Terms and Conditions

Please see below for our T&Cs with our BIFA T&Cs available by clicking the below button.

 Shippers should be EORI registered to be able to export cargo,   details of how to register for an EORI number are available on our website.

At the time of booking, we will request a container that can take the heaviest payload , however this cannot be guaranteed, please check the container payload before loading.

It is the shippers responsibility to ensure the loading site is fully accessible, secure, insured and safe for drivers and vehicles.

Freight Agency cannot be held liable for late arrival of containers for loading.

Additional Charges will apply if the time taken for loading a container exceeds that indicated on the initial quotation.

Any haulage amendments/cancellations made later than 48 working hours prior to loading may incur extra charges.

Bolt Seal to be provided by the shipper, failure to provide a seal number may incur extra costs during and after the shipping process.

It is the responsibility of the Shipper to provide an accurate description of the cargo as well as ensuring all goods are loaded securely. Failure to do so may incur addition costs that will be for the account of the shipper at all times.

If weight or volumes are different to the above then additional charges may apply.

Vehicles / Vehicle Parts must be fully drained of ALL fluids prior to loading.

Containers deemed to be overweight will incur additional costs and possible penalties from Shipping Lines. In certain circumstances these extra costs can amount to very high amounts.

Shipping instructions should be provided to Freight Agency including reference, and sent within 24hrs of cargo loading to container. Late instructions may result in cargo being incorrectly manifested and addition costs.

Marine Insurance is not included.

Hazardous Cargo must be declared at the Quoting+Booking Stage,  failure to offer this information could result in heavy financial penalties. (If unsure whether cargo is classed as hazardous – please contact us to check).

All Electrical cargo must be fully PAT + Functionality tested and Paperwork offered on request – failure to do this could result in the shipment being Stopped for export by the EA / SEPA incurring extra charges.

Containers should be cleared and removed from Port of destination in a timely manner to ensure extra charges do not accumulate, any costs for non-removal could result in the costs being returned to the shippers account.

Credit Terms  –  Cash and Documents – unless previously agreed.

All business undertaken according to British International Freight Association (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions 2021

Additional Terms and Conditions for our LCL Service

Applicability of Quoted Collections:

    • All collections quoted are only applicable to commercial collections.
    • Not applicable for personal property, over-length, heavy, or hazardous cargo.
    • For more information on these additional fees, please contact our sales team.

Collection Surcharge for Cargo Over 3 Metres Length:

    • If the cargo is over 3 meters in length, a collection surcharge will apply.

Terms for Domestic UK Cargo Moves:

    • Domestic UK cargo moves are performed under RHA terms and conditions unless otherwise agreed.

Rates are based on stackable cargo only, unless otherwise specified

Acceptance of Hazardous Cargo:

    • All hazardous cargo is subject to acceptance by the line and the agent at the destination.

Un-palleted cargo subject to prior acceptance:

    • Please contact us for confirmation of rates. Awkward, non-stackable & hazardous cargo may be subject to additional charges.

Price Terms:

    • Price is to CFS at destination.

Acceptance of Jobs:

    • All jobs are subject to acceptance / terms and conditions.

Responsibility for Unclaimed Cargo:

    • In the unfortunate event the cargo isn’t claimed for at the destination, the booking party will be responsible for all related charges for abandonment including any arrival fees, destruction, storage, etc.

Storage Fee for Late Deliveries:

    • Cargo that is delivered outside of cut off times will be charged a daily w/m storage fee.

Cancellation Policy:

    • Cancellation of a booking without sufficient notice may result in wasted freight charges.

Business Transaction Terms:

    • All business of the company is transacted under the current BIFA terms, a copy of which is available upon request.

Quotation Basis:

    • All quotations are an indicative price based on the day’s rate of exchange. This will be subject to change according to the vessel ROE at the time of sailing. We encourage you to quote in the same format in the event of any difference between the quotation and invoice.
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