Terms of Service
These terms and conditions of service constitute a legally binding contract between the ”Company” and the “Customer”. In the event the Company renders services and issues a document containing Terms and Conditions governing such services, the Terms and Conditions set forth in such other documents(s) shall govern those services.
(a) “Company” shall mean Logimark International Ltd as well as its respective subsidiaries, related companies, it’s employee, agents and/or representatives;
(b) “Customer” shall mean the person for which the Company is rendering service, as well as its agents and/or representatives, including, but not limited to shippers, importers, exporters, carriers, secured parties, warehousemen, buyers and/or sellers, shipper’s agents, insurers and underwriters, break-bulk agents, consignees, the owner of the goods, etc. It is the responsibility of the Customer to provide notice and copy(s) of these terms and conditions of service to all such agents and/or representatives;
(c) “goods” includes goods, wares, merchandise and articles of every kind whatever; and any carton, container, trailer, tank or pallet (including similar articles of transport used to store or consolidate goods) not supplied by or on behalf of the Company. “Dangerous Goods” includes goods that are of a dangerous, explosive, inflammable, radioactive or damaging nature.
(d) “Owner” means the owner of goods.
(e) “Hague Rules” means the International Convention for the Unification of certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading signed at Brussels on 25 August 1924.
(f) “Services” means any services of the Company provided for the Customer e.g. carriage of goods by air, sea, inland waterway, rail and/or road; and/or storage, loading, unloading, packing, unpacking, consolidation, de-consolidation, collection, delivery and/or other handling of goods.
(g) “Documentation” shall mean all information received directly or indirectly from Customer, whether in paper or electronic form;
(h) “Third parties” shall include, but not be limited to, the following: “carriers, truckmen, cartmen, lightermen, forwarders, OTIs, customs brokers, agents, warehousemen and others to which the goods are entrusted for transportation, cartage, handling and/or delivery and/or storage or otherwise”;
(i) “SDR” means Special Drawing Rights as defined by the International Monetary Fund.
2. Company as agent.
The Company acts as the “agent” of the Customer for the purpose of performing duties in connection with the entry and release of goods, post entry services, the securing of export licenses, the filing of export or security documentation on behalf of the Customer and other dealings with Government Agencies, or for arranging for transportation services or other logistics services in any capacity other than as a carrier.
3. Limitation of Actions.
(a) Unless subject to a specific statute or international convention, all claims against the Company for a potential or actual loss, must be made in writing and received by the Company, within ninety (90) days of the event giving rise to claim; the failure to give the Company timely notice shall be a complete defense to any suit or action commenced by Customer.
(b) All suits against Company must be filed and properly served on Company as follows:
(i) For Pre-claim arising out of Air or Ocean transportation, within fourteen (14) days for the date of arrival
(ii) For claims arising out of ocean transportation, within one (1) year from the date of the loss;
(iii) For claims arising out of air transportation, within two (2) years from the date of the loss;
(iv) For claims arising out of the preparation and/or submission of an import entry(s), within seventy-five (75) days from the date of liquidation of the entry(s);
(vi) For any and all other claims of any other type, within two (2) years from the date of the loss or damage.
(vii) Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company in respect of any General Average claim and any Salvage claim that may be made against the Company, and the customer shall provide such security as may be required by the Company. All goods shall be subjected to a lien for General Average and/or Salvage security after 14 Days after notice has been dispatched to the Customer.
4. No Liability for the Selection or Services of Third Parties and/or Routes.
Unless services are performed by persons or firms engaged pursuant to express written instructions from the Customer, Company shall use reasonable care in its selection of third parties, or in selecting the means, route and procedure to be followed in the handling, transportation, clearance and delivery of the shipment; advice by the Company that a particular person or firm has been selected to render services with respect to the goods, shall not be construed to mean that the Company warrants or represents that such person or firm will render such services nor does Company assume responsibility or liability for any action(s) and/or inaction(s) of such third parties and/or its agents, and shall not be liable for any delay or loss of any kind, which occurs while a shipment is in the custody or control of a third party or the agent of a third party; all claims in connection with the Act of a third party shall be brought solely against such party and/or its agents; in connection with any such claim, the Company shall reasonably cooperate with the Customer, which shall be liable for any charges or costs incurred by the Company.
5. Quotations Not Binding.
Quotations as to fees, rates of duty, freight charges, insurance premiums or other charges given by the Company to the Customer are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice; no quotation shall be binding upon the Company unless the Company agrees to undertake the handling or transportation of the shipment at a specific rate or amount set forth in the quotation and payment arrangements are agreed to between the Company and the Customer.
6. Reliance on Information Furnished.
(a) Customer acknowledges that it is required to review all documents and declarations prepared and/or filed with the Customs Service, other Government Agency and/or third parties, and will immediately advise the Company of any errors, discrepancies, incorrect statements, or omissions on any declaration filed on Customer’s behalf;
(b) In preparing and submitting customs entries, export declarations, applications, security filings, delivery orders, documentation and/or export data to the destination countries and/or a third party, the Company relies on the correctness of all documentation, whether in written or electronic format, and all information furnished by Customer; Customer shall use reasonable care to ensure the correctness and completeness of all such information and shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from any and all claims asserted and/or liability or losses suffered by reason of the Customer’s failure to disclose information or any incorrect or false statement by the Customer upon which the Company reasonably relied. The Customer agrees that the Customer has an affirmative non-delegable duty to disclose any and all information required to import, export or enter the goods.
(c) Customer acknowledges that it is required to provide verified weights obtained on calibrated, certified equipment of all cargo that is to be tendered to carriers and represents that Company is entitled to rely on the accuracy of such weights and to counter-sign or endorse it as agent of Customer in order to provide the certified weight to vessel/airline/rail/truck operators and other providers. The Customer agrees that it shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from any and all claims, losses, penalties or other costs resulting from any incorrect or incomplete statements of the weight provided by the Customer or its agent or contractor on which the Company relies.
(d) Customer shall not tender hazardous goods absent advance notice and consent of Company and shall in all events be responsible for compliance with all federal and international hazardous material regulations.
7. Declaring Higher Value to Third Parties.
Third parties to whom the goods are entrusted may limit liability for loss or damage; the Company will request excess valuation coverage only upon specific written instructions from the Customer, which must agree to pay any charges therefor; in the absence of written instructions or the refusal of the third party to agree to a higher declared value, at Company’s discretion, the goods may be tendered to the third party, subject to the terms of the third party’s limitations of liability and/or terms and conditions of service.
Unless requested to do so in writing and confirmed to Customer in writing, Company is under no obligation to procure insurance on Customer’s behalf; in all cases, Customer shall pay all premiums and costs in connection with procuring requested insurance.
9. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability.
(a) Except as specifically set forth herein, Company makes no express or implied warranties in connection with its services;
(b) Subject to (d) below, Customer agrees that in connection with any and all services performed by the Company, the Company shall only be liable for its negligent acts, which are the direct and proximate cause of any injury to Customer, including loss or damage to Customer’s goods, and the Company shall in no event be liable for the acts of third parties;
(c) In connection with all services performed by the Company, Customer may obtain additional liability coverage, up to the actual or declared value of the shipment or transaction, by requesting such coverage and agreeing to make payment therefor, which request must be confirmed in writing by the Company prior to rendering services for the covered transaction(s).
(d) In the absence of additional coverage, the Company’s liability shall not exceed a total of 2 SDR per kilogram of the gross weight or 2 SDR per cubic meter of that part of the goods in respect of which a claim arises whichever is lower under (c) above and including but not limited to the below:
(i) unauthorized delivery or misdirection of or in connection with the goods that arises from negligence or mistake of the Company or that arises from the negligence, mistake, willful default or deliberate wrongdoing of the Company’s employee, agent or sub-contractor;
(ii) if there is any misdelivery of goods without production of Bill of Lading/Document for Carriage negligently or deliberately done by the Company’s employee, agent or subcontractor that has no instruction or prior approval of the Company;
(iii) If the Company’s employee, agent or sub-contractor negligently or deliberately misdelivers the goods to a person (not entitled to receive the goods) without the Company’s instruction or prior approval.
(e) In no event shall Company be liable or responsible for consequential, indirect, incidental, statutory or punitive damages even if it has been put on notice of the possibility of such damages.
(f) Company shall not be liable for a third party’s failure to maintain insurance or for the accuracy of any documentation furnished by a motor carrier to Company or Customer evidencing said coverage.
(g) In no event shall Company be liable or responsible for damages attributable to circumstances of Force Majeure. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, Force Majeure includes, but is not limited to, Acts of God, acts of the public enemy, strike, assailing thieves, Laws and Regulations, wars or warlike action (whether actual or impending) arrests, quarantines and other restraints of government (civil or military), blockades, insurrections, riots, epidemics, landslides, lightning, earthquakes, fires, sabotage, tropical storms and hurricanes, civil disturbances, tidal waves, explosions, confiscation or seizure by any government or other public authority, and any other causes, whether of the kind herein enumerated or otherwise, that are not reasonably within the control of Company and that could not have been overcome by the exercise of ordinary diligence. Company shall notify Customer with reasonable promptness of the existence of any such Force Majeure and the probable duration thereof, and shall provide Customer from time to time with correct information concerning same.
10. Advancing Money.
All charges must be paid by Customer in advance unless the Company agrees in writing to extend credit to Customer; the granting of credit to a Customer in connection with a particular transaction shall not be considered a waiver of this provision by the Company.
11. Indemnification/Hold Harmless.
The Customer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the Company harmless from any claims and/or liability arising from the importation or exportation of Customer’s merchandise and/or any conduct of the Customer, which violates any laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and further agrees to indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any and all liability, loss, damages, costs, claims and/or expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, which the Company may hereafter incur, suffer or be required to pay by reason of such claims; in the event that any claim, suit or proceeding is brought against the Company, it shall give notice in writing to the Customer by mail at its address on file with the Company.
