Co-Loading in Foreign Commerce
Co-loading shall mean the combination of cargo, in the import and export foreign commerce of the United States, by two or more NVOCCs for tendering to an ocean carrier under the name of one or more of the NVOCCs.
Extent of Activity:
Carrier participates in co-loading agreements on a carrier-to-carrier relationship. Carrier tendering cargo for co-loading shall notify shipper of such action by annotating each applicable bill of lading with the identity of any other NVOCC with which its cargo has been co-loaded.
Carrier participates in co-loading on a shipper/carrier relationship, meaning the receiving NVOCC issues a bill of lading to the tendering NVOCC for carriage of the co-loaded cargo. Carrier shall co-load cargo at its discretion and shall notify shipper of such action by annotating each applicable bill of lading with the identity of any other NVOCC with which its shipment has been co-loaded.
Payment of Freight
Where carrier engages in co-loading, carrier will be responsible to pay any other common carrier's rate and charges in order to transport the shipper's cargo to its destination and there will be no additional charge assessed to the shipper.
Where carrier is the tendering NVOCC, carrier shall be responsible to the receiving NVOCC for payment of any charges for the transportation of cargo.