Should the merchant decide, after the voyage has commenced, to divert the shipment to a different type of service, port of discharge and/or place of delivery, the carrier shall make all reasonable efforts within the frame work of the terms and conditions noted herein to accommodate the merchant's request under the following conditions:


  1. The merchant shall notify the carrier in writing of the diversion and shall clearly specify the new type of service, port of discharge or place of delivery.


  1. The merchant shall assume the responsibility for any and all applicable charges such as, but not limited to, storage, demurrage, per-diem, re-stowage, additional freight charges.


  1. The shipment shall be re-rated under the applicable rate on file pertaining to the newly revised service type, port of discharge or place of delivery. The merchant agrees to pay, in addition to the originally assessed freight and charges, the difference of the newly assessed freight and charges to any previously assessed freight and charges.


  1. The merchant agrees to pay a "Diversion Fee" of $200.00 per container or $2.00 per weight or measurement (1,000 kgs or 1 cbm, whichever generates the greater revenue), but no less than $20.00 per shipment.



(effective: 08/01/2003)