Shipment is subject to the terms and conditions of the bill of lading issued to Import-USA-Boat and their nominated carrier’s for shipping.
Ocean Freight Validity - The quoted ocean freight rate is valid for acceptance for 21 days from date of issue upon acceptance the ocean freight rate will remain valid for a period of 2 months or for any other stated validity period, after which time it will be subject to review. The rate remains subject to any General Rate Increase (GRI) announced during this period.
Vessel Scheduling, Space and Equipment Availability - The quoted ocean freight rate is subject to vessel scheduling, space availability and equipment availability.
Additional Charges The quoted ocean freight rate is exclusive of additional charges and is subject to prevailing BAF Export at the time of export. PSC, Export Doc Fee, Import PSC, Special Equipment Surcharge, Over dimensional Surcharge, Hazardous Surcharge, Pre/Post Carriage. Removal of cargo from terminal is at owners expense.
Quotes & Invoicing All quotes issued are based on supplied information only. If dimensions or information are incorrect you will be billed accordingly. The Customer is liable and responsible for anything and everything not expressly assumed by Import USA Boat in the terms hereof.
Any claims, loss, damage, expense and fine arising from any inaccuracy or omission relating to the Goods, Handling and/or Procurement, whether caused, contributed to or arising from the negligence of the Import USA Boat or otherwise. Definition (E&OE)
Taxes / Duties - If GST or duties or any equivalent national tax/duty is payable in relation to any rates and / or charges for any service or part thereof supplied under this quotation, the applicable amount will be added to the price for that service or part thereof and is payable by the client upon demand by agent whether such demand is by means of invoice or otherwise.
Volumes, Dimensions and Weights - The quoted ocean freight rate is provided upon the basis of volumes and/or dimensions and weights indicated by the client. Should these alter the Import-USA-Boat reserves the right to re-quote.
Inspection of Cargo for Contaminants - Any containers / break-bulk -RO/RO cargos that are not free of contaminants may be rejected for transit. Should the exported cargo be held by quarantine authorities for cleaning, then all associated costs will be to account of the cargo owner / client. Ensure that cargo is presented for shipment free from any soil, dust, mineral or organic matter. This includes both internal and external surfaces (cabins, machinery, hulls, bilges, carpets, tyres wheels and arches)
Terms and Conditions of Carriers Bill of Lading - All bookings and shipments are received and accepted subject to all the terms and conditions of the carrier’s regular form of bill of lading or sea/air waybill (contract of carriage), as the case may be, including the applicable law as incorporated by the relevant bill evidencing the contract of carriage. The terms and conditions apply immediately upon acceptance of this booking by or on behalf of the carrier. By confirming this booking the merchant (shipper and/or freight forwarder) acknowledges that they have read and that they accept the terms and conditions and applicable law above, and that these terms and conditions are available to them.
Inherent Vice - The Carrier / Import-USA-Boat shall not be liable for compensation in respect of any loss and/or damage arising from the inherent vice of the cargo, including but not limited to, cargo prone to sweating due to excessive moisture.
Boats / Used Vehicles / Machinery - For Boats /Vehicles and Machinery the Carrier shall not be liable for mechanical and/or impact damage unless proven that the damage is a result of Carrier’s negligence, subject to the bill of lading terms.
Mobile Cargo - The above freight rate is based upon all mobile cargo being fully drivable or towable. If the cargo is drivable, and it is possible, please include an “Operation Manual Book” (which illustrates how to start, drive / stop the unit).
Transit Insurance - Import-USA-Boat accepts no responsibility for loss or damage. It is agreed by both parties Import-USA-Boat and the client that transit insurance is the responsibility of the client and client obligation to arrange.
Payments - Booking deposits will be accepted in AUD. Final payments and accounts will be issued in USD unless otherwise specified. Receipt of shipping deposit will acknowledge your acceptance of terms & conditions in the event that signed quote acceptance is not received.
Sub Contractors - Import USA Boat shall be entitled, at the absolute discretion of the Import USA Boat, to sub contract all or any of the Procurement on such terms and conditions as it sees fit. The Client accepts that any conditions, stipulations and limitations imposed by such sub contractor including contained in but not limited to consignment notes, bills of lading, airway bill, and/or other conditions of carriage shall be deemed a term hereof. In addition, any such sub contractor shall be afforded all the rights, defences, exceptions, exemptions from liability and immunities available under these terms and conditions as if a party to this contract.
Route and Method - Import USA Boat reserves the right to without notice to the Client and in its absolute discretion to in whole or part depart from the Handling agreed, including departing from the customers instructions in any and every respect if, in the opinion of Import USA Boat, such is reasonably necessary and/or desirable.
If any event occurs or appears likely to occur, whether or not it existed or could be foreseen when this contract was entered into, which for any reason in the sole judgement of Import USA Boat is likely to or will delay any whole or part of the Handling of the Cargo or render it in any way impracticable, imprudent, unlawful or against the best interests of the Client for Import USA Boat to continue the Procurement in the manner intended, Import USA Boat will be entitled to consent to the Cargo being discharged at any alternative port or place, including the port of lading, which may be selected by Import USA Boat at its absolute discretion. Such port or place will then be deemed for all purposes to be the contractual place of delivery for the Cargo, or that part of the goods which has been discharged or retained, and freight and Import USA Boat charges shall be deemed to be earned. The Client shall there take delivery of the Cargo and pay any additional costs and expenses incurred by the Import USA Boat or the subcontractors in the carriage of the goods to and the discharge at the port or place. If after the discharge of the Cargo, Import USA Boat makes arrangements for the storage, forwarding or transhipment it is agreed that it will do so as forwarding agent only for and at the sole risk and expense of any Client in respect of any storage, freight and/or other charges thereby incurred and to pay Import USA Boat customary charges in respect thereof and these conditions of contract will continue to apply to such services. Where freight is discharged and Import USA Boat charges are incurred pursuant to this clause at any alternative port or place under the provisions of this clause the consignee or the Client at the option of the Import USA Boat for the Import USA Boat services. Import USA Boat shall have a lien on the Cargo for all freight charges and expenses payable by the consignee or the Client under the provisions of this clause.