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Wasaline – CARGO
We at Wasaline take good care of our cargo customers, offering drivers good food, rest and a possibility to relax in a comfortable cabin while onboard.
Please note that all cargo bookings have to be made in advance, and the vehicle and cargo unit will have to be in the harbour at least 1 hour before the set departure time. The maximum allowed height of the transport at m/s Wasa Express is 4.43 metres.
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While booking, the following information is required
– the total length, width, height, total weight and cargo weight of the vehicle
– registration number
– electrical connection
– number of drivers
– other possible special measures needed
– IMO/ADR freight
The units have to be booked in advance so that entrance to the harbour area can be guaranteed.
Wasaline transports the following cargo units
New cars and car chassis units
The check-in and loading times for vehicles are as follows:
– 1.5 hours before the vessel’s departure time for trailers and vehicles to be pulled or driven onboard the ship by a stevedoring company.
– 1 hour before the vessel’s departure time for trucks which the drivers themselves drive onboard the ship.
A vehicle that arrives late to the check-in may lose its booked space to a vehicle that is on the waiting list.
Method of payment
Invoice or cash/card payments. Please contact our cargo booking office to agree on the method of payment.
Cancellation of bookings
Wasaline will charge a payment for a booked space which is not used and which has not been cancelled in time. Bookings for trucks or other vehicles accompanied by driver have to be cancelled 1 hour before the vessel’s departure time. For other units, cancellations have to be made 1.5 hours before the departure time.
Pricelist for packages, pallets and large goods
- Customer carries onboard and off the boat 55€ / 522 kr, plus VAT
- Customer does not carry onboard 55€ / 522 kr and 15€ / 143 kr loading fee per harbor, plus VAT
- Customer carries onboard and off the boat 67€ / 636 kr otherwise an additional 40€ / 380 kr loading fee per harbor, plus VAT
- Customer is traveling himself and carries onboard and off the boat 45€ / 427 kr, no VAT needed
- Minimum 55€ / 522 kr regardless of size and weight and in addition 97€ / 925 kr loading fee, plus VAT
- DANGEROUS GOODS
Dangerous goods can cause harm or damage to people, animals, the environment or materials. These goods are classified according to their properties. The United Nations regulations define 9 different classes of dangerous goods. Based on the properties of the goods, they can also be assigned a so-called subsidiary risk. While loading dangerous goods together, classes and any subsidiary risks and special regulations will always have to be observed.
The transport of dangerous goods is regulated, besides the national regulations, by international rules and agreements as follows:
Maritime transports: IMDG code (IMDG-Code Amdt. 35-10) and Road transports: ADR (VAK) (ADR 2011)
Wasaline observes the latest versions in force of these regulations.
- SHIPPING OF AND BOOKINGS FOR DANGEROUS GOODS
The transport of dangerous goods will be carried out in accordance with the IMDG code.
Bookings for a vehicle loaded with dangerous goods must be made with the Wasaline Cargo Booking Office well in advance before shipping. While making a booking, the following information has to be given: the accurate technical name of dangerous goods (Proper Shipping Name; trade names will not be accepted), UN number, class, packaging group and any possible subsidiary risks. This information has to be given also when goods are transported in limited quantity.
As of 1 January 2012, only the provisions of IMDG Code Amendments 35-10 apply.
A declaration has to be made on classified goods using a separate document “Multimodal Dangerous Goods Declaration/Dangerous Goods Declaration”, the documents must be delivered to the freight check-in area at the port of departure no later than two hours before the scheduled departure of the vessel. If the original documents are sent after the cargo has been dispatched and they will not reach the port before the departure, you can fax us copies of the documents to arrive beforehand which has to be signed and delivered to the Wasaline Cargo Booking Office (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax +46 90 185222 (Sweden), +358 20 7716820 (Finland)) before shipping. The document has also to be shown at the cargo check-in. The original version of the document has to be shown on request. While transporting goods according to ADR/RID regulations, besides the road transport documents, also a container/vehicle Packing Certificate Form has to be presented.
- MARKING OF VEHICLE/CARGO UNIT AND STORAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS
The consigner shall ensure that when the vehicle/cargo unit is brought to the harbour, it is marked in accordance with the applicable shipping regulations. Also vehicles/cargo units loaded with goods to be reported in limited quantities or in exempted quantities must be marked.
IMO or ADR classified goods must not be stored within Wasaline’s harbour area. Vehicles/cargo units must be picked up/dropped off at the harbour at the time of unloading/loading the vessel. If needed, our experts at the Cargo Booking Office and in harbours are pleased to give you more information on the transport of classified goods.
ISPS is an abbreviation for International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. It is a set of regulations intended to increase sea security at ports and onboard ships. The body behind the code is IMO (International Maritime Organization), ruled by the United Nations. The international ISPS code came into force on 1 July 2004. For Wasaline and its customers this means that:
– Harbour areas are surrounded by a fence.
