Standard Terms and Conditions

You can download a printable version (PDF) of both our Standard Trading terms and conditions, CMR conditions of carriage and our Bill of Lading terms and conditions, by clicking on them below:


Our company can offer multimodal transport, so effectively covering transports from door to door, through our Central Oceans Lines bill of lading. The bill of lading is issued by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and subject to the UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Documents (ICC Publication No.481).

Environmental Statement

Since its establishment, Central Oceans’ management and employees ensure that they are following sound environmental practices. We recognise that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment. As such, Central Oceans is committed to the continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution in all aspects of our business. We further strengthen our commitment by pursuing and being awarded with the ISO 14001:2009 certification in environmental management systems.

Central Oceans’ management and employees aim to:

  • Co-ordinate route planning and strategic management of vehicle, vessel and aircraft space to a high level by reducing fuel consumption and therefore lowering exhaust emission. Central Oceans always utilizes the most direct routes when transporting loads to ports for onward shipment. Export loads are preferably shipped via the nearest geographical port, thereby minimizing the distance and time spent on road movements and the consequential impact on the environment. Alternative options to road transport, like rail and barge options, are utilized whenever permitted by the specific circumstances.
  • Use environmentally safe and sustainable energy resources to power their offices where available.
  • Source and use packaging and cargo securing materials that pose a minimum risk to the environment wherever possible.
  • Consider obtaining a more ecologically sustainable fuel for their vehicles wherever possible, without compromising the quality of their business performance.
  • Consider making their offices as ‘paper free’ as possible by keeping digital records and recycling/reusing paper where they can and make responsible decisions when disposing of company waste.
  • Consider the environmental impact of our purchases in all stages of their life cycle – from design to manufacturing, customer use and disposal.
  • Promote recycling, and the use of recycled products and material, whilst also reducing consumption of materials.
  • Source raw materials with consideration of the environment and, where possible, and use materials and components that can be recycled.

As part of our Quality Policy, we monitor and audit our suppliers. We seek to use only companies that endorse an active and effective environmental policy and a positive attitude towards environmental issues.

We will continue to provide our services with due consideration and awareness of environmental issues and concerns.