Your shipment is accepted by The RedPlate Company, by its employees and agents referred to collectively hereinafter as “RedPlate”, subject to the terms and conditions set out hereunder.
1.1. The REDPLATE Waybill is non-negotiable and the shipper acknowledges that it has been prepared by the shipper or by REDPLATE on behalf of the Shipper.
1.2. The responsibility of REDPLATE for a shipment accepted under a Waybill ceases when the consignee acknowledges the receipt of the shipment by affixing his signature on the Return to Origin copy and/or the delivery sheet.
1.3. All shipments under the Waybill are carried at Owner’s risk.
SHIPPER’S OBLIGATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
2.1. By tendering materials for shipments via REDPLATE, it is deemed that the shipper agrees to the terms and conditions stated therein.
2.2. The shipper warrants that he is the owner or the authorised agent of the owner of the goods transported hereunder, and that the shipper hereby accepts REDPLATE terms and conditions for itself and/or as an agent for and on behalf of any other person having any interest in the shipment.
2.3. The SHIPPER warrants that each article in the shipment is properly described on this Waybill and it does not contravene the provisions of any Jamaican law or regulation for the time being in force and has not been declared by REDPLATE to be unacceptable for transport as specified under Section 12 below and that the shipment is properly marked and addressed and packed to ensure safe handling. The Shipper agrees that REDPLATE and/or its Service Provider have a right to contact shipper/consignee for the purpose of feedback or any query related to the Shipment on the Contact details provided by Shipper.
2.4. The shipper shall be solely liable for all costs and expenses (which shall without limitation include GCT taxes and charges related to the shipments and for costs incurred either in returning the shipment to the shipper or warehousing the shipment pending such return.
2.5. The shipper accepts the condition that the shipment is being carried by REDPLATE from point of rendering only up to the address shown on this Waybill and, in case this shipment has to be rerouted/redirected/returned for any reason whatsoever, the shipper shall pay in advance all charges levied by REDPLATE for such rerouting/redirection/return as per the normal schedule of REDPLATE, as also any GCT Taxes, etc. applicable thereon. REDPLATE will hold such shipments at Destination mentioned on the Waybill for maximum period of 10 days from the date of shipment. Thereafter, REDPLATE reserves the right to destroy the shipment without informing the shipper, and the shipper indemnifies REDPLATE against any claim or liability.
2.6. Packing of the material rendered for the shipment is the responsibility of the shipper, including placement of such material inside the container, if any, supplied by REDPLATE, notwithstanding anything else in these terms and conditions.
REDPLATE RIGHT OF INSPECTION OF SHIPMENT
3.1. REDPLATE has the right but not the obligation to open and/or inspect the shipment.
3.2. REDPLATE reserves the right to refuse shipments not conforming to these terms and conditions without assigning any reason whatsoever.
4.1. While REDPLATE has developed a sophisticated tracking system for all shipments carried in the network and has experienced manpower to handle all shipments, the Shipper may, if he so desires, insure his shipments at his own costs.
5.1. All taxes such as GCT and other statutory payments levied on the shipments are to be borne by the CONSIGNEE and in his absence the same will be borne by the SHIPPER. REDPLATE will not extend any credit for GCT and other statutory charges.
6.1. Every shipment shall be charged by its chargeable weight, as defined hereunder, and not the actual weight. The chargeable weight shall be the higher of:
The actual weight rounded off to the next higher half kg or one kg as per the rate category agreed to, or
The volume weight similarly rounded off as in (a) above.
6.2. Volume weight of the shipment, in kilograms, is its gross cubic volume in cubic centimeters divided by 5000.
LIEN ON GOODS SHIPPED
7.1. THE SHIPPER acknowledges REDPLATE’s right of lien on its shipments for any outstanding charge or any other applicable charges, taxes and advances arising out of transportation and warehousing services, whether pertaining to past or present outstanding, in respect of any or all shipments carried under this Contract and may refuse to surrender possession of the shipments until all such charges are paid.
7.2. Further, if such charges are not paid to REDPLATE within 10 days, then REDPLATE may store the goods at the defaulting SHIPPER’S/CONSIGNEE’S own risk.
7.3. REDPLATE further reserves its right to sell the goods by public auction, tender, private agreement or otherwise or even destroy the goods without prejudice to REDPLATE’s other legal remedies to recover its costs, charges and expenses, if the charges as indicated aforesaid are not paid by the SHIPPER/CONSIGNEE within 10 days.
7.4. REDPLATE does not carry any perishable goods. However, in case of perishable goods, REDPLATE shall have the right to dispose off/sell the goods immediately and without any notice and the SHIPPER shall keep REDPLATE indemnified against all claims, charges and expenses incurred by REDPLATE due to such perishable goods entering into the network of REDPLATE.
