Publication Date: 04/01/1999

Effective Date: 05/01/1999

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Amendment Code: I

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Rule 9 Freight Forwarder Compensation



1.    Freight Forwarder's commission is only applicable to ocean freight, excluding handling, landing, & surcharges. Two and one-half percent (2 1/2%) will be paid on the net ocean freight segment of transportation to the extent of the value rendered in connection with any shipment on behalf of others.



    a)     For shipments to Trinidad, two and a half percent (2 1/2%) of the total freight bill charges and surcharges

     assessed by this tariff.

    b)   For Intermodal Shipments to Boca Chica and Puerto Plata, one and one quarter (1 %) of the total freight bill

    charges and surcharges assessed by this tariff.


2.    Such Freight Forwarder must be licensed with the Federal Maritime Commission under section 19(a) of the Shipping Act 1984, and has Performed the booking, and prepared and processed the ocean bill of lading, Dock receipt, or other shipping documents with respect to such shipment.


3.    Commission will not be paid on shipments made in the name of a freight forwarder unless followed by the word "Agent" and the name of the principal is disclosed to the Carrier in writing prior to issuance of the Bill of Lading.


4.   Payment will only be once per shipment.


5.      When the Carrier has been requested to collect advances by the Freight Forwarder on Carrier's Bill of Lading, the Carrier will withhold payment of the advances to the Freight Forwarder until the Carrier has received payment for the Bill of Lading charges.


6.    Commission will only be payable for exports from the US, this is not applicable to import shipments to the US.