Unless otherwise agreed upon and confirmed in writing by Prorsum Group Holdings Limited the following Standard Terms and Conditions shall apply for all goods received, stored, handled, released and delivered by Prorsum Group Holdings Limited and or any of its related companies.
I. Warehousing of Goods
A. TENDER FOR STORAGE
(1) All goods for storage shall be delivered to Prorsum Group Holdings Limited cargo facilities (hereafter called “Warehouse”) properly marked and packaged for storage and handling.
(2) The person or entity for whose account the goods are stored (hereafter called “Storer”) shall furnish at or prior to such delivery a bill of lading, manifest, or similar document describing the goods to be stored. Such document will clearly show any marks, brands or sizes and the class of storage desired. If a manifest is not provided by the time of delivery, the goods may be stored in bulk or assorted lots, undercover or not undercover, heated or not heated at the discretion of Prorsum Group Holdings Limited or any of its related companies (hereafter collectively called “PGHL”) and will be subject to charges as provided in PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff as applicable.
(3) Storer certifies that any Hazardous Materials as defined by current TDG and IMO regulations are properly described and labeled, and warrants that such materials are packaged in a proper condition for safe storage.
(4) PGHL shall issue a warehouse receipt, and Storer shall be solely responsible for verifying the amount and type of goods described in the warehouse receipt. The warehouse receipt shall be conclusive proof of the amount of goods delivered to PGHL for storage.
(5) The word “lot” as used herein means the unit or units of goods for which a separate account is kept by PGHL. Delivery of all or any
units of a lot shall result in storage without subsequent sorting except by special arrangement and subject to a charge.
(6) PGHL agrees to store and deliver goods only in the packages in which they are originally received, unless Storer makes separate
arrangements, as provided herein.
B. LOADING AND UNLOADING
(1) In loading, unloading and sorting goods, PGHL acts as agent for Storer and will not be responsible for errors or shortages because goods are billed “Shippers Load and Count.” Storer may furnish a checker to verify load and count; otherwise PGHL’s records of load and count shall be conclusive and PGHL shall have no liability for discrepancies.
(2) Dunnage and fastenings supplied by PGHL and used in loading containers, trucks or cars are chargeable to the Storer.
(3) Any additional costs incurred by PGHL in unloading by reason of damaged goods are chargeable to the Storer.
(4) Transportation companies arranged by the Storer shall provide a minimum of 12 hours advance notice of arrival to PGHL and receive an appointment time from PGHL for unloading or loading.
(5) Unless PGHL has failed to exercise reasonable care, PGHL shall not be responsible for demurrage or detention for delays in loading or unloading, or for delays in obtaining, containers, trailers, trucks or other equipment for inbound and or outbound shipment.
C. TEMPORARY HOLDING
Goods may not be left in containers, trailers, trucks, or other vehicles or on the Warehouse platform without the express
consent of PGHL, and in any such case will remain where placed at Storer’s risk of loss or damage.
D. RELEASE OUT OF WAREHOUSE
(1) No goods shall be released or transferred except upon receipt by PGHL of complete written instructions from the Storer.
(2) When goods are ordered out of the Warehouse, storage charges shall be paid through the end of the chargeable period. PGHL shall be given a reasonable time to effect the delivery instructions.
(3) If PGHL has been unable, due to causes beyond its control, to release the goods before the expiration of the current storage period, the goods will be subject to storage charges for the next succeeding storage period.
(4) Release by PGHL of less than all of any lot owned by any Storer shall be made without subsequent sorting except by special arrangement and subject to an additional charge.
E. TRANSFER OF TITLE: RELEASE
(1) Instructions by the Storer to transfer goods to the account of another person are not effective until delivered to and accepted by PGHL in writing. Charges will be made for each such transfer and for any rehandling of goods required.
(2) Telephone instructions will only be accepted for goods subject to a non-negotiable warehouse receipt under the following conditions: (a) PGHL will require that each telephone order be confirmed by the Storer in writing within 12 hours; and, (b) acceptance by PGHL of any telephone order shall be at the risk of the Storer, unless PGHL failed to exercise reasonable due care.
