ITEM 503 Liability of CSA
CSA assumes no liability of deterioration of perishable products or on account of delays due to weather conditions and or conditions beyond CSA’s control.
ITEM 504 Acts of God
An Act of God is defined as an abnormal or unusual event which is strictly natural in origin with no human assistance or influence, including but not limited to tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophic events of nature.
ITEM 505 Exceptions from Liability
CSA shall not be liable for loss, damage, or delay to any of the goods described in the Bill of Lading caused by an Act of God, the Queen’s or public enemies, riots, strikes, a defect, or inherent vice in the goods, the act or default of the consignor, owner or consignee authority of law, quarantine or differences in weights of grain, seed, or other commodities caused by natural shrinkage.
ITEM 506 Delay
CSA is not bound to transport the goods by any particular vehicle or in time for any particular market or otherwise than with due dispatch unless by agreement specifically endorsed by an authorized manager of CSA in writing prior to the pickup of the shipment.
Subject to reasonable requests, CSA agrees to accept, transport, and deliver with reasonable dispatch such merchandise as customer may tender to CSA for transportation. However, CSA shall not be responsible for any damages, direct, indirect or consequential, which are the result of delay in delivery.
ITEM 507 Stoppage in Transit
Where goods are stopped and held in transit at the request of the party entitled to do so, the goods are held at the risk of that party.
ITEM 508 Packaging Requirements & Used/Personal Goods
When the proper packaging as provided in the NMFC is not adhered to and shipment is inadvertently accepted, CSA’s liability shall be limited to 10 cents per pound regardless of the RVNX shown on the Bill of Lading. If no specific packaging is provided in the NMFC and the commodity is shipped in an unprotected state (i.e. an uncrated machine shipped loose or on a skid) CSA’s liability shall be limited to 10 cents per pound.