridays/Holidays Included
FILO - Free In/Liner Out. Sea freight with which the shipper pays load costs and the Carrier pays for discharge costs
FIO - Free In/Out. Freight booked FIO includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the Charters pays for cost of loading/ discharging cargo
FIOS - Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but includes stowage costs
FIOST - Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charters pays for cost of' loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming
FIOT - Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming, e.g. levelling of bulk cargoes. FIOS includes seafreights, but excludes loading/ discharging and stowage costs
FISH - Fishing Boat
FIT - Free In Trimmed
FIW - Free In Wagon
FIXING - Chartering a vessel
FLATPACKING - Cargo to be presented stacked and secured as an integral unit
FLG - Flag
FLT - Full Line Terms
FMC - Federal Maritime Commission
FMS - Fathomes
FO (IFO) - Fuel Oil / Intermediate FO
FOB - Free On Board. Seller sees the goods “over the ship' s rail” on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the Buyer
FOFFER - Firm Offer
FOG - For Our Guidance
FOLL - Following
FOQ - Free On Quay
FOR - Free On Rail
FORCE MAJEUR - Clause limiting responsibilities of the Charters, Shippers and Receivers of cargo
FOT - Free On Truck
FOW - First Open Water
FOW - Free On Wharf
FPA - Free Of Particular Average
FPT - Fore Peak Tank
FR - For
FRT - Rate of Freight
FREE DISPATCH - If loading/discharging achieved sooner than agreed, there will be no fright money returned
FREE OUT - Free of discharge costs to Owners. Includes seafreight only
FRGHT - Freight
FTC - Free Transferable Currency
FWAD - Fresh Water Arrival Draft
FWDD - Fresh Water Departure Draft
FYG - For Your Guidance
FYI - For Your Information