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Rule: 34-001
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: APPLICATION OF SCHEDULE

The rates, charges, rules and regulations contained in this schedule shall apply equally to all users of the Deep Water  and Inland Terminals of the Georgia Ports Authority, and shall apply on all cargo on the Deep Water and Inland Terminals on the effective date shown in this schedule or any amendments thereto or reissues thereof, unless otherwise excepted by the Authority.

The services and corresponding rates and charges in this tariff are based upon the work being performed by Authority personnel using equipment either owned or under long-term lease by the Authority.


Rule: 34-005
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: GENERAL RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS

All services undertaken to be performed by the Authority under this schedule are further subject to Federal, and/or State laws and regulations, to the extent applicable to the Authority's operations.

All users covenant and agree to prohibit the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages, drugs, and other intoxicants by Users and its agents, servants, visitors, patrons, suppliers, customers, licensees, contractors or subcontractors, and employees while they are about or upon the Authority's premises.

The Authority's terminals shall not be used for any purposes, which are either illegal or in violation of any federal, state, or municipal laws.


Rule: 34-010
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THE SCHEDULE
The use of the Deep Water and Inland Terminals under the jurisdiction of the Authority shall constitute a consent to the terms and conditions of this schedule, and evidences an agreement on the part of all vessels, their owners and agents, and other users of such Deep Water and Inland Terminals, to pay all charges specified in this schedule or any other applicable tariff or schedule and be governed by all rules and regulations herein contained.  All users of the Authority's terminals are required to comply with any and all municipal, state and federal regulations, including but not limited to OSHA, U.S. Coast Guard, EPA, DOT, and will be held responsible for any violation of same.

Rule: 34-015
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: ACCESS TO RECORDS
All vessels, their owners and agents, and all other users of the waterways and facilities, shall be required to permit access to manifests of cargo, inland transportation documents, and all other documents for the purpose of auditing or ascertaining the accuracy of reports filed or for securing necessary data to permit correct billing or estimates of charges. They shall, within five (5) days after vessel sails, furnish the Authority with information on all cargo loaded or discharged as well as any other information which might be required for the accurate billing of cargo and vessel charges. Failure to provide such information within the specified time allowed may result in the denial of berth assignment for any succeeding vessel(s) until the user is in compliance.

Rule: 34-020
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: APPLICATION FOR BERTH

All vessels, their owners, or agents desiring berth at the Authority's terminals, shall make application for the same, specifying the date and expected time of arrival and departure from berth. In addition to the berth application, the Authority requires the vessel manifest, specifying the nature and quantity of cargo to be handled. Application for berth shall be made to the Authority's Ship Operation Department (Ph: 912-964-3960/ Fax: 912-964-3962/ Email: vesselschedules@gaports.com ) as far in advance as possible, but in no case, less than the seven (7) consecutive days prior to expected arrival date. The vessel manifest must also be provided at least seven (7) days prior to vessel arrival. It is also required that the vessel and/or agent provide within five (5) consecutive days of vessel departure date the load orders for said vessel.  Any ocean carrier or agent which provides the Authority with an official vessel tonnage report for billing purposes must submit these documents within five (5) days after the departure of the vessel for both export and import vessels.  Failure to provide the required information or miss the time requirement will result in a fine of $600.00 per incident., as well as make the offending party subject to the penalty in Rule 34-015 of this tariff. Application for berth will be construed by the Authority to mean that all charges will be promptly paid upon presentation of invoice therefore , and there will be compliance with all rules and regulations. Also the vessel agent is required to provide the Authority's Police Department  via email (ppolice@gaports.com) or fax (912-966-7874) the names of any third party vendors, such as ship chandlers, which will need access to a vessel.

Berth allocations and assignments shall be at the discretion of the Authority.  When a particular berth is threatened with congestion, the Authority may issue a conditional berth assignment.  Should such conditional berth assignment be issued, the vessel receiving it must vacate the berth, if deemed necessary to expedite the flow of commerce and relieve terminal congestion, upon notification of the Authority.  Once the time to vacate has been set, failure to do so by that time shall result in a penalty of $600.00 per hour or fraction thereof until the vessel vacates the berth, or until the Authority has removed the vessel at the owner's expense.  The agent of the vessel shall agree to and acknowledge in writing such terms of conditional berthing assignment prior to the vessel assuming berth.


Rule: 34-025
Issued: Friday, January 1, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 1, 2016
Subject: CHARGES FOR EQUIPMENT, LABOR AND MATERIALS

When services are performed by Georgia Ports Authority for which no specific charges are published in this schedule, the rates in Rules 34-625 and 34-630 for equipment and labor respectively, will be charged for performing such services, subject to the minimum charge in Rule 34-180. When personnel are called out on overtime, a minimum of four (4) hours for each person called will be assessed. Any materials and equipment needing to be purchased or leased will be charged at actual cost plus thirty percent (30%) for handling and administration.

Upon request, the Authority will facilitate 3rd party vendor service, if reasonably available and not in conflict with services to be provided by the Authority. The Authority will not supervise or otherwise direct any 3rd party vendor in the performance of their services; nor will the Authority accept any liability on behalf of such vendor(s). Charges for 3rd party vendors will be assessed at cost plus thirty percent (30%), when the Authority is responsible for the said vendor's charges, unless otherwise indicated.


Rule: 34-026
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CLAIMS AGAINST THE AUTHORITY

Claims against the Authority for property damage only which are less than $5,000.00 and do not involve bodily injury may be filed directly with the Authority as follows:

Georgia Ports Authority
Attn: Risk Management Department
P.O. Box 2406
Savannah, GA 31402
Phone: 912-966-3612
Fax: 912-966-3609

The Authority does not waive any rights it may have under any defenses, including sovereign or governmental immunity.

All claims against the Authority shall be filed within 12 months of the date the loss was discovered or should have been discovered.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Authority's tort liability obligations are subject to the provisions of the Georgia Tort Claims Act (O.C.G.A. 50-21-26). Any tort claim against the Authority involving property damage $5,000.00 or greater or involving bodily injury must comply with
all provisions of the Georgia Tort Claims Act. The Authority does not waive any rights it may have under any defenses, including sovereign or governmental immunity.

The Authority has designated the Risk Management Office within the entity to whom a notice of claim is to be delivered or mailed, in compliance with provisions of the Georgia Tort Claims Act.