(3) PGHL shall have a reasonable time of not less than fifteen days to effect the release after goods are ordered out, regardless of the expiration date of the current storage period. In addition, PGHL shall have a minimum of fifteen
(15) Business days after receipt of a release order in which to locate any misplaced goods. If PGHL is unable, due to causes beyond its control, to effect the release before expiration of the current storage period, the goods will be subject to storage charges for any succeeding storage month or months during which they remain in storage.
(4) All instructions and requests for the release of goods or transfers of title are received subject to satisfaction of all charges, liens, and any security interest of PGHL with respect to the goods, whether for accrued charges or advances or otherwise.
(5) PGHL may require, as a condition precedent to the release, a statement from Storer holding PGHL harmless from claims of others with a superior right to Storer to possession of the goods. Storer will indemnify PGHL and hold PGHL harmless from all costs, including attorneys’ fees or any action by way of interpleaded or otherwise rendered necessary by a dispute between Storer and any other person.
F. TRANSFER OF TITLE TO GOODS WITHIN WAREHOUSE
(1) Part lot transfers within or among PGHL Warehouses, goods transferred within or among PGHL Warehouses from one party to another, or which require physical separation of the goods in the lot, are subject to charges as set forth in PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff for separation and shall be at the applicable handling rate.
(2) PGHL may require payment of all charges by transferor to PGHL before transferring goods within or among its Warehouses.
II. Schedule of Charges
A. STANDARD HANDLING AND STORAGE
(1) All handling and storage charges are set forth in PGHL’s applicable Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff. Any customized programs in effect for specific Storers will be governed by separate written agreements entered into between PGHL and the Storer.
(2) Whenever provision is made herein for a charge or charges, such charge or charges will conform to PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff in effect at the time the charge accrues or the service is performed, except that no increase in charges within the direct control of PGHL will be made on goods that are in storage without thirty (30) days written notice provided to the Storer of record or the last known holder of a negotiable warehouse receipt. PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff is incorporated into this agreement as is fully set forth herein.
B. STORAGE PERIOD
Rates for storage are set forth in PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff and are computed on the following basis:
(a) shipments into storage received from the first day of any month through the 15th day of that month will be charged a full month’s storage; and (b) shipments into storage received from the 16th day of any month through the last day of that month will be charged one-half month’s storage.
D. HANDLING CHARGES
(1) Handling charges cover the ordinary labor and duties incidental to receiving goods at the Warehouse door and or gate, stowing and releasing at the Warehouse door and or gate but do not include loading and unloading of cars, vehicles and vessels.
(2) A charge in addition to the regular handling charges will be made for any work done by PGHL outside its posted regular warehouse hours in the event: (a) goods are received or released at the request of the Storer, before or after such hours, or (b) goods are not delivered to the warehouse in time to be unloaded and placed in storage during such hours, or (c) goods are ordered from storage and not called for in time to permit release during such hours.
E. MINIMUM CHARGES
Minimum charges as set forth in PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff will be assessed for storage, handling and other
F. CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES
(1) Extra services rendered in the interest of the Storer, such as the furnishing of special warehouse space or material, repairing, coopering, sampling, weighing, restacking, inspecting, physical warehouse checking, compiling stock statements, making collections, reporting marked weights or numbers, handling expense invoices, handling shipments, etc., are chargeable to the Storer.
(2) Inspection costs. Any Storer and any holder of a negotiable warehouse receipt may, subject to insurance regulations and reasonable limitations, inspect the goods owned by him when accompanied by an PGHL employee whose time will be charged to such Storer or holder.
(3) Within-warehouse transfer costs. If goods are transferred within PGHL’s Warehouses from the account of one party to another and charges relating to such goods have not been paid in full on the date of transfer by the transferor, the lien for all such charges shall attach to all goods retained in the Warehouse by the transferor as well as to the goods transferred to the transferee. PGHL may require a transferee to acknowledge such lien rights prior to transferring such goods to the transferee in the Warehouse.
III. Warehouse Liability
A. LIABILITY, CLAIMS, LIMITATION OF ACTIONS, AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(1) PGHL assumes no responsibility for concealed damage, leakage, variation in weights, or losses in weight by reason of defective or insufficient containers, whether occurring while goods are in storage or are being handled, nor shall it be responsible for detecting or remedying same.
(2) Perishable goods or goods which are not susceptible to damage through temperature changes or other causes incident to general storage are accepted in general storage at Storer’s risk for such damage as might result from general storage conditions.
