Rule 21.014 – Shipments in Carrier’s /Shipper’s Containers



Publication Date: 04/01/1999

Effective Date: 05/01/1999

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: I

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1. All terms and conditions for the carriage of cargo in Carrier's container shall be subject to all of the provision as set forth in this tariff and thereafter to the Carrier's Bill of Lading and/or as otherwise governed by the provision of the Carriage of goods by Sea Act of the United States, approved April 18, 1936.


2. The Shipper(s) or Consignee(s) must pick up the Carrier’ container at Carrier's berth or Ocean terminal or at any other point at which container may be available and redeliver the container to the Carrier's berth or Ocean terminal. All and or other charges involved in the transportation to and from Carrier's berth or ocean terminal or at any other point at which container may be available and in the filling and/or emptying of contents of containers are for the account of the cargo.


3. Stowage of cargo in containers: When containers are "Shipper's Load and Count" shipper, and/or his Agent, to assume full responsibility for loss or damages caused by shifting or improper stowage. No cargo, prohibited by, or in violation of, CFR Title 46 can be included.


4. On shipments moving in marine type containers loaded by the Shipper or Agent is required to indicate the actual gross weight of the shipment, as shown on the Bill of Lading or other shipping documents, loaded at point of origin or inland shipping point, by attaching a shipping type tag to the rear door latch of the container or by writing the information at any other designated location on the container. The actual gross weight of the shipment including the empty weight of the container should be totaled, in addition to the source and date of calculation, and posted on the loaded container. The empty weight of the container is affixed to the container.


***NOTE: This rule will not apply on shipments when loaded open type vehicle-carrying containers and those built specifically and used solely for the carriage of compressed gases.



40' Dry Equipment               48,000#

40' Refrigerated Equipment   46,000#

20' Dry Equipment               42,000#

20' Refrigerated Equipment   35,000#


5. Under no condition will Carrier transport Cargo in excess of legal limits or be required to carry cargo in excess of its capability.


6. Bill of Lading must include the following information:

    a. Marks and Numbers of Packages

    b. Number of Packages

    c. Shipper's Description of Packages and Goods "Carrier's Container No.--- said to contain" Followed by

        description of each package and contents.  Refer to Carrier's liability.

    d. Shipper's Gross Weight Kilos/Pounds

    e. Shipper's Gross Cubic Feet


7. As Carrier accepts Shipper's or consolidator's count marks, weight and description of packages and contents, Shipper or Consolidator shall be responsible to the Carrier for any fines or expenses incurred by the Carrier by reason of any error, omission or oversight on part of the Shipper or Consolidator.


8. If the container shall be discharged from the vessel and delivery tendered to Customs or to the Consignee(s) with Shipper's or Consolidator's seal intact, or in the event container has been opened by the Carrier for justifiable reason with Carrier's seal intact, no responsibility or liability shall attach to the Carrier for any loss of or damage to contents of container.


9. Any charges which may be assessed by loaders or unloaders, or for opening and closing container(s) for Customs purposes, or any other charges, in accordance with the customs of that port, will be for the account of the cargo.