TERMS & CONDITIONS
WESTEES TRANSPORT & COURIER PTY (LTD) (“WTC”)
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.
All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.
''WTC'' through the website www.westeescourier.co.za (“the Site”) enables registered users to book online for courier services. Visitors to the Site (“Users” or “you”) will be able to browse the Site and services on offer, with limited access.
By browsing, accessing or using this website or by using any facilities or services made available through it or by transacting through or on it, you acknowledge and confirm that you have read all of the terms of this Policy and our Website’s Terms and Conditions, and that you understand, accept and agree to be bound by all the provisions contained in this Policy and the Terms and Conditions as contained on our Website.
2.CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE
The Customer hereby authorises the Carrier to act as its agent and to enter into Contracts of Carriage on terms and conditions no more onerous to the Customer than the conditions contained in this Contract, with any other Carrier, Government Department or third party into whose possession or custody the Goods may pass or may need to pass, or subject to whose authorities the Goods may at any time be during the period of the Contract, subject to the provision that the Conditions contained in this Contract shall continue to apply and to govern the relationship between the Carrier or the sub-contractor and the Customer.
3.QUOTATIONS AND CHARGES
All quotations by the Carrier shall be provided for on the website prior to payment.Quotations, where given, shall be on the basis of immediate acceptance and shall be subject to withdrawal or revision by the Carrier.If any changes occur in the rates of freight, insurance premium or other charges applicable to the Goods, quotations and charges shall be subject to revision accordingly with or without notice.
4. DESCRIPTION OF GOODS
The Customer shall provide to the Carrier prior to loading a full documented description of the Goods on the website. All relevant information pertaining to the goods should filled out accurately.The Customer shall be deemed to be bound by and to warrant the accuracy of all descriptions, values and other particulars furnished to the Carrier.The Customer hereby indemnifies and holds indemnified the Carrier against all losses, damages, expenses and fines which may arise and which may be claimed from the Carrier as a result of any inaccuracy or omission of description, values and other particulars in respect of the Goods.The onus of establishing the condition of the Goods at the time of acceptance and delivery thereof by the Carrier shall rest on the Customer and the Consignee.The Customer shall properly and accurately furnish to the Carrier the name and address of the consignee and also all documents of necessity must accompany the Goods as the Carrier may require.The Carrier shall not be responsible nor incur any liability for any loss or incorrect delivery of the goods due to the name and address of the consignee being improperly stated and the Customer indemnifies the Carrier against all expenses, claims or fines arising from any inaccuracy or omission of descriptions, values or other particulars even if the inaccuracy or omission of descriptions, values or other particulars occur without negligence on the part of the Customer.The Carrier shall not be liable for any loss in the event of delivery being effected to some person other than the consignee in the event of the consignee, or his agent not being present to receive and accept delivery of same.
5. COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
The Carrier will not be responsible for any loss or damage howsoever arising from or during the loading and unloading of the vehicle.Without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing, it shall be the express responsibility of the Customer to ensure that:The Customer is satisfied that the Carrier’s vehicle is suitably clean for the purposes of receiving and conveying the Goods before loading of the Goods into the Carrier’s vehicle is commenced;All Goods loaded shall be in such condition as to enable them to be freely off-loaded at the off-loading point; andSuitable access and off-loading facilities will be provided at the off-loading point.The Customer hereby indemnifies the Carrier and holds it harmless against all costs, expenses, claims, losses, damages or injuries to any person or property howsoever arising and whatsoever nature and whether direct or indirect arising out of or during the course of any such loading or unloading and including any costs, expenses, claims, losses, damages or injuries arising out of the contamination of any Goods whatsoever.In the event of the consignee refusing to accept delivery of the Goods in whole or in part, or in the event of the Carrier being unable to effect delivery by reason of the address of the consignee being improperly or inaccurately stated:And being compelled to return the Goods to the Customer, then the Customer shall be liable for all costs incurred in the return of such goods whether on the same basis as originally agreed upon or on any other basis whatsoever;Or being compelled to dispose of such goods by reason of their perishable nature for whatsoever other reason, the Carrier shall not be liable for any damage to, or loss of such goods or any loss or damage arising out of the disposal thereof and the Customer shall be liable to the Carrier for all costs incurred in connection with the disposal of such Goods.It is the Customer’s duty to be available and present at the collection address in order to ensure that the delivery item/s is/are collected to be delivered to the Consignee as per the instructions provided on the order form. Should the Customer fail and/or neglect to be available at the collection address as provided, the Customer hereby indemnifies the Carrier and the Carrier shall not be held liable for all costs, expenses, claims, losses and/or damages which arises as a result of the non – collection of the goods to be delivered.
6. TERMS OF PAYMENT
Unless prior arrangement has been made in writing, all accounts are due and payable prior to the collection and delivery of any goods