(3) All commodities of a perishable nature are stored at Storer’s risk and shall be inspected at intervals each week by the Storer or its agent. PGHL assumes no responsibility for perishable goods and reserves the right to refuse delivery of such goods at the time of delivery.
(4) By delivering goods to the Warehouse, or delivering instructions to PGHL regarding packaging of goods in the Warehouse, the Storer thereby warrants and represents to PGHL that such goods are not misrepresented or mislabeled. If PGHL in good faith accepts such goods and releases them and incurs any damage, loss, expense or liability arising from such acceptance or release under any law, order or regulation, Storer shall defend and indemnify PGHL against the same, including attorneys’ fees.
(5) PGHL will be liable for loss of or injury to the goods only to the extent such loss or injury is caused by its failure to exercise reasonable care in regard to storage and handling of the goods. PGHL shall not be liable, however, for damages which could not have been avoided by the exercise of such care.
(6) In the event of loss of, damage to, shortage of or destruction of stored goods for which PGHL may be liable, damages are limited to the
LESSER OF THE FOLLOWING: THE ACTUAL COST TO STORER OF REPLACING OR REPRODUCING THE GOODS, PLUS THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO PGHL’S WAREHOUSE, LESS SALVAGE, IF APPLICABLE; OR HONG KONG DOLLAR ONE DOLLAR (HK$20.00) PER KG FOR EACH KG OF GOODS ACTUALLY DAMAGED, LOST, DESTROYED, OR SHORT; OR. STORER AGREES THAT THE LIMITED REMEDY SET FOR TH ABOVE SHALL BE ITS EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST PGHL FOR ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OR ACTION RELATING TO LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO GOODS, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE STORER BE ENTITLED TO INCIDENTAL OR ONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. This limitation shall apply to all claims unless Storer actually establishes that PGHL has converted the goods to its own use. Storer hereby agrees to waive and does waive its right to rely upon any presumption of such conversion as may be imposed by law.
(7) Upon written request, Storer may arrange to increase PGHL’s liability on part or all of the goods hereunder for an additional charge based upon such increased valuation. Such increased liability is not insurance and shall be granted at the sole discretion of PGHL. PGHL will be under no obligation to grant such a request.
(8) PGHL shall not be liable to Storer in any event unless within sixty (60) days of Storer becoming aware of loss of, damage to, destruction of, or shortage of goods, Storer makes written claim to PGHL. No action may be instituted against PGHL more than one hundred and twenty (120) days after Storer becomes aware of loss of, destruction of, shortage of, or damage to, the goods which are the subject of such action. Storer shall be conclusively deemed to be aware of the contents of any communication from PGHL (5) five days following notice given by PGHL to Storer as provided herein.
(9) Unless humidity and or temperature controlled storage has been specifically agreed to in writing, PGHL shall not be liable for any damage caused, by excess or insufficient humidity or temperature.
(10) Unless the contrary has been specifically agreed to in writing, Storer agrees that PGHL’s duty of reasonable care does not extend to the maintenance or operation of any fire sprinkler protection or fire, smoke, or intruder alarms.
(11) As a condition precedent to any claim or suit, against or involving PGHL, Storer shall permit PGHL to inspect any and all goods which are the basis of any such claim or suit.
B. GOODS NOT INSURED
(1) PGHL does not provide insurance for stored goods and the storage rates do not include insurance coverage other than PGHL’s own Warehouseman’s Liability coverage subject to the limitations of liability described in III A (6), above. PGHL will not obtain insurance on the goods stored for benefit of the Storer unless PGHL has agreed, in writing, to obtain such insurance for the benefit of Storer.
A. PAYMENT TERMS AND COLLECTION COSTS
(1) Unless otherwise mutually agree upon in advance in writing; ACCOUNTS ARE DUE AND PAYABLE ON THE DATE OF INVOICE. Upon the Storer’s failure to pay any invoice within 15 days of the invoice’s date, all charges relating to all lots of the customer’s goods stored at any time in PGHL’s Warehouse shall become immediately due and payable.
(2) All charges made by PGHL and all advancements made by PGHL on behalf of Storer constitute commercial accounts. All disbursements made by PGHL on behalf of the Storer are due and payable immediately.