7.5. If CONSIGNEE refuses delivery or to pay on delivery, or the Shipment is deemed to be unacceptable, or it has been undervalued for any purposes, or consignee cannot be reasonably identified or located. REDPLATE shall use reasonable efforts to return the Shipment to the SHIPPER at Shipper’s cost, failing which the Shipment may be released, disposed off or sold by REDPLATE without incurring any liability whatsoever to the SHIPPER or anyone else. The proceeds shall be applied against service charges and related administrative costs and the balance of the proceeds of a sale to be returned to SHIPPER after adjusting outstanding dues, if any.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1. Without prejudice to Section 9 and Section 10, the liability of REDPLATE for any loss or damage to the shipment (which terms shall include all documents or parcels consigned through REDPLATE), shall be the delivery charge for the service.
The amount of loss or damage to the document or parcel actually sustained for Shipments which are not insured as mentioned below and the actual value of the document or parcel so determined will be without regard to the commercial utility or special value to the shipper.
The actual value of the document or parcel shall be ascertained by reference to the cost of preparation or replacement/reconstruction value at the time and place of shipment, but under no circumstance shall it exceed the delivery charge for the service.
8.2. In the event of any loss or damage to shipments, which are insured by the SHIPPER, REDPLATE may at the request of the SHIPPER, issue loss/damage/shortage Certificate with the sole purpose of enabling the SHIPPER to lodge insurance claim with its Insurance Company. The SHIPPER agrees and acknowledges that the Loss/Shortage/Damage Certificate will be issued by REDPLATE, without admission of any claim and that REDPLATE shall be discharged of all liabilities, if any arising out of the shipment on acceptance of the Loss/Damage/Shortage certified by the SHIPPER.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EXCLUDED
9.1. REDPLATE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY EVENT FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS HOWSOEVER ARISING, WHETHER OR NOT REDPLATE HAS KNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT BE INCURRED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, INTEREST, UTILITY OR LOSS OF MARKET.
LIABILITIES NOT ASSUMED
10.1. In particular, REDPLATE will not be liable for any loss or damage to the shipment or a delay in picking up or delivering shipment if it is:
Due to acts of God, force majeure occurrence of any cause reasonably beyond the control of REDPLATE, or loss and damage caused through strikes, riots, political and other disturbances such as fire, accident of the vehicle carrying the goods, explosions, beyond the control of REDPLATE for the goods that are carried by REDPLATE.
The act, fault or omission/commission of any act of the SHIPPER/the CONSIGNEE or any other party claiming an interest in the shipment (including violation of any terms or conditions thereof) or any other person.
The nature of the shipment or any defects, characteristics, inherent vice, thereof.
Electrical or magnetic injury, erasure or other such damages to Photographic images or recording in any form.
10.2. Notwithstanding what is stated above, whilst REDPLATE will endeavor to exercise its best efforts to provide expeditious delivery in accordance with its regular delivery, REDPLATE WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR DELAY IN PICK UP, TRANSPORTATION OR DELIVERY OF ANY SHIPMENT REGARDLESS OF CAUSE OF SUCH DELAYS.
10.3. No liability is assumed for any errors and/or omissions in any information/data which is imparted in respect of the shipment travelling under the Waybill.
10.4. The SHIPPER indemnifies REDPLATE against loss, damages, penalties, actions, proceedings etc. that may be instituted by any Government Officials in discharge of their official duties including but not limited to Customs/GCT inspection etc.
10.5. Shipper agrees to indemnify REDPLATE and keep REDPLATE indemnified at all times against any and all liability, damages, loss which REDPLATE incurs or may incur due to breach of any obligations required to be done by the Shipper under the Provisions of “GCT Acts”.
11.1. Any claim must be brought by the shipper and delivered in writing to the office of REDPLATE nearest to the location at which the shipment is accepted within 30 days of the date of such acceptance. No claim can be made against REDPLATE beyond this time limit.
11.2. No claim for loss or damage will be entertained until all charges have been paid. The amount of any such claim will not be deducted from any transportation charges owed to REDPLATE.
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR CARRIAGE
Except as per written agreement between SHIPPER and REDPLATE, REDPLATE will not carry materials as under.
Classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited, banned or restricted articles by any applicable government department or other relevant organization.
Not permitted by the laws/rules/restrictions in force or no customs declaration is made when required by applicable customs regulations and/or any other relevant laws.
REDPLATE decides it cannot transport an item safely or legally (such items include but are not limited to animals, bullion, currency, bearer negotiable instruments, share certificates and blank shares, precious metals and stones, firearms or parts thereof and ammunition, human remains, pornography and illegal narcotics/drugs). Details available in all REDPLATE offices on request and also available on the website www.redplateco.com
NOTE: ALL DISPUTES & CLAIMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE AND IRREVOCABLE JURISDICTION OF COURTS IN JAMAICA ONLY.