GILCO terms and conditions

Forwarding
Import shipment charges by air or as are quoted in overseas currencies and payment of collect charges in New Zealand is to be made in New Zealand Dollars on arrival of consignment.

A Collection surcharge is levied on all foreign currency conversions.

Disbursements paid out on behalf of clients may include a margin to recover our accounting and administration costs.

Insurance is not included unless specifically requested in writing and agreed between the parties. We can arrange for insurance cover for air and ocean consignments at competitive prices.

All quotations are based on rates as supplied to us by the carrier concerned and are subject to change without notice.

Fuel and security surcharges are correct at the time of quotation, however they are subject to change with or without notice.

All freight services are based on consolidation services unless otherwise specified in writing.

On Airfreight shipments volumetric weight is assessed as 167 kilos = 1 cubic metre. The chargeable weight is deemed to be the greater of the actual or volume.

Seafreight International consignments are rated on the basis of a weight or volumetric charge at the conversion rate of 1 cubic metre to 1000 kilograms and the higher rate calculation applies unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.

External variable charges – such as Airline Fuel Surcharges, may not always be quoted, but will be charged at cost when applicable.
We reserve the right to change specified carriers, flights or sailings.

All efforts are made to ensure that information displayed in our Dashboard Information System is correct, however Gilco International cannot be held liable for decisions made or resulting consequences, based on this information.

The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) may change without notice. This is just an estimate based on the information available to Gilco International and their agents.

Oversized, Perishable, Valuable and Hazardous cargoes are excluded from these rates unless otherwise specified in writing.


Logistics / Warehousing
One Pallet is defined as not greater than 1 cubic metre or 1 tonne.

The storage week begins on a Sunday and finishes on a Saturday with all product arriving in and during a week being subject to that full weeks storage.

All goods are stored at owners risk. Please arrange your own insurance.

Should Chep pallets be required they will be processed on the client's account.

Strechwrap is available upon request and will be charged at cost.

Included in our quoted charges is the maintenence of computerised stock records. These stock records will be maintained, up to date, and will always be available for your company's reference via our Web Program "Dashboard". This will show product movement information and current balances.

Payment Terms
Disbursement charges are payable immediately.

Export Airfreight charges are due within 14 days of the shipment date.

Non-Disbursement invoices are payable by the 20th of the month following invoice date.

On export consignments sent on a collect basis the shipper understands that they are liable for any and all charges incurred at origin, during transit, and at destination, that the consignee does not pay within our payment terms.

Overdue Accounts
If full payment for the goods or services is not made on the due date, then without prejudice to any other remedies available to us..

(a) We may cancel or withhold supply of goods or services.

(b) Interest on overdue monies shall be charged at a rate equal to 7.5 percentage points above the company's bank overdraft rate calculated on a daily basis from the due date until payment is made.

(c) The customer shall be responsible for all the costs incurred by the company in recovering such monies.

(d) The Company shall have a particular and general lien on the goods or cargo of the Customer and any documents relating thereto and on any other goods or cargo of the customer in the possession of the Company or any documents relating thereto and on any other goods or cargo of the Customer which may come into possession of the Company or any documents relating thereto for all sums payable by the Customer to the Company (whether overdue or not) and for that purpose the Company shall have the right to sell any such goods by public auction or private treaty without further notice to the Customer.

Claims and Liability
Written claims for damaged or pillaged cargo must be received within 14 days of receipt of goods, as well as the delivery docket being accordingly noted at the time of delivery.

In the case of non-delivery written claims must be received within 10 days of the date the freight was due.

Where the discrepancy is caused by an Airline, Shipping Company, Handling Company, Cartage Company or a Terminal then Gilco International accepts no liability, but will do all possible to assist the resolution of the claim with the concerned company.

Gilco International are not responsible for preparation of claim letters, and are not liable for claims that are rejected due to failure in this area.

Payment of invoices may not be delayed or stopped due to any claim proceedings on that or any shipment.

Liability is limited by the appropriate local and international conventions and laws.

For goods being stored on behalf of clients - all goods are stored at owners risk. Please arrange your own insurance.

Bank Details:
Banks name: Westpac
Bank address: Parnell Rise, Auckland, New Zealand
A/c Name: Gilco International Limited
A/c No.: 03 0239 0053999 11

Swift Code: WPACNZ2W