RECEIVED by Carrier from the Shipper on the terms hereof the total number of Containers or packages said to contain Goods enumerated below in the box marked "Total No. of Containers or Packages (in words)" in apparent good order and condition (unless otherwise indicated herein) for Carriage from the Place of Receipt or the Port of Loading to the Port of Discharge or the Place of Delivery.
In consideration of Carrier's acceptance of Containers or packages, the Shipper (on its own behalf
and on behalf of all persons included in the definition of "Merchant" contained in the applicable
"K" LINE Pte Ltd standard form bill of lading) agrees that all terms on the face and back hereof
apply. MERCHANT SPECIFICALLY AGREES THAT ITS ATTENTION HAS BEEN DRAWN
TO AND THAT IT HAS ACCEPTED THE APPLICABLE "K" LINE Pte Ltd STANDARD
FORM BILL OF LADING (" Carrier's B/L"), Carrier's APPLICABLE TARIFF(S), AND THE
CMI UNIFORM RULES FOR SEA WAYBILLS AS REFERRED TO IN AND
INCORPORATED HEREIN BY CLAUSE 1 ON THE REVERSE HEREOF
This Waybill supersedes any prior arrangements, agreements or representations by Carrier, its
agent or any other person, save for service contracts between the parties, and where applicable
valid under the United States Shipping Act.
||All words or terms contained in this Waybill that begin with an upper case (capital) letter
are terms defined in Carrier's B/L and/or Tariff(s), and have the same meaning herein (as
applicable or with logical amendments) - see clause 3.1 below.
||Unless otherwise set out on the face or back hereof, Containers or packages said to contain
Goods and/or Goods are accepted by Carrier for Carriage on the terms hereof (whether
expressly set out or incorporated by reference). These terms shall determine all rights,
obligations and defences applicable or available to Carrier, the master and Vessel
(including her owners) in connection with or arising out of Carriage, including without
limitation the acceptance, possession, handling, transportation and delivery of Containers
and/or packages and/or Goods in every contingency, wheresoever and whensoever
occurring, including (without limitation) in the event of deviation or of unseaworthiness of
||IT IS EXPRESSLY AGREED THAT NO SUB-CONTRACTOR (as defined in Carrier's B/L)
SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR REPSONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER IN
RESPECT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH GOODS, AND THAT THE TERMS OF
CLAUSE 5 OF CARRIER'S B/L (AS INCORPORATED HEREIN) APPLY TO ANY
||None of the terms of this Waybill may be, or may be deemed to have been waived or
amended, otherwise than expressly in writing signed by Carrier.
||Incorporation by reference. Save to the extent they are inconsistent with the terms
expressly set out herein, the provisions of the following documents are hereby
incorporated into and form part of the contract of carriage evidenced by this Waybill:
(1) All the terms, conditions, exceptions and stipulations on the back of the K Line
standard form bill of lading ("Carrier's B/L"). Every reference therein to the words "Bill(s)
of Lading" shall be read and construed to mean the words "Non Negotiable Waybill(s)",
and the terms and conditions thereof shall be read and construed in the context of this
(2) All the terms of Carrier's applicable Tariff(s) in effect the date the contract evidenced
by this Waybill is entered into, and published in accordance with all applicable national
(3) The CMI Uniform Rules for Sea Waybills, excluding rule 4(iii).
