What is DAT?
Delivered at Terminal (DAT) is the instance where the seller clears goods for export and is fully responsible for the goods until they’ve arrived at the destination.
According to the DAT Incoterm, the seller also has to cover all costs of transport, including export clearance, carriage, unloading from the main carrier at the destination, and destination port charges. In the case that the shipper is unable to organize unloading at the destination terminal, a more fitting incoterm would be DAP.
What is the difference between DAT and DAP?
The main difference between the two is that with Delivered at Place (DAP), the seller is responsible for the final leg of the journey, and the buyer is responsible for the final unloading of the goods. This term applies to any and all modes of transport.