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Incoterms: Delivered At Terminal (DAT)

An in-depth guide on the incoterm; Delivered At Terminal..

What is Delivered At Terminal (DAT)? 

Delivered At Terminal is one of the 11 official incoterms. In this ruling, the seller clears goods for export in their own country and is fully responsible for said goods until they have arrived at a named terminal at the end destination. The ‘terminal’ in this case can be any place; a quay, a container yard, a warehouse or a transport hub.


What Transport Mode Can DAT Be Used With? 

Delivered At Terminal can be used with any transport mode, or where there is more than one singular mode of transport.


How Does Delivered At Terminal Work? 

Within this incoterm, the seller pays for all expenses incurred within transport, up until place of delivery to the agreed terminal. This includes unloading the goods at the terminal. The buyer will then take over the reins and pay for customs clearance in their own country and settle any customs duties or taxes.

As aforementioned, the seller is responsible for the goods and this includes all risk and responsibility up until completion of delivery to the agreed terminal. DAT was specifically designed to meet both airport and port deliveries.


DAT Overview 

  • Delivered At Terminal can be used for any transport mode.
  • DAT is beneficial to the importer as risk only transfers from the shipper to the receiver once the goods have been unloaded at a defined location in the country of the importer.

If you have any questions regarding the use of “Delivered At Terminal” or any other incoterm, please feel free to contact our team on 0113 250 1155 or email


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