Rule 2-160: AMS Charges
Except as otherwise provided rates, in addition to the documentation charges currently in effect under this tariff the following will apply to all shipments to destinations in the USA:
1. In the event Carrier submits advance cargo declaration data to the U.S. Customs Service for cargo loaded on a vessel at a non- U.S. port, a Cargo Declaration Data Charge shall be payable to Carrier for each bill of lading issued by Carrier or, if the shipper tendering the cargo to Carrier has issued one or more of its bills of lading for such cargo (sometimes referred to as “house bills of lading”), on each such shipper-issued house bill of lading for which the Carrier submits such data. The amount of the charge shall be USD $50 per bill of lading.
2. In the event that Carrier is required to correct cargo declaration information previously submitted to the Customs Service due to an error or omission on the part of shipper or its agent, shipper shall pay Carrier an amendment fee for each submission to the Customs Service that must be corrected. The amendment fee shall be charged each time a submission is corrected and shall be USD $40 per correction.
3. The charges in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this rule shall not apply to shipper-issued bills of lading for which shipper or its authorized agent provides the advance cargo declaration data directly to the U.S. Customs Service.
4. The Automated Manifest System (AMS) Surcharges named herein shall be payable on the same basis as ocean freight, either prepaid or collect. Carrier may hold shipper and consignee named on its ocean bill of lading jointly and severally liable for payment of the charge.
5. Carrier is not liable for any charges accrued as a result of failure in providing complete information required by this rule and U.S. Customs as follows: If assessed a Civil Penalty or denied permission to unload cargo, then any and all Shippers, Consignees, Cargo Owners that failed to provide the information required by this Rule and/or by the regulations of the U.S. Customs Service in a complete and accurate manner shall be jointly and severally liable to indemnify and reimburse Carrier for any such penalty and any and all costs incurred by Carrier as a result of the denial of permission to unload cargo. Carrier may have a lien on cargo in its possession for amounts due and may hold cargo until such amounts (and any other unpaid freight charges) are paid or sell such cargo after a reasonable period.
6. For the purpose of this rule, the term "Bill of Lading" shall also refer to "Sea Waybill”
1) Our freight quotations are generally valid for 15 days unless otherwise stated within our "Freight Quotation" form, NRA (Negotiated Rate Arrangement) or NSA (NVOCC Service Arrangement); 2) Cargo is booked and moved per "ALPHA LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE FREIGHT FORWARDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS" as revised; "ALPHA LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE - Tariff 0001" as revised published and made available at www.alphalogisticsworldwide.com/tariff; and any other instrument provided with terms, policies, and notices; 3) Fuel surcharge (fsc) may vary slightly as published or provided by pre-carrier(s) at time to loading; 4) Documentation (shippers letter of instruction, packing list, commercial invoice) are included. If any special/additional documentation or filing beyond those are required per the cargo content or "known" destination country requirements, there may be additional documentation fees applied; 5) If shipping vehicle(s), special fees will be assessed for filing and pre-clearing through AES; 6) If shipping hazardous material, special handling fees above normal documentation will be assessed; 7) All shipment departure/sail and arrival dates/times are estimates and subject to change without notice; 8) All documentation are required to be in at minimum ninety-six hours (96 hours) prior to cargo sailing/departure or before container is in-gated. If shipping vehicles, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires a minimum of 72-hours (seventy two hours) to clear vehicle titles for shipment AND Alpha Logistics Worldwide requires original titles and relevant information in office at least 168-hours/7-days prior to scheduled ship sailing date; 9) Failure to provide complete, accurate, timely, and necessary cargo information may result in storage, extra handling, shipment change/roll-over, demurrage, and/or detention fees applied by CBP, Port Authority, Pre-Carriers, Carrier, and any other party handling your cargo; 10) At any time during the course of your shipment, after presentation and/or settling of final invoice, you may request a breakout of all charges relating to your cargo. 11) A non-refundable $500 cancellation fee will be assessed by Alpha Logistics Worldwide plus any other charges levied by contracted parties providing handling, forwarding, storing, processing, warehousing, insuring, and other services/products; 12) Your (Shipper/Exporter) agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Alpha Logistics Worldwide and its parent, predecessor, successors and affiliates and their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from and against any damage, loss, fine, penalty, fee, expense, or liability of any type or kind whatsoever incurred or sustained by them or applied to this shipment, arising out of, based upon or relating to the booking and forwarding of the cargo set forth in the Freight Quotation arising from actions taken by CBP, Ocean Carriers, Pre-Carriers, Storage Facilities, Loaders and Handlers, or as a result of Shipper's failure to adhere to any of the provisions in paragraphs 1-9 above.
As an OTI (Ocean Transport Intermediary) we are the facilitating entity amongst all parties involved in the shipping process. Accordingly, we serve as the conduit through which information and money is collected and disbursed. WE DO NOT ACCEPT OR PAYOUT IN CASH. Acceptable payment methods are: