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What is a contract of affreightment?

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C / Contract of affreightment

Often abbreviated to COA, this is a formal contract between an ocean carrier and an importer or exporter, under which the carrier agrees to provide space on a ship for the shipper’s cargo, for a specific price and under specific terms.

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