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SOLAS Amendments July 2016    
Shipper's Letter of Instructions    
RULE REVISION HISTORY
Rule 2.39 – SUBSTITUTION OF CONTAINER/EQUIPMENT SIZE

Revision Number Published Date Effective Date Title
There are no revisions published for this Rule.

Displaying: Original Published Date: 01/20/2016
RULE: 2.39 - SUBSTITUTION OF CONTAINER/EQUIPMENT SIZE	
Effective 1/20/16
	
When, at time of booking, a Shipper or his Agent requests that a particular size transporting 
container or equipment be made available for Shipper to load, and due to operational exigencies, 
Carrier is unable to provide or obtain such size container or equipment, Carrier at its option and 
convenience may, when available, furnish Shipper with a different container or equipment size than 
the one requested for Shipper's use, SBJ to the following provisions and restrictions.
     
a. Ocean freight and charges will be calculated and assessed based on the size of the container or 
equipment requested and booked by the Shipper, PROVIDED, the Shipper does NOT load more cargo into or 
onto the container or equipment actually furnished than could have been loaded within or on the 
container or equipment requested.
     
b. When cargo is tendered to the Carrier, Shipper must furnish a complete packing list and/or a 
Shipper completed B/L showing the actual weight and cubic measurements of all cargo loaded into or 
onto the container or equipment furnished to the Shipper.
    
c. Carrier reserves the right to weigh, measure and/or inspect the cargo loaded into or onto the 
container or equipment prior to the commencement of transportation service.  If Shipper or his Agent 
loads a quantity of cargo in excess of the amount that can be loaded into or onto the originally 
requested container or equipment size, ocean freight and changes will be assessed based on the rates 
published for the size of the container or equipment actually furnished by the Carrier, instead of 
the size of the container or equipment requested.
    
d. Carrier's B/L and/or Invoice will be claused substantially as follows to insure the proper 
application of Tariff rate and provisions per this Rule:
    
     "CARRIER SUBSTITUTED EQUIPMENT - _____ (here specify type and size of equipment originally 
requested) ORIGINALLY REQUESTED"
     
e. Carrier may make the following substitutions under this Rule:
     
        ORIGINALLY        CARRIER MAY SUBSTITUTE
         REQUESTED
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           PC20            one PC40 or one PC40B
           PC40            two PC20s (see Note A)
           FR20            one FR40
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NOTE A: Both containers must be from a single Shipper to a single Consignee and must move on a single 
B/L for a single vessel sailing.