Rule 28: Definitions
CARRIER - means publishing carrier and/or inland U.S. Carriers.
CONSIGNOR, CONSIGNEE, SHIPPER, or MERCHANT - include the authorized representatives or agents of such "consignor", "consignee", "shipper", or "Merchant".
CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION (CFS) - (Service Code S) -
1) At Origin - The location designated by the carrier where the carrier will receive cargo to be packed into containers by the carrier, or his agent.
2) At Destination - The location designated by the carrier for the delivery of containerized cargo to be unpacked from said containers.
CONTAINER LOAD - (CL) - Means all cargo tendered to carrier in shipper-loaded containers.
CONTAINER YARD - The term "Container Yard" (CY) (Service Code Y), means the location where carrier receives or delivers cargo in containers, or keeps and maintains containers.
CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE - means the maintenance of a specific temperature or range of temperatures in carrier's trailers.
DRY CARGO - means cargo other than that requiring temperature control.
IN PACKAGES - shall include any shipping form other than “in bulk,” “loose,” “in glass or earthenware, not further packed in other containers” or “skids”.
KNOCKED DOWN (KD) - means that an article must be taken apart, folded or telescoped in such a manner as to reduce its bulk at lest 33 1/3 percent from its normal shipping cubage when set up or assembled.
KNOCKED DOWN FLAT (KDF) - means that an article must be taken apart, folded or telescoped in such a manner as to reduce its bulk at least 66 2/3 percent from its normal shipping cubage when set up or assembled.
LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LTL) - means all cargo tendered to carrier not in shipper-loaded/stuffed containers.
LOADING OR UNLOADING - means the physical placing of cargo into or the physical removal of, cargo from containers.
MIXED SHIPMENT - means a shipment consisting of articles described in and rated under two or more rates.
MOTOR CARRIER - means U.S. Motor Carrier or Motor Carriers.
NEGOTIATED RATE ARRANGEMENT ("NRA") - means the written and binding arrangement between an NRA shipper and eligible NVOCC to provide specific transportation service for a stated cargo quantity, from origin to destination on and after receipt of the cargo by the Carrier or its agent (originating carrier in the case of through Transportation).
NVOCC Service Arrangement ("NSA") means a written contract, other than a bill of lading or receipt, between one or more NSA shippers and an individual NVOCC or two or more affiliated NVOCCs, in which the NSA shipper makes a commitment to provide a certain minimum quantity or portion of its cargo or freight revenue over a fixed time period, and the NVOCC commits to a certain rate or rate schedule and a defined service level. The NSA may also specify provisions in the event of nonperformance on the part of any party.
NESTED - means that three or more different sizes of the article or commodity must be enclosed each smaller piece within the next larger piece or three or more of the articles must be placed one within the other so that each upper article will not project above the lower article more than one third of its height.
NESTED SOLID - means that three or more of the articles must be placed one within or upon the other so that the outer side surfaces of the one above will be in contact with the inner side surfaces of the one below and each upper article will not project above the next lower article more than one-half inch.
ONE COMMODITY - means any or all of the articles described in any one-NRA/NSA.
PACKING - covers the actual placing of cargo into the container as well as the proper stowage and securing thereof within the container.
PUBLISHING CARRIER - means ALPHA LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE, a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) licensed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) with organization no.: 027077 and License number 027077NF.
RAIL CARRIER - means U.S. rail carrier or rail carriers.
SCAC CODE - means Standard Carrier Alpha Code.
SHIPMENT - means a quantity of goods, tendered by one consignor on one bill of lading at one origin at one time in one or more containers for one consignee at one destination.
STUFFING - UNSTUFFING - means the physical placing of cargo into or the physical removal of cargo from carrier's containers.
UNPACKING - covers the removal of the cargo from the container as well as the removal of all securing material not constituting a part of the container.
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: