free alongside ship
- Relates to a seller's delivery of goods next to a ship without any additional costs, at which point the onus for further cost and risk switches to the buyer
- The contract stated that the goods be delivered free alongside ship, indicating all initial costs were under the responsibility of the seller.
- In the Free Alongside Ship agreement, the buyer took responsibility as soon as the goods were delivered next to the vessel.
- As per the free alongside ship terms, the seller's obligations ended with delivery at the dock, after which the buyer took over.