Additional information regarding claims against the Authority, including any necessary forms required, may be obtained on the Authority's web site as follows: www.gaports.com 


Rule: 34-027
Issued: Monday, April 11, 2016
Effective: Friday, July 1, 2016
Subject: 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
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: COLLECTION OF CHARGES IN ADVANCE
The Authority reserves the right to estimate and collect in advance all charges which may accrue against agents or against cargo loaded or discharged by such vessels or other users of the facilities of the Georgia Ports Authority terminals, when credit has not been properly established with the Authority, or when the user has habitually been on the delinquent list, or when the vessel is subject to arrest or attachment by court process. Use of the facilities may be denied until such advance payment or deposits are made.

Rule: 34-031
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONSIGNMENT OF CARGO
The Authority shall not be considered as the shipper / consignor or consignee of the cargo shipments moving via its terminals. Thus, while the Authority may provide loading and unloading services in connection with cargo shipments departing and arriving via motor and rail carriers for the benefit of exporters and importers using Authority terminals, it has no control over either the volume or timing of such shipments, including arrivals and departures. This lack of control adversely affects the Authority's ability to complete such loading and unloading within the specific free time allowed by the particular motor or rail carrier. Therefore, the beneficial owners of shipments arriving or departing via motor or rail carrier shall in all cases remain responsible for the scheduling of their individual shipments to and from the Authority's terminals, and for the payment of all transportation, demurrage, detention, and any other charges in connection with such shipments. The authority will only accept demurrage or detention resulting from negligence we determine to be our own, or in instances where we have specific agreements in place with the beneficial cargo owner. Otherwise, the Authority will hold the beneficial cargo owner responsible, and will assess a thirty percent (30%) mark-up for processing such detention or demurrage invoices.

Rule: 34-040
Issued: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Effective: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Subject: DELINQUENT LIST
All common carriers, vessels, their owners and/or agents, or other users of the facilities of the Authority terminals placed on the delinquent list for reasons stated herein will be denied further use of the facilities by the Authority until all such reports have been filed and all charges thereon, together with any other charges due, have been paid.

Rule: 34-045
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: DEMURRAGE, DETENTION OR PER DIEM

The Authority will not be responsible for any demurrage, detention, or per diem on chassis, containers, motor vehicles, railcars, or vessels, except for any portion of the charge caused by the Authority's own negligence, or in instances where the Authority has specific agreements in place with the beneficial cargo owner. (Note)

 

Note - As information, rail carriers do not currently assess demurrage on intermodal railcars.


Rule: 34-050
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: DISCHARGE OF BALLAST, RUBBISH, DUNNAGE, OR SMOKE

Discharging ballast, rubbish, or dunnage in the slips or channels is strictly prohibited. No vessel shall be permitted to discharge ballast or excessive smoke, clean boilers, blow stacks or tubes or create similar conditions while in berth at terminals of the Authority.

Vessels shall comply with all Authority, local, state, federal, and international environmental laws and regulations. The vessel and/or its local agent shall be held responsible for any violations


Rule: 34-053
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

If any regulated or hazardous substance is released on, under, or within the Authority's facilities, or the adjacent surface waters by the use or user's agents, servants, employees, invitees, visitors, licensees, or contractors, the user agrees to immediately notify the Authority, as well as all regulatory agencies requiring notification, if any.

Upon the occurrence of such an event, user, at its sole expense, shall promptly take all necessary actions to return the Authority's facilities and / or adjacent surface waters to the condition prior to the introduction of such hazardous and / or regulated substance to the extent required and in accordance with all environmental laws. If user does not take prompt action to commence clean-up, the Authority may undertake clean-up operations, and user shall reimburse the Authority for all such costs within thirty (30) days of written demand by the Authority. User shall provide the Authority copies of all reports provided to all regulatory agencies referenced herein until such time as the regulatory agencies release user from any further actions or monitoring of any release or violation.


Rule: 34-055
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: EXPLOSIVE, FLAMMABLE OR OBJECTIONABLE CARGO

Articles of a highly explosive, flammable, or objectionable nature or of uncertain value, will not under this schedule be provided with wharfage, handling or storage, except under advance arrangements with the management of the terminals.

Any expenses incurred by the terminal, such as, but not limited to, additional security, providing work space, closing off berth(s), or shutting down vessel operations, shall be assessed to the line discharging/loading such cargo. Hazardous materials classed as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6, as well as those class 5 commodities containing ammonium nitrate, must be discharged and/or loaded in accordance with United States Coast Guard (USCG) guidelines (see Rules 34-504 and 34-521 of this tariff). These materials will not be received via rail, and will not be stored on any Authority facility.


Rule: 34-060
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: FIRE SIGNAL
In the event of fire occurring on board any vessel while berthed at the dock of the Georgia Ports Authority, except vessels under way, such vessels may sound five (5) prolonged blasts of the whistle or siren to indicate a fire on board or at the dock to which the vessel is moored. Such signal shall be repeated at intervals to attract attention and is not a substitute for, but may be used in addition to other means of reporting a fire. The phrase "Prolonged Blast" used in this rule shall mean blasts of four (4) to five (5) seconds duration.

Rule: 34-061
Issued: Monday, July 10, 2017
Effective: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Subject: 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 (Note 1)

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.

(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.

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.

 

 


Rule: 34-065
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: FUMIGATION

All fumigation services at the Authority will be performed by licensed and approved private operators, All companies conducting fumigation operations on Authority facilities shall register with the Authority prior to undertaking such operations and thereafter on July 1 of each year. In addition, they shall comply with the provisions of Rule 34-102 and the following:
 

(1) Provide the Authority with copies of certificates of insurance covering operations on Authority facilities in accordance with the standards required.

(2) Mark and identify all vehicles and equipment to be used on Authority facilities and maintain such vehicles and equipment in good condition.

(3) Remove from Authority facilities all vehicles, equipment and material not currently being utilized and all scrap and trash resulting from operations on Authority facilities.

(4) Conduct all operations in accordance with Authority, Coast Guard, and OSHA regulations and federal, state and local statues and only within areas designated by the Authority and refrain from entering other areas without written permission from the Authority.

Service orders for fumigation must be submitted to the terminal manager. The terminal manager will execute the service orders in the order received, and designate the location where services are to be performed. Handling instructions must accompany fumigation service orders. 


Rule: 34-066
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: FURNISHING CHECKER-FOREMAN

When vessels are discharging cargo, the terminal will furnish checker-foreman to check cargo being discharged and, at the discretion of the Terminal Management, the terminal will also furnish checker-foreman to supervise the release of cargo being loaded, during both straight time and overtime hours. The charge for each checker-foreman furnished will be based on the current labor rates in Rule 34-630, subject to a minimum of one hour with the terminal reserving the right to furnish as many men as deemed necessary to protect its interest.

Charges for this service will be rendered against the ocean carrier with whom the cargo is booked, if the vessel calls the Garden City Terminal, and against the vessels, their owners and/or agents for all other Authority terminals.


