1. The rate information provided is an estimate only and may be subject to change. This is because:
(a) Any booking accepted by us are subject to all applicable charges, surcharges, fees, adjustment factors (including local ones), rules, exceptions and exclusions pursuant to the applicable Maersk Line A/S trading as Safmarine ("Safmarine") Tariff (the “Additional Charges and Terms”) which can be provided to you on request. Such Additional Charges and Terms may include, but are not limited to, GRI’s (General Rate Increases), terminal handling charges, port fees, overweight charges, documentation fees, customs charges and charges arising out of retention of container and/or vehicles beyond the free time permitted in the Tariffs. From the time of providing you with this rate information and the date that we take receipt of the full container quantity to be stated in the transport document(s) we also reserve the right to introduce and receive payment of new charges and/or surcharges which are in addition to the charges and/or surcharges contained in this rate estimate.
(b) The rate information has been calculated on the current rates, charges, surcharges and applicable exchange rates for the requested services while we will charge you the rates, charges and surcharges and use any exchange rates which are applicable on the date that we take receipt of the full container quantity to be stated in the transport document(s). This may result in a change in the prices of the quoted applicable rates, charges and surcharges.
2. Additionally, this rate estimate assumes that you will provide your shipping instructions online. If your shipping instructions are submitted in another manner, we reserve the right to charge you additional or different charges to those provided in this rate estimate.
3. All bookings are subject to our cargo acceptance policies. You must indicate to us whether the cargo requires temperature control or is hazardous. You also warrant to us that you will provide to us all particulars required by us for the transportation of the cargo. This includes, but is not limited to, providing the correct cargo description in compliance with all applicable customs and other laws,
4. Please be aware that this is a booking request only. Acceptance of booking requests is always subject to both space and equipment availability at both the time of receipt by us of your booking request and at the time of receipt of the full container quantity to be stated in the transport document(s).
5. This booking and carriage are subject to Safmarine’s Terms for Carriage. These terms, conditions and provisions are available upon request from us or our representatives and are furthermore accessible on Safmarine’s website "http://terms.safmarine.com/Carriage".
6. It is a condition of this booking that you agree and accept that you will be deemed a “Merchant” as defined in Safmarine’s Terms for Carriage and as such will be responsible for all the obligations and liabilities of the shipper, whether disclosed or not. Any subsequent nomination of a shipper or other party in relation to the booking shall be subject to our discretionary acceptance. In nominating a shipper or other party in relation to the booking you warrant that you have authority to legally bind the nominated shipper or other party in relation to the booking, as applicable, and, should that not be the case, you will assume full liability and shall indemnify us for any and all loss suffered or cost incurred as a consequence of the absence of such authority.
7. Without prejudice to the generality of Safmarine’s Terms for Carriage, we may substitute the named and/or performing vessel(s) with another vessel or vessels at any time.
8. Arrival, berthing, departure and transit times are estimated and given without guarantee and subject to change without prior notice.
9. All dates/times are given as reasonable estimates only and subject to change without prior notice.
10. Unless otherwise stated in the Booking Confirmation, or a contract executed by each party, or Safmarine’s Terms for Carriage, no term, condition, or requirement of any booking document or other prior correspondence regarding the subject shipments are accepted by us. Any such terms, conditions, or requirements shall be deemed null and void.
11. These terms and conditions shall not apply to the extent that they are inconsistent with any term in a contract that has been executed by each party.