Free on Board
Free on Board, FOB, (agreed port of departure), maritime condition.
The transfer off costs will occur after placing the goods on board of the ship in the port of departure or after the goods are loaded. The transfer of risks also takes place at that time, in other words, the critical point of costs is equal to the critical point of risk transfer.
The ship’s rail, traditionally a symbolic barrier between the seller and buyer, has been abolished. The seller has fulfilled his obligation to deliver when the goods are placed / loaded on board of the (by the buyer) nominated and named vessel at the port of departure. (source: Incoterms 2010)