Rule: 34-067
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: GOVERNMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
The Authority shall not be responsible for any taxes, duties, or similar charges assessed on any cargo (other than its own)) by any local, state, or federal government and subdivisions thereof.

Rule: 34-068
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: 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.


Rule: 34-070
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: HOLIDAYS

When reference is made in this schedule to "holidays", it means the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday (Third Monday in January)
  • President's Day (Third Monday in February)
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

When one of the above holidays falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be observed. When one of the above holidays falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed.


Rule: 34-071
Issued: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Effective: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Subject: HOT WORK REQUEST AND PERMIT
The Authority requires anyone performing hot work (see definition in Rile 34-160) on it's terminal to request a hot work permit from Port Police (phone # 912-966-7875 or 912-964-3925). The purpose of this permit is to document and track construction and / or repair work activity, which involves hot work, so as to insure such activity is safely conducted. The permit provides a step-by-step check list for hot work safety, as well as serving as a reminder of the permittee's responsibilities before, during, and after any hot work is conducted on the Authority's terminals.

Rule: 34-075
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS
User shall indemnify, protect, save and hold harmless the Authority, its members, directors, officers, employees and agents, against any expense, loss or liability paid, suffered or incurred, including any environmental fines and/or penalties, as a result of any breach by User, User's agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors or subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees of any covenant or condition of this schedule or as the result of User's use or occupancy of the Authority's property or the carelessness, negligence or improper conduct of User, User's agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors or subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees. Such indemnification shall be to the extent caused in whole or in part by negligent acts or omissions by User, its agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees. User agrees to defend the Authority from any legal or equitable actions brought against the Authority based on User's use or occupancy of Authority's property or the carelessness, negligence or improper conduct of User, User's agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees and pay all expenses and attorneys fees in connection therewith. Indemnity herein arising out of any violation by User of any environmental rule, regulation or law of any state and/or federal agency in force now or enacted in the future shall survive the term of User's use or occupancy of Authority's property. All User's indemnity obligations herein shall be covered by a policy or policies of insurance. Nothing herein shall be construed as requiring User or any other person, firm or corporation to indemnify against any portion or percentage of such claim or loss, if any, caused by the negligence of the Authority, its members, directors, officers, employees and agents.

Rule: 34-080
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: INSURANCE

The charges provided in this schedule do not include any expense of property insurance covering owner's interest in the property, nor shall such insurance be effected by the Authority under its policies.

All Users, including but not limited to Ocean Carriers, Stevedoring Firms, Ships' Agents, shall, at their own cost and expense, maintain and shall provide evidence that the following insurance coverages are in force covering their operations on Authority terminal facilities. All such insurance shall be issued by an insurer or insurers licensed or authorized to transact insurance in the State of Georgia. Users agree that certificates of insurance shall be maintained on file with the Authority and that new certificates of insurance shall be furnished to the Authority upon any changes in the Users' insurance coverages. Such certificates of insurance shall be in a form acceptable to the Authority and shall show the policies include all coverages and endorsements required.

I. General
(A) Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance covering all persons in employ of User. Such insurance shall be provided in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws.Employer's Liability Insurance limits shall not be less than One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars per accident and One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars per employee for disease claims. The policy shall include an endorsement waiving the right to subrogate against the Authority

(B) Commercial General Liability Insurance (including broad form contractual liability coverage) to cover User while on Authority property and/or while performing work on Authority property, from any and all claims for damages arising out of bodily injury, sickness or disease, including wrongful death, or property damage, or personal or advertising injury, which may result from its operations. Commercial General Liability Insurance shall be in the amount of not less than One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars combined single limit for Bodily Injuries and Property Damages arising out of any one incident; or not less than One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars applying separately to Bodily Injury and to Property Damage Liabilities, if the policy is issued with separate limits.

The policy shall also include an aggregate of at least Two Million ($2,000,000) Dollars. The policies shall provide protection at least as broad as that provided by the most recent edition of the Commercial General Liability Policy promulgated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), and shall be underwritten on an occurrence basis only.The Authority shall be named an additional insured with respect to the Commercial General Liability policy and shall include a waiver of subrogation in favor of the Authority
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(C) Automobile Liability Insurance to cover any auto owned, leased, borrowed or otherwise used by the User.Automobile Liability Insurance shall be in the amount of not less than One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars combined single limit for Bodily Injuries and Property Damage Liabilities or if the policy is issued with separate limits, the limit shall not be less than One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars for Bodily Injuries and One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars for Property Damage Liabilities. The policy or policies shall be as least as broad as that provided by the latest edition of the Business Automobile Policy promulgated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

(D) If any boats, barges, ships or other watercraft are used in connection with the work to be performed on Authority property, User shall provide (a) Protection and Indemnity Insurance and (b) Hull Coverage with the running down clause covering such watercraft. The policy limit for the Protection and Indemnity policy shall be One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars for each accident, and shall include coverage for Jones Act/crew and for wreck removal. The Protection and Indemnity policy shall be endorsed to name the Authority as an additional insured.

(E) Property or Inland Marine Insurance shall be carried by and be the responsibility of User as User may deem advisable on any personal property, cargo, equipment, furnishings, additions and improvements, betterments, or any other property stored or maintained within or attached to Authority terminal facilities by User. Except as caused by its own negligence, the Authority is not responsible for personal property, cargo, equipment, furnishings, machinery, additions or improvements, betterments, or any other property which is owned by User or in the User's care, custody, or control.

(F) The insurance required herein shall be endorsed to provide that it is primary with respect to any insurance carried by the Authority and no insurance coverage of the Authority shall be called upon to contribute to the payment of any losses that would otherwise be paid by User or covered or paid by the User's insurance.

(G) The above insurance policies shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be canceled, allowed to lapse or allowed to expire until a minimum of thirty (30) days after the Georgia Ports Authority, Risk Management Department, Post Office Box 2406, Savannah, Georgia 31402, has received written notice thereof. The Authority reserves the right to modify insurance requirements herein at its discretion.

II. Ocean Carriers 

In addition to insurance requirements listed above in "I.General," Ocean Carriers calling the Georgia Ports Authority must also, at their own cost and expense, maintain and shall provide evidence that the following insurance coverages are in force covering their operations on Authority terminal facilities.

(A) Ocean Carriers shall provide to the Authority evidence of Protection and Indemnity and Hull Coverage with the running down clause covering any watercraft used in a service calling the Authority. Such coverage shall include wreck removal. The policy limit for the protection and Indemnity Coverage shall be not less than Five Million ($5,000,000.00) Dollars for each accident and shall include Jones Act/crew coverage.

