Boat Loading Procedures
The following Boat Loading Procedures are provided to assist
boat shippers with delivery guidelines when booking your boat
Boats on Port/Port basis (FCL): Boat Transporter is responsible
for picking up the flatrack from the shipping Line and the
Shipper is responsible for loading and securing the boats
and cradles (trailer). Corner must be open for loading.
Boats on a Pier Delivery Basis (LCL): Boat Transporter is
required to make an appointment with the shipping Line for
boat delivery to stevedores at the port. The appointment must
be made with sufficient time and advance notice in order to
avoid delays and extra charges. 48 hours (minimum) is required.
Boats on a Shipside Break-Bulk Delivery (Truck or Water):
Boat Transporter is required to maintain telephone contact
with the shipping Line to insure and verify vessel arrival
and gang commencement times. Vessel arrival and gang schedules
are not guaranteed.
Boat Transporter is required to be on time with boat deliveries
to avoid delays to vessel and extra cost. The shipping line
cannot guarantee the time of discharge or loading to/from
the water or truck.
The shipping line can not guarantee extra time or space at
port for removal of propellers, shrink wrapping, cleaning
or any other maintenance work. All work at the port requires
prior advance notice. If the shipper requires extra work for
the preparation of the boat for shipping, the shipper will
require to submit extra work request through Boat Transporter
at the time of rate request. All personnel working on the
port premises or boarding vessels will be required to sign
a letter of indemnity.
Port Security requires that Boat Transporters provide them
with a letter authorizing the work with names of workers,
captains or carriers bringing cargo to the port. The letter
requires a driver's license or passport number. NO one will
be allowed to enter the port without the proper authorization
from Port Security.
Shipping Preparations: Drain all fuel tanks, drain all water
tanks, disconnect batteries and tape cables or supply hazardous
cargo declarations. Note all hazardous cargo must be surrendered
to the port with proper documentation 24 hours prior to vessel