Georgia Ports Authority

Notice


Notice

August 31, 2018

To:  Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule (“MTOS”) No 5-A

Effective October 1, 2018, the Georgia Ports Authority (“GPA”) will implement the following changes to the MTOS:

General Rules

Addition to the MTOS - Rule 34-068  Georgia Open Records Act

Terminal User acknowledges that GPA is a State Authority and public corporation which is subject to the

Georgia Open Records Act codified in O.C.G.A. 50-18-70 et. seq. In the event a request is made to GPA

pursuant to the Open Records Act, and related to any agreement with the Terminal User, GPA agrees it

will promptly notify the Terminal User of such request. Terminal User may, at that time, and at its sole

expense, seek injunctive or other relief from an appropriate court in an effort to prevent the disclosure of

the agreement and/or any documents related to the Agreement in the possession of GPA.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, GPA shall not be prevented from complying with any records request as

required by law.

 

General Charges

Rule 34-175  Dockage Charges

  • Increase of 3% to all dockage rates
  • Minimum dockage rate adjusted from $725 to $850, per vessel or barge, per day

Rule 34-177  Fresh Water

  • Increase of 3%, per short ton
  • Minimum charge adjusted from $220 to $280

Rule 34-180  Minimum Charges

  • Increase of 5% (exception: Fresh Water)

Rule 34-189  Terminal Security Surcharge

  • Increase from $6.66 to $7.00, per container, (Fully cellular container vessels)
  • Increase from $3.35 to $3.52, per linear foot, (Noncellular and all other vessels, including barges)

 

Breakbulk / RoRo Cargo and General Charges

Rule 34-275  Measurement of Cargo

  • Minimum charge for service is adjusted from $62 to $84

Rule 34-280  Stevedore Use Charge on Breakbulk and RoRo Cargo

  • Brunswick from .60 to .63, per short ton
  • Savannah from .61 to .63, per short ton

Rule 34-285  Wharfage Charges on Breakbulk and RoRo Cargo, per short ton

                                                                                                  Savannah                Brunswick                                                                                                                                   

  • Cargo weighing less than 150k lbs., adjusted from      $4.52 to $4.94        $4.79 to $4.94
  • Cargo weighing more than 150k lbs., adjusted from   $6.91 to $7.50        $7.28 to $7.50
  • Lumber                                                                          $3.74 to $4.12        $4.00 to $4.12
  • Vehicles

New manufacturer lots                                            $5.56/unit to $5.73/unit   $4.79/unit to $5.73/unit

Privately Owned (POV’s)                                        $9.47/unit to $9.76/unit   $4.79/unit to $9.76/unit

Remarket                                                                  $7.69/unit to $7.93/unit   $4.79/unit to $7.93/unit

 

Rule 34-290  Miscellaneous Services

  • Increase of 3% to all miscellaneous rates with the exception of the Cargo Fumigation Facilitation Fee for self-propelled automobiles, which will be adjusted from $20.35, per move, to $27.21, per move

 

Breakbulk / RoRo Cargo Handling Charges

Rule 34-305  Boats, Yachts and / or Hulls and Related Accessories

  • Increase the receive / deliver of boats, yachts , hulls or boat trailers (not exceeding 40ft in length) with no physical handling from $73.50 to $76
  • Increase the receive / deliver of boats, yachts , hulls or boat trailers (exceeding 40ft in length) with no physical handling from $147 to $154.35
  • Boat cradle disposal charge increased from $800 to $900, per cradle

Rule 34-330  Machinery and Parts

  • Increase of 5%
  • If a breakbulk lift is made with a GPA Toplift a minimum charge of $494, per lift, will be assessed

Rule 34-335  Metal Articles

  • Increase of 3% to Ferrous metals

Rule 34-345  Modular Housing and Mobile Homes

  • Increase the setup and on wheels rate from $140 to $154.35

Rule 34-352  Shipper Owned Containers (Breakbulk / RoRo Terminals)

  • Increase from $195 to $250, per container

Rule 34-355  Vehicles, Aircraft and Parts

  • Vehicle (less than 10k lbs.) from $73.50, per unit, to $76, per unit
  • Vehicle (exceeding 10k lbs.) from $147, per unit, to $154.35, per unit
  • Trailers (towable) from $147, per unit, to $154.35, per unit
  • Trailers (not towable) from $16, per short ton, to $16.80, per short ton
  • Aircraft from $446.25, per unit, to $470, per unit
  • Parts from $16, per short ton, to $16.80, per short ton

 

Bulk Cargo Charges

Rule 34-470  Wharfage Charges on Bulk Cargo

  • Savannah – Dry Commodities, NOS from $2.05, per short ton, to $2.20, per short ton
  • Savannah – Oils (other than petroleum or pulpmill liquids) from $1.13, per short ton, to $1.21, per short ton

 

Container Rules

Change in language to Rule 34-502  Storage on Empty Containers

Empty containers marshaled on Authority terminals will be assessed an excess empty container storage charge.

The charge is applicable for each empty container exceeding the Allowable Empty Container inventory for the

monthly reporting period.

 

Computations of the Allowable Empty Container inventory for the monthly reporting period:

Step 1 The Export Throughput Leg, which comprises the loaded and empty containers for the last three (3) months

prior to the current monthly billing period is used to calculate the weekly average.

Step 2 The weekly average as calculated in Step 1 is multiplied by the number of days in the current billable month.

