2-1. INSTRUCTING PARTY
Instructing party shall mean the party ordering the service from the Transport and/or Logistics Operator, or from the Customs Broker.
2-2. TRANSPORT AND/OR LOGISTICS OPERATOR
“Transport and/or Logistics Operator”, hereinafter referred to as the T.L.O, shall mean the party (freight forwarder, agent, logistics contractor, forwarding agent, primary carrier, etc.) who concludes a contract of carriage with a carrier to whom it entrusts execution of all or part of the carriage operation and/or who concludes a contract for logistics services with a substituted party when the T.L.O itself does not perform said services.
2-2.1. FREIGHT FORWARDER
“Freight Forwarder”, also referred to as “Transport Organiser”, shall mean any service provider who organises and ensures execution, under its responsibility and own name, in compliance with the provisions of Article L132-1 of the French Code of Commerce, carriage of goods according to the methods and means of its choice on an instructing party’s behalf.
2-2.2. LOGISTICS OPERATOR
“Logistics Operator” shall mean any service provider who organises, executes or ensures execution of, under its responsibility and own name, in compliance with the provisions in Article L 132-1 of the French Code of Commerce, any operation intended to manage physical flows of goods, as well as flows of relating documents and/or information.
2-2.3. PRIMARY CARRIER
“Primary Carrier” shall mean the carrier bound by the initial contract of carriage concluded with an instructing party or freight forwarder and who entrusts all or part of this contract’s execution, under its responsibility, to another carrier.
2-3. ACCREDITED CUSTOMS BROKER
“Accredited Customs Broker” shall mean the accredited service provider who undertakes customs formalities directly in the name and on the behalf of an instructing party (direct representation), or indirectly in its own name and on the behalf of an instructing party (indirect representation) and who intervenes, if required, to address any difficulties that may arise.
Direct representation is governed by the rules of the mandate and indirect representation by the rules of the commission.
Parcel shall mean an item or set of materials made up of several items, whatever the weight, size and volume thereof, making up a unit load upon delivery for transport (bin, cage, crate, carton, container, burden, pallet circled or film-wrapped by the instructing party, roll, etc.), packed by the sender before pick-up even if the contents are detailed in the shipping document.
Shipment shall mean the quantity of goods, packages and load support effectively provided, at the same time, to the Transport and/or Logistics Operator and whose displacement is requested by one single instructing party towards one single consignee from a single place of loading to a single place of unloading and reproduced in one single document.
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