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General terms and conditions

The following general terms and conditions shall apply to all quotations from companies issued by Transport Overseas Group.


Please be aware that any risks and costs due to transportation delays / obstacles caused by the outbreak of the corona virus will be taken over exclusively by the shipper / consignee. Possible extra charges could include (without prejudice / based on fluctuating rates):

  • Demurrage / Detention
  • Storage charges
  • Plug-in / Monitoring costs
  • Additional charges due to late deliveries
  • Additional charges for transport at destination to agreed upon delivery location / Extra transport if said port is omitted on short notice or during sailing by Carrier


All our transactions in Germany are subject to the e operate exclusively in accordance with the Allgemeine deutsche Spediteurbedingungen 2017 – ADSp 2017.Note: In clause 23 the ADSp 2017 deviates from the statutory liability limitations in section 431 German Commercial Code (HGB) by limiting the liability for multimodal transportation with the involvement of sea carriage and an unknown damage location to 2 SDR/kg and, for the rest, the customary liability limitation of 8,33 SDR/kg additionally to EUR 1,25 million per damage claim and EUR 2,5 Mio. per damage event, but not less than 2 SDR/kg.

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>> ADSp 2017 | English version (PDF)
>> ADSp 2017 | German version (PDF)


All our transactions in Belgium are subject to the Belgian Freight Forwarding Standard Trading Conditions 2005. The text of those conditions has been published in the annex of the Belgian Bulletin of Acts, Orders and Decrees dated June 24th, 2005 under ref no 0090237.

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>> AlgBelgExpVw_NED (PDF)

>> AlgBelgExpVw_ENG (PDF)

>> AlgBelgExpVw_German (PDF)


Subject to vessel’s space, sailing schedule, equipment, final packing list, technical drawings and pictures, suitable Li/La/Se eyes, all local charges both ends, no IMO, no military, Master’s final acceptance.


Sufficient ground clearance, towable units, equipped with standard connection, units always in drivable/operable condition with no oil leakage, drill rigs with hoistable arm, no spiked wheels, in case of nonstandard vehicles Shipper to provide driving manual/instructions or shipper to provide driver in port of load and port of discharge. No personal effects or loose items in or on vehicle.


Cargo with unit dimensions [length x width x height] less than [7,00m x 2,75m x 3,50m] and less than 10.000kg unit weight will be handled by forklift cargo packed stuffed in seaworthy cases. Cases are fully stackable and overstorable. Cargo heavier than 10.000kg to be lashable through outer packing directly at body of the cargo at suitable lashing points (steel to steel), cargo fully self-supporting in case of overhang to any side, cargo duly marked with center of gravity. weight, dimensions [length x width x height], COG, Receiver, POL. Resting points fit to standard surface of Carrier’s 40’ and 62’ standard equipment. Bobbins, cable reels or conveyor belts always to rest on shipper’s steel cradles, cargo always fully self-supporting. Guideline on request. Equipment detention of USD 75 per 40’ roll trailer and/or USD 100 per 62’ roll trailer after 7 days free time. Hooking on/off charges for merchant’s account & risk.


The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement (VGM) Starts from 1st July 2016. Kindly provide “VGM” certificate along with the shipping applications “No VGM = No loading”.


Subject to relevant permits, port approval, usual documentation such as End User Certificate,Import / Export License, Embassy Letter, SASO Certificate, military cargo transit form, DGD’s,Packing Lists, MSDS, local permits from Police, rel. Ministry etc. Pre-clearance from all way ports and/or transhipment before acceptance, Subject to signing booking note. Carrier reserves the right to decline or postpone the cargo at any time for any reason at account of cargo.


Customer to tender cargo customs cleared and delivered alongside vessel at load port as fast as vessel can receive and load. Any delay to vessel as a result of non-readiness of cargo or incomplete documentation or delay in completion of export formalities or delivering cargo alongside vessel at load port due to fault on the part of the Merchant, then vessel detention charges shall be payable by Merchant. Customer to receive cargo at discharge port as fast as vessel can discharge from the vessel. Any delay to vessel as a result of lack of equipment to receive the cargo or incomplete documentation or delay in completion of import formalities, at discharge port due to fault on the part of the customer, then vessel detention charges shall be payable by merchant. Vessel Detention USD 25,000.00 per day per rata.


All maintenance and of repairs, like starting vehicles or drilling holes in the outer packing to keep cargo in condition to load is for account of Cargo Booking and stow planning is based on figures provided by shipper upon booking.Any taxes, withholding tax, duties, fees calculated on cargo and/or freight including dock dues, wharfages, THC, truck loading/unloading or other terminal charges are for merchant’s account.Please note cargo is freighted on actual dimensions recorded at the terminal upon delivery, which may result in a higher rate than quoted. Bill of Lading instruction and booking details have to be provided 3 working days prior start of vessel ops in copy able condition (excel or word sheet) to contact person.Certificates to be proven by chamber of commerce will be charged with EUR 100.00 per document Certificates to be attested / legalized by notary will be charged with EUR 120.00 per document. Carriers/Agent’s own certificates will be charged with EUR 50.00 per document.Manifest will be closed after 3 days and will be charged with EUR 100.00. After 8 days to be charged with EUR 250.00 per corrector.Above rates are not valid for Saudi-Flag nominated cargo. All further Terms and conditions as per carrier’s booking note and Bill of Lading or Air Way Bill or CMR.