III. Stevedoring Firms
In addition to insurance requirements listed above in "I. General, "Stevedoring Firms must also, at their own cost and expense, maintain and shall provide evidence that the following insurance coverages are in force covering their operations on Authority terminal facilities.

(A) United States Longshore and Harborworkers Act coverage, and such coverage shall include an endorsement waiving the right to subrogate against the Authority.

(B) Terminal Operators Legal Liability coverage in an amount of not less than Five Million ($5,000,000.00) Dollars to cover Stevedoring Firm's operations on Authority terminal facilities. The Authority shall be named an additional insured with respect to the Terminal Operators Legal Liability policy.

(C) If Stevedoring Company provides vessels or other floating equipment in connection with its work, it shall provide to the Authority evidence of Protection and Indemnity and Hull Coverage with the running down clause covering any watercraft used . Such coverage shall include wreck removal. The policy limit for the Protection and Indemnity coverage shall be not less than Five Million ($5,000,000.00) Dollars for each accident and shall include Jones Act/crew coverage. The Protection and indemnity policy shall be endorsed to name the Authority as an additional insured.


Rule: 34-081
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: INTERNATIONAL SEAMAN'S HOUSE
Dues and assessments levied by the International Seaman's House, a schedule of which is on file with the Navigation District, represent the charges of that non-profit organization for recreational, cultural, etc., services and facilities available without discrimination to seamen of vessels of all countries visiting the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah. These dues and assessments are not collected by the Authority on behalf of the International Seaman's House, but rather by the local agent for the ocean carrier.

Rule: 34-085
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE

For the purpose of this schedule, the term "Force Majeure" is defined as any act of God; act of the public enemy; strike; lockout or work stoppage; riot; tumult; insurrection; disorder; epidemic; pandemic; lightning; earthquake; fire; storm; wind; flood; hurricane; water; frost, fog or other weather related occurrence; civil disturbance; war; governmental decree; act of any governmental authority; act of terrorism; condemnation; explosion; breakdown or failure of machinery and equipment; interference by civil or military authority; collapse of any building, shed, platform or wharf; settling of any floor or foundation; breakage of any pipe; loss caused by a rat, mouse, moth, weevil, or other animal or insect; failure or delay of any manufacturer or person from whom the Authority is obtaining machinery, equipment, materials, supplies to deliver the same; any other event or circumstance beyond the control of the Authority.

Except as may be caused by its own negligence, the Authority shall not be responsible for any delays, losses, damages or failure to perform any of its obligations under this schedule where such delays, losses, damages or failure to perform are due to Force Majeure.


Rule: 34-086
Issued: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 15, 2016
Subject: LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES

To the extent allowed by law, user shall include in its Bills of Lading a clause incorporating the United States Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 46 U.S.C. Section 30701, formerly codified at 46 U. S. C. Section 1301, et seq., (“COGSA”), extending the benefits and limitations contained in the Bill of Lading and COGSA to terminal operators and to the period prior to loading and subsequent to discharge while cargo is in the custody of GPA, and giving the shipper an option to effectively declare a higher value for its cargo than the package limitation.  If such provisions do not exist or are waived by user, or if the shipper declares a higher value of cargo, user shall notify GPA Risk Management of such waiver, omission, or declared value in writing at least five (5) days prior to the arrival of the cargo in question whether import or export cargo, to allow GPA the opportunity to obtain the necessary insurance to cover the additional exposure, the cost of which will be billed to user.

 


Rule: 34-089
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: OBSTRUCTIONS AND CARGO LEFT ON WHARF

(a) Stevedore's tools, equipment, appliances, donkey engine, vehicles or any other material or object which is not part of cargo will not be permitted to remain on wharves or facilities when not in use. If such obstruction is not moved immediately, upon notification by the Authority, it will be removed, stored, or sold by the Authority, and the Owner will be charged with the expense incurred.

(b) Breakbulk cargo or containers with over-dimensional cargo which is discharged from or loaded to vessels at the Authority's Garden City Terminal, or cargo unloaded from containers at the same terminal by any party may not remain on the wharf unless prior arrangements have been made with and written approval granted by the Authority in advance of cargo arrival. When such cargo is placed on the wharf without prior written approval, there will be no free time allowed, and the ocean carrier will be assessed charges as indicated below (Note 1). Also, the Authority may, at its option, transfer the cargo to a suitable point of rest/storage area, and assess charges incurred, subject to a $2,800.00 minimum charge, per unit.

(c) If a flatrack is discharged to a mafi trailer by the stevedore, and it becomes necessary for the Authority to move the loaded mafi trailer to a proper point of rest, and then unload the cargo from the flatrack as it sits upon the mafi, a charge, based upon the coast of leasing a 3rd party crane will be assessed to the ocean carrier, and subject to a minimum of $1,550.00, per unit.

(d) On import cargo, it is responsibility of the cargo account or its customs broker to insure proper releases have been obtained from both the ocean carrier and all governmental agencies necessary prior to the cargo departing the terminal.

Daily Charge- $2,000.00, per unit(See Notes 1,2, and 3)

  • Note 1 - This rule will also apply to boat/yacht cradles.
  • Note 2 - The day the cargo is placed on the wharf shall be considered the first calendar day.
  • Note 3 - These rates will be assessed, in full, regardless of any discount provisions in separate agreements with the Authority. 

Rule: 34-090
Issued: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Effective: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Subject: OVERTIME

When, at the request of the ocean carrier, or it's agent, or stevedores, services are performed on Saturday, Sunday, holidays, or at times other than the regular working hours of the Georgia Ports Authority, as defined in Rule 34-155 of this schedule, the charges for these services will be as provided in this schedule, plus the applicable overtime rates, as provided for in Rule 34-630.

Rates, for all others, for services performed during these periods will be quoted upon request.


Rule: 34-091
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: OUT-OF GAUGE CARGO TRANSITING GARDEN CITY TERMINAL

Out-of-gauge non-containerized export cargo arriving at the Authority's Garden City Terminal via either motor carrier shall be handled as follows:

If ocean carrier intends for such cargo to be loaded to their vessels as breakbulk cargo, the Authority's preference is to load this cargo shipside (direct from inland carrier to vessel). This includes boats/yachts. If shipside loading is not possible for whatever reason(s), the Authority will receive/unload and place at first point of rest. If crane and/or mafi trailer is required to offload from inland carrier, prior arrangements must be made with the Authority. This may entail requiring the ocean carrier or their stevedore to provide the mafi trailer. Once cargo is place at point of rest, it will be the responsiblilty of the ocean carrier and or its stevedore to transport the cargo to the vessel. (Note 1)

Boats/yachts arriving by water (sailing up the Savannah River) should not arrive more than two (2) days prior to the scheduled arrival date of the vessel upon which it is booked. The ocean carrier and/or its stevedore, whichever is leasing the Authority's crane, will be responsible for the lift from the water (Savannah River) either direct to vessel or to a mafi trailer. Boats/yachts not lifted direct to the vessel must be secured to a mafi trailer and moved by the stevedore to a point of rest in an export stack area designated by the Authority. In the event, the boat/yacht cannot be safely moved to the designated point of rest, the charges in Rule 34-089 of this schedule will be assessed as applicable.
  
