Conditions of Carriage

In tendering; the shipment for carriage, the customer agrees to these terms and conditions of carriage and that this Air Waybill is NON-NEGOTIABLE and has been prepared for the customer on the customer’s behalf by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.  As used in these conditions, DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost includes all operating divisions and subsidiaries of DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost and their respective agents , servants, officers and employees.

  1. SCOPE OF CONDITIONS

These conditions shall govern and apply all services provided by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.  BY SIGNING THIS AIR WAYBILL THE CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE HAS READ THESE CONDITIONS AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY EACH OF THEM.  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall not be bound by any agreement which varies from these conditions, unless such agreement is in writing and signed by an authorized officer of DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost, in the absence of such written agreement, these conditions shall constitute the entire agreement between DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost and each of its customers.  NO employee of DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall have the authority to alter or waive these terms and conditions, expect as stated herein.

  1. DPD LASER (MAURITIUS) LTD T/A CHRONOPOST’S OBLIGATIONS

DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost agrees, subject to payment of applicable rates and charges in effect on the date of the acceptance by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost of a customer’s shipment, to arrange for the transportation of the shipment between the locations agreed upon by DPD Laser ( Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost and the customer.

DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost reserves the right to transport the customer’s shipment by any route and procedure and by successive carriers and according to its own handling, storage and transportation methods.

  1. SERVICE RESTRICTIONS

a)DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost reserves the right to refuse any documents or parcels from any persons, firm or company at its own discretion.

b) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost reserves the right to abandon carriage of any shipment at any time after acceptance when such shipment could possibly cause damage or delay to other shipments, equipment or personnel, or when any such carriage is prohibited by law or is in violation of any of the rules contained herein.

c) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost reserves the right to open and inspect any shipment consigned by a customer to ensure that it is capable of carriage to the state of country of destination within the standard customs procedures and handling methods of DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost. In exercising this right, DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost does not warrant that any particular item to be carried is capable of carriage, without infringing the law of any country or state through which the item may be carried.

 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Subject to Section 5 and 6 hereof

a) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will be responsible for the customer’s shipment only while it is within DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost’s custody and control. DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall not be liable for loss or damage of a shipment while reshipment is out of DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost’s custody or control.  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost’s LIABILILTY IS IN ANY EVENT TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US$ 100/=) or its equivalent per shipment unless a higher value is declared on the Air Waybill at the time of tender and an additional charge is paid for, as assessed and determined by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost, for each ONE HUNDRED Dollars (US$ 100/-) or fraction thereof, by which the insured value designated by the customer on the Air Waybill exceeds ONE HUNDRED Dollars (US$ 100/-) per shipment.

b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, should the customer, at the time of tender, declare a higher value than One Hundred Dollars (US$ 100/-) on the Air Waybill, DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost’s liability shall in any event be limited to the lower of the insured value of the amount of any loss or damage actually sustained by the customer.

c) The actual value of a shipment shall be ascertained by reference to its replacement, reconstitution or reconstruction value at the time and place of shipment whichever is less, without reference to its commercial utility to the customer or to other items of consequential loss.

d) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, THE MAXIMUM INSURED VALUE OF ANY SHIPMENT ACCEPTED BY DPD Laser(Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost IS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$ 10,000.00) AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost EXCEED THAT AMOUNT.

 

  1. CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EXCLUDED

DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, IN ANY EVENT FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE OR OTHER INDIRECT LOSS HOWEVER ARISING, WHETHER OR NOT DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost HAD KNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH DAMAGE MIGHT BE INCURRED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, INTEREST, UTILITY OR LOSS OF MARKET.

  1. LIABILITIES NOT ASSUMED

a) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, misdelivery, nondelivery not caused by its own negligence, or for any loss, damage delay, misdelivery, or nondelivery caused by     i. the Act, default or omission the shipper or consignee or any other party who claims an interest in the shipment.

ii.the nature of the shipment or any defect, characteristic, or inherent vice thereof.

iii. violation by the shipper or consignee of any term or condition stated herein including, but not limited to, improper or insufficient parking, securing, marking or addressing misdescribing the contents of any shipment or failure to observe any of these rules relating to the shipment not acceptable for transportation whether such rules are now or hereafter promulgated by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.

iv. Acts of God, perils of air, public enemies, public authorities acting with actual or apparent authority or law, acts or omission of postal, customs or other government officials, riots, strikes or other local disputes hazard incidents to a state of war, weather conditions, temperature or atmospheric changes or conditions, mechanical or other delay, of any aircraft used in providing transportation services or any other cause reasonably beyond the control of DPD Laser ( Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.

v. Acts of omissions of any postal service, forwarder, or any other entity to whom a shipment is tendered by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost for transportation, regardless of whether the shipper requested or had knowledge of such third party delivery requirement.

vi.Electrical or magnetic injury, erasure, or other such damage to electronic or photographic images or recordings in any form, or damage due to insects or vermin.

b) While DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will endeavour to exercise its best efforts to provide expeditious delivery in accordance with regular delivery schedules, DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will not under any circumstances be liable for delay in pickup, transportation or delivery of any shipment regardless of the causes of such delay.

