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Cosren Shipping Agency
as agents for COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd

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Regulations for Export

Booking Acceptance

All bookings are accepted subject to space and equipment availability.

Maximum cargo weight for per 20’ cntr is 27 tons with the exception of Chittagong which is 24 tons.

“A” grade and Food grade units require 3 working days for preparation prior to collection of cntr. Preparation costs are to be confirmed by your sales representative..


No cash payments are accepted.

For all TT payments either the bill number or invoice number must reflect on the proof of payment.

Hazardous Bookings

Hazardous bookings are subject to acceptance by Cosco DG office.

Units will not be loaded if incorrect original hazardous packing declarations are not submitted by close of vessel stacks and will attract a minimum penalty of R1000 for late submission according to reason for late submission

For weekend stacks packing declarations are to be submitted by 14h00 of the preceding Friday

For FCL Bookings Only

With receipt of this booking client confirm that booking is firm. Should booking not be client is to advise Cosren at least 48 hrs before the Jhb stacks open.

Client undertakes to ensure all cntrs are sealed and delivered to the stack on time to ensure cntrs are loaded on vessel in time.

Client also undertakes to forward seal no with the precise contents of the container to the carrier

Shipping Instructions

Shipping instructions are to be submitted at least 48 hours after the Durban stack Has closed, late documentation received will result in a penalty as per Cosren Tariff.

Both the gross and net weight must show on the shipping instruction. The net weight is The cargo weight and the gross weight is the cargo weight including the packaging weight. PLEASE NOTE THE GROSS WEIGHT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CONTAINER TARE WEIGHT.

Any amendments to the original B/L will attract a manifest corrector fee as per Cosren Tariff once original bill has been released.

Any fines that may occur due to incorrect information on shipping instruction or lateSubmission of shipping instruction will be for shipper’s account.


Shipper is required to declare the shipment to SARS.

All penalties arising from non declaration will be for shipper’s account.

When passing the SARS EDI, client must ensure that there is a COS space and then the booking no. i.e. COS 000000000. If EDI is not passed this way we are unable to pick up release on our side and will then require a VOC or an original stamped copy from SARS in order to release bill of lading.

Export Demurrage will Apply to

units that are uplifted and not shipped for intended vessel

once units are returned to nominated depot lift on/off will be applicable per cntr

Should any damages be found on cntr after depot has inspected will be for shipper’s account.

Overweight Containers

Overweight containers exceeding MAX payload will not be loaded. All costs/finesse will be for shipper’s account

Late Arrival

No late arrival will be accepted after stacks for vessel have closed.

Late arrivals will only be applied within the stacks dates and will only be confirmed on acceptance by vessel operator and the port.

Dead Freight

Please note that dead freight will be applicable for any cntr that is cancelled or transferred after the Durban stacks have opened.

Late Cancellation Fee

"Means booking parties should pay for the cancelation of booking after the loading terminal including rail terminal announced the outbound stack open and only if the outbound inland road or rail transportation is arranged by booking parties. If the outbound inland road or rail transportation is carried out by carrier or its agent, “Late Cancellation Fee “would be never charged and never paid by booking parties. The “Late Cancellation Fee “rate should be R800 per each failed container.