The number of empty containers allowed will be compared to the actual cumulative empty containers on

terminal for that month. If for the reporting period the actual cumulative empty container inventory exceeds

the Allowable Empty Container inventory, the difference will be assessed the empty container terminal storage

charge in Rule 34-520. This will be calculated and invoiced on a monthly basis to the ocean carrier or its agent.

 

Container Charges

Rule 34-510 Stevedore Use Charge On Containerized Cargo

  • Increase of 3% to Garden City and Ocean Terminal
  • Increase of 4% to Colonel’s Island, East River Terminal and Mayor’s Point

Rule 34-511 Stevedore Vessel Loading Error

  • Combined the empty container classification with the loaded container to form one rate, which will remain $207, per container

Rule 34-513 Vessel Re-Stows

  • Cell-To-Cell and Cell-To-Dock-To-Cell rate increased to $45, per container

Addition to the MTOS - Rule 34-514 Steamship Line Empty And Loaded Container Vessel Discharge Requirement

During vessel discharge operations, empty and loaded containers shall be discharged with the container doors aligned towards

the AFT position (rear of vessel). An empty or loaded container that is discharged with the container doors aligned towards the

FWD position (front of vessel) will be assessed a flip charge, per container, to the steamship line, as provided in MTOS Rule 34-520.

Note: All refrigerated containers are excluded from this Rule.

Rule 34-515 Wharfage Charges On Containerized Cargo

  • Increase from $4.60, per short ton, to $4.94, per short ton

Rule 34-520 Container Yard Services

  • Terminal Storage - Non-Vessel container from $99.75, per container / per day, to $102.75, per container / per day
  • Terminal Storage - chassis or containers for sale, out of service or major damaged status from $71.40, per unit / per day, to $78, per unit / day
  • Terminal Storage - long dwell (over 30 days) tri-axle and genset chassis from $71.40, per unit / day, to $78, per unit / day
  • Terminal Storage - empty containers from $3.60, per container / day, to $3.71, per container / day
  • Digging - increase from $46.46, per container handled, to $47.86
  • Providing / applying placards - increase from $4.73, per placard, to $6.50, per placard

Rule 34-521 U.S. Coast Guard Regulated Cargo

  • When escorted by Port Police from $335, per container, to $345, per container

Rule 34-625 Equipment Leasing Rates

  • Increase of 5% with the exception of the Overheight Spreader Bar Attachment from $78 to $101
  • Note 4 - When container cranes at Garden City Terminal are used on breakbulk cargo, the GPA will assess an equipment lease charge of

$489.84, per 6 minute increment, per lift, on straight time or overtime. The lease charge will be assessed to the ocean carrier in full

regardless of any other agreements

Rule 34-626 Ship-To-Shore Container Crane Handling Surcharge

  • When steel wires, ropes, slings, etc., are used in conjunction with the ship to shore container crane to safely discharge, or load, out of

gauge cargo onto flatracks, open top, loaded or empty containers to or from the vessel, a handling surcharge of $340.08, per 6 minute

increment, per flatrack / container, will be assessed to the ocean carrier. This surcharge will be in addition to the contractual or MTOS

assessment for the lease of the ship-to-shore crane. This surcharge will be assessed in full regardless of any other agreements. The

surcharge does not apply when ship to shore cranes are used to lift breakbulk cargo at Garden City Terminal. Container crane lease

fees for the handling of breakbulk cargo, at Garden City Terminal, are listed in Rule 34-625, Note 4.

 

Rule 34-630 Labor Rates – Bainbridge, Brunswick and Savannah

  • Increase of 5%

 

These changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com under MTO Schedules on October 1, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to the undersigned or your GPA account representative.

Thank you,

 

Paul Yarborough

Manager Contracts, Planning & Pricing | Georgia Ports Authority

pyarborough@gaports.com

 

 

 

February 9, 2018

 To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule (“MTOS”) No. 5-A

 Effective March 12, 2018, Georgia Ports Authority (“GPA”) will implement the following change to the MTOS:

Rule 34-290

Miscellaneous Services

Servicing vehicles, per vehicle $110.00

This service and charge will be deleted from the MTOS and replaced with the following:

·         Jump start equipment or vehicle, per unit                                        $87.00

·         Provide fuel (up to 5 gallons) for equipment or vehicle, per unit    $56.00

 This change will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com under MTO Schedules on March 12, 2018.

 Questions may be addressed to the undersigned or your GPA account representative. It is suggested to submit questions in writing to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 Thank you,

 Paul Yarborough

Manager Contracts, Planning & Pricing | Georgia Ports Authority

pyarborough@gaports.com

O: 912.963-2504 C: 912.663-1576

 

September 29, 2017 

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective October 1, 2017, Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes, including rate increases, to the above referenced Schedule as outlined below.

 

GENERAL CHARGES

 

Rule 34-175 Dockage Charges

Increase of 3%

 

Rule 34-177 Fresh Water

Fresh Water

Increase of 3% per 2000 pounds

 

Rule 34-189 Terminal Security Surcharge

Terminal Security Surcharge

Increase of 3% per LOA/call

 

CONTAINER RULES

Rule 34-475 Acceptance, Release, and Handling of Chassis and Container

Change to Rule as written below:

 

Loaded export containers delivered to the Authority's Garden City Terminal more than nine (9) days ahead of their vessel's current published arrival date on the Georgia Ports Authority website and Navis / Express system will not be accepted into Garden City Terminal. Export receiving will not open for more than two (2) vessels at one time for each service. If vessels fall off rotation, it may prevent the third vessel from opening. In these cases, the Authority will only open for a third vessel, in a specific service, when the first vessel completes operations and is prepared to sail.

