Implementation of Charges for Misdeclaration of Cargo Weight - 17 Feb 2022
At Mariana Express Lines (MELL), we focus on making continual improvements to our safety practices to protect our crew, ships and cargo.
We would like to inform you that, with effect from the date of this notice, a charge of USD 30,000.00 per container globally will be imposed as part of MELL/carrier’s tariff upon the shipper and/or consignee making any misdeclaration of the cargo weight which in effect exceeds the maximum payload of the container used for the carriage. Misdeclaration includes but is not limited to incorrect/partial declaration, late declaration, alteration or omission of such declaration.
In addition to this charge, we wish to highlight that amongst others, the shipper and consignee will be held liable and responsible for all corrective measures, claims, fines, liabilities, losses, delays, damages or expenses arising in consequence of such misdeclaration. Please also refer to MEL’s bill of lading terms and conditions.
Please note that failure to properly declare cargo weight constitutes a breach of contract which violates the applicable law, endangers lives and adversely affects the operations of the entire supply chain. As such, we require our valued customers to correctly declare all cargo weight. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation in our efforts to maintain a safe supply chain.
Mariana Express Lines Pte. Ltd.