Commonly used terms when chartering a vessel. This article is part of "A Basic Guide to Exporting", provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, to assist companies in exporting.
Last Published: 10/20/2016

Free Out

Indicates that the charterer is responsible for the cost of unloading goods from the vessel.

Free In

Indicates that the charterer of a vessel is responsible for the cost of loading goods onto the vessel.

Free In and Out

Indicates that the charterer of the vessel is responsible for the cost of loading and unloading goods from the vessel.




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