B-129188, APR. 17, 1957

B-129188: Apr 17, 1957

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USN: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 24. YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY AT LISBON. SUCH EXCESS COST WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF WEIGHTS OF THE OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS AS DETERMINED AFTER ARRIVAL OF YOUR EFFECTS IN SAN DIEGO. WAS 14. 844 POUNDS WAS SHIPPED BY FREIGHT FROM STORAGE AT SCOTIA. THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR HANDLING CHARGES ON THIS SHIPMENT AT DESTINATION WAS $72.66. YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF 14. WAS 13. ON THAT BASIS THE BALANCE OF YOUR AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE WAS 245 POUNDS. WAS 4. WAS $422.65. THE PORTION OF THE HANDLING CHARGES TO SAN DIEGO ($72.66) CHARGEABLE TO YOU WAS 4. THE TOTAL EXCESS COST CHARGEABLE TO YOU WAS $491.63.

B-129188, APR. 17, 1957

TO CAPTAIN EUGENE B. FLUCKEY, USN:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 24, 1957, THE ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING A REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED JANUARY 4, 1957, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR PARTIAL REFUND OF EXCESS COST PAID BY YOU TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPMENT OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCIDENT TO YOUR ORDERS DATED MARCH 9, 1953.

BY ORDERS DATED MARCH 9, 1953, YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY AT LISBON, PORTUGAL, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, WITH INTERVENING TEMPORARY DUTY AT WASHINGTON, D.C. IT APPEARS THAT YOU PAID TO THE GOVERNMENT $1,387.63 AS EXCESS COST FOR TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING AT DESTINATION OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SHIPPED IN TWO LOTS FROM LISBON, PORTUGAL, BY WAY OF BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY, TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AND ONE LOT SHIPPED FROM SCOTIA, NEW YORK, TO SAN DIEGO, INCIDENT TO THE ORDERS OF MARCH 9, 1953. SUCH EXCESS COST WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF WEIGHTS OF THE OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS AS DETERMINED AFTER ARRIVAL OF YOUR EFFECTS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

THE RECORD NOW REASONABLY ESTABLISHES, HOWEVER, THAT THE TOTAL GROSS WEIGHT, AS SHOWN ON THE SHIPPING DOCUMENTS, OF YOUR EFFECTS SHIPPED FROM LISBON, PORTUGAL, BY WAY OF BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY, TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, WAS 14,380 POUNDS, INCLUDING 625 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS. ANOTHER LOT OF EFFECTS SHOWN AS WEIGHING 4,844 POUNDS WAS SHIPPED BY FREIGHT FROM STORAGE AT SCOTIA, NEW YORK, TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. N-16554317, DATED AUGUST 13, 1953, AT A COST OF $445.16 COMPUTED AT $9.19 PER HUNDRED POUNDS, PAID ON VOUCHER NO. 240304, IN THE OCTOBER 1953 ACCOUNTS OF FRITZ KAHN. THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR HANDLING CHARGES ON THIS SHIPMENT AT DESTINATION WAS $72.66.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 8001-1, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF 14,000 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS, 10,000 POUNDS NET WEIGHT PLUS 40 PERCENT, OR 4,000 POUNDS, FOR TARE. THE TOTAL GROSS WEIGHT OF THE TWO SHIPMENTS FROM PORTUGAL TO SAN DIEGO, AS ORIGINALLY SHOWN ON THE SHIPPING DOCUMENTS, WAS 13,775 POUNDS, EXCLUSIVE OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS. ON THAT BASIS THE BALANCE OF YOUR AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE WAS 245 POUNDS. THE WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT FROM SCOTIA, NEW YORK, TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, WAS 4,844 POUNDS, RESULTING IN EXCESS WEIGHT ON THAT SHIPMENT OF 4,599 POUNDS. THE EXCESS TRANSPORTATION COST CHARGEABLE TO YOU, COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF 4,599 POUNDS AT $9.19 PER HUNDRED POUNDS, WAS $422.65. THE PORTION OF THE HANDLING CHARGES TO SAN DIEGO ($72.66) CHARGEABLE TO YOU WAS 4,599/4,844 BY $72.66, OR $68.98. THE TOTAL EXCESS COST CHARGEABLE TO YOU WAS $491.63. SINCE IT APPEARS YOU PAID EXCESS COST OF $1,387.63, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AFTER VERIFICATION OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, TO REFUND OF $896. A SETTLEMENT FOR THAT AMOUNT WILL ISSUE IN DUE COURSE.