FAS (Free Alongside Ship)
The meaning of it is that the delivery is completed for the supplier when the product is on the quay for loading on a vessel hired by the recipient. FAS is intended only for transporting goods by sea or inland waterway.
FCA (Free Carrier)
Supplier produced, packed, and prepared the cargo to be shipped. Goods are received by the buyer’s carrier, which picks up the load from the seller’s place. You can call FCA conditions “buyer’s pick-up."
FCL (Full Container Load
An ocean shipping mode, in which the entire container is intended for one supplier and occupies a full container (regardless of size).
A storage method where a product is presented to picking operations at one end of a rack and replenished from the opposite end.
FOB (Free On Board)
A supplier has organized land delivery, completed port formalities, and performed loading on ship’s board.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The US Department of Health and Human Services Agency, one of the federal executive departments.
Forty-Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU)
Conventional unit for measuring the capacity of freight vehicles. Also referred to as 2 TEU.
Forwarder’s Cargo Receipt (FCR)
A document issued by a freight forwarder to the shipper that serves as certification of the receipt of cargo.
The freight companies that physically transport “carry” the freight on behalf of shippers.
A type of cargo has been given certain characteristics that dictate how much it costs to transport them.
FTL (Full Truckload)
Transportation of cargo that completely fills the truck.
Fuel Surcharge Mechanism (FSC)
If consolidated into a container, the surcharge applied to the disinfection of the container.
A document that serves as confirmation that any wooden packing materials (ie, pallets) used in a cargo shipment have been fumigated.