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BOOKING NOTE TERMS

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GENERAL TERMS
1)    MINIMUM BILL OF LADING CHARGES: 1. $1000.00 NON-HAZ; 2.$1500.00 HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1 OR 7 NOT INCLUDED); 3$2500.00 HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1 AND 7)
2)    FOR US BOUND CARGO SHIPPERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AT LEAST 48 HRS PRIOR TO THEIR CARGO BEING LOADED ON BOARD THE VESSEL:
A PRECISE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE CARGO; CARGO WEIGHT AND VOLUME; THE NUMBERS AND QUANTITIES OF THE LOWEST EXTERNAL PACKAGING UNIT; SHIPPERS COMPLETE NAME/ADDRESS OR ID NUMBER ASSIGNED BY U.S. CUSTOMS; COMPLETE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONSIGNEES OR OWNERS OR OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVES OR ID NUMBER; HAZ MAT INFORMATION (IMO GOODS DECLARATION); CONTAINER NUMBERS; SEAL NUMBERS. INCORRECT, INSUFFICIENT, FRAUDULENT OR DELAYED INFORMATION SENTTO CARRIER MAY RESULT IN PENALTIES, FINES, AND PROSECUTION FROM US CUSTOMS FOR WHICH SHIPPER AND/OR THEIR AGENTS IN ST. PETERSBURG WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE.
3)    FOR US BOUND CARGO - ALL SHIPPERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE AN ACCEPTED COPY OF THE ISF FILING FORMS: 72 HOURS BEFORE LOADING FOR CONTAINERIZED CARGO; 48 HOURS BEFORE LOADING FOR BREAK-BULK CARGO. ALL NON-COMPLIANT SHIPMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, FINES, NO-LOAD DISPOSITIONS AS WELL AS DEAD FREIGHT AND CHARGES FOR VESSEL DETENTION / DAMAGES.
4)    MASTER B/L AND EXPORT DECLARATIONS FOR U.S. BASED CARGO ARE DUE IN OUR OFFICE NOT LATER THAN 24 HRS PRIOR TO VESSEL ARRIVAL OTHERWISE LATE DOCUMENT FEE OF $75.00 PER B/L SET WILL APPLY.
5)    CANCELLATION CLAUSE: ANY BOOKING CANCELED SEVEN (7) DAYS OR LESS BEFORE CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CHARGED HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF TOTAL FREIGHT. SHIPPER'S FAILURE TO DELIVER THE CARGO TO THE TERMINAL BY THE CUT-OFF DATE MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OR ROLLING OF THEBOOKING.
6)    WHARFAGE/THC/STORAGE CHARGES AT THE PORT OF LOADING/DISCHARGE ARE FOR SHIPPER/RECEIVER A/C AS PER RESPECTIVE PORT AUTHORITY TARIFF UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
7)    IN US PORTS DOCK RECEIPT MUST ACCOMPANY CARGO UPON DELIVERY TO PIER.
8)    GENERAL STORAGE CHARGES IN PORTS AND FREE TIME AS PER PORTTARRIFS UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED
9)    RATES AND SPACE CONFIRMATION ARE BASED ON THE INFORMATION AND PACKING LISTS PROVIDED. ANY CHANGES (INCREASE OR DECREASE) TO OVERALL VOLUME, PIECE COUNT, PIECE DIMENSIONS MIGHT RESULT IN CHANGES TO THE RATE AND WOULD REQUIRE RATE RECONFIRMATION AND CARRIER APPROVAL FOR HANDLING/LOADING.
10)    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL BREAKBULK PIECES
11)    ALL TERMS NOT LISTED AS PER FMC-004.

