Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will no longer accept cargoes of Russian crude oil and Kazakh CPC Blend cargoes on a free-on-board (FOB) basis due to insurance risk, according to a tender notice and a source familiar with the matter.
The letter was sent on Monday to traders who submit cargo offers into IOC’s regular crude oil buy tenders.
FOB is a term used in maritime trade parlance to indicate whether the seller or the buyer is liable for goods that are damaged or destroyed during shipping. “FOB origin” means the buyer is at risk once the seller ships the product. The purchaser pays the shipping cost from the factory and is responsible if the goods are damaged while in transit. “FOB destination” means the seller retains the risk of loss until the goods reach the buyer.
Source: NDTVTags: FOB, Indian Oil, Kazakh CPC Blend, Russian Crude