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We assist our customers and partners in handling shipments and we support them in finding carriers and managing paperwork as well as customs clearance so as to speed up procedures and reduce administration costs.
Transport by road, rail and ship, we have managed thousands of deliveries and we can put our experience at your disposal not only to find out or sell the metal scrap of your interest but also to deliver it to its final destination as efficiently as possible.
The parties involved in an international or intercontinental transport are manifold and it is crucial to specify whether the purchaser or the seller will take charge of the various aspects of transportation by getting in touch with all partners.
The standard clearly regulating international transports is represented by Incoterms, the acronym for International Commercial Terms, i.e. a series of terms, applicable all over the world, governing the allocations of responsibilities, costs and risks of delivery of the goods between seller and purchaser.
The latest edition of Incoterms 2010 came into force on 1st January 2011 and its specifications can be summed up as follows:
- definition of the respective obligations, costs and risks relative to the delivery of the goods from the Seller to the Purchaser
- definition of the risk coverage, i.e. when risks are born by the purchaser and when by the seller
- definition of the person bearing costs for loading and unloading
- definition of the responsibilities for filing customs declarations for incoming and outgoing goods
Most common Incoterms 2010 definitiond
“Ex Works”, also commonly known as ex-factory – the seller puts the goods at the buyer’s disposal at its premises and it bears neither risks nor costs and it assumes no responsibility either. All delivery costs and risks are charged to the purchaser’s account
“Free Carrier” – the seller delivers the goods to a carrier named by the buyer, at the carrier’s premises, and it is responsible for loading and transportation up to the carrier’s premises by bearing all relative costs and risks.
“Carriage Paid To” – the seller delivers the goods to the carrier named by the buyer to an agreed place and it is responsible for transportation by paying the relative costs up to the agreed place.
“Carriage and Insurance Paid to” – the seller delivers the goods to the carrier named by the buyer, in a place agreed by the parties, and it is responsible for transportation by paying the relative costs up to the agreed place; the seller must also take out an insurance policy for coverage against the buyer’s risk of loss or damage during transportation.
“Free Along Side” – the seller delivers the goods alongside the vessel named by the buyer, on the quay, for transportation. Risks and responsibilities are passed on from the seller to the buyer when the shipment is made available on the quay. The buyer is responsible for loading the goods on the vessel and for all the remaining steps of shipping
“Free On Board” – the seller delivers the goods up to the point the goods are loaded on board the vessel and it is responsible for the goods until the goods are loaded on board the vessel named by the buyer.
“Cost and Freight”, also known by the acronym C&F, indicates that the seller delivers the goods on board the vessel named by the buyer and bears the expenses up to the place of destination of the vessel. The risk of loss or damage of the assets is passed on from the seller to the buyer as soon as the goods are on board the vessel.
“Cost Insurance and Freight” – the seller takes charge of all expenses up to the port of discharge, including export documentation, export customs clearance, transport by sea and insurance. The buyer bears the expenses incurred after unloading the goods, including import customs clearance.
“Delivered At Terminal” – the seller takes charge of transportation costs till delivery of the goods, including the costs for unloading and placing the goods on the quay, the costs relative to the goods till delivery, customs duties as well as the fulfilment of customs clearance obligations for export from the seller’s country through transit in any country and delivery in the country of destination. The buyer bears all costs and responsibilities starting from when the goods are delivered to the quay.
“Delivered At Place” – the seller bears all transportation risks till the goods are unloaded in a place agreed with the buyer. The seller must clear the goods for export, but not for import.
“Delivered Duty Paid” – the seller is responsible for all risks and costs for transportation till delivery to the place of destination agreed with the buyer and it bears all the risks and costs related to customs clearance operations.
When using CPT, CIP, CFR or CIF, the seller fulfils the delivery obligation when it delivers the goods to the carrier, not when the goods reach the place of destination.
DAT, DAP and DDP - the seller fulfils the delivery obligation at the place of destination agreed between the parties.
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