Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


On-Carriage means any inland movement AFTER the container is picked up from the port/terminal.

What is On-Carriage?

"On-Carriage" is a term used in shipping to refer to the inland transportation of goods from the port of arrival to the final destination. It is the last leg of the journey and is typically arranged by the consignee or their agent. On-carriage can be done by various modes of transport such as truck, train, or barge, depending on the location of the port and the final destination. The cost and responsibility for on-carriage may be borne by either the consignee or the shipper, depending on the terms of the sales contract.