CONTAINER TERMS
12)    ALL EQUIPMENT RELEASES ARE FOR CONTAINERS ONLY, ARRC DOES NOT SUPPLY CHASSIS.
13)    SHIPPER/CONSIGNEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ANY CONTAINER IN ITS POSSESSION, AND FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY TO OR LOSS. ADDITIONALLY SHIPPER/CONSIGNEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ALL BLOCKING, BRACING, STRAPPING, PAPER OR DEBRIS FROM THE CONTAINER, OR FOR ANY SOLID OR LIQUID CONTAMINATION AND FURTHER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE COST OF CLEANING AND/OR DEODORIZATION OF THE CONTAINER TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE CARRIER. ACTUAL CLEANING AND/OR DEODORIZATION OF THE CONTAINER MUST BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO RETURN OF THE CONTAINER TO THE CARRIER. ANY AND ALL CHARGES FOR SUCH CLEANING SERVICES SHALL BE FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE SHIPPER AND/OR CONSIGNEE.
14)    WHEN CONTAINERS ARE LOADED AND SEALED BY SHIPPER OR HIS AGENT, CARRIER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE IMPROPER STOWAGE, LOADING OR MIXING OF ARTICLES IN THE CONTAINERS, NOR FOR ANY DISCREPANCY OR SHORTAGE IN THE COUNT THEREOF, NOR FOR ANY CONCEALED OR HIDDEN DAMAGE TO THE CARGO. CARGO INSIDE OF CONTAINER TO BE DISTRIBUTED EVENLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED WITH CARRIER.
15)    SHIPPER OWNED CONTAINERS MOVING INLAND ON RUSSIAN RAIL MUST HAVE 4 DIGIT APPROVED PREFIX, OTHERWISE A 30% SURCHARGE ON INLAND RATE TO APPLY.
16)    ALL SHIPPER OWNED CONTAINERS MUST HAVE VALID CSC PLATES
17)    CARRIER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOADING/UNLOADING VEHICLE(S) TO / FROM CONTAINER, SECURING AND BRACING. SHIPPER WARRANTS THAT THE GOODS IN THE CONTAINER ARE PROPERLY SECURED TO WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF BOTH LAND AND SEA TRANSPORTATION. FOR VEHICLES SHIPPED IN CONTAINERS, FUEL TANK MUST BE EMPTY AND BATTERY CABLES DISCONNECTED.
18)    CONTAINER WITH VEHICLES AND ORIGINAL TITLE(S) SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE PORT OF LOADING FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE MINIMUM THREE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO VESSEL SAILING
19)    CONTAINERS CAN BE STOWED EITHER ON WEATHER DECK OR UNDER DECK BY CARRIER WITHOUT PRELIMINARY NOTICE TO SHIPPER

20)    CONTAINERS DETENTION / DEMURRAGE AT CIS PORTS/DESTINATIONS
DEMURRAGE AT POL/POD USD$ 5.OO/20'; USD$10.00/40' DAY 1 - 3 OF DEMURRAGE
FREE TIME: 2 DAYS*USD$15.00/20'; USD$30.00/40' DAY 4 THRU END OF DEMURRAGE
DETENTION AT POD/POL: USD$5.00/20'; USD$10.00/40' DAY 1 - 10 OF DETENTION
FREE TIME: 10 DAYS*USD$ 15.00/20'; USD$20.00/40* DAY 11 THRU END OF DETENTION
DETENTION AT ORIG/DEST.: USD$15.00 PER CONTAINER DAY 1 - 5 OF DETENTION
FREE TIME 1 DAY*USD$35.00 PER CONTAINER DAY 6 THRU END OF DETENTION
FREE TIME CONSISTS OF CALENDAR DAYS (SAT, SUNDAY, LEGAL HOLIDAYS INCLUDED.)

CONTAINERS DETENTION / DEMURRAGE AT US PORTS/DESTINATIONS AND OTHER THAN CIS
DEMURRAGE AT POL/POD USD$50.00/20'; USD$50.00/40' DAY 1 - 10 OF DEMURRAGE
FREE TIME: 2 DAYS*USD$85.0G/20'; USD$85.00/40' DAY 11 THRU END OF DEMURRAGE
DETENTION AT POD/POL: USD$50.00/20'; USD$50.00/40' DAY 1 - 10 OF DETENTION
FREE TIME: 10 DAYS*USD$85.00/20'; USD$85.00/40' DAY 11 THRU END OF DETENTION
DETENTION AT ORIG/DEST.: USD$100.00 PER CONTAINER DAY 1 - 5 OF DETENTION
FREE TIME 1 DAY*USD$150.00 PER CONTAINER DAY 6 THRU END OF DETENTION
FREE VME CONSISTS OF CALENDAR DAYS (SAT, SUNDAY, LEGAL HOLIDAYS INCLUDED.)

