Rule 2-080: Shipper’s Load and Count
When containers are loaded and sealed by shipper, carrier or its authorized agent will accept same as "Shipper's load and count" and the Bill of Lading shall be so claused, and:
No container will be accepted for shipment if the weight of the contents thereof exceeds the weight carrying capacity of the container.
Carrier will not be directly or indirectly responsible for:
1. Damage resulting from improper loading or mixing of articles in containers, or shipper's use of unsuitable or inadequate protective and securing materials when loading to open-side flat-rack type containers.
2. Any discrepancy in count or concealed damage to articles. Except as otherwise provided, shipments destined to more than one port of discharge may not be loaded by the shipper into the same container.
Except as otherwise provided, materials, including special fittings, and labor required for securing and properly stowing cargo in containers moving in CY service, including but not limited to lashing, bulkheads, cross members, platforms, dunnage and the like must be supplied by shippers at their expense and the carrier shall not be responsible for such materials nor their return after use. The carrier shall not be liable in any event for any claim for loss or damage to the cargo arising out of improper or inadequate mixing, stuffing, tallying or bracing of cargo within the container.