Rule No. 2: Definitions

Rule No. 2: Definitions

DATE: 08/06/20

ACTUAL CASH VALUE

means the replacement cost less depreciation of a particular cargo.

ADVANCE ARRANGEMENT

means the Shipper must contact the Carrier or Carriers’ local representative, prior to tender departure of the shipment.

AREA NO.1

means all of the North and South American Continents, Greenland, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad, Bahamas, Leeward and Windward Islands, the State of Hawaii, Midway Island, Palmyra Island, Central America, Mexico, Panama, Turks & Caicos Islands, and Cayman Islands.

AIRPORT

means a landing area used regularly by aircraft for receiving or discharging cargo and premises adjacent thereto, which is designated by the Carrier for acceptance, delivery and customs clearance of shipments.

AIRBILL / AIR WAYBILL

means the document made out by or on behalf of the Shipper which evidences the contract between the Shipper and Carrier for carriage of cargo over routes of the Carrier.

ARTICLES OF EXTRAORDINARY VALUE

means art works; bills of exchange; bonds; bullion or precious metals; currency; deeds; dore bullion; evidences of debt; furs; gems (cut or uncut); gold bullion, coined, uncoined, cyanides, dust or sullides; jewelry (other than costume jewelry); money; promissory notes; pearls; platinum; securities negotiable; silver bullion, coined, uncoined concentrates, cyanides precipitates or sullides; stamps; postage or revenue; stock certificates; or any other individual item with a declared value, invoice value, or appraised value in excess of US$25,000.00.

BOL

BILL OF LADING (B/L)
means the written transportation contract between the Shipper and the Carrier (or their agents). It identifies the freight, who is to receive it, and place of delivery; and gives the terms of the agreement.

CARGO

which is equivalent to the term goods means anything carried in an aircraft or to be carried in an aircraft, other than mail or baggage; provided that unaccompanied baggage moving under an Air Waybill is cargo.

CARRIAGE

which is equivalent to transportation means carriage of a shipment by air.
See also, CARRIER.

International Carriage
means (except when the Warsaw Convention/ Hague Protocol/Montreal Protocol No. 4/Montreal Convention  is applicable) carriage in which according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure and any place of landing are situated in more than one State. As used in this definition, the term “Country” includes all territory subject to any sovereignty, suzerainty, mandate, authority, or trusteeship thereof. International carriage as defined by the Warsaw Convention/Hague Protocol/Montreal Protocol No.4/Montreal Convention means any carriage in which according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure and the place of destination, whether or not there be a break in the carriage or trans-shipment, are situated either within the territories of a High Contracting Party, or authority of another Country, even though that State is not a party to the Convention.

Domestic Carriage
means, (except as otherwise specified) carriage in which according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure, the place of destination and the entire transportation are within one Country.

CARRIER

includes the air Carrier issuing the Air Waybill and all Carriers that carry or undertake to carry the cargo under such Air Waybill or  perform any other services related to such air carriage.

CCA

means Cargo Correction Advise

CHARGES COLLECT

means the charges entered on the Air Waybill for collection from the consignee.

C.O.D.

means Collect on Delivery

CONSIGNEE

means the party whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the party to whom the shipment is to be delivered by the Carrier.

CONSIGNMENT

means the same as SHIPMENT

CONSIGNOR-

see SHIPPER

CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES OR CONTINENTAL U.S.A.

means the District of Columbia and all contiguous States of America.

CONVENTION

means, unless the context requires otherwise, the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw, October 12, 1929, or that Convention as amended by the Hague Protocol, 1955, Montreal Protocol No.4, Montreal Convention, whichever may be applicable to carriage hereunder.

CUSTOMS CONSIGNEE

which is equivalent to the term Customs Clearance Agent, means a Customs Broker or other agent of the consignee designated to perform clearance services for the consignee.

DANGEROUS GOODS

See HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

DAYS

means full calendar days, including Sundays and legal holidays; provided that, for purposes of notification, the balance of the day upon which the Air Waybill is issued or flight commenced shall not be counted.

DELIVERY SERVICE

means the surface carriage of inbound consignments from the airport of destination to the address of the consignee or that of their designated agent, or to the custody of the appropriate government agency when required.

DEMURRAGE

means detention of an airplane,  truck, or ULD (unit load device) due to a delay beyond the time allowed to load or unload its cargo; and the charge for such a delay.
See UNIT LOAD DEVICE. (link to Unit Load Device in this document)

DOMESTIC RATE

means a rate(s) applying between two points within one country.

DOOR TO DOOR

means a shipment of cargo that Amerijet picks up and accepts at the premises of a Shipper or his representative, transports to the departure airport, and delivers from the destination airport to the premises of the consignee or his representative.

FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL)

means an entire cargo container devoted exclusively to one Shipper’s cargo.
See LESS-THAN-CONTAINER LOAD

GCX

refers to Amerijet’s General Cargo Express product. It guarantees movement on the next available flight, GCX shipments move at the highest priority.

GENERAL CARGO

means any consignment except a consignment containing articles of extraordinary value, or valuable cargo as defined herein.

GOLD BULLION

means refined or unrefined gold in ingot form, dore bullion, gold specie, and semi manufactured products of gold (including only grain, sheet, foil, powder, sponge, wire, rod, tube, circles and castings).