 

CONTAINER CHARGES

 

Rule 34-509 Rolled Export Containers

Increase by 5% per roll

 

Rule 34-510 Stevedore Use Fee

Stevedore use fee

Increase by 3% in Savannah

Increase by 3% in Brunswick

 

Rule 34-520 Container Charges for CY Services

Terminal Storage

OOS containers/chassis increase by 5%

Non-married triaxle/gensets increased by 5%

Non-vessel containers increased by 5%

 

Misc Services

Chassis/containers left on dock

            Relocate to yard increase by 5%

            Relocate to stack increase by 5%

 

Digging increase by 5%

 

Early Rail Receiving increased by 5%

 

Flipping increase by 5%

Grounding increase by 5%

Mounting increase by 5%

Segregation increase by 5%

Supplemental Rail Lift increase by 5%

Weighing increase by 5%

 

 

 

BREAKBULK / RO/RO GENERAL / MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

 

Rule 34-280 Stevedore Use Charge on Breakbulk and RoRo Cargo

Stevedore Use Fee increase by 3%

 

Rule 34-285 WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

Rule 34-290 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Certain rates will increase by 1% up to 5%.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO HANDLING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-305 Boats, Yachts and/or Hulls

Boat/Yacht Handling on trailer increase by 5%

 

Boat/Yacht Handling from trucks increase by 3%

Boat/Yacht Handling  from water increase by 3%

 

Arches, cradles not lifted with boats increase by 5%

Trailers not received with boats increase by 5%

 

Rule 34-330 MACHINERY AND PARTS

Self-propelled, not requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow increase by 5%

Requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow increase by 5%

 

Minimum GPA Gantry Crane lift fee increase by 5%

 

Rule 34-355 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

The Aircraft handling will increase by 5%.

 

 

EQUIPMENT LEASING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-625 EQUIPMENT LEASING RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

LABOR CHARGES  BAINBRIDGE / BRUNSWICK / SAVANNAH

 

Rule 34-630 LABOR RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than October 1, 2017.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

 

September 6, 2017 

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective October 1, 2017, Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes, including rate increases, to the above referenced Schedule as outlined below.

 

GENERAL CHARGES

 

Rule 34-175 Dockage Charges

Increase of 3%

 

Rule 34-177 Fresh Water

Fresh Water

Increase of 3% per 2000 pounds

 

Rule 34-189 Terminal Security Surcharge

Terminal Security Surcharge

Increase of 3% per LOA/call

 

CONTAINER CHARGES

 

Rule 34-509 Rolled Export Containers

Increase by 5% per roll

 

Rule 34-510 Stevedore Use Fee

Stevedore use fee

Increase by 3% in Savannah

Increase by 3% in Brunswick

 

Rule 34-505 Equipment and Services

Addition to Free Time rule in regards to export container receiving. Export receiving will not open for more than TWO vessels at one time for vessels I the same service.

 

Rule 34-520 Container Charges for CY Services

Terminal Storage

OOS containers/chassis increase by 5%

Non-married triaxle/gensets increased by 5%

Non-vessel containers increased by 5%

 

Misc Services

Chassis/containers left on dock

            Relocate to yard increase by 5%

            Relocate to stack increase by 5%

 

Digging increase by 5%

 

Early Rail Receiving increased by 5%

 

Flipping increase by 5%

Grounding increase by 5%

Mounting increase by 5%

Segregation increase by 5%

Supplemental Rail Lift increase by 5%

Weighing increase by 5%

 

 

 

BREAKBULK / RO/RO GENERAL / MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Rule 34-275 Measurement of Cargo

Measurement of Cargo increase by 5%

 

Rule 34-280 Stevedore Use Charge on Breakbulk and RoRo Cargo

Stevedore Use Fee increase by 3%

 

Rule 34-285 WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

Rule 34-290 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Certain rates will increase by 1% up to 5%.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO HANDLING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-305 Boats, Yachts and/or Hulls

Boat/Yacht Handling on trailer increase by 5%

 

Boat/Yacht Handling from trucks increase by 3%

Boat/Yacht Handling  from water increase by 3%

 

Arches, cradles not lifted with boats increase by 5%

Trailers not received with boats increase by 5%

 

Rule 34-330 MACHINERY AND PARTS

Self-propelled, not requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow increase by 5%

Requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow increase by 5%

 

Minimum GPA Gantry Crane lift fee increase by 5%

 

Rule 34-355 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

The Aircraft handling will increase by 5%.

 

 

EQUIPMENT LEASING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-625 EQUIPMENT LEASING RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

LABOR CHARGES  BAINBRIDGE / BRUNSWICK / SAVANNAH

 

Rule 34-626 LABOR RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than October 1, 2017.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

August 23, 2017

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective August 23,2017 the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

New Rule 34-236 RECEIPT OF YACHTS AT GARDEN CITY TERMINAL

 

Lifting yachts/boats from the water must be coordinated with the GPA Docks team.

Maximum Dimensions

Max length 58' overall length to include swim platform, motors, bow rails, anchors, etc.

Max beam 15' overall width of yacht and any attachments and/or cradle.

Crane Lifting Capacity

Container berth 2-9: max yacht weight is 87.36 short tons (78 metric tons), allocating 7.84 short tons (7 metric tons) for lifting gear. Crane capacity is 95.2 short tons (85 metric tons) for berths 2-9.

