B-143751, FEB. 27, 1961

B-143751: Feb 27, 1961

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THE SHIPMENT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR MOVEMENT IN MOTOR-VAN-CONEX (MSTS) SERVICE THROUGH MANNHEIM. THE CHARGES WERE THEREFORE COMPUTED BY OUR OFFICE ON THE BASIS APPLICABLE ON GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION SUBJECT TO THE MILITARY SEA TRANSPORT SERVICE RATE. ON THE BASIS OF THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN RETURNED TO OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED BY THAT DIVISION AS TO ITS DISPOSITION.

B-143751, FEB. 27, 1961

TO NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES, INC.:

IN YOUR LETTERS OF AUGUST 10 AND NOVEMBER 15, 1960, FILE CONTRACT NO. C- 15417 SGT. J. BENITEZ-TORRES, YOU REQUEST REVIEW OF THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $413.31 PER BILL NO. C- 15417 ALLEGED TO BE DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA, TO VAIHINGEN (VALHENGEN), GERMANY, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WY-9508137 DATED MAY 21, 1959.

THE SHIPMENT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR MOVEMENT IN MOTOR-VAN-CONEX (MSTS) SERVICE THROUGH MANNHEIM, GERMANY, AND THE CHARGES WERE THEREFORE COMPUTED BY OUR OFFICE ON THE BASIS APPLICABLE ON GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION SUBJECT TO THE MILITARY SEA TRANSPORT SERVICE RATE. HOWEVER, WITH YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW, YOU FURNISHED A COPY OF A DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ORDER CONVERTING THE SHIPMENT TO ALL COMMERCIAL MOTOR-VAN-SEA-VAN SERVICE TO SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM FOR THE PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES BASED ON THE COMMERCIAL OVERSEAS RATE FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION. ON THE BASIS OF THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN RETURNED TO OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED BY THAT DIVISION AS TO ITS DISPOSITION.