GOODS

See definition for CARGO. (link to Cargo in this document)

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

means articles named in Hazardous Material Regulations CFR 49, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, or as defined by IATA.
Also called DANGEROUS GOODS.

IN-BOND

means storage of merchandise in a bonded terminal or warehouse to await Customs clearance for entry into the country where the terminal or warehouse is located, or transshipment to another country.

INSURANCE

means promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company.

SUBROGATED CLAIMS

means if the Shipper or consignee insures the cargo, the insurer who indemnifies him under the terms of the insurance coverage may, as a matter of law, be entitled to seek recovery of the amount paid to this insured form the party who is liable for the loss to the cargo. This is referred to as a subrogated claim.

INTERLINE

means the carriage over the routes of two or more Carriers.

ISSUING CARRIER

means the Carrier who issues an Air Waybill or Bill of Lading.

JOINT TRAFFIC

means freight moving from origin to destination via two or more Carriers.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS

means Local, State or National holiday.

LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)

means less than an entire cargo container devoted to one Shipper’s cargo.

LIVE ANIMALS

shall mean all mammals/primates (other than humans), domesticated or wild, not restricted for import/export by any government regulation or law.

LOCAL RATE

means a rate that applies to transportation over the lines or routes of one Carrier only.

MASTER AIR WAYBILL (MAWB)

means an Air Waybill that shows a consolidator as Shipper of a consolidated shipment.

MINIMUM CHARGE (MC)

The minimum amount which applies for the transportation of air cargo service, no matter how small the shipment.

PERISHABLE SHIPMENTS

means those shipments that are subject to possible decay and/or due to change in the climate, temperature, altitude or other ordinary exposure, or because of length of time in transit, or inherent vice while in Carrier’s possession, for more information please refer Rule 110 (link to Rule 110)

PERSONAL EFFECTS

mean personal effects consisting of wearing apparel, cosmetics, and toilet articles worn or used by an individual, not for resale.

PICKUP AND DELIVERY (P & D or PU & D)

means local movement of freight between the Shipper’s pickup point and the originating terminal, or between the destination terminal and the consignee.

PIVOT WEIGHT

means (for container rates) the weight at which an additional charge is incurred for each additional pound, or (for bulk rates) the actual weight at which the charge in a lower weight break exceeds the minimum rate for the next higher weight break.

POSITION

means the space a unit load device occupies on a cargo aircraft.

PLATINUM

mean platinum, platinum metals (palladium, iridium, ruthenium, osmium and rhodium), and platinum alloys in un-manufactured form, i.e. grain, bar, sponge, ingot, sheet, rod, wire, tube or strip.

PALLET

means a platform or skid on which cargo sits, facilitating its movement with a forklift.
See UNIT LOAD DEVICE (ULD). Link to Unit Load Devise in this document)

SDR

refers to the value of a national currency equivalent to the regime’s Special Drawing Rights per kilogram.

SHIPMENT

except as otherwise provided herein, means one or more packages, pieces or bundles accepted by the Carrier from one Shipper at one time and at one address, receipted for in one lot and moving on one Air Waybill to one consignee at one address.

SHIPPER

which is equivalent to Consignor, means the person whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the party contracting with Carrier for the carriage of the shipment.

“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” or
“THE UNITED STATES” or
“THE U.S.A.” or
“U.S.”  or
“US”
each means the area comprising the 49 contiguous federated states; The Federal District of Columbia; Alaska; the Hawaiian Islands; Puerto Rico; the Virgin Islands; American Samoa; Canton, Guam, Midway and Wake Islands.

SMALL-PACKAGE EXPRESS (SPX)

means Amerijet’s expedited service for shipments of up to 60 pounds, with the highest boarding priority, the fastest transit time, and special attention throughout their journey.

SMALL-PACKAGE SERVICE (SPS)

means Amerijet’s standard service for shipments of up to 60 pounds.

TRANSFER MANIFEST

means the document issued when a Carrier transfers interline cargo, and endorsed by the Carrier receiving the cargo.

U.S. PACKAGE SERVICE

means an Amerijet service providing personal U.S. post-office box mailing addresses to international customers to give to vendors who require a U.S. mailing address. This service enables customers anywhere in the world to receive shipments from their favorite U.S. catalogs and websites

VALUABLE CARGO

means any shipment which contains one or more of the following:

  1. Any article having a declared value for carriage of $450.00 or more, per pound. Gold bullion (including refined and unrefined gold in ingot form), dore bullion, gold specie and gold only in the form of grain, sheet, foil, powder, sponge, wire, rod, tube, circles, moldings or castings: platinum; platinum metals (palladium, iridium, ruthenium, osmium and rhodium) and platinum alloys in the form of grain, sponge, bar, ingot, sheet, rod, wire, gauze, tube or strip (but excluding radioactive isotopes of the above metals and alloys which are subject to Hazardous Material Regulations, CFR 49, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation)
  2. Legal banknotes, traveler’s checks; securities; shares; share coupons and stamps (excluding mint)
  3. Diamonds (including diamonds for industrial use), rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals, real pearls and cultured pearls
  4. Jewelry consisting of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals, real pearls and cultured pearls
  5. Credit cards – blank, unissued

See also, ARTICLES OF EXTRAORDINARY VALUE.

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