Rule 21. 012 – Removal of Carrier’s Containers/ Trailers



Publication Date: 04/01/1999

Effective Date: 05/01/1999

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Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: I

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When prior arrangements have been made with the Carrier, trailers may be removed from the terminals of the Carrier by the Shipper or Consignee or their authorized representatives or Agents for loading or unloading, subject to the following conditions and to all applicable terms and conditions of this tariff:


A. Containers may be removed from the terminals of the Carrier by the Shipper or Consignee for loading or unloading at the expense and risk of Shipper or Consignee. Shipper or Consignee shall furnish their own tractor. Shipper or Consignee shall assume full responsibility for the safety of containers while in its or their possession and for safe return of containers in a clean and sound condition to the Carrier's terminals from which they were removed.


B. Containers may be removed from and returned to Carrier's terminal only during normal working hours Monday through Friday, not including holidays.


C. No single piece or package weighing in excess of 4,000 lbs. shall be loaded in a trailer without prior arrangement with the Carrier.


D. Shipments loaded by Shipper under the provisions of this Rule shall move under a "Shipper's seal, load, and stow" Bill of Lading.


E. All cargo loaded in any one container shall be for the same port of discharge of the Carrier.


F. Except as otherwise provided, Carrier's responsibility for cargo loaded in its container for export shall not commence until such Containers are returned to Carrier's terminal and receipt given therefore or, on import cargo, shall cease upon acceptance of such container by Consignee at Carrier's terminal.


G. When containers are removed from Carrier's terminals, the Shipper or Consignee removing such trailers shall hold the Carrier harmless for any damage, including property damage, personal injury, or any other damage accruing or resulting in any manner whatsoever from such trailers while in the possession of the Shipper or Consignee.