Business Terms and Conditions of 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.
Essex Couriers is operated by 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd..
All bookings are taken on the assumption that these Terms & Conditions
have been read and understood.
When ordering 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s services you, as "Shipper", are agreeing
on your behalf and on behalf of anyone else with an interest in
the Shipment, that the Terms & Conditions shall apply from
the time that 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. accepts the Shipment unless otherwise agreed in writing
by an authorised officer of 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd..
"Shipment" means all documents or parcels that
travel under one Contract Number and may be carried by any means
that 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. chooses, including any other carrier. Every Shipment
is transported on a limited liability basis as provided herein.
If Shipper requires greater protection, then insurance is the Shipper's
1. Unacceptable Shipments
Shipper agrees that its Shipment is acceptable for transportation
and is deemed unacceptable if:-
- it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited
or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association),
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), any applicable
government department or other relevant organisation; or
- 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. decides it cannot transport an item safely or legally
(such items include but are not limited to: animals, bullion,
currency, bearer form negotiable instruments, precious metals
and stones, firearms, part thereof and ammunition, human remains,
pornography, illegal drugs, plants and eggs).
2. Deliveries and Undeliverables
Shipments cannot be delivered to PO boxes or postal codes. Shipments
are delivered to Receiver's address given by the Shipper but not
necessarily to the named Receiver personally. Shipments to addresses
with a central receiving area will be delivered to that area. If
Receiver refuses delivery or to pay for delivery, or Shipment is
deemed to be unacceptable, or Receiver cannot be reasonably identified
or located, 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. shall use reasonable efforts to return the Shipment
to Shipper at Shipper's cost, failing which the Shipment may be
released, disposed of or sold by 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. without incurring any liability whatsoever to Shipper
or anyone else, with the proceeds applied against the service charges
and related administrative costs and the balance of the proceeds
returned to the Shipper.
2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. has the right to open and inspect a Shipment without
prior notice to the Shipper.
4. Shipment Charges and Billing
2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s Shipment charges are based on a combination of fixed
cost, and/or mileage from collection address to delivery address,
and/or time taken from arrival at collection address to departure
from delivery address. Shipper shall pay or reimburse 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. for all Shipment charges, storage charges, duties
and taxes owed for services provided by 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. or incurred by 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. on Shipper's or Receiver's or any third party's behalf
and all claims, damages, fines and expenses incurred if the Shipment
is deemed unacceptable for transport as described in Section 1.
Waiting Time will apply after 10 mins. Waiting Time will be charged
at up to £30 per hour + VAT and at our discretion.
Cancellation charges will apply but only if the motorcycle courier has left the base.
5. 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s Liability
2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. contracts with the Shipper on the basis that 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s liability is strictly limited to direct loss only
and to the monetary value in this Section 5. All other types of
loss or damage are excluded (including but not limited to lost
profits, income, interest, future business), whether such loss
or damage is special or indirect, and even if the risk of such
loss or damage was brought to 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s attention before or after acceptance of the Shipment
since special risks can be insured by Shipper. If a Shipment combines
carriage by air, road or other mode of transport, it shall be presumed
that any loss or damage occurred during the air period of such
carriage unless proven otherwise. 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s liability in respect of any one Shipment transported,
without prejudice to Sections 6-9, is limited to its actual cash
value and shall not exceed GB£75.00.
Claims are limited to one claim per Shipment settlement of which
will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection
therewith. If Shipper regards these limits as insufficient the
Shipper assumes all risks of loss or damage.
6. Time Limits for Claims
All claims must be submitted in writing to 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. within thirty (30) calendar days from the date that 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. accept the Shipment, failing which 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. shall have no liability whatsoever.
7. Shipment Insurance
Shipment Insurance is the responsibility of the Shipper.
8. Delayed Shipment
2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. will make every reasonable effort to collect and deliver
the Shipment according to any estimate given but this is not guaranteed
and does not form part of the contract. 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. is not liable for any damages or loss caused by delays.
9. Circumstances beyond 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s control
2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. is not liable for any loss or damage arising out of
circumstances beyond 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.'s control. These include but are not limited to:- "Act
of God" - e.g. earthquake, cyclone, storm, flood, fog; "Force
Majeure" - e.g. war, acts of terrorism, plane crash or embargo;
any defect or characteristic related to the nature of the Shipment,
even if known to 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.; riot or civil commotion; any act or omission by a
person not employed or contracted by 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. e.g. Shipper, Receiver, third party, Customs or other
government official; industrial action; and electrical or magnetic
damage to, or erasure of, electronic or photographic images, data
10. Shipper's Warranties and Indemnity
Shipper shall indemnify and hold 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd. harmless for any loss or damage arising out of Shipper's
failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations and for
Shipper's breach of the following warranties and representations:-
- all information provided by the Shipper or its representatives
is complete and accurate;
- the Shipment was prepared in secure premises by the Shipper
and/or its employees;
- Shipper employed reliable staff to prepare the Shipment;
- Shipper protected Shipment against unauthorised interference
during preparation, storage and transportation to 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd.
- the Shipment is properly marked and addressed and packed to
ensure safe transportation with ordinary care in handling; and
- all applicable laws and regulations have been complied with
Shipper agrees to all routing and diversion, including the possibility
that the Shipment may be carried via intermediate stopping places.
12. Governing Law
Any dispute arising under or in any way connected with these
Terms and Conditions shall be subject, for the benefit of 2b2 Motorcycle & Small Van Couriers Ltd., to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of,
and governed by the law of, the country of origin of the Shipment
and Shipper irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction, unless contrary
to applicable law.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not
affect any other part of these Terms and Conditions.