what is the difference between fob shipping point and fob destination

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The difference between port of shipment and port of destination: Port of shipment generally refers to the port where goods are loaded onto the carrier. The port of destination refers to the end of the voyage of the cargo carrier and the final port of unloading. In international trade practice, the port of destination is usually proposed by the buyer and determined with the consent of the seller.

Port of Shipment generally refers to the port where goods are loaded onto the carrier.

Port of Destination refers to the end of the voyage of the cargo carrier and the final port of unloading. In international trade practice, the port of destination is usually determined by the buyer and with the seller’s consent.

Precautions for domestic and foreign shipping ports (places) and destination ports (places):

Specify issues that should be noted at foreign shipping ports and destination ports

1.The regulations on foreign shipping ports or destination ports should be specific and clear.

When negotiating a transaction, if a foreign businessman generally proposes “major ports in Europe” or “major ports in Africa” as the port of shipment or destination, it should not be accepted easily. Because there are many ports in Europe or Africa, there is no unified explanation of which ports are the main ports.

Moreover, the distance between ports is different, the port conditions are also different, and the freight and surcharges vary greatly. Therefore, we should avoid using such regulations. port

2.Inland cities cannot be accepted as the port of shipment or port of destination.
By accepting this condition, we have to bear the freight and risks from the port to the inland city.

3.Pay attention to the specific conditions of the loading and unloading port
Whether there are direct liner routes, port and loading and unloading conditions, and freight and surcharge levels, etc. If you charter a ship for transportation, you should further consider the depth of the terminal berth, whether there is an ice period, the specific time of ice, and whether there are any restrictions on the nationality of the ship and other port regulations.

4.Pay attention to whether there are duplicate names in foreign ports
There are many ports in the world with the same 15 names. For example, Victoria Harbor has as many as 12 in the world, and Portland also has several. In order to prevent errors and disputes, the name of the country and region where the port of shipment or port of destination is located should be clearly stated in the sales contract. 2. Specify issues that should be paid attention to at the domestic port of shipment (place) or port of destination (place)

(1)Export business

For domestic shipping port regulations, it is generally appropriate to select a foreign trade port close to the source of goods, taking into account the conditions and cost levels of the port and domestic transportation.

(2)Import business

Regarding the domestic destination port regulations, in principle, the most reasonable foreign trade port should be selected that is close to the user unit or consumption area. However, according to the current port conditions in my country, in order to avoid congestion caused by the concentration of ships arriving at the port, it is still difficult to determine the destination port for signing the contract. In the import contract, it can also be stipulated as a “Chinese port” as appropriate.

In short, when buyers and sellers determine the port of shipment, they usually proceed from their own interests and actual needs, and consider factors such as production, sales, and transportation. In order to make the terms of the port of shipment and port of destination reasonable, we must consider many aspects, especially since there are many foreign ports and the situation is complicated. When determining the port of shipment and destination abroad, we should be extra cautious.

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