Marine transit (Goods in transit)
This policy covers the loss or damage to any goods, equipment, merchandise etc. of any description that the University owns or has responsibility for whilst the property is being transported by road, air, rail, or sea:
To or from overseas by a professional carrier, subject to $1,000 excess.
Anywhere in Australia, subject to $50,000 excess.
- The Faculty, School or Department is required to keep a spreadsheet - recording all transits - and to provide to the a copy of the spreadsheet annually by 30th June.
Any shipment that exceeds the value of $500,000 must be notified to a minimum of two weeks prior to being sent.
Marine transit (Goods in transit) Claim procedures
Should goods be received in a damaged condition or should there be any reason to suspect damage, the delivery receipt should be endorsed "goods received damaged" or "goods received suspect damage. Subject to survey in store", drawing the attention of the carrier to this endorsement. This prevents the carrier producing a "clean" delivery receipt after the event and claiming that the goods were delivered in a sound condition. For this reason, goods should always be checked carefully upon receipt.
- Delivery receipt
- Original or carbon copy of the freight note
- Airway Bill or Bill of Landing if delivered from overseas
- Carriers' conditions of carriage