If cargo requires loading to a flatrack or open-top container, prior arrangements must be made with one of the local warehouse/transload operators, unless the ocean carrier takes responsibility by using their local stevedore. A list of local warehouse operators will be provided by the Authority's Pricing & Logistics Department upon request.

 

If the out-of-gauge cargo arrives via rail carrier, prior arrangements are essential. There will be additional charges and failure to provide prior notice will, likely, increase these charges. Such cargo should be ready for export upon receipt, and if such cargo is not ready for whatever reason, this will also result in even more additional charges, unless the Authority deems otherwise. 

 

Out-of-Gauge containerized export cargo being delivered to the Garden City Terminal shall be handled as follows:

 
Preference is shipside (direct from inland carrier to vessel).
 
If shipside is not possible, and container (flatrack or open-top) is being delivered on a chassis, it will be assigned a wheeled parking location in the container yard (CY), and will not be re-handled by the Authority. It will be the responsibility of the ocean carrier and/or its stevedore to arrange/provide transport from the Authority designated point of rest to the vessel upon which said cargo is booked. (Note 2)
 
If shipside is not possible, and the container is delivered to the Garden City Terminal on a motor carrier's trailer, the container (flatrack or open-top) will be grounded by the Authority upon receipt. It will be the responsibility of the ocean carrier and/or its stevedore to arrange/provide transport from the Authority designated point of rest to the vessel upon which said cargo is booked. (Note 2)
 
IMPORT
Out-of-gauge non-containerized import cargo discharging at the Authority's Garden City Terminal will be handled as follows:
 

Preference is shipside, meaning direct to inland carrier from vessel. (Note 2)

If shipshide is not possible, the ocean carrier and/or its stevedore should provide transport conveyance so as to prevent the cargo from being left on the Garden City wharf. (see Rule 34-089).

 
Out-of-Gauge containerized import cargo discharging at the Authority's Garden City Terminal will be handled as follows:
 
Preference is shipside, meaning direct to inland carrier from vessel. (Note 3
 
If shipside is not possible, the ocean carrier and/or its stevedore should provide transport conveyance so as to prevent the cargo from being left on the Garden City wharf (see Rule 34-089).
 
If the cargo in/on the out-of-gauge container (flatrack or open-top) needs to be unloaded (stripped), prior arrangements must be made with one of the local warehouse operators, unless the ocean carrier takes responsibility by using their local stevedore. A list of local warehouse operators will be provided by the Authority's Pricing & LogisticsDepartment upon request.

 

Note 1- If the Authority receives and lands the cargo to mafi trailer(s), the securing of the cargo to the mafi trailer(s) is the responsibility of the ocean carrier or its stevedore, or an approved 3rd party selected by the cargo account. 

Note 2 - In order to expedite the receiving/grounding process, GPA Gate Operations should be notified via email (gateoperations@gaports.com) with the unit number, ocean carrier, size and type of container, and PIN.

Note 3 - If the Authority is requested to provide assistance with trailer assembly, the charges in Rule 34-290 will apply.


Rule: 34-095
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: PAYMENT OF CHARGES AND INVOICES

All invoices are due and payable thirty (30) days after the invoice date. Any invoice remaining unpaid thirty (30) days after the invoice date will be considered delinquent, and after thirty (30) days will be assessed an interest charge of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month, for as long as the invoice remains delinquent. Failure to pay within this time limit may also cause the suspension of credit privileges to be imposed, as well as placing the delinquent party on a delinquent list, conditions of which are defined in Rule 34-040 of the schedule. Continued failure to comply with the terms set forth herein may result in legal action. Any charge considered in dispute by the Customer  (party which has been invoiced) and the Authority will not be assessed an interest penalty, provided that material errors or discrepancies on an invoice have been specifically reported in writing to the Authority's Credit and Collections Department within thirty (30) days after receipt thereof. If not received within thirty (30) days, the invoice shall be considered valid and payable. At no time shall invoices be reduced by any monetary amount for loss and/or damage believed to have been caused by the Authority. See Rule 34-126 for information on how claims for loss and/or damage are to be settled. When an invoice is in dispute, any portion which is not part of the dispute shall be paid within the 30 day period. Also, the Authority will only negotiate disputed invoices with the bill-to-party.

At no time shall invoices be reduced by any monetary amount for loss and/or damage believed to have been caused by the Authority. See Rule 34-126 for information on how claims for loss and/or damage are to be settled.

VESSEL CHARGES

On all vessels calling at the Authority's terminals, the local agent shall be responsible for the payment of all dockage and related charges, including wharfage. The Authority reserves the right to hold vessels, their owners, and/or agents who load, process or discharge cargo at its terminals liable for payment of all terminal charges on such shipments which have accrued, and any charges for the removal of such cargo to another part of the terminal, storage elsewhere, or other applicable charges (See Notes 1, 2 and 3)

Charges that are normally assessed to the vessel or its agent, as provided for in this schedule, will not be assessed to any other party without prior approval of the Authority.

HANDLING AND STORAGE CHARGES

When import breakbulk cargo is discharged at the terminals operated by the Authority in the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah, the handling charges will be invoiced to the bill-to party indicated on the delivery order. (Note 4) This same party will be responsible for any storage charges incurred. If the cargo delivery order has not been created in NAVIS by the time the first storage period ends, the party shown as the shipper on the bill of lading will be the responsible bill-to-party, provided they have established credit with the Authority. If this party has not established credit, responsibility remains with the vessel or its local agent until the responsible party has established credit with the Authority or other acceptable payment terms have been arranged. Cargo will not be allowed to leave the Authority's terminals until payment terms have been satisfied.

When export breakbulk cargo is received at the terminals operated by the Authority in the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah, the handling charges will be invoiced to the bill-to party indicated on the dock receipt. (Note 4) This same party will be responsible for any storage charges incurred.  Also, the dock receipt will be the governing document as to description and weight of the export cargo.

Bill-to parties must have established credit with the Authority, or made otherwise satisfactory arrangements for payment with the Authority. For accounts, which have not established credit with the Authority, charges may be prepaid by bank draft or wire transfer. For the convenience of accounts using either the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal, payment may be made using credit or debit (MasterCard or Visa) cards. Cash transactions are not acceptable. If the bill-to-party is not identified or if satisfactory payment arrangements have not been made, cargo will be placed on HOLD until payment responsibility is determined.