In the event of inconsistency between the documents themselves, they shall have priority
in the order in which they appear.
||The contract evidenced by this Waybill is deemed to be a contract of carriage as defined in
article 1(b) of the Hague Rules, the Hague Visby Rules and the United States Carriage of
Goods by Sea Act. HOWEVER, THIS WAYBILL IS NOT A DOCUMENT OF TITLE
||Carrier's B/L may be inspected at or a copy obtained from Carrier's offices or those of its
authorised agents. The text may also be found at Carrier's websites: www.kline.co.jp ,
www.kline.com or www.klineurope.com.
||The text of the CMI Uniform Rules for Sea Waybills may be found at
||Unless otherwise specified in this Waybill (in particular, but without limitation, in clause
4.2 below in respect of Goods for Carriage to Port(s) of Discharge or Place(s) of Delivery
or other ports or places in the United States of America), delivery of Goods will be made
only to the Consignee named on the face hereof, or its authorised agents, on production of
proof of identity.
||In respect of Goods for Carriage to Port(s) of Discharge or Place(s) of Delivery or other
ports or places in the United States of America, clause 4.1 shall not apply. The procedure
relating to the release of Goods applicable to any particular port or place in the United
States of America is set out in Carrier's published tariff. Provided the said procedure(s)
is/are followed, Carrier shall be deemed to have exercised reasonable care in relation to the
release and delivery of Goods, and shall not be liable to Merchant in respect of any claim
for misdelivery or wrongful release and/or delivery of the Goods. MERCHANT
EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SUCH PROCEDURES WILL
OR MAY PROVIDE FOR THE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO ANY PERSON WHO
PRESENTS SHIPMENT PARTICULARS TO THE TERMINAL. If this sub-clause 4.2 is
held invalid or inapplicable in any court of competent jurisdiction, the terms of clause 4.1
shall apply, read with the deletion of the words in parentheses.
||Should the Shipper require delivery at a place elsewhere than at the Place of Delivery or
the Port of Discharge as shown on the face hereof and should written instruction
accordingly be given by the Shipper to Carrier or its agents, Carrier may, at its discretion,
deliver Goods at such other place.
||Should the Consignee require delivery elsewhere than at the Place of Delivery or the Port
of Discharge shown on the face hereof and should written instruction be given reasonably
in advance by the Consignee to Carrier or its agent, Carrier may, at its discretion, without
any notice to the Shipper deliver Goods at such other place, PROVIDED ALWAYS that
the right of control has been transferred to the Consignee in accordance with CMI Uniform
||Should the Shipper retain the right of control and should delivery be required to be made
to a party other than the named Consignee, written authorisation must be given by the
Shipper to Carrier or its agents reasonably in advance of delivery, in accordance with CMI
Uniform Rule 6(i).
||Unless instructed to the contrary by the Shipper prior to the commencement of Carriage
and noted accordingly on the face hereof, Carrier will, subject to the terms and conditions
hereof, process cargo claims with the Consignee. Claims settlement with the Consignee (if
any) shall be a complete discharge of Carrier's liability to the Shipper.
||The Shipper accepts the terms and conditions hereof on its own behalf and on behalf of the
Consignee, the owner of Goods, any person defined as Merchant in Carrier's B/L and any
other person claiming by or through it or them. The Shipper warrants that it has the
authority of all such persons so to accept the terms and conditions hereof, or will procure
the acceptance/ratification of the terms and conditions by all such persons.
||With respect to Carriage to, from or through US Territories, and without prejudice to the
preceding sub-clause, all persons included in the definition of "Merchant" contained in
Carrier's B/L are on notice through tariff publication of this Waybill form that they are
bound to and by all the terms and conditions of this Waybill form and Carrier's B/L.
||The Shipper further undertakes that no claim or allegation in respect of Goods shall be
made against Carrier by any person other than in accordance with the terms and conditions
of this Waybill.
||The terms of this Waybill are severable, and if any term, exception, condition or
stipulation is or is held to be invalid, null, void or unenforceable, such holding shall not
affect in any way the validity or enforceability of any other term etc hereof.
||The contract evidenced by this Waybill shall be governed by Japanese law except as may
be otherwise provided for herein, and any action brought hereunder and/or in respect of the
Goods shall be brought before the Tokyo District Court in Japan, to whose jurisdiction the
Shipper hereby irrevocably submits, on its own behalf and on behalf of all persons
included in the definition of "Merchant" contained in Carrier's B/L.