12. Inspection Consent.
Company may, but shall not be obligated to, inspect any shipment. Cargo items tendered for transportation may be subject to security controls by carriers and to other government regulations like Hong Kong Civil Aviation. The customer expressly agrees and consents to searches / inspections / screenings of all cargo in accordance with applicable security controls, initiatives and regulations, including, but not limited to, the regulations of the transit/destination country.
13. C.O.D. or Cash Collect Shipments.
Company shall use reasonable care regarding written instructions relating to “Cash/Collect” or “Deliver (C.O.D.)” shipments, bank drafts, cashier’s and/or certified checks, letter(s) of credit and other similar payment documents and/or instructions regarding collection of monies but shall not have liability if the bank or consignee refuses to pay for the shipment.
14. Forfeiture of Discounts and Costs of Collection.
All discounts offered, as indicated on the invoice faces, are forfeited should Customer fail to comply in all respects with payment terms. In any dispute involving monies owed to Company, the Company shall be entitled to all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney’s fees and interest at 2% per month or the highest rate allowed by law, whichever is less, unless a lower amount is agreed to by Company.
The Customer shall pay to the Company all sums immediately when due without deduction on account of any claim, counterclaim or set-off. Payment to the Company is due as soon as an invoice is rendered to the Customer. For any amount unpaid within 30 days from the date of the invoice, the Company shall be entitled to charge interest from the date of the invoice until payment at 2% per month.
16. General Lien and Right to Sell Customer’s Property.
(a) Company shall have a general and continuing lien on any and all property of Customer coming into Company’s actual or constructive possession or control for monies owed to Company with regard to the shipment on which the lien is claimed, a prior shipment(s) and/or both;
(b) Company shall provide written notice to Customer of its intent to exercise such lien, the exact amount of monies due and owing, as well as any on-going storage or other charges; Customer shall notify all parties having an interest in its shipment(s) of Company’s rights and/or the exercise of such lien.
(c) Unless, within thirty days of receiving notice of lien, Customer posts cash or letter of credit at sight, or, if the amount due is in dispute, an acceptable bond equal to 110% of the value of the total amount due, in favor of Company, guaranteeing payment of the monies owed, plus all storage charges accrued or to be accrued, Company shall have the right to sell such shipment(s) at public or private sale or auction and any net proceeds remaining thereafter shall be refunded to Customer.
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All effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented to this website. The Company reserves the right, however, to make changes at its discretion affecting polices, fees, curricula or other matters announced on this website. The Company is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or appropriateness of content on other sites to which links have been provided on Logimark’s pages.
18. Obtaining Binding Rulings, Filing Protests, etc.
Unless requested by Customer in writing and agreed to by Company in writing, Company shall be under no obligation to undertake any pre- or post Customs release action, including, but not limited to, obtaining binding rulings, advising of liquidations, filing of petition(s) and/or protests, etc.
19. Preparation and Issuance of Bills of Lading.
Where Company prepares and/or issues a bill of lading, Company shall be under no obligation to specify thereon the number of pieces, packages and/or cartons, etc under shipper loaded counted and sealed.; unless specifically requested to do so in writing by Customer or its agent and Customer agrees to pay for same, Company shall rely upon and use the cargo weight supplied by Customer.
20. No Modification or Amendment Unless Written.
These terms and conditions of service may only be modified, altered or amended in writing signed by both Customer and Company; any attempt to unilaterally modify, alter or amend same shall be null and void.
21. Compensation of Company.
Customer, shippers, consignees and bill-to parties are jointly and severally liable for the compensation of the Company for its services. The Company’s charges may be reversed to the responsible parties if a shipment is refused or payment is not made by the original bill-to party. The compensation of the Company for its services shall be included with and is in addition to the rates and charges of all carriers and other agencies selected by the Company to transport and deal with the goods and such compensation shall be exclusive of any brokerage, commissions, dividends, or other revenue received by the Company from carriers, insurers and others in connection with the shipment. On ocean/air/rail exports, upon request, the Company shall provide a detailed breakout of the components of all charges assessed and a true copy of each pertinent document relating to these charges. In any referral for collection or action against the Customer for monies due the Company, upon recovery by the Company, the Customer shall pay the expenses of collection and/or litigation, including a reasonable attorney fee.
In the event any Paragraph(s) and/or portion(s) hereof is found to be invalid and/or unenforceable, then in such event the remainder hereof shall remain in full force and effect.
23. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue.
These terms and conditions of service and the relationship of the parties shall be construed according to the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region without considering principles of conflict of law. All disputes arising hereunder shall be resolved at Hong Kong and at no other place.
-Customer and Company
(a) irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court;
(b) agree that any action relating to the services performed by Company, shall only be brought in said court;
(c) consent to the exercise of in personam jurisdiction by said court over it, and
(d) further agree that any action to enforce a judgment may be instituted in any jurisdiction.