B-149699, NOV. 6, 1962

B-149699: Nov 6, 1962

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TO THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED AUGUST 9. THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM WAS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE COMMERCIAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING INVOLVED WERE INSUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH DELIVERY OF THE SHIPMENTS AT SAN FRANCISCO AND THAT THE RECORD OTHERWISE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT PAYMENT TO YOUR COMPANY. YOU TRANSMITTED YOUR COMMERCIAL INVOICE FORM CERTIFYING THAT THE BILL AS RENDERED IS CORRECT AND TRUE AND THAT PAYMENT THEREOF HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED. WHICH BEARS THE CERTIFICATION OF THE APPROPRIATE DISBURSING OFFICER THAT THE SHIPMENT WAS MADE ON OFFICIAL BASIS AND WAS RECEIVED BY THE CONSIGNEES. THAT THE CHARGES ARE PROPER. OTHER DOCUMENTS TRANSMITTED TEND TO SHOW THAT THE OCEAN FREIGHT CHARGES WERE PREPAID BY YOUR COMPANY AND THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOST DURING THE SUEZ CRISIS.

B-149699, NOV. 6, 1962

TO THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED AUGUST 9, 1962, IN WHICH YOU REQUESTED A REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR OCEAN FREIGHT CHARGES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS OF T.SGT. DAVID M. MARTIN, 1ST LT. B. L. DONALD, AND COL. M. P. DAVIS FROM BOMBAY, INDIA, TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM WAS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE COMMERCIAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING INVOLVED WERE INSUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH DELIVERY OF THE SHIPMENTS AT SAN FRANCISCO AND THAT THE RECORD OTHERWISE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT PAYMENT TO YOUR COMPANY. WITH YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 9, YOU TRANSMITTED YOUR COMMERCIAL INVOICE FORM CERTIFYING THAT THE BILL AS RENDERED IS CORRECT AND TRUE AND THAT PAYMENT THEREOF HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED, WHICH BEARS THE CERTIFICATION OF THE APPROPRIATE DISBURSING OFFICER THAT THE SHIPMENT WAS MADE ON OFFICIAL BASIS AND WAS RECEIVED BY THE CONSIGNEES, THAT THE CHARGES ARE PROPER, AND THAT PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN MADE. OTHER DOCUMENTS TRANSMITTED TEND TO SHOW THAT THE OCEAN FREIGHT CHARGES WERE PREPAID BY YOUR COMPANY AND THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOST DURING THE SUEZ CRISIS. UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, WE ARE TODAY AUTHORIZING OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT; AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT IN DUE COURSE.