Rule 2.34: Use of Carrier Equipment


Publication Date: 07/25/2022

Effective Date: 08/07/2022

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Amendment Code: I, A

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Request #: TOMJONE456 Revision: Original


Rule 2.34: Use of Carrier Equipment

Ocean Carrier reserves the right to approve the selection of inland motor carriers for hauling of containers and shall require the inland Carrier (Trucker) to carry personal liability and property damage consistent with the customary practices of the country involved. Ocean Carrier must be provided with a copy of the current insurance policy in effect for approval and reserves the right to cancel any interchange agreement at its discretion.


The Shipper/Consignee will acknowledge responsibility and liability for any and all damages, theft - including tires and tubes, and/or any other casualty during the time the equipment is in the possession and under the care, custody and control of the Shipper/Consignee.


Shipper/Consignee agree to hold the Carrier harmless from an loss or damage or injury to any and all persons or property, real or personal (including cargo), arising out of the use, operation, maintenance or possession of said equipment from any cause or reasons whatsoever occurring or arising between the time said equipment is delivered to Shipper/Consignee and until said equipment is returned to the Carrier and a receipt is issued therefore.


Return of empty equipment: Clean up and disposal of refuse material

It is the responsibility of the Consignee and his Agent to return the empty container in a clean condition. A container will not be considered to be in a clean condition unless all dunnage, packaging, refuse material, etc., has been removed prior to return of empty equipment to Carrier or Carrier’s Agent. When empty equipment is returned in other than clean condition a charge of $500.00  will be assessed by the Ocean Carrier based on the ‘bill to’ party on the bill of lading.


EXCEPTION  Refrigerated Containers: A charge of $1,000.00 will be assessed by Carrier when empty Refrigerated equipment is returned in other than clean condition and Carrier or Carrier’s agent is required to remove debris from the T-Rail grooves in the floor of the equipment. This is in lieu of the standard $500 clean out charge and will be assessed based on the ‘bill to’ party on the bill of lading. (I, A) Effective 08/07/2022