Rule 18: Reefer Spec. Clause
Publication Date: Unknown
Effective Date: Unknown
Amendment Code: I
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A) Refrigerated cargo will be subject to special booking, arrangements with the carrier and carrier's equipment availability.
B) Bills of Lading covering freeze or refrigerated commodities will be noted by shipper and shipment are subject to the following provision:
1) Carrier not responsible for contamination resulting from stowage by shipper or different commodities in the same container.
2) Carrier not responsible for accuracy or applicability of refrigerating instructions given by shipper.
3) Carrier not responsible for conditions arising prior to or subsequent to its movement of refrigerated commodities.
4) Carrier will not accept cargo to be carried at freeze temperatures unless cargo has been prefrozen prior to loading it to trailer.
C) Carrier may refuse to accept any shipment tendered when pulp temperature of the cargo is not within five (5) degrees
Fahrenheit of the temperature specified in the shipping documents to me maintained during transportation. When carrier does accept
such shipments, it shall be at the cargo owner's risk for all loss and damage caused by spoilage and notation of same shall be inserted
in the Bill of Lading.
D) Shipper must guarantee that consignee will take delivery of cargo immediately upon spotting of container. Carrier is not responsible for condition of cargo on outturn if consignee fails to do so. Carrier is not responsible for maintaining temperature after trailer is opened.
E) After a container has been delivered to consignee, carrier will not accept liability for any damage to the cargo due to the improper functioning of the refrigeration unit, if container is not returned to Carrier's Terminal within 24 hours after delivery is effected on frozen cargoes and 12 hours on chilled cargoes. In the event that the container is returned to the Carrier in the inoperative condition, consignee will bear the expense of returning unit to an operating condition.
Handling of Cargo in Containers Carried under Refrigeration or Controlled temperatures
1. Cargo carried under refrigeration or controlled temperature shall be rated as Reefer Cargo at rates, rules, and conditions specified in this tariff, subject to the following rules and regulations applicable to controlled temperatures, refrigerated, frozen, or ice box freight.
2. (a) Commodities carried under refrigeration or controlled temperatures when moving in lots not less than 750 cubic feet or 24,000 pounds per container (but not including overflow shipments of less than these quantities) will be handled by the Carrier at temperatures instructed by the shipper, subject to all other provision of this Rule.
(b) Commodities carried under refrigeration of controlled temperatures when moving in lots of less than 750 cubic feet or 24,000 pounds
per container (including overflow shipment from full containers), except when otherwise handled for Carrier's convenience, will be handled over only under over of the following categories of temperature control.:
1. 60 degrees Fahrenheit (controlled)
2. 40 degrees Fahrenheit (chilled)
3. 0 degrees Fahrenheit (frozen)
When such shipments are tendered to the Carrier with instruction for refrigeration or controlled temperatures different from those specified immediately above,
and in so doing, the responsibility of the Carrier for temperature control shall only be that for the category to which the cargo is assigned.
3. Temperatures specified above and all temperature or temperature controls agreed to by the Carrier will be subject to a variance of five (5) degrees (in either
direction, up or down) from that specified or agreed to. In no case will the Carrier accept instructions for any temperature controls which go beyond the range
of five (5) degrees Fahrenheit.
4. In all cases, the Carrier in handling any and all cargo shall be held blameless for any loss, deterioration or damage arising from inherent defect, quality or
ive of the goods resulting from controlled temperatures or lack of controlled temperature sand shall have all of the benefits and immunities provided by the law
in the tariff, Bill of Lading, and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act.
5. The rules, regulations, and charges provided in this Rule are in addition to all other applicable rates, rules, regulations, and charges.
6. The Carrier may refuse to accept any shipment tendered where the temperature of the cargo is not within five (5) degrees of the temperature specified
in the shipping documents to be maintained during transportation. Where Carrier does accept such shipments, it shall be at the cargo owner's risk for all
loss and damage caused by spoilage.
7. Where under the tariff provisions, shippers are required to load refrigerated or controlled temperature cargo in Carrier's container, it shall be the responsibility
of the shipper to properly stow cargo in the container to insure proper air circulation and to enable the temperature control unit to maintain uniform temperature
throughout. Where containers are not loaded properly loss and damage resulting there from shall be for the account of the owner of the goods.
8. When shipper or consignee remove refrigerate containers from the terminal of the Carrier for loading or unloading, the Carrier shall have no responsibility
for the maintenance, repair or operation of the refrigerator container or the mechanical refrigeration-temperature control units of such containers beyond the
time such containers are removed form Carrier's terminal by the shipper or consignee. Thereafter the shipper consignee will be responsible for all expense
and costs or operation for the refrigeration container and the mechanical refrigerator-temperature control unit thereof, and for all labor expense to effect
repairs to such equipment.
9. Where shipper or his agent arranges to remove a refrigerated container from Carrier's facility for loading of outbound cargo and subsequently after 24
hours of removal (through no fault of the Carrier) said shipper or his agent cancels the booking and returns the empty to the carrier, there shall be a charge of
USD $200, plus a $50.00 per day "Per Diem" charge for each day after the first 24 hours of the date of removal of the container from Carrier's facility
including Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday.