Difference between CFR and DAT in shipping terms

 

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How to differentiate CFR with DAT?

 

What are the difference between DAT and CFR?

 

As per Inco terms of shipping, DAT means Delivered at Terminal (named destination mentioned). CFR means, Cost and Freight (up to the destination mentioned).

 

The detailed articles on CFR and DAT with simple language have been mentioned in this web blog separately. I suggest you to read these articles on CFR and DAT, so as to enable you to have a clear idea on these shipping terms.

 

The major difference between CFR and DAT is that the shipping term DAT is used in all modes of transport, where as CFR terms of shipping is used only for sea and inland water transport.

 

What is DAT? What are the responsibilities of buyer and seller under DAT terms? How does CFR term work? What are the obligations of buyer and seller under CFR terms.

 

Difference between CFR and DAT in shipping termsFor your immediate reference, I give below web links on DAT and CFR separately below.

 

How does DAT terms of shipping work?

What is CFR term in Shipping?

 

The above articles easily explain about CFR and DAT.

Detailed articles about Inco Terms of Delivery under export and import of International business  have been mentioned in  separate category – INCO TERMS – in this web site.  You can click here to read.

 

I hope, you have satisfied with the difference between DAT and CFR explained easily. Do you have different thought on difference between CFR and DAT?

   

 


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Comments


Tong: Both terms are in essence similar - cost up to an agreed destination is paid by the seller and thereafter by the buyer. I guess the main difference is that DAT seems more relating to international trade rather than local, where as CNF/CFR could apply to any trade - local and international. I am not an expert, but that seems to be a difference and not a significant one as such.

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