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Glossaries

Term Definition
EXW
Ex Works
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
FCA
Free to Carrier. A modern equivalent of FAS used in intermodal transport where goods are transferred at a nominated forwarders premises, depot or terminal but not actually on board vessel.
FCL
Full Container Load - a container that is fully loaded by cargo, occupying all space, or loaded to the maximum permissable weight. It can contain cargo from multiple shippers, but normally is consigned to the same consignee. The shipment is expected to be delivered to the consignee with the shipper's seal intact.
FD (FDIS)
Free Discharge
FDD
Freight Demurrage Deadfreight
FDEDANRSAOCLONL
Freight Deemed Earned, Discountless And Non-Returnable (Refundable) Ship And Or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost
FDESP
FENDER
A cushion, placed between ships, or between a ship and a pier, to prevent damage
FEU
'Standard 40' Container, forty-foot equivalent unit, a standard size intermodal container.
FHEX
Fridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINC
Fridays/Holidays Included
FILO
Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight 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 charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo.

Clients and Services

IFA offers services that cover efficiently any need for transport by sea or by land, from machinery to complete 'hi-tech, from food to chemicals.

IFA

IFA has been operating since 1982 in the field of international shipping has always been pursuing a business strategy that focuses on the development of the service the client's business.

IFA International Forwarding Agent SRL | Via Cristoforo Colombo 6, 20066 Melzo (Milan) | Phone +39.02.95736765 - Fax +39.02.95737443 | p.iva IT04804330159