terms of business for marine transportation
VEHICLE: MCL Transboat Ltd undertakes to transport boats and yachts with suitable vehicles and on suitable trailers.
VESSEL & EQUIPMENT: All vessels are required to be packed ready for transportation and no items are to be left loose in the interior or exterior. This includes taking the mast, navigational equipment etc down and packing appropriately. Client is responsible for providing vessel in an appropriate condition for transport and at agreed time. All extraneous items intended for transport including mast, boom and any tenders etc must be advised to MCL Transboat in writing in advance. Where necessary for clearance of any height restriction or otherwise, MCL Transboat may arrange to remove any appropriate appendages at cost to client. Any flares on the vessel must be removed by the owner prior to transportation. Onboard electric power to be isolated. LPG gas cylinders to be turned off. Water & Fuel tanks to be drained. No liability will be accepted by MCLTransboat in respect of vessels with structural defects (including tanks) whether or not the structural defects are known to the owner and notified MCL Transboat prior to transportation. MCL Transboat will not carry out a structural inspection of the vessel or equipment prior to transportation. MCL Transboat reserves the right to refuse transportation of vessels on collection if on visual inspection it is found that the vessel is defective or unsuitable for transport. In these circumstances the client will be liable for the costs incurred by MCL Transboat including attending the point of collection and returning to base, waiting time, administration cost and any other miscellaneous costs where applicable. No liability will be accepted by MCL Transboat in respect of scratching or bruising of the vessel due to transportation.
TRANSIT INSURANCE: MCL Transboat insurance cover is subject to standard RHA & CMR conditions of carriage as applicable and no other claims can or will be accepted. Maximum cover in respect of any one claim is £ 250,000.00. Clients are advised to contact their own insurance company, insuring the vessel and equipment to advise that the vessel is being transported and that any excess insurance value required whilst the vessel is in transport should be arranged and paid for prior to commencement of transport. MCL Transboat cannot be held liable for the following; late collection or delivery of the vessel or any subsequent costs, loss or damage to the vessel whilst being lifted onto or from transporter, loss or damage to the vessel caused by trees, overhanging branches and overhead service cables below standard height, or loss or damage to the vessel whilst parked unattended in a service area or other location for drivers compulsory rest periods, including overnight parking.
GENERAL: In all cases where written quotation document has been posted, emailed or sent by fax to client and vessel transportation has commenced with client agreement either verbal or written, MCL Transboat terms and conditions prevail regardless of whether or not the client quotation has been signed in acceptance and returned. In cases where deliveries cannot proceed due to causes other than those responsible by MCL Transboat, delay charges may be levied on client and will be invoiced accordingly. Where competitive transportation rates have been quoted and advised on a return load basis, clients must accept open date for collection / delivery as appropriate, which may be advised. Under no circumstances what so ever shall MCL Transboat accept any responsibility or claim in respect of transport collection and / or delivery dates or duration, either direct or indirect, which are always subject to equipment availability, utilisation, condition and any operational criteria and matters outside the control of MCL Transboat whether advised or not. Where necessary and appropriate, the provision of necessary accompanying wide load pilot car and / or police escort is included in indicated quotation price. Client is solely responsible for accuracy of indicated vessel dimensions and for consequences of any discrepancy. Client herewith provides his / her full permission for any pre / post transportation works to be undertaken in respect of his / her vessel and / or equipment. (e.g. max height transport requirements necessitating appendages removal / reinstatement), being all to client sole responsibility and account. In cases where client requests MCL Transboat to arrange items not covered by quotation for transport only (e.g. documentation, vessel berthing, lift out / in, structure or equipment removal / fitting, loading / unloading, cradling etc) this may be done at additional charge but it must be clearly understood that all such works are undertaken solely at clients risk and responsibility with MCL Transboat accepting no liability whatsoever with regard to any aspect of same and the financial costs of all such works are to clients account. Quotation and vessel transportation shall be invalid if curtailed due to any adverse circumstances affecting same or which are beyond the control of MCL Transboat who shall be without liability.
CLIENT: Where the expression ‘client’ is used in these Terms of Business, this shall include any broker or agent or any third party authorised by the client to be responsible for the vessel whether authorised verbally or in writing. PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS: Payment to be made in cleared funds prior to collection of vessel, unless otherwise specified in writing by MCL Transboat as per invoice.