Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..??
Both these clauses are used in container shipping :
- Shippers Load, Stow and Count (SLAC) = The cargo was Loaded – packed into the container by the shipper, Stowed – stacked in a specific order by the shipper, Counted – number of packages counted by the shipper and that the carrier has not checked or verified the same..
- Said to Contain (STC) = The carrier is endorsing that the cargo description on the bill of lading has been provided by the shipper and has not been verified or checked by them and therefore they are accepting the container that is “Said to Contain” XYZ cargo as advised by the shipper..
So the difference here is that the SLAC relates more to the quantity of the cargo and how it has been packed in the container and STC relates to the cargo itself..