Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Overcarriage is the carriage of cargo beyond the port for which it was intended.

What is Overcarriage?

"Overcarriage" is a term used in the shipping industry to refer to the transportation of cargo beyond the intended destination, either by mistake or due to a change in the buyer's plans. This can result in additional costs for the buyer, as they may need to pay for storage, transportation, or other fees associated with moving the cargo to its correct destination. Overcarriage can also cause delays and other logistical problems for both the buyer and seller, and it is important for all parties involved in a shipment to carefully review the shipping documents and ensure that the cargo is delivered to the correct location.