Rule 14: Co-Loading
A. DEFINITION: For the purpose of this Rule "Co-Loading means the combining of cargo, in the import or export foreign commerce of the United States, by two or more NVOCCs for tendering to the ocean carrier under the name of one or more of the NVOCCs.
B. Carrier engages in co-loading by tendering cargo and/or receiving cargo from other NVOCCs.
C. When shipper's cargo is tendered for co-loading to other NVOCCs the tendering NVOCC shall be liable to the shipper to the full extent provided in its Bill of Lading (See Rule No. 8) and such Bill of Lading liability shall not be altered by co-loading.
D. Shippers are responsible for payment of rates and charges only to the extent that such rates and charges are provided in this tariff.
E. The carrier shall notify shippers that their cargo has been co-loaded by annotating each applicable Bill of Lading with the following statement: "Cargo covered by this Bill of Lading has been co-loaded with cargo of (Name(s) of other NVOCCs)."
F. Carrier-to-Carrier Co-loading - Carrier engages in co-loading under agreement(s) with one or more other NVOCCs.
G. Shipper-to-Carrier Co-loading - When carrier engages in co-loading on a shipper-to-carrier basis, carrier is responsible for the payment of all charges assessed by the NVOCC to which cargo was tendered. Shipper is responsible for freight and charges only to the extent that such are set forth in this tariff.