F.O.B. Contracts - Import and Export Trade
Under an f.o.b. like free on board contract it is the duty of like the seller to put the goods on board a ship to the purpose of their transmission for the buyer. The contract of carriage through sea has to be made through, or on behalf of, like the buyer. Accordingly the cost of putting the goods on board must be borne through the seller, although once the goods cross such the ship's rail they remain on risk of the buyer. Delivery is complete whether the goods are put on board the ship, since the seller like should give notice of the shipment for the buyer so like to enable him for insure; whether the seller fails to do this, such the goods will be at his risk also.