– All units must be booked in advance to guarantee entry to the harbour area.
– A list of goods, with separate itemisations of dangerous goods, must be presented for all units.
– Spending the night inside the fenced area is forbidden.
– Random checks can be made on the contents of all cargo units entering the area.
The ISPS code defines so-called security levels. They vary according to the situation and any perceived threats. The security levels are set by each country’s police authorities, and they may vary from port to port.
SECURITY LEVEL 1 (NORMAL SITUATION)
Security Level 1 is defined in the ISPS code as the default or normal state. At this level, a list of goods refers to a transport document that specifies the consigner, consignee, total weight and classification of the shipped goods.
TRUCKS AND VEHICLES ACCOMPANIED BY DRIVER
All units must be booked in advance before they have a right to be transferred into the fenced harbour area (ISPS area). This means that all waiting vehicles must either be booked at the check-in or they must wait outside the harbour area. The driver must present a list of goods at the check-in.
When the cargo contains dangerous goods, the transport documents must follow the IMDG/ADR regulations, valid at the time. At the destination harbour, the unit must leave the harbour area (ISPS area) immediately.
GOODS (TRAILERS, PAPER CASSETTES, CONTAINERS, BOATS, PALLETS)
All units must be booked in advance. An unbooked unit arriving at the harbour during the day must be booked before entry to the harbour area (ISPS area). Wasaline must be presented a cargo document, fulfilling the regulations valid at the time, on any dangerous goods. After depositing the cargo unit for shipping, the traction truck driver must leave the harbour area.
General cargo can be shipped only by separate agreement. While depositing the goods, the consigner must present a detailed list of goods and fill in a delivery note. All general cargo shipments will be given a visual check.
Security Level 2 indicates raised readiness in the ISPS area. At this level, by a detailed list of goods we mean a transport document that specifies the consigner, consignee, total weight and type of the goods, as well as the number of cargo packages. By a transport worker’s identification card we mean an ID card that proves the driver’s identity and indicates the transport company he/she is representing.
In addition to the regulations specified for Security Level 1, the following requirements are in force:
TRUCKS AND VEHICLES ACCOMPANIED BY DRIVER
Units must arrive at the harbour at least 2 hours before the vessel’s departure time. The driver and any assistant driver must prove his/her identity by presenting the transport worker’s ID card. At the check-in, the driver must present a detailed list of goods of the cargo.
GOODS TO BE HANDLED (E.G. TRAILERS, CONTAINERS, BOATS, CASSETTES)
Units must arrive at the harbour at least 2 hours before the vessel’s departure time. In these cases, the traction truck driver must prove his/her identity and present a detailed list of goods, as well as a document, fulfilling the regulations valid at the time, on any dangerous goods.
Security Level 3 indicates the highest level of readiness in the ISPS code. This level will come into force for example at the threat of an immediate bomb attack or other dangerous situation. At this level, goods will be handled according to the authorities’ orders.
INSPECTION OF CARGO
The ISPS code requires that when Security Level 1 is in force, random checks will be made on the cargo and transport equipment. Checks will be made more frequently when Security Level 2 is in force. All those who are entering the ISPS area and who intend to travel onboard a Wasaline vessel shall be conscious of these requirements. Refusal to be inspected means a waiver of a right to travel with Wasaline. These inspections will be conducted in cooperation with relevant authorities.
Conditions of carriage
Conditions of carriage in transport between Finland and Sweden
Wasaline (hereafter the “carrier”) enters into contract on the carriage of motor vehicles, lorries, trailers, containers and other goods transportation vehicles (hereafter the “goods”) in accordance with these conditions of carriage.
1. Contract of carriage
The contract of carriage is entered into on the basis of a confirmed advance booking or at the time of departure. The advance booking need not be made formally. The contract of carriage comes into force when the carrier confirms the booking. A freight ticket is given as proof of the contract of carriage.
2. Freight and terms of payment
The contract of carriage is based on the tariff and exchange rates valid on the date of payment.
Unless otherwise agreed, freight must be paid, at the latest, before loading. Freight must be paid in full and is not deductable against a counter claim.
3. Deliveryof the goods
The goods, which are carried with an accompanying towing vehicle, must be ready for loading onto the vessel at least one hour before the scheduled time of departure; in the event of a later arrival the booking is considered forfeit and the carrier has no obligation to take the goods on board. The goods are considered to havebeen delivered to the carrier when the towing vehicle has been checked in.
Goods, which are carried without an accompanying towing vehicle, must be delivered to the carrier in the terminal area, with the same consequences in case of delay, at least one hour before the scheduled time of departure. Goods, which are carried without an accompanying towing vehicle, are considered to have been delivered to the carrier when they have been brought to the terminal area to a place indicated for this type of goods, however, not before the check-in procedures have begun for the sailing for which the goods are destined.
