The differences between FCA and FOB price

- Jun 05, 2020-

1. Different definitions: FCA refers to ree carrier, that is, delivery to the carrier; FOB refers to free on board, which refers to delivery on board at the port of shipment;


2. Different modes of transportation: FCA is suitable for any mode of transportation, while FOB is only suitable for sea transportation;


3. Different delivery locations: FCA needs to be delivered at the location specified in the contract, FOB needs to be delivered at the port of shipment;


4. Different risk division boundaries: FCA divides the delivery at the designated delivery location, FOB divides the shipboard at the port of shipment;


5. Different transport documents: FCA uses different transport documents according to different modes of transportation, and FOB uses ocean bills of lading;


6. The regulations on the burden of loading and unloading charges are different: FCA does not need to change the trade terms in order to solve the burden of loading and unloading charges. FOB needs to change the trade terms in order to solve the burden of loading and unloading charges when chartering ships.