Conditions of Carriage

Full conditions of carriage:

In these conditions “The Carrier” shall mean Zodiac Courier, a division of Zodiac marine Services Company Limited (Registration Number: 0000000).

the Client” shall mean any party reflected on the Waybill or the credit application as the sender of the goods.

“the Waybill” shall mean the Carrier’s official Dispatch Note overleaf, or Dispatch Sheet overleaf, or in the case of computerized dispatch sender systems, the Handover List, file transfer or computer disk containing the Client’s instructions.

To the maximum extent permitted in law, all articles are carried at the risk of the owner of the article, the Client and receiver of the article and the Carrier accepts no liability for, and the Client indemnifies and holds the Carrier harmless in respect of, any and all direct or indirect cost, expense, loss or damage (including any consequential loss or damage or loss of profits) of whatsoever nature or kind arising, directly or indirectly, out of the Carrier’s carriage of the article, including from any negligence on the part of the Carrier, its holding company or any of their directors, shareholders, agents, contractors, servants, employees or otherwise. The effect of this clause is that the owner of the article, the Client and/or receiver of the article may have limited or no recourse against the Carrier in the circumstances referred to herein and that the Client could become liable to compensate the Carrier if it becomes liable in the circumstances referred to herein.

Without derogating from the provisions of clause 4 should it nevertheless be held that the Carrier is liable for any cost, expense, loss and / or damage, liability shall be limited to GHC 5.00 (VAT incl) per kilogram to a maximum of GHC500 (VAT incl) per consignment carried, but in all cases shall not exceed the actual manufactured cost of the article/s. The effect of this clause is that the liability of the Carrier may be limited to the amounts contemplated herein in the circumstances contemplated herein.

All charges are levied according to mass or volume per consignment (whichever is the greater) and not by the value of the article/s carried unless agreed to the contrary, in writing by the Carrier. To the extent that the Client selects the “limited liability” option on the Waybill, then the Client will be liable to pay the Carrier an additional amount equal to 2% of the value of the article (as noted on the face of the waybill) plus VAT or the current minimum surcharge, whichever is the greater.

All charges are levied according to mass or volume per consignment (whichever is the greater) and not by the value of the article/s carried unless agreed to the contrary, in writing by the Carrier. To the extent that the Client selects the “limited liability” option on the Waybill, then the Client will be liable to pay the Carrier an additional amount equal to 2% of the value of the article (as noted on the face of the waybill) plus VAT or their current minimum charge, whichever is the greater.

 

The Carrier will not procure, nor will the Carrier be responsible for procuring, any insurance cover for, or on behalf of, the Client. The Client is solely responsible for procuring his/her/its own insurance cover in relation to the article and the carriage services provided by the Carrier to the Client in relation to such article.

 

THE LIMITED LIABILITY OPTION

8.1        The provisions of this clause are only of application to the extent that:

 

8.1.1             the Client has actually selected the “limited liability” option on the Waybill; and

8.1.2             the article is not one of the following:
Alcohol, bottled wine, liquor, antiquities, antiques of any description, ammunition, arms, explosives, artwork, paintings, frames and framed commodities, bank and/or treasury notes, bonds, bullion, cash, traveller’s cheques, vouchers of any description, money, phone cards, prepaid cards, securities, specie, stamps, tickets, bulk cargo, cellular phones
and accessories, ipads, ibooks, tablets – i.e. all mobile multimedia electronic communication devices, cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco products, cobalt, copper, dangerous/ hazardous goods, used and / or second hand goods, documents of any description, manuscripts, patterns, plans, deeds, designs, certificates, samples, models, moulds, flowers, fresh produce, frozen or chilled foods, fruit, gold and silver articles, watches, jewellery, precious metals and precious/semi-precious
stones, hides and skins, furs, household goods and personal effects, livestock, animals of any description, motor vehicles of any description, tyres;
and

8.1.3 the article is adequately packaged to withstand the normal rigours of transportation. Claims due to inadequate packaging can be repudiated.

8.2 Subject to the provisions of clause 8 above if the article is lost or damaged by the Carrier during the course and scope of its carriage thereof the Carrier will, notwithstanding the provisions of clauses 4 and 5 above, be liable to the Client for the direct cost of replacing or repairing the lost or damaged article; provided that:

 

8.2.1             the Client has proven, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Carrier, that the article has been lost or damaged, and that such loss or damage was caused by the Carrier; and

 

8.2.2             the Client has paid the Carrier the additional fee reffered to in clause 6 above in relation hereto; and

8.2.3             the maximum liability of the Carrier to the Client shall, to the maximum extent permitted in law, be the lesser of the value of the article (as provided by the Client on the waybill), and GHC 50,000 (Fifty Thousand Ghana cedis); provided that if no such value is provided on the waybill, the value of the article shall be deemed to be an amount equal to GHC 50 (Fifty Ghana Cedis).

THE EFFECT OF THIS CLAUSE IS THAT THE CLIENT MAY HAVE LIMITED OR NO RECOURSE AGAINST THE CARRIER IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES REFERRED TO HEREIN.

8.3   In the event of a claim in terms of clause 8.2, please contact Dawn Wing on (011) 961 4800 or 0861 223 224.

The Carrier will not provide any services in respect of any hazardous goods.

Whilst the carrier will use its reasonable endeavours to effect delivery of any articles at the time requested by the client on the waybill, such requested time is an estimate only and does not constitute an agreement by the carrier that such article will be delivered at such time.

 

Where payment for carriage, or any other service rendered by the Carrier, is made by cheque or any other means and such payment is not honoured on presentation, or the cheque returned “refer to drawer” through no fault of the Carrier, the Client agrees to compensate the Carrier, on demand, for all and any additional charges incurred by the Carrier in recovering such payment.

 

All amounts payable by the Client to the Carrier are exclusive of VAT (unless specifically stated to the contrary on the Waybill) and shall be settled in full, without deduction or set off. In the event that the Carrier instructs attorneys or collection agents to institute action against the Client arising from, or in connection with, this document, the Client acknowledges liability for all and any costs incurred by the Carrier on the attorney and client scale, as well as collection charges and any tracing fees.

 

This document contains the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter hereof. No alteration, cancellation, variation of, or addition hereto will be of any force or effect unless reduced to writing and signed by all the parties to these conditions or their duly authorized representatives.

Privacy Policy
The terms of our privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Zodiac Courier uses and protects any information that you give Zodiac Courier when you use this website.

Zodiac Courier is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Zodiac Courier may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This privacy policy is effective from 8 January 2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.