Container berth 1: max yacht weight is 70.56 short tons (63 metric tons), allocating 7.84 short tons (7 metric tons) for lifting gear. Crane capacity is 78.4 short tons (70 metric tons) for berth 1.

Yachts and cradle will be placed on a mafi trailer upon receipt and parked until vessel loading.

Importing Yachts/Boats

Yachts directly discharged from ocean going vessel to water is encouraged.

Yachts directly discharged to trucks are treated as OOG cargo and must be landed directly on outbound trailer for immediate movement off the dock.

Mafi Trailers, Equipment

(2) 40' x 8', 80 metric ton mafi trailers are available for daily rental by the Customer.

Yacht Exceeding Maximum Dimensions

Export yachts exceeding the maximum dimensions will require the motor carrier to maintain the boat and their trailer. Ultimately delivering the yacht alongside the ocean going vessel for loading. This requires the stevedore to marry the yacht to the cradle during vessel operation.

Import yachts exceeding the maximum dimensions require the stevedore to separate the yacht from the cradle and deliver to the boat trailer.  Yacht must be appropriately released by concerned parties prior to exiting Georgia Ports Authority's terminals. i.e. via truck or via water.

Note 1: Yachts in cradles and/or any other cargo will not be grounded and/or stored on the dock and/or the back-reach of the crane.

Note 2: The lashing of a yacht to a cradle for ocean transport will not be performed by the Georgia Ports Authority. Lashing must be arranged with a terminal stevedore.

 

New Rule 34-522 U.S. COAST GUARD RGULATED CONTAINER MISSPLACEMENT

 

When containers are left in locations not specified or as directed by the Authority, the Authority will assess a $175.00 per container fee to relocate containers to the appropriate area.  These charges will be invoiced to the responsible stevedore. 

Note 1: U.S. Coast Guard regulated cargos listed in Rule 34-521 of this Schedule.

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than August 23, 2017.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2017

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective June 23, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority implemented changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

Revised Rule 34-061 Hazardous Cargo Operating Procedure. 

 

Note 1 added under V. Operational Procedures as written below.

 

(Note 1): All hazardous containers require placards for acceptance on Georgia Ports Authority’s terminals. Georgia Ports Authority reserves the right to reject any hazardous cargo that may be deemed unsuitable for segregation and storage.

The Georgia Ports Authority requires a minimum 48 hours notice of class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 6.2, and Class 7 hazardous cargos. These listed hazardous cargoes must be approved by Georgia Ports Authority before allowed on terminal.

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than July 10, 2017.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

May 2, 2017 

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective June 1, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

New Rule 34-488 will be added as written below:

Long Dwell Tri-axle and Genset Chassis Storage

Non-married Tri-axle and Genset chassis will be allotted 30 consecutive free days on terminal.      If chassis is not removed from the terminal within the allotted 30 days the applicable MTO Rule     34-520 Tri-axle and Genset Terminal Storage rate will apply. (Note 1)

 

Note 1: After 30 consecutive days a non-married Tri-axle and/or Genset chassis will be classified as a long dwell chassis.

 

New storage rate added to Rule 34-520

Container Charges for CY Services

Non-married tri-axle and/or genset chassis

                Per chassis, per day                                                 $68.00

 

Revised rule 34-489

Excess Chassis Land Use Charge

Bare tri-axle and/or genset chassis are excluded from this rule. 

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than October 1, 2016.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to October 1, 2016.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

  

April 7, 2017 

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective today the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

Rule 34-487 Major Damaged Container Handling Procedure

 

Effective today the allotted time for Major Damage containers on terminal will increase from 14 consecutive days to 21 consecutive days. After the 21 consecutive days expire applicable containers will be billed in accordance with MTO Rule 34-520.

 

Empty containers that have been deemed to be “major damage” by the ocean carrier’s designated maintenance vendor’s personnel or the ocean carrier’s gate labor, will be sent to an Authority designated damaged area. Containers classified with “major damage” will be allowed 21 consecutive days on terminal. If container is not repaired for roadability or removed from the terminal within the allotted 21 days the applicable MTO Rule 34-520 damaged equipment storage rate will apply. The charges in this rule will be assessed in full regardless of provisions in any other agreement between the ocean carrier and the Authority. 

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com.

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

 

March 17, 2017

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective today the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

Current MTO Rule 34-486, Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be deleted.

 

New Rule 34-487, Major Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be added as written below.

Empty containers that have been deemed to be “major damage” by the ocean carrier’s designated maintenance vendor’s personnel or the ocean carrier’s gate labor, will be sent to an Authority designated damaged area. Containers classified with “major damage” will be allowed 14 consecutive days on terminal. If container is not repaired for roadability or removed from the terminal within the allotted 14 days the applicable MTO Rule 34-520 damaged equipment storage rate will apply.

 

Current Rule 34-520 CY Services

We will add Major Damage criteria for terminal storage. Rate will remain at $68.00 per container/day.

 

New note 13 will be added to Rule 34-320 CY Services as written below.

Containers will remain in daily empty inventory and this rate will apply in conjunction with the monthly empty container storage charge.

 

 

 

Effective April 1, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes

 

Revised Rule 34-626 Ship to Shore Container Crane Handling Surcharge as written below.

When steel wires, ropes, slings, etc are used in conjunction with the ship to shore container crane to safely discharge or load out of gauge cargo on flatracks or open top containers, loaded containers, or empty containers to or from vessels, a surcharge of $250.00 per container will be assessed. This surcharge will be in addition to the contractual or MTO Schedule assessment for the lease of the ship-to-shore crane. This charge will be assessed in full regardless of any other agreements. This surcharge does not apply when container cranes are used to lift breakbulk cargo at Garden City Terminal. Breakbulk cargo lift fees at Garden City Terminal are listed in Note 4 of Rule 34-625 of this Schedule.

