The above order was shipped on 17 April 19— on the SS America which is due in Liverpool on 27 April.
We have informed your agents, Eddis Jones, who will make arrangements for the consignment to be sent on to you, as you requested.
Our bank's agents, Westmorland Bank Ltd., High Street, Nottingham, will hand over the documents which consist of a shipped clean bill of lading (No. 517302), invoice (No. EH 3314), and insurance certificate (AR 118 4531), once you have accepted our bill.
We are sure you will be delighted when you see the machines, and that they will find a ready market in your country, Meanwhile we are enclosing a catalogue of our new models and believe you will be very interested in the machines illustrated on pp. 103-110. We look forward to hearing from you again in due course.
Kent, Clarke & Co. Ltd.
Chairman: Lord Matherson Directors: B. Kent ÀÑÀ, C.D. Clarke HND, R.P. Diller
South Bank House, Borough Road, London SE1 OAA
Reg No: London 3395162 Telephone: 071 928 7716
VAT No: 41 618231 59 Telex: 988153
Fax: 071 928 7111
Miss Y. Pollard 28 June 20—
International Shippers Ltd.
London EC2 1PC
Dear Miss Pollard,
Our clients, Delta Computers, Wellmgborough, inform us that they have received a cable from their customers, N.Z. Business Machines, Wellington, that the SS Northern Cross which was due in Wellington on June 25 has not yet arrived.
The vessel was carrying a consignment of computers for our clients, shipped B/L 6715, and they want to know why the ship has been delayed. A prompt reply would be appreciated.
Delay in arrival of shipment
Goods can be delayed, damaged, or carried-over to another port. In such cases the seller or his forwarding agent will contact the shipping company. (Refer to 11.4.4/5/6/7 for previous correspondence.) Note that the correspondence with the shipping company is through Kent, Clarke, the forwarding agents who sent the goods in this case.
Shipping company's reply to 11.4.10
Containers are large steel boxes, 20 to 40 feet in length, can hold most cargoes including liquids, and are transported by lorries or trains to ports where they are loaded on to container vessels and shipped. Because of their sealing to prevent pilfering they are safe, and goods are also protected against constant handling. They are versatile, loading top, front, or side, and can cut a ship's laytime
(waiting time) down by 60-70 per cent. Small parcels from different shippers can be grouped together (consolidation) at a depot if they are for the same destination, and special groupage rates are offered to consignees.
Most ports in the world have facilities for loading and unloading containers, and if they do not have them, the container can be delivered to a port with facilities, then loaded on to trucks and taken to the customer.
International Shippers Ltd.
Chairman: Sir Donald Low Directors: P.R. Castle, D.S.M. Bracking, R.T. Kitson