21)    ARRC STRONGLY RECOMMENDS SHIPPERS TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT AND PHYSICAL CONTAINER INSPECTION ACCORDING TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND CRITERIA OF US CUSTOMS-TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGAINST TERRORISM PROGRAM.  ARRC ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMENDS SHIPPERS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF THE US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION BY WHICH ALL MARITIME CONTAINERS IN TRANSIT OT THE UNITED STATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE SEALED WITH A SEAL MEETING THE ISO/PAS 17712 STANDARD

YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF FAMILIAR WITH 7 POINT CONTAINER INSPECTION GUIDELINES AND CONTAINER SEALS REQUIREMENTS AT http://cisnav.com/custom/docs/C-TPAT.pdf

RO-RO CARGO TERMS
22)    IF THE UNIT IS DRIVABLE, OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND KEYS MUST BE SUPPLIED AND VEHICLE TO HAVE ENOUGH GAS TO DRIVE IN/OUT.
23)    IF THE UNIT IS DRIVABLE, AND CANNOT BE STARTED, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE TO LOAD.
24)    CARRIER WILL NOT LOAD ANY UNITS WITH VISIBLE TRACES OF LEAKAGE OF OIL OR GAS, WITH INSUFFICIENTLY INFLATED TIRES AND NOT FUNCTIONAL BRAKES
25)    EMERGENCY PROCEDURE ON START UP HAS TO BE OUTLINED BEFORE DELIVERY OF THE VEHICLE TO POL (TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE/EMERGENCY NUMBERS/ADVANCED PRELOADING TRYOUT, ETC).
26)    SHIPPER/CONSIGNEE TO PROVIDE TECHNICIAN FOR LOADING/DISCHARGING OF VEHICLES REQUIRING SPECIALIZED HANDLING.
27)    IF TOWABLE, UNITS MUST HAVE THE APPROPRIATE HOOKUP.
28)    VESSEL DELAY, LABOUR STAND-BY. AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL CHARGES RESULTING FROM CARGO NOT BEING READY TO LOAD/DISCHARGE WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF SHIPPER/CONSIGNEE.
29)    VEHICLE(S) AND ORIGINAL TITLE(S) SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE PORT OF LOADING FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE MINIMUM THREE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO VESSEL ARRIVAL.
30)    VEHICLES/TRAILERS NEW OR USED ARE RECEIVED BY ARRC WITHOUT TECHNICAL INSPECTION AND WITHOUT CHECKING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE AND ANY LOOSE ITEMS INSIDE VEHICLES/TRAILERS; THEREFORE, CARRIER, SHIPOWNER, STEVEDORE AND TERMINAL OPERATORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF WHATEVER CAUSE AND WITHOUT LIABILITY AS TO CONDITION OF VEHICLES/TRAILERS

PACKAGING TERMS
31)    CARGO IS TO BE PROPERLY PACKAGED TO WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF BOTH LAND AND SEA TRANSPORTATION.
32)    ALL PIECES OF YOUR SHIPMENT MUST HAVE VISIBLY MARKED: 1/ BOOKING NUMBER, PIECE NUMBER/ TOTAL QUANTITY, CONSIGNEES NAME, DESTINATION; 2/ WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS OF THE PIECE; 3/ CENTER OF GRAVITY; 4/ LIFTING POINTS; 5/SPECIAL MARKS (E.G. FRAGILE, STORAGE REQUIREMENTS, THIS SIDE UP, ETC.); 6/ LASHING POINTS. CARRIER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHARGES/PENALTIES/DELAYS/DAMAGES DUE TO THIS NOT BEING DONE.

