The Incoterms Selector will help you to choose the appropriate trade term.
Incoterms® are a international set of rules for the interpretation of trade terms and is an abbreviation of International Commercial Terms.
Incoterms® is a trademark from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Trade term selector helps you to choose the best Incoterms for your international trade. Download the Android app is 100% for sellers or buyers.
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Using Incoterms® in your sale and purchase contract helps partners in different countries to understand each other and makes global trade easier.
Conventional cargo or break bulk is cargo that is unitised in boxes, big bags,barrels and/or on palettes. This requires high quality export packaging (for example, very strong wooden crates), offers very low security and is damage prone due to multi-handling and exposure to weather conditions.
Cargo is loaded into one of the holds of the carrying vessel (exceptionally on deck if the nature of the goods so requires).
The carrier takes care for incoterms transport between a named port of incoterms shipment and a incoterms port of destination.
When you ship your cargo by into containers it's impossible to inspect the cargo according to the incoterms rules. When cargo arrives at the port or is loaded on board according to incoterms 2010 rules it is locked behind the sealed container doors.
inspection of he goods and quality of lashing and securing inside the container,according to the incoterms 2010 rules can only be done when the container is loaded at shippers loading address (exw incoterms 2010). After loading the doors of the container will be sealed and this seal may not be opened until the container arrives on final destination according to the incoterms 2010 rules.
Only customs is allowed to open the sealed container for inspection.
Multi modal or combined transport is the transportation of goods under a single contract, but performed with at least two different means of transport.
The carrier is liable (in a legal sense) for the entire carriage, even though it is performed by several different modes of transport (by rail, sea and road, for example).
The carrier does not have to possess all the means of transport, and in practice usually does not; the carriage is often performed by sub-carriers
Aircargo is often utilised for high value/low capacity shipments. The customary procedure of aircargo dispatch is to consign a consignment enclosed by an air waybill to an cargo air carrier (either direct or through a freight forwarder). In the case of large consignments, it is likely to charter a full cargo airplane or organise for what is called a split-charter if the consignment will not fill the cargo airplane to full capacity.
When bulk cargo like coal, hazmat materials, extremely heavy items or containers are hauled over by distances railcargo is your best choice.
Multimodal transportation is the movement of 1 unit load from origin to final destination according to incoterms 2010 rules by many strategies or transportation underneath one document while not breaking apart the unit load. Containers will travel from begin to end while not being opened/unloaded/reloaded throughout the journey.
Road freight transport is the backbone of transport and logistics. The biggest advantage of that means of transportation is that you have your cargo delivered at the doorstep. Road freight seems to be the most economical option on short distances in comparison to other modes of transportation.
Road transport offers more flexibility, there are no fixed Scheduled.The road transport can operate any time as per the convenience of the client. The Vehicle can be diverted to different routes, in case of blockage or accidents.