Typically shipping agents do business under terms and conditions limiting their risk and thus liability. Fastlane ApS is no exception (ref. below extract of General Terms and Conditions). Therefore we emphasise the importance of making sure the goods are sufficiently insured up front.
Accidents happen and it is too late to insure the goods then. Fastlane ApS should be pleased to guide you and/or arrange for transport insurance via our carefully selected supplier(s). We should be pleased to take our insurance for your goods in your name via our insurance broker - First Marine A/S.
Fastlane ApS - Extract of General Terms and Conditions
All services rendered are subject to the General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders (NSAB 2000). Under these conditions our liability for loss of, deterioration of or damage to goods is limited to SDR 8.33 per kg and our liability for delay is limited to the amount of the freight, but not exceeding SDR 50,000 per order. In connection with storage, the freight forwarder's total liability for damage is limited to SDR 500,000 for any incident of damage occurred (clause 27). Special attention is directed to the stipulations that claims against the freight forwarder are statue-barred after one year (clause 30) and that the lien on goods (clause 14) applies to both current and previous claims. Claims for freight etc. must be honoured regardless of the terms of delivery under the contract of sale or freight agreement (clause 10).
The entire NSAB 2000-conditions in PDF-format
These conditions taking effect on June 1st, 1998, have been agreed between the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders and Nordic transport organisations.
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