Niche Logistics is not a common carrier and no liability will be accepted as such. Freight is forwarded in accordance with our Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract. Insurance cover is not included in the rates quoted. We recommend insuring your risk against any loss, resulting from damage, breakage, fire, theft, non-delivery etc. with your own insurer. Please note that Niche Logistics does not offer any insurance cover on any consignments unless cover is requested in writing and approved by Niche Logistics prior to dispatch and collection of the goods. Niche Logistics requires written approval from our office, prior to any cover becoming effective. Items are dispatched at the Consignor’s own risk.
It is a requirement when completing a consignment note that all weights, measurements, descriptions, and classifications are clearly and accurately recorded on the consignment note. It is hereby agreed that if weights and measurements are not accurately recorded on the consignment note, then Niche Logistics can determine these, and this determination shall be considered as final, and binding on the consignor. No further negotiation will be entered into, and no claims shall be accepted for any alleged incorrect charging. It is incumbent on the consignor that all items consigned are clearly labelled with the Consignor’s name and address, as well as the Consignee’s full name and address.
Where freight is to be on forwarded via a third party carrier, the consignment note must clearly reflect the on forwarding carriers’ full name and address in the consignor (receiver) section of the consignment note. Where the consignee has stated the ultimate destination in the consignor (receiver) section of the consignment note, then the carrier reserves the right to charge for the freight to the delivery zone as stated in the consignor’s (receivers) section of the consignment note, whether or not delivery was made to that zone. Niche Logistics reserves the right to charge an on forwarding fee of $20.00 per consignment note, as an on forwarding documentation charge.
Freight charges are quoted on a rate per kilogram basis. Light and/or bulky freight will be subject to their kilogram equivalents by multiplying the volume of the freight in cubic meters by a factor (as quoted in the rate schedule) to determine the volumetric weight. The freight charges shall be determined as the greater of the actual dead weight or the volumetric weight, unless otherwise stated in this quotation. Item rates will be subject to maximum weights and volumes stated in this quotation. Exceeding the weight or size limits on item rates will incur a multiple charge.
The Consignor must pay Niche Logistics all Charges invoiced within the period specified on the Niche Logistics invoice. Niche Logistics Charges shall be deemed fully earned as soon as the Goods are loaded and dispatched and shall be payable and non-refundable in any event. If the Consignor fails to pay Niche Logistics the Charges, as and when they are due and payable, all earned Charges, regardless of the due date including interest on all earned Charges at the rate of 3% higher than the interest rate quoted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as its Base Rate, calculated daily from the date the earned Charges were first due and payable until the payment for earned Charges is recovered by Niche Logistics, immediately become due and payable.
Any claims against invoices charges must be made within 7 days of invoice receipt. Niche Logistics reserves the right to reject/refuse any claims made after that date. All claims must be supported with a copy of the consignment note in question, and a copy of the applicable invoice, as well as any additional supporting documentation, to verify your claim. Claims are always subject to Niche Logistics approval.
Goods of a dangerous nature may not be shipped unless prior approval, in writing, is sought from Niche Logistics.
All Pre-paid products must be ordered through Niche Logistics at least 48 hours before use is required. It is preferable that all orders are made in writing quoting your order number.
Where the charge to party is not clearly marked on the consignment note, then any resultant transfer of charges may incur a TRANSFER FEE of $10.00 per consignment note recharged.
Where a proof of delivery is requested and is subsequently shown as delivered in full or a period of 3 months has elapsed since original despatch, a proof of delivery charge of $10.00 per consignment may be applicable.
Payment for Prepaid freight services is payable on delivery of the product. Consignment note services will be billed to you weekly and terms for you organisation will be net 7 days from date of invoice.
Any quotation provided by Niche Logistics is Private and “Commercial in Confidential”, and remains the sole property of Niche Logistics. The provision of services by Niche Logistics and any associated freight carriers by Niche Logistics are Private and “Commercial in Confidential” for the duration of contract and for a period of 12 months past the termination of services; including but not limited to direct engagement of any nominated freight carriers engaged by Niche Logistics during the contract period, by the contracted party.
For the purposes of assessing credit worthiness for the collection of payments from the Consignor, the Consignor hereby irrevocably authorises Niche Logistics, its servants and agents to make such enquiries as it in its absolute discretion deems necessary, including, but not limited to making enquiries by obtaining reports (as may be allowed by law) from persons nominated by the consignor as trade referees, the Consignor’s creditors, bankers and financiers, credit providers, mortgage and trade insurers and credit reporting agencies (“Information Sources”). The Consignor agrees and consents to:
the Information Sources providing to Niche Logistics such information as is requested by Niche Logistics and permitted to be given by law for the aforesaid purposes; and
Niche Logistics disclosing the contents of any credit report or personal information to a credit reporting agency for the purposes of the credit agency creating or adding to any credit information file in relation to the Consignor.
Any rates quoted are exclusive of any government taxes or carrier surcharges or levies that may be imposed or become payable at some future time. GST is not included in the rates quoted and will be applied to each invoice at the current rate as legislated. Fuel surcharges may be applicable at varying percentages.
Any rates quoted are to be held for a period no longer than 12 months from the agreed commencement date of trade.
TRADING TERMS STRICTLY 7 DAYS FROM INVOICE DATE
If your account exceeds our trading terms and is passed over for collection, the Customer is liable for all reasonable expenses (including contingent expenses such as debt collection commission) and legal costs (on a full indemnity basis) incurred by Niche Logistics for enforcement of obligations and recovery of monies due from the Customer to Niche Logistics.
The Consignor accepts these Terms and Conditions as binding immediately upon either the written acceptance of any quote provided or by appointing Niche Logistics to forward freight.
Niche Transport began as just a two person operation in 2006.
We have 350+ current clients at the moment.
We are entrusted with the transportation of 10000+ consignments each month.