PROPER TREATING AND MARKING OF NON-MANUFACTURED (SOLID) WOOD PACKING MATERIAL (NMWP) AND DUNNAGE FOR USA/CANADA BOUND SHIPMENTS
33)    ALL NEW OR USED, SOLID NON-MANUFACTURED WOOD PACKING MATERIAL OR DUNNAGE USED BY SHIPPERS HAS TO BE TREATED AND MARKED AS PER EMERGENCY MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE "GUIDELINES FOR REGULATING WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE* THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE INTERIM COMMISSION ON PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES OF THE INTERNATIONAL PUNT PROTECTION CONVENTION (IPPC) ON MARCH 15, 2002. ANY EXPENSE INVOLVED WITH CARRIER'S HANDLING OF SHIPMENTS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE IPPC GUIDELINES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEMURRAGE, DETENTION, STORAGE, HANDLING, INLAND TRANSPORTATION, UNLOADING, STUFFING AND RESTUFFING OF CONTAINERS, AND ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COSTS) WILL BE FOR THE JOINT AND SEVERAL ACCOUNT OF THE SHIPPER, CONSIGNEE, AND CARGO OWNER. IN ADDITION THE SHIPPER OR CONSIGNEE, AT ITS EXPENSE, SHALL ARRANGE FOR THE HEAT TREATMENT OR OTHER TREATMENT SATISFACTORY TO THE CARRIER OF THE WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL OR DUNNAGE USED THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE IPPC GUIDELINES. ANY EXPENSE REFERRED TO IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE PAID TO THE CARRIER BEFORE RELEASE OF THE CARGO TO THE CONSIGNEE.

HAZARDOUS CARGO TERMS
34)    LOCAL REGULATIONS AT PORT OF ST. PETERSBURG REQUIRE DANGEROUS GOODS OF IMO CL 2,3,4,5,6,7 TO BE DISCHARGED DIRECTLY FROM VESSEL TO TRUCK/RAIL AND SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES, PARTY REQUIRED TO MAKE THESE ARRANGEMENTS SHALL PROVIDE CARRIER WITH WRITTEN CONFIRMATION THAT SUCH ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE 3 WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE VESSEL'S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TO PORT OF DISCHARGE. ALL DAMAGES, FINES, PENALTIES, VESSEL DEMURRAGE/DETENTION OR LOST PROFIT RESULTING FROM FAILURE TO MAKE RESPECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR DIRECT DISCHARGING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE PARTY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SAME
35)    ALL CARRIER OWNED CONTAINERS NEED TO BE CLEARED OF ANY RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DUNNAGE, PAPER, NAILS, PLACARDS, ETC. PRIOR TO RETURNING TO FACILITY APPOINTED BY ARRC. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL CHARGES RELATED TO THE COST OF CLEANING THE CONTAINERS AND PENALTIES FROM THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORITIES.

ON-CARRIAGE IN USA
36)    UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE BOOKING NOTE THE RATES FOR CARGO BOOKED WITH ON-CARRIAGE IN USA DO NOT INCLUDE CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OR IN BOND DRAY AND ARE FOR CARGO BEING CUSTOMS CLEARED AT PORT OF DISCHARGE.

ON-CARRIAGE IN CIS
37)    UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE BOOKING NOTE THE RATES FOR CARGO BOOKED WITH ON-CARRIAGE IN CIS ARE FOR CARGO MOVING IN TRANSIT.
38)    FOR CARGO BOOKED WITH ON-CARRIAGE IN CIS FULL CONTACT DETAILS OF THE CONSIGNEE INCLUDING PHONE/FAX NUMBER AND PERSON IN CHARGE MUST BE PROVIDED 2 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO VESSEL SAILING.
39)    THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONSIGNEE 5 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO SHIP'S ARRIVAL TO PORT OF DISCHARGE:
= POWER OF ATTORNEY ENTITLING OUR AGENT TO PERFORM ON-FORWARDING FOR THE CARGO (FROM THE CONSIGNEE OR THE SHIPPER);
= ORIGINAL(OR COPY)COMMERCIAL INVOICE/PACKING LIST, INCLUDING NET/GROSS WEIGHTS AND HARMONIZED CODES (TNVED)OF GOODS;
= INSTRUCTION FOR RAIL DELIVERY AND CONSIGNEE'S CODE (FOR RAIL SHIPMENT);
= COPIES OF STATE REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS FOR CONSIGNEE;
= OTHER DOCUMENTS AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LOCAL REGULATIONS AT TIME OF SHIPMENT.
40)    ANY EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO STORAGE, FINES, CUSTOMS FEES ARISING FROM UNTIMELY PROVISION OF REQUIRED INFORMATION/DOCUMENTATION WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF CARGO.