FAS - Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading.
FD - Free of Despatch
FDD - Freight Demurrage Deadfreight
FDIS - Free Discharge
FEU - Forty foot container equivalency unit - Standard 40‘Container
FHEX - Fridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINC - Fridays/Holidays Included
FILO - Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge Free In/Out. Freight booked FIO includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading and discharging cargo.
FIOS - Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but includes stowage costs.
FIOT - Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming - the leveling of bulk cargoes
FIOSLSD - Free In/Out Stowed, Lashed, Secured and Dunnaged. As per FIO, but includes cost of lashing securing and dunnaging cargo to Masters satisfaction.
FIOST - Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming.
FIT - Free In Trimmed
FIW - Free In Wagon
FIXING - Chartering a Vessel
FLT - Full Liner Terms - Shipowner pays to load and discharge the cargo
FMC - Federal Maritime Commission - US government agency
FMS - Fathoms - 6 feet
FO (IFO) - Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO
FOB - Free on Board. Seller sees the goods „over the ship‘s rail“ on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the buyer
FOFFER - Firm Offer
FOG - For Our Guidance
FOQ - Free On Quay
FOR - Free On Rail
FORCE MAJEURE - Clause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers due to events beyond their control.
FOT - Free On Truck
FOW (1) - First Open Water
FOW (2) - Free On Wharf
FREE OUT - Free of discharge costs to Owners
FWAD - Fresh Water Departure Draft
FYG - For Your Guidance
FYI - For Your Information