Significant delays and container shortages are occurring with all shipping lines. Unfortunately, this may cause unexpected and unavoidable expenses charged to the owner of goods. When this happens, or when the shipping lines add new charges with little or no notice, these charges will be added to your invoice with proper backup.
AGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN SHIPPER & SONIGO
In cases where the company is the named carrier in the bill of lading the provisions of the bill of lading shall apply, and where a conflict exists between this agency agreement and the bill of lading, the provisions of the bill of lading prevail.
In any case, the company’s liability shall be subject to the provisions of relevant international shipping treaties unless otherwise expressly provided in the agency agreement.
Company agrees to transport packed goods to the sea or air terminal for shipment to port of destination and acts only as shipper’s agent with respect to transport of said goods and not as a common carrier.
Shipper authorizes Company when, in its opinion it deems advisable, to employ services of any steamship line and/or other common carrier(s) to transport the property to designated destination.
Estimate is provided by Company as a guideline only, based on information given by shipper. Final cost will be determined when packing is completed and dimensions obtained, according to agreed rate.
Shipper will pay freight and all other lawful charges accruing on said property prior to movement of goods, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Company shall have a lien on the goods for all freight and charges and any sums that may be due under this agreement.
Since ocean freight rates are beyond our control, this quotation is based on the prevailing rates and surcharges currently in effect by the ocean carrier and transportation companies. Any increase or surcharge as assessed will be added to the price.
Shipping time is approximate; Company is not responsible for delays caused by highway problems, steamship line schedules or over booking, technical difficulties in equipment of vehicles, strikes, port authorities, labor problems at origin or destination and/or other problems beyond our control.
When rate is based upon consolidation, company cannot be held responsible for exact shipping dates.
If goods have been placed into “Pre-Shipment” Storage, our price, as agreed, for shipment of goods will remain effective providing shipment takes place within 90 days following packing. This applies only to such cases where Ocean or Air Freight rates have increased during such storage period. If no such increases have taken place, our price will remain as agreed up to a maximum period of 1 year from Contract date.
Company shall not be held liable for losses or damages to shippers’ goods caused by acts of G-d, public enemies, authority of law, labor troubles, riots, the elements, acts of default by shipper or other causes beyond Company’s control.
When receiving pre-packed items on behalf of shipper, Company is not responsible to open cartons and check contents. Company is only responsible for total number of pieces.
Company is not responsible for shipment of: Valuable Papers, Stamp or Coin collection. Valuable Jewelry. Pressure Spray, Containers, Food Items, Fire Arms, Live Plants and Seeds, Broadcast Equipment (Including Walkie Talkies), New Building Materials, Acids and Caustics, or subsequent damages caused to other items in shipment by contamination from same.
Shipper must provide an all-risk Marine Insurance Coverage at his own expense with an endorsement to cover complete cost of his goods while being stored, consolidated, and in care of the Company. Company shall not be liable for any damage in excess of the amount of US/10.50 per Cubic-Meter. Shipper must in addition supply insurance coverage at his own expense from Port of Destination to his house, including transit time.
Claim for loss or damage must be made in writing thirty (30) days from date of arrival of goods at destination. If goods are placed in Storage, then claim, if any, must be made prior to storage placement.
Any Laws or regulation imposed by authorities at origin or destination which affect the agreement and the rate, will void the agreement. Company and Shipper will have to re-negotiate terms of the agreement.
This agreement is solely between Shipper and Company. Customs regulations, residence requirements, port fees and tax laws, differ in each country and are subject to periodic changes. Company can only offer guidance, but cannot be responsible for mis-advice. Please contact the Consulate or Embassy representing the country to which you are moving to determine the applicable rules, regulations and laws to which your shipment may be subject. Taxes and government assessments are the responsibility of the Shipper.
This Agreement and all related matters shall be governed by the laws of Israel.
Any legal action related to this agreement may be brought only in the magistrate court of Ashdod, Israel or district court of Tel Aviv.