Solely with respect to international containers being transported between the Authority’s Garden City Terminal and CSXT’s terminal located at 2101 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL (the “Chicago Yard”), the Authority will act as an intermediary between the user and the motor carrier to coordinate the drayage of international containers to and from Garden City Terminal and CSXT’s terminal located at 3000 Tremont Road, Savannah, Georgia (the “Savannah Yard”). Upon user’s request, the Authority will coordinate with the drayage provider to arrange for international containers to be transported between Garden City Terminal and CSXT’s Savannah Yard. The user acknowledges that the Authority will be acting solely as an intermediary, and the drayage will be performed by the motor carrier. Accordingly, the user acknowledges and agrees that the risk of loss apportioned to the Authority in connection with the drayage shall be zero including, without limitation, any loss or damage to goods during transit to or from Garden City Terminal and the Savannah Yard.
The rules and procedures governing the motor carrier’s liability for loss or damage to the goods in the motor carrier’s possession or control shall be set forth in the relevant shipping documents and applicable law relating to the shipment of goods. User agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the motor carrier’s service directory, tariff, interchange agreement, and/or shipping documents, as applicable. The relationship between the Authority and the motor carrier is that of an independent contractor. Under no circumstances shall employees or agents of the motor carrier be deemed employees or agents of the Authority. User acknowledges and agrees that the Authority is not a shipper, consignor, consignee, beneficial cargo owner, or any other party having an interest in cargo. User shall pay the Authority for the drayage in accordance with the drayage rate set forth in the user’s existing contract with the Authority.