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Berth Terms

Berth Terms are terms and conditions of transaction where a carrier is responsible for the cost of cargo handling inside a ship at ports of loading and unloading.

What is Berth Terms?

Berth Terms are terms and conditions of transaction where a carrier is responsible for the cost of cargo handling inside a ship at ports of loading and unloading. This expression is used for shipments under a charterparty. The purpose of these “terms” is mainly to clarify which side pays for the loading and discharging costs of the cargo.

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