The consignor is in charge of the loading and unloading of the goods. Furthermore, the consignor is responsible for the consignment being appropriate for a safe transport, i.e. the consignor loads and stows the goods. Stowing means that the goods are to be secured in such a way that they can withstand the usual strain (centrifugal force, shocks) of transport. However, the securing must also be able to protect the goods against damages in case of emergency braking or unfavourable road conditions.
Regarding hanging goods, the consignor must therefore ensure that the bars are correctly locked in to the keyhole walls, the goods are hanged to the bar properly and according to your instructions and the safety clamps are tightly closed. If a bar is defective, it must not be used. Moreover, the consignor must ensure that the packaging protects the goods from loss or damage.
During unloading it is absolutely necessary that the consignee checks whether the goods are complete and intact. In order to safeguard the right to recourse, any differences in quantity or externally identifiable damages must be reported immediately and recorded on the bill of lading. In case of hidden damages, the report must be made within 7 working days.