TRANSSHIPPED CARGO

On breakbulk cargo, which has been discharged at ports, other than the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah, and then transshipped to Authority facilities by rail or motor carrier, the ocean carrier which discharged the cargo will be responsible for the handling charges for the initial receipt, and the first month's storage, if any.

Any additional charges shall become the responsibility of the bill-to party indicated on the delivery order, provided said party has established credit with the Authority. If said party does not have credit, the ocean carrier will continue to be responsible until the cargo account establishes credit.

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Other terminal charges such as, but not limited to, segregation, labeling, marking, weighing, etc., will be the responsibility of the same party that is invoiced for the handling charges, unless otherwise agreed to by the Authority.

Note 1: Georgia Ports Authority does not hold vessels, their owners, operators, or agents responsible for payment of handling or storage charges on breakbulk cargo discharged at Authority terminals. However, if the owner, operator, or any agent of a vessel directs the Authority to bill such charges to the owner, operator or agent of the vessel discharging the cargo, then the owner, operator, and all agents of the owner or operator shall be responsible for payment of such charges.

Note 2: The arrest or attachment of any vessel or cargo by court process shall relieve the party performing the forwarding function and/or the necessary liaison with the various U.S. Governmental agencies of responsibility for such terminal charges and the agent for such dockage and related charges, including wharfage, as accrued while the vessel or cargo remains in the custody of the court at the facilities of the Authority.

Note 3: Ocean carriers terminating a service to Authority facilities must make arrangements to satisfy all accrued charges for their account, including estimated charges for the last vessel call, prior to arrival of the last calling vessel.

Note 4: If the person preparing the delivery order on import cargo or the dock receipt on export cargo places an incorrect bill-to party on the order, then that person and its company shall be responsible for getting the charges paid as the Authority will not cancel and re-bill.

For additional information regarding containerized cargo, see Rule 34-490 of this schedule.


Rule: 34-096
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC

Pedestrian traffic shall not be allowed to transit any of the Authority's facilities. For the purposes of this rule pedestian traffic shall mean persons on foot or upon any non-motorized conveyance. Users shall restrict all pedestrian traffic except as required for, and directly related to, conducting user's business operations on Authority owned facilities. Pedestrian traffic will be denied access to Authority owned facilities except as authorized by the authority at a non-motorized access point designated by the Authority.

Only authorized persons are allowed outside of a vehicle in an Authority work area for legitimate business purposes and only while wearing a high visibility vest or other approved high visibility apparel.
 
It is incumbent upon all users to require strict compliance with this regulation in order to help ensure the safety of all users.

Rule: 34-097
Issued: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: PERSONNEL ACCESS TO FACILITIES

All Authority facilities are Limited/ Restricted Access Areas. Access is controlled and entry is allowed only for valid and verifiable business purposes. Any persons seeking entry must present approved photo identification to Port Police and state a legitimate business purpose for entry.

Any and all persons requiring frequent and regular unescorted access to facilities must possess credentials issued by the Authority, as well as the federally mandated TWIC (Transportation Worker Indentification Credential). Frequent and regular access is defined as more than five (5) times in a one year period. To register for an Authority issued credential, refer to the Authority's website, www.gaports.com. To obtain the TWIC, contact Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at telephone number 866-347-8942 or email address; credentialing@dhs.gov.
 
As of December 1, 2008, any persons attempting entry without a TWIC must be escorted by an authorized escort. Said escorts will be permitted on a very limited and advance approval basis only. Persons attempting entry without a TWIC or proper escort will be denied access. An authorized escort failing to comply with these requirements is subject to a fine and shall be denied access to the Authority facilities. Escorts shall be required to execute an appropriate form in advance agreeing to be responsible for compliance, and the payment of any fine in the event of noncompliance.

Rule: 34-100
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: POINT OF REST
All cargo will be received and delivered to a "Point of Rest" in space assigned in transit shed or warehouse, or on apron adjacent to berth assigned to ship. Such space shall not exceed an area beyond four hundred (400) feet abreast of ship and one hundred (100) feet fore and aft of berth; however, the Authority reserves the right to expand the limits of the point of rest.

Rule: 34-101
Issued: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Effective: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Subject: PORT POLICE

Terminal User shall have the benefit of normal security services available at the Authority's Terminals; however, the Authority does not guarantee that such service shall protect the Terminal User or its property located on the Terminal from theft, pilferage, arson, vandalism or other causes. The Authority's Port Police has jurisdiction over all aspects of security at Authority terminals and facilities, including but not limited to: cargo, gate, gangway watch, and other routine or emergency situations. Request made by the Terminal User for the use of private or special security on Authority owned, or controlled property, must be approved by the Authority's Chief of Police.

If private or special security is approved, certified police officers must be used. The Chief of Police will determine the number of private or special security personnel assigned, per function. The Authority reserves the right to assess a charge for any special function or activity. The Chief of Police may be reached at telephone number (912)964-3925, (912)963-5588, or fax number (912)966-3630, (912)966-7874.

Charges for Port Police personnel (cargo and gate) are published in Rule 34-630. Charges for private or special security, if authorized, will be invoiced at cost plus thirty (30) percent.


Rule: 34-102
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF WORKING ON AUTHORITY TERMINALS

Firms conducting business or operating on Authority facilities are required to register with the Authority on an annual basis. Firms shall include all corporations, partnerships, or individual proprietorships conducting or providing goods and services as identified by the Authority. Registration information to be furnished shall include the name and addresses of the firm and its principals or senior corporate officers, the location of all offices, a listing of business licenses in effect, and credit references. In addition, all firms shall comply with the following:

(1) Furnish to the Authority certificates of insurance evidencing the coverage requirements stated on the annual registration forms.

(2) Pay an annual vehicle decal or registration fee, as stated on the registration forms, as directed by the Authority

(3) Deposit with the Authority, either in cash or the equivalent, an amount determined by the Authority, any balance of which will be refunded within 30 days of termination of all operations on Authority facilities, provided the decals issued by the Authority are returned when such operations cease.

The registration form must be signed by a principal or senior corporate officer of the firm and the Authority may deny use of its facilities to any firm failing to register or furnishing false, incomplete, or misleading information. Additionally, and at its sole discretion, the Authority may deny or revoke a firms access to the Authority facilities. All new firms must register, furnish certificate of insurance, and pay the required fees, prior to conducting any business or operations as defined in this rule. Subsequent registration shall take place each year, thirty (30) days prior to the anniversary date.


