RULE: 2.13 - REFUSED, REJECTED OR UNCLAIMED SHIPMENTS Eff: 20JUL2004
Except as otherwise provided in individual TLIs (Rate Items), a shipment, which for any reason, is refused or rejected by the Consignee at destination, or which cannot be delivered despite Carrier's diligent efforts for reasons not ascribable to the Carrier within 5 (five) business days of notification to Consignee that the shipment has arrived and is ready for delivery, will be considered "refused" or "unclaimed" and will be SUBJECT to the following provisions. a. If, after the expiration of the Free Time specified above, delivery of shipment to Consignee is ultimately accomplished, all third party warehouse, storage and/or redelivery cartage charges (when applicable) which have been incurred and/or advanced by the Carrier will be assessed and collected from the Consignee, regardless of whether the shipment was prepaid or collect, unless Shipper shall otherwise claim responsibility for such charges in writing. b. In all cases of refused or unclaimed shipments, Carrier will immediately notify Shipper of such status by telephone, facsimile, e-mail or other electronic means and request instructions for the disposition of the shipment. c. If Carrier does NOT receive instructions for the disposition of shipment from Shipper within the Free Time specified above, Carrier reserves the right to transfer the refused or unclaimed cargo to a public storage. All third party charges incurred and assessed as a result of such action, including but not limited to, storage, transfer, terminal, cartage or customs charges will be for the account of cargo. Once placed in a public storage facility, Carrier's liability will terminate and a lien for all unpaid freight and additional charges shall be placed upon the cargo for Carrier's account. d. Notice of arrival of shipment at B/L destination as described in this Rule shall be given to Consignee by telephone, facsimile or e-mail when possible or by deposit of letter or post card, properly addressed to Consignee, with the United States or Foreign Postal Service.
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