THE LINE ADVISE THAT A GENERAL RATE INCREASE WILL TAKE EFFECT WEF 1ST FEBRUARY 2012 ALONG WITH A TEMPORARY VESSEL DELAY SURCHARGE APPLIED TO ALL MOMBASA SHIPMENTS.
THE VDS WILL BE REVIEWED WHEN THE SITUATION IN MOMBASA EASES.
PLEASE SPEAK TO VM LINER TO UPDATE YOUR RATE INDICATIONS
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT W.E.F. 01/01/2012 WE ARE ADVISED THAT VEHICLES AND MACHINERY POWERED BY FLAMMABLE LIQUID FUEL WILL HAVE TO BE CLASSED AS HAZARDOUS CARGO UNDER CLASS 9 UN 3161.
THE VEHICLES AND MACHINERY WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CODE IF THE FUEL TANK(S) IS COMPLETELY EMPTY AND THE BATTERY HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED AND THE TERMINALS AND LEADS ARE PROTECTED FROM A SHORT CIRCUIT.
IF THE VEHICLE IS POWERED BY FLAMMABLE GAS AGAIN THE TANK(S) MUST BE COMPLETELY EMPTY, THE POSITIVE PRESSURE IN THE TANK DOES NOT EXCEED 2 BAR, THE FUEL SHUT OFF OR ISOLATION VALVE IS AND SECURED AND AGAIN THE BATTERIES ARE DISCONNECTED AND PROTECTED FROM A SHORT CIRCUIT.
All shipments to the Congo are to be issued with a F.E.R.I. certificate and this must be shown on the KNSL bill of lading.
Failure will be for the account of the consignee however the Congolese authority may decide to collect it from the shipping line in which case we will have to hold our shippers accountable and responsible for any such cost.
Please advise your clients that is it a mandatory not optional requirement.
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