Rule: 34-103
Issued: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 15, 2016
Subject: POSTING SIGNS
The posting of any sign on Authority property is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Authority's Risk Management Department unless otherwise approved under a lease agreement.

Rule: 34-104
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES OR DAMAGES

All accidents, injuries, fires, and incidents of a serious nature including, without limitations, incidents requiring emergency response or injuries requiring any medical treatment away from the scene, must be reported immediately to the Authority's Port Police Department at (912)964-3911.

Additionally, all damages to the property of either party (or property in the care, custody or control of either party) must be reported at the time of discovery to the Authority's Port Police Department at (912)963-5588 if said damages are resultant of, incidental to, or in any way in relation to or in connection with the operations of the Authority or its employees. The Port Police Department will notify the appropriate Authority personnel. The Authority will not accept any responsibility for damage(s) unless given the opportunity to investigate said damage(s) at the time of discovery. A joint inspection may be requested by either party in an effort to determine liability. Either party may hire a qualified surveyor at its own expense to investigate said damage(s). If the parties should disagree as to fault, they may meet thereafter in an attempt to resolve the claim.


Rule: 34-105
Issued: Friday, November 14, 2014
Effective: Friday, November 14, 2014
Subject: REQUIREMENT OF VESSELS TO WORK OVERTIME

The agents and/or owners of all vessels which are accepted for berthing at the terminal facilities of the Authority may be required to work the vessel continuously to completion with overtime for ships' account, in all cases, when the berth assigned to the vessel, or the assigned terminal facility of the Authority, is declared by the management of the Authority to be congested.

Should any vessel fail to vacate the berth upon the above conditions, the Authority shall have the right, authority, and privilege to move the vessel at the vessel's own risk and expense.


Rule: 34-110
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANING FACILITIES

All vessels, their owners and agents, and all other users of the facilities of the terminals, shall be held responsible for returning facilities to a suitable condition, including any necessary cleaning, after use. This includes adjacent aprons and gutters. If the facilities are not returned to a suitable condition, the Authority reserves the right to take the necessary steps to make the facilities suitable for further use, including the assessment of a $300.00 minimum charge.

Continued failure to abide by this rule may result in denial of use of the facilities by the offending party.


Rule: 34-115
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO FACILITIES
All vessels, their owners and agents, and all other users of the facilities, shall be held responsible for any damage to the terminal resulting from their use. The Authority reserves the right to repair, contract for same, or otherwise cause to be repaired, any and all damages to docks, wharves, warehouses or transit sheds, equipment, rail or shop facilities, water, heat, and light facilities caused by common carriers, vessels, their owners and/or agents or stevedoring companies or other responsible party or parties and hold same responsible for payment. (See Rule 34-010). The Authority may detain any vessel or other water craft responsible for any damage to the facilities until sufficient security has been given for the amount of damage.

Rule: 34-121
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

All users of Authority facilities shall conduct their operations and activities at the Authority's facilities in a safe manner in accordance with all applicable safety rules and regulations of the Authority; all applicable Federal, State and Local safety rules and regulations; as well as applicable industry safety standards and practices. Users acknowledge that it is their responsibility to ensure that their employees, agents, servants, patrons, contractors or subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors, representatives or licensees, or any other party transacting business with or for such users in any way related to the user's business in or upon the Authority's facilities do so in a safe manner and in accordance with all applicable safety rules, regulations, standards and practices.


Rule: 34-122
Issued: Monday, September 19, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

Security Requirements.  The Authority is a marine terminal operator with deep water facilities handling international cargo and thus regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (“MTSA”) and the Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”), both currently enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) and the Department of Homeland Security.  The Authority’s terminal facilities are considered maritime security facilities as defined in Title 33 CFR, Part 105, and the Authority is required to implement and enforce a Facility Security Plan.  The Authority’s terminal facilities have certain “Restricted Areas” as defined in 33 CFR, Part 105, and access control requirements are enforced by the Authority.  User agrees to comply with all applicable rules and regulations, and any revisions thereto, whether by the MTSA, CFR or other authoritative body and the Authority’s Facility Security Plan.

 

Vessel Security Plan.  Each vessel owned, chartered, managed, controlled or operated by User shall be in full compliance with the Vessel Security Plan, as defined in Title 33 CFR, Part 104, applicable to such vessel, and currently enforced by the USCG, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

Security Assessment.  In addition to the terminal security surcharge set forth in this Schedule, the Authority reserves the right to recover security expenses by way of assessment, if any, applied to all Users of the Authority’s facilities.  Such security expenses may be incurred as a result of compliance with the MTSA and/or other applicable federal or state regulations. 

 

Breach of Security.  A transportation security incident means a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area.  A breach of security means an incident that has not resulted in a transportation security incident, but an incident in which security measures have been circumvented, eluded, or violated.  A breach of security or transportation security incident must be reported by GPA’s Port Police Department to the USCG and the National Response Center.  All breaches in security or transportation security incidents are reportable violations and may result in fines imposed by the USCG for non-compliance.

Compliance by User.  Any fine levied against the Authority as a result of User’s action or inaction, or the action or inaction of User’s employees, agents, servants, patrons, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees, shall be redirected to User, and User agrees to be responsible for payment of such fine in accordance with the terms thereof.  The fine referred to herein includes any fine levied by the USCG (or other governmental entity) involving (i) the failure to comply with the Authority’s Facility Security Plan, the MTSA or CFR, or (ii) the violation of any law, rule or regulation applicable to the Authority’s terminal facilities which the USCG (or other governmental entity) is authorized to enforce.     

Advance Notification by User.  User shall provide GPA’s Port Police Department advance notification for entry to GPA’s Restricted Area for situations requiring specific monitoring by GPA to prevent a reportable breach in security.


Rule: 34-125
Issued: Friday, January 1, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 1, 2016
Subject: SHIPPERS REQUEST, CONCERNS AND CONSULTATION

Requests or concerns of shippers as well as consultation on matters relating to rates, rules, and regulations contained in this schedule should be addressed in writing to the attention of:

Paul Yarborough
Manager, Contracts, Planning & Pricing
Georgia Ports Authority
P.O. Box 2406
Savannah, GA 31402-2406 


Rule: 34-126
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SHORT-PAYMENT/OFF-SET OF INVOICES
Charges and claims of all kinds, including claims, considered in dispute between the User and Authority shall be resolved as mutually agreed and the User shall not short pay / offset said charges against any other payments due the Authority.

Rule: 34-130
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SMOKING VIOLATIONS
Smoking in the transit sheds, warehouses, on the docks or in posted areas, is strictly prohibited.

