International cargo shipping by sea has certain delivery terms - FIFO, FILO, LIFO, LILO - each of which carries information about the cost of freight and the services included in it for loading and unloading a container at the point of departure or the destination.
Below you can find out more about the terms that are used in the process of transporting goods between ports:
FIFO (Free In Free Out)
The cost of sea freight only. The expenses for handling of cargo at the terminal – loading a container onto a ship at the port of departure and unloading it at the port of destination – must be paid for separately.
FILO (Free In Liner Out)
The cost of sea freight includes unloading of the container at the port of destination, while loading of the goods at the port of departure is to be paid for separately.
LIFO (Liner In Free Out)
The cost of sea freight includes loading of the container onto the ship at the port of departure, while the unloading of the goods is to be paid for separately.
LILO (Liner In Liner Out)
The cost of sea freight includes all fees, container loading at the port of departure and its unloading at the port of arrival. All costs must be paid for by the shipper.
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