"Carrier" ("Free Carrier") means that the seller transfers the goods to the carrier or another person nominated by the buyer at its premises or at another stipulated point. The parties are strongly advised to identify the item most clearly at the named place of delivery, since the risk passes to the buyer at this point.
If the parties intend to transfer the goods at the seller's premises, they must indicate the address of this premises at the agreed place of delivery. If the parties believe thatproductmust be transferred elsewhere, they must determine this transfer location.
According to the FCA, the seller is required to perform customs formalities for export, if any.
FCA, a delivery condition when the buyer provides the bulk of the transportation. At the same time, the buyer chooses the type of transport himself, organizes the entire delivery chain himself, concludes transportation contracts.
The seller's obligation to deliver is considered fulfilled when he delivers the goods after its customs clearance in the export mode:
The specified place of delivery affects the obligations to load and unload the goods at such a place.
If the delivery takes place on the seller's territory, the seller is responsible for loading.
If the delivery takes place at any other place, the seller is not responsible for loading, unless otherwise stipulated in the contract.
In practice, this condition is usually specified using other terms, such as in the case of cargo transportation, with a volume multiple of one or more transport units (wagons, cars, barges, etc.):
If the goods are not enough to fully load a particular vehicle and, for example, for transportation to the final destination, the buyer will need to organize cargo consolidation, then it is possible to coordinate delivery with the seller of the goods to any" >terminal, warehouse, port specified by the buyer:
The buyer can appoint any person to receive the goods. As a "carrier", both the carrier itself and the forwarding company, the cargo yard of the station, berth, terminal, port, etc. can act as a "carrier". In this case, the seller is deemed to have fulfilled its delivery obligation when the goods are delivered to such a person.
When delivering on FCA terms, the seller has a more advantageous position – it has minimal risks and obligations.
Of course, this list is not complete and depends on the specific case, but, under these conditions of delivery, the logistics of the buyer can most significantly prove themselves and bring additional profit using an intermodal delivery.