On this page, you will find the latest (and most applicable) Time Definite Delivery (TDD) Terms and Conditions. Please note that different terms and conditions may apply in certain countries.
1 Customs, Exports and Imports
6LS may perform any of the following activities on Shipper's behalf in order to provide its services to Shipper: (1) complete any documents, amend product or service codes, and pay any duties or taxes required under applicable laws and regulations, (2) act as Shipper's forwarding agent for customs and export control purposes and as Receiver solely for the purpose of designating a customs broker to perform customs clearance and entry and (3) redirect the Shipment to Receiver's import broker or other address upon request by any person who 6LS believes in its reasonable opinion to be authorised.
2 Unacceptable Shipments
Shipper agrees that its Shipment is acceptable for transportation and is deemed unacceptable if:
- it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), any applicable government department or other relevant organisation;
- no customs declaration is made when required by applicable customs regulations; or
- 6LS decides it cannot transport an item safely or legally (such items include but are not limited to: animals, bullion, currency, bearer form negotiable instruments, precious metals and stones, firearms, parts thereof and ammunition, human remains, pornography and illegal narcotics/drugs).
3 Deliveries & Undeliverables
Shipments cannot be delivered to PO boxes or postal codes. Shipments are delivered to the Receiver's address given by Shipper (which in the case of mail services shall be deemed to be the first receiving postal service) but not necessarily to the named Receiver personally. Shipments to addresses with a central receiving area will be delivered to that area. If Receiver refuses delivery or to pay for delivery, or the Shipment is deemed to be unacceptable, or it has been undervalued for customs purposes, or Receiver cannot be reasonably identified or located, 6LS shall use reasonable efforts to return the Shipment to Shipper at Shipper's cost, failing which the Shipment may be released, disposed of or sold by 6LS without incurring any liability whatsoever to Shipper or anyone else, with the proceeds applied against service charges and related administrative costs and the balance of the proceeds of a sale to be returned to Shipper.
6LS has the right to open and inspect a Shipment without prior notice to Shipper.
5 Shipment Charges & Billing
6LS's Shipment charges are calculated according to the higher of actual or volumetric weight and any Shipment may be re-weighed and re-measured by 6LS to confirm this calculation. Shipper shall pay or reimburse 6LS for all Shipment charges, storage charges, duties and taxes owed for services provided by 6LS or incurred by 6LS on Shipper's or Receiver's or any third party's behalf and all claims, damages, fines and expenses incurred if the Shipment is deemed unacceptable for transport as described in Section 2.
6 6LS's Liability
6LS contracts with Shipper on the basis that 6LS's liability is strictly limited to direct loss only and to the per kilo/Ib limits in this Section 6. All other types of loss or damage are excluded (including but not limited to lost profits, income, interest, future business), whether such loss or damage is special or indirect, and even if the risk of such loss or damage was brought to 6LS's attention before or after acceptance of the Shipment since special risks can be insured by Shipper. If a Shipment combines carriage by air, road or other mode of transport, it shall be presumed that any loss or damage occurred during the air period of such carriage unless proven otherwise. 6LS's liability in respect of any one Shipment transported, without prejudice to Sections 7-11, is limited to its actual cash value and shall not exceed the greater of $US 100 or:
- $US 20.00/kilogram or $US 9.07/lb for Shipments transported by air or other non-road mode of transportation; or
- $US 10.00/kilogram or $US 4.54/lb for Shipments transported by road (not applicable to the US).
Claims are limited to one claim per Shipment settlement of which will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection therewith. If Shipper regards these limits as insufficient it must make a special declaration of value and request insurance as described in Section 8 (Shipment Insurance) or make its own insurance arrangements, failing which Shipper assumes all risks of loss or damage.
7 Time Limits for Claims
All claims must be submitted in writing to 6LS within thirty (30) days from the date that 6LS accepted the Shipment, failing which 6LS shall have no liability whatsoever.
8 Shipment Insurance*
6LS can arrange insurance for Shipper covering the actual cash value in respect of loss of or physical damage to the Shipment, provided the Shipper completes the insurance section on the front of the waybill or requests it via 6LS's automated systems and pays the applicable premium. Shipment insurance does not cover indirect loss or damage, or loss or damage caused by delays.
9 Delayed Shipments
6LS will make every reasonable effort to deliver the Shipment according to 6LS's regular delivery schedules, but these are not guaranteed and do not form part of the contract. 6LS is not liable for any damages or loss caused by delays.
10 Circumstances beyond 6LS's control
6LS is not liable for any loss or damage arising out of circumstances beyond 6LS's control. These include but are not limited to:-"Act of God" - e.g. earthquake, cyclone, storm, flood, fog; "Force Majeure" - e.g. war, plane crash or embargo; any defect or characteristic related to the nature of the Shipment, even if known to 6LS; riot or civil commotion; any act or omission by a person not employed or contracted by 6LS e.g. Shipper, Receiver, third party, customs or other government official; industrial action; and electrical or magnetic damage to, or erasure of, electronic or photographic images, data or recordings.
11 Warsaw Convention
If the Shipment is transported by air and involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure, the Warsaw Convention, if applicable, governs and in most cases limits 6LS's liability for loss or damage.
12 Shipper's Warranties and Indemnity
Shipper shall indemnify and hold 6LS harmless for any loss or damage arising out of Shipper's failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations and for Shipper's breach of the following warranties and representations:
- all information provided by Shipper or its representatives is complete and accurate;
- the Shipment was prepared in secure premises by Shipper's employees;
- Shipper employed reliable staff to prepare the Shipment;
- Shipper protected the Shipment against unauthorised interference during preparation, storage and transportation to 6LS;
- the Shipment is properly marked and addressed and packed to ensure safe transportation with ordinary care in handling;
- all applicable customs, import, export and other laws and regulations have been complied with; and
- the waybill has been signed by Shipper's authorised representative and the Terms and Conditions constitute binding and enforceable obligations of Shipper.
Shipper agrees to all routing and diversion, including the possibility that the Shipment may be carried via intermediate stopping places.
14 Governing Law
Any dispute arising under or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject, for the benefit of 6LS, to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of, and governed by the law of, the country of origin of the Shipment and Shipper irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction, unless contrary to applicable law.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect any other part of these Terms and Conditions.
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