The goods must be delivered in such condition that they can be loaded onto the vessel, stowed, transported and unloaded safely and easily. The carrier has no obligation to check the inside of the goods transportation vehicle or other transportation apparatus in order to secure that the goods have been packed in a way that they can not be damaged or cause damage to any person or property. The consignor is liable to the carrier for the damage caused by goods improperly packed or stowed in the goods transportation vehicle.
4. Collection of the goods
Goods which are carried without an accompanying towing vehicle must be collected from the port of destination no later than two hours after the scheduled time of arrival. If the goods are not collected within this period of time, the carrier will leave the goods in the terminal area at the consignee’s cost.
5. Subcontractor contracts
The carrier has the right to use a third party to carry out the transportation or a part thereof, the loading or unloading, warehousing or other duties which are needed for the fulfillment of the contract of carriage.
If it has been agreed in the contract of carriage that a certain part of the transportation is carried out by a subcontractor, the carrier is not liable for damages caused while the goods are in the subcontractor’s possession.
6. The carrier’s right to terminate the contract of carriage
The carrier has the right to terminate the contract of carriage with immediate effectif the fulfillment of the contract is prevented by force majeure such as the vessel not being able to sail due to industrial conflict, action taken by the authorities, average, fire, hazard or peril that is peculiar to the sea, war, revolt or unrest, saving of human lives, ship rescue operations or an act of God.
If the carrier terminates the transportation contract in accordance with this section, the paid freight will be returned excluding possible part carriage freight in accordance with chapter 14, section 21 of the Finnish Sea Act.
7. Hazardous goods
Hazardous goods are accepted for transportation only with the express consent of the carrier. The consignor of hazardous goods must provide the following information: the IMGD code, the technical classification item, any necessary safety precautions and actions to be taken in the event of an accident. If the consignor hands the goods over to the carrier without indicating the hazardous nature of the goods and the necessary safety measures, the consignor is liable to the carrier for costs and other damages caused by the transportation of this kind of goods. In such cases the carrier has the right, depending on the circumstances, to unload, to render them harmless, or to destroy them without any obligation to pay compensation.
8. The carrier’s responsibility
The carrier’s liability for damages is determined in the Finnish Sea Act’s chapter 13 on transportation of general cargo. The carrier’s liability for damages is limited to the extent to which restricting and relieving is permitted in the said chapter. The carriage thus comes under the international convention of 1924 concerning the stipulation of certain universal regulations on bills of lading in the form that they have in the amendment protocol of 1968 (the Hague -Visby regulations) and in the protocol of 1979 on the amendments to the said protocol; conditions which differ from the said Act and convention to the disadvantage of the consignor, the stevedore or the consignee, are invalid. The carrier is thus liable for the goods from the moment the goods are delivered to be carried until the moment the goods are delivered to the consignee, or if the consignee does not collect the goods and they are left in the terminal area, two hours after the scheduled time of the arrival.
The carrier is liable for damage caused by delay or damages caused by the loss of, or damage to, the goods while they are in his custody, unless he can prove that no fault or neglect on his part, or on the part of someone else for whom he is responsible, has caused the damage or contributed to its arising.
However, the carrier is not responsible for damage which is caused by measures taken to save human lives or justifiable measures taken to rescue a vessel or other property at sea.
The carrier is not liable if he can prove that the damage is due to a navigation error or navigation neglect or the handling of the vessel or a fire, providing that he, or a person he is responsible for, has not neglected their relevant duties to ensure that the vessel is seaworthy before departure.
The carrier is not responsible for disturbances in the function of freezing or heating apparatus accompanying the goods.
When determining damages due to delay, it must be observed, that the times given in timetables are not guaranteed but approximate. The information in the timetables concerning times is not considered part of the contract of carriage.
The carrier is not responsible for indirect damage such as loss of income, etc.
The liability of the carrier is limited to 667 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) for each piece or other unit of goods, or if the liability would thus become greater, to 2 SDR for each kilogram of the gross weight of the goods in question. Every motor vehicle, container, pallet or other such transportation item, with or without load, is considered as one piece in every respect, including the liability of the carrier, and can be loaded onto the deck without specifically notifying the consignor of it.
9.The provisions made here are for the benefit of the officers, crew, agents and stevedores of the vessel, or any other persons for which the carrier is responsible.
10.A general average is shared in accordance with the York/Antwerp regulations and the general average adjustment is made by the average adjuster appointed by the carrier.
11.If the goods have been transferred out of the terminal area of the destination port without the consignee having informed the carrier in written form of any loss or damage which he has noticed, or should have noticed, and of the general extent of the loss or damage, the goods will be considered to have been handed over in an undamaged condition. If the loss or damage could not have been noticed in connection with the handing over of the goods, the above will still apply, if such information is not given within three days.