  1. MATERIALS NO ACCEPTABLE FOR TRANSPORT

a) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will notify customer from time to time as to certain classes of materials which are not accepted by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost for carriage. It is the customer’s responsibility to accurately describe the shipment on this Air Waybill and to ensure that no material is delivered to DPD Laser (Mauritius) T/A Chronopost which has been declared to be unacceptable by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost

b) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will not carry:

Property the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or state or local government of any country from, to or through, which the property may be carried and

firearems                                      bullion                                works of art                   negotiable instruments in bearer form

jewelry                                           precious metal                 precious stones             lewd/obscene or pornographic material

currency                                        stamps                               deeds                               hazardous or combustible materials

cashier’s cheques                        money orders                   traveler’s cheques         industrial carbons and diamonds

antiques                                        plants                                  animals

c) In the event that any customer should consign to DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost any such item, as described above, or any item which the customer has undervalued for customs purposes or misdescribed, whether intentionally or otherwise the customer shall indemnify and hold DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost harmless from all claims, damages, fines, expenses arising in connection therewith, and DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall have the right to abandon such property and/or release possession of said property to any agent or employee of any national or local government claiming jurisdiction over such materials.  Immediately upon DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost  obtaining knowledge that such materials infringing  these conditions have been turned over to DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost for transport.  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall be free to exercise any of its rights reserved to it under this section without incurring liability whatsoever to the customer.

  1. PACKAGING AND ADDRESSING

The packaging of the customer’s documents or goods for transportation is the customer’s sole responsibility, including the placing of the goods or documents in any container which may be supplied by the customer to DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to documents of goods caused by inadequate or inappropriate packaging.  It is the sole responsibility of the customer to address adequately each consignment of documents or goods to enable effective delivery to be made.  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost shall not be liable for delay in forwarding or delivery resulting from the customer’s failure to comply with its obligations in this respect.

 

  1. NEGLIGENCE

The customer is liable for all loses, damages and expenses arising as a result of its failure to comply with its obligations under this agreement as a result of its negligence.

  1. CHARGES

Any rates quoted by DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost for carriage are inclusive of local airport taxes, but exclusive of any added taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deposits, or outlays incurred in respect of carriage of the customer’s goods.  Should the customer indicate by endorsement in the space, provided on the Air Waybill that the receiver shall be liable for any customs duty, the customer shall be liable for such customs duty in the event of a default in payment by the receiver DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will not be liable for any penalties imposed or loss of damage, incurred due to the customer’s documents or goods being impounded by customs or similar authorities and the customer hereby indemnifies DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost against such penalty or loss.

  1. PROPERTY

DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will only carry documents or goods which are the property of the customer and the customer warrants that it is authorized to accept and it accepting these conditions not only on behalf of itself but as agent and on behalf of all other persons who are or may hereafter be interested in the documents or goods.  The customer hereby undertakes to indemnify DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost against any damage, costs and expenses resulting from any breach of this warranty.

  1. CLAIMS

ANY CLAIMS AGAINST DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE OFFICE OF  DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost NEAREST THE LOCATION WHERE THE SHIPMENT WAS ACCEPTED, WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS OF THE DATE OF ACCEPTANCE BY DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, no claim for loss or damage will be entertained until all transportation charges have been paid.

  1. NON-DELIVERY OF SHIPMENT

Notwithstanding the shipper’s instruction to the contrary, the shipper, shall be liable for all costs and expenses related to the shipment of the package, and for costs incurred in either returning the shipment or warehousing the shipment pending desposition.

  1. INSURANCE

a) DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost maintains cargo liability insurance to the full extent of the liability offered to the shipper.

b) At the request of the shipper and upon payment therefore at the then prevailing rates, DPD Laser (Mauritius) Ltd T/A Chronopost will arrange insurance coverage on behalf of the shipper in an amount not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars (US$ 10,000.00).

c) The insurance cover shall be governed by all the terms and conditions contained in the policy of insurance issued by the insurance carrier. A certificate evidencing such insurance will be made available to the shipper.

d) CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM DELAYS IN TRANSPORTATION ARE NOT COVERED BY ANY SUCH POLICY OF INSURANCE.

 

  1. WARSAW CONVENTION

“Where the rules relating to liability established by the Warsaw Convention or the cmr convention apply, the carrier’s liability is governed by and shall be limited in accordance with such rules.  Subject to applicable law, where the Warsaw Convention or the cmr convention do not apply, liability to loss or damage is governed by these terms and conditions and shall be limited to proven damages up to an amount not exceeding US$ 100/- shipment.”

 

THIS IS A NON NEGOTIABLE AIRBILL.  ALL SERVICES PROVIDED ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ON THE REVERSE OF SHIPPER’S COPY BY SIGNING THIS AIR WAYBILL, THE SHIPPER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE HAS READ THESE CONDITIONS AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY EACH OF THEM.  DPD LASER (MAURITIUS) LTD T/A CHRONOPOST’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO US$ 100/-, IN TENDERING THIS SHIPMENT SHIPPER AGREES THAT DPD LASER (MAURITIUS) LTD T/A CHRONOPOST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE CARRIAGE HEREOF, DPD LASER (MAURITIUS) LTD T/A CHRONOPOST DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO THIS SHIPMENT.