(3) If PGHL employs an attorney to pursue enforcement or foreclosure of a lien or security interest or any suit or action to collect any charges due hereunder, PGHL shall be entitled to all attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by it in connection with the same.
(4) Storer agrees that it shall be responsible for all shipping, handling, and other charges assessed by carriers or other third parties in connection with Storer’s shipments. Storer further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold PGHL harmless from and against all liability, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees arising out of claims made by such carriers or third parties for such charges.
(5) In the event of damage or threatened damage to stored goods, Storer shall pay the reasonable and necessary costs of protecting, preserving or removing the goods. Such costs may be included in Storer’s claim in the event that such threat of damage or damage is caused by PGHL’s failure to exercise reasonable care.
B. REMOVAL OF GOODS
(1) Subject to any contrary instructions given by the Storer, PGHL may at any time, and at its expense, remove any goods from any room or area of the warehouse to any other room or area thereof. Upon 10 days written notice to the Storer and the last known holder of an applicable negotiable warehouse receipt, PGHL may, at its expense, remove the goods to any other of its other warehouses.
(2) PGHL may, upon written notice to the Storer and any other person known to claim an interest in the goods, require the removal of any goods from the warehouse upon the payment of all charges thereon within a stated period not less than 30 days after such notification, and if the goods are not so removed, PGHL may sell them as provided by law.
(3) PGHL may enforce any other rights under law entitling it to sell any goods about to deteriorate or to decline in value to less than the amount of PGHL’s lien thereon or immediately remove goods which are a hazard to the warehouse or other property or any person. In the event of such sale or removal before all charges are paid, Storer agrees to provide PGHL with additional security acceptable to PGHL, including personal guarantees and or financing agreements to assure payment of all charges and costs due PGHL.
(1) Warehouseman’s liens. All liens attaching to the goods stored in favor of PGHL under applicable law, whether as security for advances made, or for storage, service or materials furnished by PGHL, are hereby agreed to by Storer and specifically reserved by PGHL.
(2) PGHL shall be entitled to a lien on all goods held in the Warehouse under a Storer’s account, and such lien shall be in the amount of all unpaid storage, handling, and other charges in relation to all lots of the Storer’s goods stored at any time in PGHL’s Warehouses, including all expenses reasonably necessary for preservation of the goods or reasonably incurred by PGHL in exercising its lien rights. The precise amount of such charges may be determined by contacting PGHL’s Controller. If goods are transferred out of the Warehouse, the lien for any unpaid charges relating to such goods shall be enforceable against any goods remaining in the Warehouse under Storer’s account.
Storer thereby grants a security interest to PGHL in the inventory of product and proceeds derived therefrom, and for all charges and expenses described above, whether incurred before or after release, and customer agrees to execute and deliver such documents as may be required to perfect the security interest.
D. WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY
(1) PGHL’s failure to insist upon strict compliance with any provision hereof shall not constitute a waiver or estoppel of its right to later demand strict compliance.
(2) If any provision hereof is declared invalid, illegal, and/or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be in any way affected or impaired thereby.
(1) All written notices provided herein may be transmitted to Storer by mail or any commercially reasonable means of written or electronic communication directed to the address or telefacsimile number provided to PGHL by Storer, or to the last know address, telefacsimile number or email address of any other entity known to PGHL to claim an interest in the goods.
F. APPLICABLE LAW
(1) These terms and conditions of this agreement shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the Special Administration Region of Hong Kong, and venue of any action to enforce this agreement shall be in HKSAR, China.
G. WARRANT OF AUTHORITY
(1) Storer represents and warrants that it either (i) is the lawful owner of the goods which are not subject to any lien or security interest of others; or (ii) is the authorized agent for the lawful owner of the goods and/or holder of any lien or security interest and has full power and authority to enter into the agreement incorporated in this Warehouse Receipt. Storer agrees to notify all parties acquiring any interest in the goods of the terms and conditions of this Warehouse Receipt and to obtain, as a condition of granting such an interest, the agreement of such parties to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Warehouse Receipt.
H. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These terms and conditions, together with PGHL’s Rate Proposal, Quote or Tariff in effect at the time charges accrue, shall
constitute the entire agreement between PGHL and Storer, no oral promises or representations contained herein shall have
any force or effect, unless reduced to writing and based upon the mutual agreement of authorized agents of the parties