ED Magedson – Founder
Pacific Atlantic Lines (PAL)PAL Headquarters Newark, New Jersey United States of America
PAL - Pacific Atlantic Lines or Pacific Atlantic Lies? The
way PAL defrauded my business partner and I, and their refusal to redress their
wrong-doing are a proof beyond reasonable doubt that the company was set up on
the premise of awful deceit. PAL is
being presided over, in my opinion, by professional deceivers who partner with
their foot-soldiers (so called clients, who get them contracts) to extort their
victims. Note - PAL can be best described as shipping agent to
actual shipping companies, who in turn has foot-soldiers they call clients.
Therefore beware, ask your shipping contact person (foot-soldier) if he/she is
client of PAL, then go ahead or learn from our own experience. Our tale is that
of a double jeopardy. Read on:
Patrick E. Iyile - owner of Victim Relief, Decatur,
GA, collected $12,000.00 from us to ship two 40 ft containers to W. Africa. He
eloped without providing the Bill of Lading. The containers arrived at the
destination and we were informed by MAERSK (the real shipper) that the
containers would not be released because they were not paid for. MAERSK
provided us with the PAL information as the shipping agent. We were turned down by PAL on the premise
that neither I nor my partner is their client or shipper of record. Their
foot-soldier Patrick Iyile, broke his silence after he got a copy of the
email written to PAL for help. He sent telex release via email for one
container in lieu of bill of lading and the first container was later released
with a demurrage/ terminal fee of about $1,000.00 but never sent the telex
release for the second container. PAL officers were aware of all this but
maintained that we are not their client and shipper of record. After
three months, PAL President, Keren Gonen who initially refused to cooperate
with us, wrote my business partner and deceived him to pay her company directly
the sum of $4,400.00, the actual cost of shipping. (If you do your math,
their foot-soldier had overcharged $1,600.00 per container). Keren should have
done this for us at the time we initially approached her, but she did not.
Alas! The demurrage and terminal fee have accrued to about $15,000.00 and there
is no way we could have pursued the container further. Having fraudulently collected $4,400.00 from my partner who is not
their client or shipper of record PAL blocked our emails and would not
entertain our plea for assistance or at least communicate with us.
I recently wrote
Keren Gonen using another email address, since her company had blocked my other
email address. Keren did not take the opportunity given her in my email to
redress their wrong-doing of extorting money from persons that are not shipper
of record. Remember, they have earlier insisted we are not their client or
shipper of record. I let her know that they ought to have gone after their
client and shipper of record. Unfortunately, she would not do the right thing
by returning the money they fraudulently collected. PALs executives lack ethical principle and their unethical action in
our experience confirms they are Patrick Iyiles partners in crime.
Please beware of Pacific Atlantic Lines, or is it Pacific
Atlantic Lies (PAL)? They collude with their foot-soldiers such as Patrick
Iyile to defraud unsuspecting people like us. There are other great shipping
agents out there that handle shipping to different parts of the world other
than PAL. A word is enough for the wise!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/18/2011 05:27 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/pacific-atlantic-lines-pal/newark-new-jersey-07102/pacific-atlantic-lines-pal-or-pacific-atlantic-lies-a-deceitful-shipping-agent-that-par-811075. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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