Freight collect shipments to Ethiopia from the UK

If you ship on freight collect terms from the UK to Ethiopia using Ethiopian Airlines, please note that Ethiopian Airlines can only forward the freight costs. All other costs, such as fuel surcharge, war risk, etc, are deemed to be part of the FOB costs paid for by the shipper. In these days of ever increasing fuel surcharge charges, this can add an unwelcome and unforseen cost to the shipper that may not have been covered in the original contractual terms, since in most shipments the fuel surcharge and war risks are charged with the freight.

Some airlines, unfortunately, do not accept freight collect shipments.

Maria Narancic from Point to Point Export Services is an independent international trade adviser who assists organisations world wide with their international trade projects, documentation, Documentary Credits and import/export training.  She is based in the United Kingdom.  If you require any further assistance with the matters mentioned above, please do contact us by e-mail on or check out other articles on International Trade on the Point to Point Export Services website at

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