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Incoterms Selector

The Incoterms Selector will help you to choose the appropriate trade term.

Select your mode of transport


What are Incoterms

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).

Incoterms do not cover:
Conditions of the sale.
Condition of the goods.
Warranty of the goods.
Payment of the goods.
Ownership of the goods
What do Incoterms regulate?
Distribution of documents.
Conditions for delivering.
Cost of transporting goods.
Responsibility of risk in shipping the goods.
Trade Terms Selector

Trade term selector helps you to choose the best Incoterms for your international trade. Download the Android app is 100% for sellers or buyers.

You can test the app here or click on the iphone image to start your test.

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Where can I download Incoterms

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Why should I use Incoterms

Using Incoterms® in your sale and purchase contract helps partners in different countries to understand each other and makes global trade easier.


Break Bulk Loading break-bulk shipment

Incoterms® for break bulk!

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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 transportation between a named port of shipment and a port of the incoterms destination.

Container shipments Container shipments

Incoterms® for containers!

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When you ship your cargo into containers it's impossible to inspect the cargo when it arrives at the port or is loaded on board.

inspection of he goods and quality of lashing and securing inside the container can only be done when the container is loaded at shippers loading address. After loading the container will be sealed and this seal may not be opened until the container arrives on final incoterms destination.

Only customs is allowed to open the sealed container for inspection.

Roll on Roll off Roll on roll off (roro) not only for cars and vehecicle but also for break-bulk shipment loaded on mafi trailers

Incoterms® for roll on roll off!

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RORO cargo is wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels.

The carrier is often equipped with platform vehicles (MAFI trailers) for moving heavy equipment that normally would be shipped as break bulk.

Multimodal Combined Transport

Incoterms® for Multimodal!

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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



Airfreight Loading aircargo shipment on ULD

Incoterms® for air cargo!

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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.

Railcargo Freight train shipment

Incoterms® for railway!

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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 the incoterms destination 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 cargo Cargo trucks

Incoterms® for road cargo!

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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.