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than March 15, 2017 and April 1, 2017 for revised Rule 34-626.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to March 15, 2017 and April 1, 2017 for revised Rule 34-626.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

 

February 24, 2017

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective March 15, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

Current MTO Rule 34-486, Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be deleted.

 

New Rule 34-487, Major Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be added as written below.

Empty containers that have been deemed to be “major damage” by the ocean carrier’s designated maintenance vendor’s personnel or the ocean carrier’s gate labor, will be sent to an Authority designated damaged area. Containers classified with “major damage” will be allowed 14 consecutive days on terminal. If container is not repaired for roadability or removed from the terminal within the allotted 14 days the applicable MTO Rule 34-520 damaged equipment storage rate will apply.

 

Current Rule 34-520 CY Services

We will add Major Damage criteria for terminal storage and increase the existing rate from $68.00 per container/day to $125.00 per container/day.

 

New note 13 will be added to Rule 34-320 CY Services as written below.

Containers will remain in daily empty inventory and this rate will apply in conjunction with the monthly empty container storage charge.

 

 

 

Effective April 1, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes

 

Revised Rule 34-626 Ship to Shore Container Crane Handling Surcharge as written below.

When steel wires, ropes, slings, etc are used in conjunction with the ship to shore container crane to safely discharge or load out of gauge cargo on flatracks or open top containers, loaded containers, or empty containers to or from vessels, a surcharge of $250.00 per container will be assessed. This surcharge will be in addition to the contractual or MTO Schedule assessment for the lease of the ship-to-shore crane. This charge will be assessed in full regardless of any other agreements. This surcharge does not apply when container cranes are used to lift breakbulk cargo at Garden City Terminal. Breakbulk cargo lift fees at Garden City Terminal are listed in Note 4 of Rule 34-625 of this Schedule.

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than March 15, 2017 and April 1, 2017 for revised Rule 34-626.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to March 15, 2017 and April 1, 2017 for revised Rule 34-626.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III 

 

 

 

January, 27 2017

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective March 15, 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes to the above referenced Schedule. Outlined below is a recap of such changes.

 

Current MTO Rule 34-486, Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be deleted.

 

New Rule 34-487, Major Damaged Container Handling Procedure will be added as written below.

Empty containers that have been deemed to be “major damage” by the ocean carrier’s designated maintenance vendor’s personnel or the ocean carrier’s gate labor, will be sent to an Authority designated damaged area. Containers classified with “major damage” will be allowed 14 consecutive days on terminal. If container is not repaired for roadability or removed from the terminal within the allotted 14 days the applicable MTO Rule 34-520 damaged equipment storage rate will apply.

 

Current Rule 34-520 CY Services

We will add Major Damage criteria for terminal storage and increase the existing rate from $68.00 per container/day to $125.00 per container/day.

 

New note 13 will be added to Rule 34-320 CY Services as written below.

Containers will remain in daily empty inventory and this rate will apply in conjunction with the monthly empty container storage charge.

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than March 15, 2017.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to March 15, 2017.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

 

December 12, 2016

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective December 12, 2016, Georgia Ports Authority added the below Rule 34-061 Hazardous Cargo Operating Procedure to our Marine Terminal Operator Schedule 5A.

 

 

GENERAL RULES

 

Rule 34-061 Hazardous Cargo Operating Procedure

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this plan is to establish policies and procedure in which hazardous materials are stored, and handled; as well how incident reporting and responses are to occur within the jurisdiction of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). Furthermore, this plan outlines roles and responsibilities relevant for proper segregation, notification and response to hazardous material transiting GPA facilities.

II. POLICY

The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to the safety of its employees, tenants and the community at large. Accordingly, it is the policy of GPA to comply with all relevant provisions of 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 126, 49 CFR Part 176 and/or temporary orders mandated by the United States Coast Guard, Captain of the Port (COTP).

III. LEGAL AUTHORITIES

In accordance with OCGA 52-2-7 the Authority is authorized to make necessary rules and regulations for its own government. This policy aligns its purpose with federal regulations governing its operations. The Authority will comply with relevant provisions and requirements outlined in 33 CFR, Part 126, 49 CFR, Part 176 and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) as it relates to storage, segregation and hazardous material response procedures. The GPA requires the full cooperation and compliance of all shippers, with all rules and regulations outlined in this policy.

IV. PREVENTIVE PROCEDURES

A. Prohibited and Limited Storage

Hazardous Materials; Explosives 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.3, Infectious Substances 6.2, and Oxidizing Substances 5.1(Ammonium Nitrate only) may not be stored on terminal for any

length of time. Handling of these types of materials must be coordinated with the USCG, GPA, Shipping Line, and the Vessel Stevedore. Hazardous Materials; Explosives 1.4 and 1.6, and Radioactive Materials 7; are to be discharged or loaded shipside and not stored on terminal. Storage of these types of materials may; however, be allowed if coordinated and approved by GPA management prior to the material arriving at the terminal. Hazardous materials of all other classifications may be stored on terminal in compliance with USCG and the Code of Federal Regulations requirements.

V. OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

A. Transport and Segregation Operations

All transport, segregation and storage operations involving hazardous materials will be managed by a designated member of the GPA Operations department. The designated member will be the primary point of contact (hazardous material liaison) for all storage and segregation matters relevant to hazardous material. The Operations department will designate a secondary point of contact who will act as primary in the absence of the designated primary. All hazardous material cargo authorized for storage at GPA will be segregated in accordance with guidance and requirements outlined in 49 CFR Part 176. Electronic access to Title 49 may be acquired from the following: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse.

1. Import and Export Cargo Operations

Stevedores are required to submit an import space request to the GPA Live Lift Group prior to commencing any vessel operation. Each request must specify the total number and type of hazardous material cargo included in the request. Upon receipt of the request, the Live Lift Group manager will review the request and provide written authorization of space. Each written authorization will include approved hazardous material locations. Hazardous material cargo will not be placed in any unauthorized stack or yard location. The on duty GPA Operations Assistant Manager assigned to field operations will maintain a copy of 49 CFR Part 176 at all times. The Assistant Manager will monitor his/her assigned areas for compliance with the approved space authorization. Any matters and/or issues of concern involving segregation or storage of hazardous material cargo will be communicated immediately to the primary Operations hazardous material liaison. The hazardous material liaison will conduct facility assessments at least three (3) times daily to ensure proper segregation of all hazardous cargo on terminal. In the event an unauthorized segregation is discovered

during a routine inspection, the GPA Operations department’s hazardous material liaison will coordinate immediate resolution. Should a civil penalty be levied against GPA for improper and/or unauthorized segregation or storage, the Authority reserves the right to recoup loss through civil action against the responsible party.

2. Class I Hazardous Cargo Vessel Notification Procedures (Garden City)

The Line or Line representative must fax USCG permits, container number, and trucking company name that will import or export container/containers. Fax transmittal sent to GPA Ship Operations Department 912-964-3962 or e-mail at vesselschedules@gaports.com not less than 48 hours of vessel arrival. A copy of Permits must be submitted by fax or e-mail to the GPA Police Department ppolice@gaports.com.

i. Berth Arrangement for Vessel Arrival

The vessel will dock at Garden City Terminal CB03, CB04, CB05, CB06, and/or CB07. These are the only berths that will be utilized for the import or exporting of 1.1 and/or 1.2s. Net Explosive weight (NEW) with CB03- 95,000 lbs, CB04-120,000 lbs, CB05-80,000 lbs, CB06-80,000 lbs, and CB07-95,000 lbs (NEW) and containers in transit will be restricted to the same berths according to (NEW).

ii. Vessel Arrival and Departure

The vessel arrival and departure will play a vital role in determining the arrival time of the truck or trucks for loading and off loading of 1.1 and 1.2s. The vessel arrival communicated to GPA Ship Operations at least 24 hours in advance and must make sure that the vessel arrival or departure is not delayed. Line or Line representative must notify GPA Ship Operations of any changes in vessel arrival or departure that may result in a delay of vessel arrival or departure.

3. Class I Hazardous Cargo Truckers Arrival and Departure

i. Export

Arrival of a truck must be coordinated so that the truck does not arrive any earlier than 30 minutes prior to loading vessel and the Line or Line representative will be responsible for trucker’s arrival. Container must interchange on the dock prior to loading vessel. Gate 1 and/or Gate 5 are authorized gates for acceptance and

Georgia Ports Authority Police Department will dedicate gate before vessel arrival according to time of day and traffic patterns.

ii. Import

Departure of the truck must be immediate once the truck has loaded and has been interchanged at the dock and the Stevedore representing the line will be responsible for making sure the truck departs immediately. Gate 1 and/or Gate 5 are authorized gates for departure and Georgia Ports Authority Police Department will dedicate gate before truck departs dock according to time of day and traffic patterns.

iii. Terminal storage not allowed for class 1s

Classes 1s are not allowed to remain on terminal nor will the Georgia Ports Authority allow trans-loading of class 1s on any of our terminals. Class 1 containers that USCG deems to have deficiencies and are unable to import and/or export shall be the responsibility of the line and/or line representative to have the container transit immediately to an off port facility.

iv. Vessel Operations and delays to other vessels

Due to USCG restrictions on the importing and exporting of 1.1 and/or 1.2’s, GPA cannot guarantee the loading and unloading of this cargo. Vessels importing and exporting 1.1 and 1.2’s may be required to modify work start time as requested by the GPA, in order to handle said cargo without interfering with other cargo operations on the terminal. Shipping lines are required and responsible for completing all applications and permits for handling hazardous material cargo prior to discharge. A copy of the USCG application and permits to handle hazardous material may be obtained from homeport.uscg.mil. The form is located in the Port Directory tab, Savannah unit, Prevention, Facilities. Shippers can send it to is: D07-PF-MSUSAV-SCIP@uscg.mil.

B. Release and Emergency Response

OCGA 12-14-1 defines a spill or release as the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, emitting, releasing, leaking, or placing of any hazardous substance into the air or into or on any land or water of the state.

1. Spills Aboard Vessels

Steamship lines that become aware of any hazardous material release onboard a vessel shall notify GPA Ship Operations prior to the vessel’s arrival. The steamship line is also responsible for notifying the USCG of the leaking container, identifying the cargo, and communicating plans to contain the leak aboard the vessel. GPA does not allow a leaking container to be discharged from a vessel until the on-site HAZMAT team has identified and secured the leak prior to discharge from the vessel. In close coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Unit (MSU), the GPA will work on a case-by-case basis, on any incident regarding leaking containers aboard a vessel. Steamship Lines shall notify the United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) to insure it does not constitute a violation of the Federal, Jones Act or Merchant Marine Act of 1920.

