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SOLAS Amendments July 2016    
Shipper's Letter of Instructions    
RULE REVISION HISTORY
Rule 2.9 – PACKING, PACKAGING AND MARKS

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There are no revisions published for this Rule.

Displaying: Original Published Date: 01/20/2016
RULE: 2.9 –  PACKING, PACKAGING AND MARKS  	
Effective 1/20/16	
	
When a specific method, type or size of packing or packaging is specified in an individual TLI (Rate 
Item) named in this Tariff, such rate will ONLY apply on shipments of the commodity so packed or 
packaged. Additionally, all shipments will be SUBJECT to the following packing and marking provisions:
     
a. All shipments tendered to Carrier for transportation MUST be packed in a manner that will insure 
safe transportation with ordinary care and due diligence on the part of the Carrier.  Such packing 
shall at least meet the standards set for shipping within the boundaries of the United States, and 
shall at least be, in the sole judgement of the Carrier, adequate to protect the cargo from damage 
during ordinary handling and ocean transportation.  Carrier will assume no liability for any damage 
to cargo caused by negligent, improper or inadequate packing or packaging.
     
b. Except on FCL shipments subject to Rule 2.23 ("Shipper Load, Stow and Count") each individual 
piece, package, carton, bundle or unit included in a shipment MUST bear in a clear and legible 
manner: Marks and Numbers (which marks and numbers together with the place of destination MUST appear 
on the Shipper's Receipts and B/Ls), Place of destination and Origin (including country), the Name 
and Address of the Consignee, Shipper and notify party, and the Gross weight of each piece, package 
or unit.  In the case of a shipment moving on an "Order Notify" B/L, or which is consigned "C.O.D.," 
each piece, package, carton, bundle or unit MUST also be marked accordingly.  The Carrier will NOT be 
responsible for Shipper's failure to observe the marking regulations of the destination country, NOR 
for the accuracy of Shipper furnished labels and/or information used to prepare such labels.
     
c. Any single article, which, by its nature, may be shipped without danger of damage in ordinary 
handling while lacking boxing, crating or wrapping will be accepted as suitably packed for 
transportation when tendered to the Carrier without boxing, crating, wrapping or other packaging.