Free on board (F.O.B. or f.o.b.):
Indicates that the seller assumes all responsibilities and costs up to the specific point or stage of delivery named including transportation, packing, insuring, etc. A wide variety of f.o.b. terms is used, such as f.o.b. factor Detroit, f.o.b. cars New York, f.o.b. ship Norfolk. "Free on board vessel," under most P.L. 480 grain contracts, means delivery at the discharge end of the loading spout.