2. Notifications and Response to Vessel Spills

Upon receiving of notification of a vessel spill and/or release, approved for facility discharge, the Ports Authority Police will be notified. In concert with GPA Operations, Ship Operations and the designated hazardous material contractor, storage may proceed. The Ports Authority Police are responsible for notifying the GPA Emergency Manager; documenting the incident; and supporting mitigation and response efforts. The Emergency Manager will ensure notifications are made to the National Response Center (NRC) as required. The NRC will be contacted by calling 1-800-424-8802.

3. Notification and Response to Facility Spills

If a hazardous material incident occurs within the jurisdiction of GPA, the Ports Authority Police Department will be notified immediately, by calling 963-3911 or by radio channel 6-A. The Security Operations Center (SOC) shall take the following actions:

A. Immediately dispatch the closest units and a police supervisor to the scene while attempting to ascertain whether or not injuries or a life safety incident has occurred.

B. Notify the GPA Emergency Manager; and the GPA Emergency Management Team as directed by the Emergency Manager or on scene supervisor.

Responding officers will remain upwind and assess the scene to determine what immediate emergency actions will be needed. The on-scene police supervisor will

assume the role and responsibilities of Incident Commander (IC) and ensure the scene and area is secure. Responding officers will exercise discretion in area evacuations, utilizing the outlined guidance within the current Emergency Response Guide (ERG) and available Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) as an immediate reference.

C. Emergency Assistance and Mutual Aid

In the event outside resources or support is needed to mitigate an immediate life safety risk, the Security Operations Center (SOC) will act as the central communications point for outside first responders. Emergency notifications to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Communications Division will be made by calling "911." The GPA Emergency Manager may also request support from the local emergency management agency to support prolong response and recovery efforts when needed. The Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) mobile Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be requested and utilized as the on-scene incident command post, as approved by CEMA staff. The SOC may be directed to make official requests for support by calling the CEMA Duty Officer direct at (912) 201- 4500. The on-scene incident commander is responsible for managing the incident until properly relieved. A transfer of command will not occur until an official command briefing is conducted and documented.

D. General

The discharge or release of any hazardous cargo container that has been identified as the source of a release, spill and/or leak will not be authorized without the approval of the U.S.C.G. However, Movement of a damaged container to a mitigation area on the facility may be permitted on a case by case basis with the approval of the U.S.C.G.

E. Emergency Contacts

In the event of any spill or release, or hazardous material related emergency, contact the Port Police Department immediately. Port Police may be contacted by calling (912) 963-3911 or 5588, or by radio channel 6-A.

 

 

 

October 3, 2016

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective October 1, 2016, Georgia Ports Authority implemented certain changes, including rate increases, to the above referenced Schedule as outlined below.

 

GENERAL CHARGES

Rule 34-175 Dockage Charges

Increase of 2% for Lash, RO/RO and Vehicle Vessels 0’-650’ length overall (LOA)

 

Revised the LOA range for Vessels/Barges not otherwise shown

Current:                                                 New:              

0’ - 400’ = $5.25 per LOA                  0’ – 525’ = $10.20 per LOA

401’ - 525’ = $8.05 per LOA             526’ and over = $12.30 per LOA

526’ and over = $12.30 per LOA

 

*Dockage rates will not increase for Container Vessels, Lash, RO/RO and Vehicle Vessels exceeding 650’ LOA

 

BREAKBULK / RO/RO GENERAL / MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

 

 

Rule 34-285 WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

Rule 34-290 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Certain rates will increase by 1% up to 5%.

 

New rate structure for Cargo Photograph Request

Current:                                                                 New:

3 or less photographs per order $67.00                           Photo request (10 photos maximum) $98.00

4 to 6 photographs per order $98.00                               Each additional photograph $10.00 per photo

Each photograph over 6 $10.25 per photo

 

Under Cargo Fumigation Facilitation, new rates have been added for self propelled machinery and industrial vehicles.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO HANDLING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-300 Articles, NOS (NOT OTHERWISE SHOWN)

All rates will increase by 5%.

 

Rule 34-330 MACHINERY AND PARTS

Increase on lifts exceeding 100,001 lbs per lift by 1%.

 

Rule 34-335 METAL ARTICLES

Added Lead, Nickel, and Titanium to Nonferrous list.

 

All rates for Nonferrous Metals will increase by 1%.

 

Added “Note 4” in regards to gondola lid removal for rail car loading.

 

Rule 34-350 PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

Rule 34-355 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

The Aircraft handling will increase by 2.5%.

 

Rule 34-360 WOODPULP

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO STORAGE CHARGES

 

Rule 34-390 LUMBER AND RELATED ARTICLES

Increase of 1% for logs, pilings or poles.

 

Rule 34-395 MACHINERY AND PARTS

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-400 METAL ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-405 MILITARY ORDANCE

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-410 MODULAR HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-415 PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-416 RUBBER, NATURAL

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-417 SHIPPER-OWNED CONTAINERS

All rates will increase by 2.5%.

 

Rule 34-420 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-425 WOODPULP

All rates will increase by 2%.

CONTAINER CHARGES

Rule 34-520 CY SERVICES

Container or Chassis Arrival/Receival Via Rail Carrier rate will decrease 40% from $125.00 per container to $75.00 per container.

 

Added storage fees for Shipper Owned and Non-line containers.

 

Added “Note 12” in regards to free time for Shipper Owned or Non-line containers.

 

Container or Chassis Departure VIA Rail Carrier rate will decrease 40% from $125.00 per container to $75.00 per container.

