(Container Freight Station)

The term CFS stands for "Container Freight Station".

Basically, this refers to the place where containers are loaded or unloaded. These can be imported containers that are unloaded or transported on, or containers for export that are loaded onto a ship here. In most cases, CFS is on the site of the respective container terminal operator or in the vicinity of large warehouses.

In connection with the designation CY (Consignee Container Yard), various agreements can thus be expressed. CFS/CY, for example, would mean "port-to-door", i.e. from the sender's CFS to the consignee's site.