Rule 34-525 GOVERNMENT AGENCY INSPECTION

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

EQUIPMENT LEASING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-625 EQUIPMENT LEASING RATES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

LABOR CHARGES  BAINBRIDGE / BRUNSWICK / SAVANNAH

 

Rule 34-626 LABOR RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than October 3, 2016.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to October 3, 2016.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III


 

 

August 26, 2016

 

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

 

Effective October 1, 2016, Georgia Ports Authority will implement certain changes, including rate increases, to the above referenced Schedule as outlined below.

 

GENERAL CHARGES

 

Rule 34-175 Dockage Charges

Increase of 2% for Lash, RO/RO and Vehicle Vessels 0’-650’ length overall (LOA)

 

Revised the LOA range for Vessels/Barges not otherwise shown

Current:                                               New:              

0’ - 400’ = $5.25 per LOA                   0’ – 525’ = $10.20 per LOA

401’ - 525’ = $8.05 per LOA               526’ and over = $12.30 per LOA

526’ and over = $12.30 per LOA

 

*Dockage rates will not increase for Container Vessels, Lash, RO/RO and Vehicle Vessels exceeding 650’ LOA

 

BREAKBULK / RO/RO GENERAL / MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

 

Rule 34-280 STEVEDORE USE CHARGE ON BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

All rates will increase by one cent ($0.01) per short ton.

 

Rule 34-285 WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

Rule 34-290 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Certain rates will increase by 1% up to 5%.

 

New rate structure for Cargo Photograph Request

Current:                                                           New:

3 or less photographs per order $67.00            Photo request (10 photos maximum) $98.00

4 to 6 photographs per order $98.00                Each additional photograph $10.00 per photo

Each photograph over 6 $10.25 per photo

 

Under Cargo Fumigation Facilitation, new rates have been added for self propelled machinery and industrial vehicles.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO HANDLING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-300 Articles, NOS (NOT OTHERWISE SHOWN)

All rates will increase by 5%.

 

Rule 34-330 MACHINERY AND PARTS

Increase on lifts exceeding 100,001 lbs per lift by 1%.

 

Rule 34-335 METAL ARTICLES

Added Lead, Nickel, and Titanium to Nonferrous list.

 

All rates for Nonferrous Metals will increase by 1%.

 

Added “Note 4” in regards to gondola lid removal for rail car loading.

 

Rule 34-350 PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

Rule 34-355 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

The Aircraft handling will increase by 2.5%.

 

Rule 34-360 WOODPULP

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO STORAGE CHARGES

 

Rule 34-390 LUMBER AND RELATED ARTICLES

Increase of 1% for logs, pilings or poles.

 

Rule 34-395 MACHINERY AND PARTS

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-400 METAL ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-405 MILITARY ORDNANCE

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-410 MODULAR HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-415 PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-416 RUBBER, NATURAL

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-417 SHIPPER-OWNED CONTAINERS

All rates will increase by 2.5%.

 

Rule 34-420 VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, AND PARTS

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

Rule 34-425 WOODPULP

All rates will increase by 2%.

CONTAINER CHARGES

Rule 34-509 ROLLED EXPORT CONTAINERS (loaded units)

Added words “Port of Discharge” to the export container roll rule description.

 

Rule 34-520 CY SERVICES

Container or Chassis Arrival/Receival Via Rail Carrier rate will decrease 40% from $125.00 per container to $75.00 per container.

 

Container or Chassis Departure VIA Rail Carrier rate will decrease 40% from $125.00 per container to $75.00 per container.

Rule 34-525 GOVERNMENT AGENCY INSPECTION

All rates will increase by 1%.

 

EQUIPMENT LEASING CHARGES

 

Rule 34-625 EQUIPMENT LEASING RATES

All rates will increase by 2%.

 

LABOR CHARGES  BAINBRIDGE / BRUNSWICK / SAVANNAH

 

Rule 34-626 LABOR RATES

All rates will increase by 3%.

 

 

All of these changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than October 1, 2016.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be e-mailed prior to October 1, 2016.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III

 

 

cc: Griffith Lynch

      Cliff Pyron

 

 

 

 

June 23, 2016

To: Subscribers and Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A

  

Effective July 1, 2016, the Georgia Ports Authority will implement a new rule to the above referenced Schedule. A recap of such change is provided below. 

 

GENERAL RULES

New Rule 34-027 Container Weight Verification

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require shippers to provide the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of export containerized cargo to the ocean carrier and port terminal representative before it is loaded aboard a vessel.  The Authority weighs all loaded export containers received through its truck gates and on-dock rail yards on state-certified scales.  These weights are provided directly to the ocean carriers.  The United States Coast Guard declared that weights obtained through this procedure are equivalent to the VGM required by SOLAS.  By shipping containerized cargo through the port terminal, shippers authorize use of these gate weights to satisfy their VGM obligations unless they make arrangements to provide different weights directly to their ocean carriers.  Use of Georgia Ports Authority gate weights and data is subject to the indemnification and hold harmless provisions in Rule 34-075 of this schedule.

 

 

Rule 34-030 Collection of Charges in Advance has been moved from page 11 to page 12 of GPA's Marine Terminal Operator Schedule 5-A.

 

These changes will be available for viewing at www.gaports.com no later than July 1, 2016.

 

For subscribers to this Schedule, revised pages will be emailed prior to July 1, 2016.

 

Questions should be addressed to the undersigned or your account representative. It is suggested to place questions in written format to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bobby W. Keel III