Rule: 34-131
Issued: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Effective: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Subject: TERMINAL PROPERTY, LEASING OF
Any tenant leasing property owned by the Authority is required to obtain written consent from the Authority's Director of Engineering prior to making any alterations, modifications, or additions to such property or any improvements thereon, whether such improvements are owned by the tenant or the Authority. Tenant's use of its leased property or improvements shall not interfere with the Authority's operation of its terminal facilities, the operation of any user of the terminal facilities, or any other tenant. If any tenant desires to use its leased premises for a new or different purpose, such tenant shall be required
to obtain prior written approval from the Authority

Rule: 34-132
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: TERMINAL USE FEE

The Authority reserves the right to assess a terminal use fee when deemed necessary. Among the determining factors when assessing this fee will be the sudden/unexpected and large influx of either cargo and/or vessels. the extraordinary nature and/or value of the cargo, the dimensions and/or weight of the cargo, and the measures required to minimize disruption of either terminal or vessel operations, while cargo is being discharged from or loaded to vessels, and / or while cargo is in storage or transiting the terminal. 

The Authority will advise the affected parties of this fee prior to the cargo transiting its terminal, or being discharged from or loaded to vessels calling at its terminals, unless the Authority decides to forego this fee. At the same time, an estimate of the monetary amount to be assessed will be provided to the affected party (ies). This fee will be in addition to all other charges assessed by the Authority


Rule: 34-135
Issued: Monday, April 16, 2018
Effective: Monday, April 16, 2018
Subject: ABANDONED AND UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

Property located on the Authority's terminal facilities shall be deemed abandoned and unclaimed if such property is left or stored on terminal for longer than thirty (30) days after the date of written notice from the Authority to the user who moved the property onto the terminal and / or the owner or owner's agent. Such written notice shall be sent via first-class mail to the last known address of the user, owner, and / or owner's agent, as indicated on the Authority's records. After the thirty (30) day period has expired, the Authority, in its sole discretion, may sell, at public or private sale, or dispose of, any abandoned and unclaimed property and shall be entitled to use the proceeds of any sale of abandoned property at its discretion. "Property", as used herein, shall refer to any tangible property including, without limitation, containers, chassis, drums, boxes, cargo and equipment.


Rule: 34-136
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: USE OF AUTOMATED SYSTEMS
Any ocean carrier calling at Authority operated terminals on a regular basis, and which has a contractual agreement with the Authority agrees that it and its contractors will use the Authority's automated systems during the entirety of the contractual term. Systems' processes include those for all interchanged activities and reporting; terminal planning, operations and reporting; container frieght station (CFS) planning, operations and reporting; as well as any additional automated services inclusive in the processes and operations of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to require industry standard electronic data interchange (EDI) practices to be used by the ocean carrier and its contractors for data exchange.

If the Authority discovers its systems are being manipulated by any ocean carrier or its contractors to avoid legitimate charges assessed by the Authority, the offending carrier will be invoiced a penalty of $250.00 per container involved in such manipulation

Rule: 34-140
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: USE OF LEASED HEAVY LIFT EQUIPMENT

No heavy lift equipment (i.e. cranes or special transport vehicles) that has been provided by or leased from outside contractors by stevedores or other parties shall be utilized in loading, unloading or handling of freight and cargo on the premises and facilities of the Georgia Ports Authority unless permission is first obtained from the Georgia Ports Authority.  If an engineering analysis is needed to ascertain if said equipment may be used, the cost of this analysis shall be borne by either the outside contractor or the lessee.


Rule: 34-145
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: WATCHMAN
Any vessel lying at wharves, shall at all times, have on board at least one person in charge of said vessel who has authority to take action, in any emergency, as may be required.

Rule: 34-155
Issued: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Effective: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Subject: WORKING HOURS

The recognized working hours of the Georgia Ports Authority, in connection with non-containerized cargo, shall be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted.  Trucks, to be loaded or unloaded, must arrive at all terminals, except East River Terminal and Lanier Docks, Terminal, no later than 3:00 PM.  At both East River and Lanier Docks Terminals, trucks must arrive no later than 4:00 PM.  Any deviation from either of these times must receive prior approval from terminal management, as overtime may be necessary to load or unload.

The recognized working hours of the Authority's Container Interchange Facilities, Garden City Terminal in connection with containerized cargo, are as follows:

GATE 3
0700 to 1800 Monday - Friday
(Cut-Off For Pick-Up 1630; Drop-Off 1700)
(Cut-Off For Reefer Services 1615)
(Perimeter inbound gates should close at 1700)

GATE 4
0600 to 1800 Monday - Friday
(Cut-Off For Pick-Up 1630; Drop-Off 1700)
(Cut-Off For Reefer Services 1615)
(Perimeter inbound gates should close at 1700)

0800 - 1200 and 1300 - 1700 Saturday
(Cut-Off For Pick-Up 1600; Drop-Off 1630)
Ocean Carrier must authorize Reefer Services
(Perimeter inbound gates should close at 1630)

GATE 8

0700 - 1700 Monday - Friday

 

In the event the Authority deems it necessary to extend working hours or working days, holidays included, to maintain efficient throughput volumes, all ocean carriers calling the Authority's facilities will be required to participate. Participation in extended hours/days of operation will require ocean carriers to absorb the overtime charges assessed by the Authority, as well as the charges for services provided by the terminal's interchange gate operator

Intermodal rail services may be provided, at the Authority's option, on a twenty-four hour/ seven day (24/7) a week basis, if train arrivals and container volumes dictate.  If the Authority chooses to provide said service, ocean carriers are required to participate, and absorb the overtime charges assessed by the Authority.


Rule: 34-160
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: DEFINITIONS

APRON WHARF
That part of the wharf structure lying between the outer edge of the caplog and the transit shed; or, as to open wharves, that part of the wharf structure carried on piles beyond the fill.

ARRIVAL AT BERTH
The time at which an incoming vessel moors to her berth.

BERTH
The term "BERTH" means the section of a wharf including mooring facilities and water used by a vessel while docked at wharf.

DEPARTURE FROM BERTH
The time at which an outgoing vessel departs from her berth.

DOCKAGE
The term "DOCKAGE" as used herein means the charge made or assessed against a vessel for berthing or making fast to any dock, wharf, pier mooring device or other facility of the terminals and shall apply to any vessel making fast to another vessel so berthed.

Vessels (other than barges), berthing at terminals and then proceeding to dry docks and returning to docks to load outward within seven (7) consecutive days, will be counted as on a continuous voyage and will be assessed as if vessel had remained at the terminals.

EXCEPTION: Barges moored alongside of vessel at the piers for the sole purpose of transferring cargo to or from such vessels, also landing boats or tows, will be exempt from dockage charges.

HOT WORK

Any work producing flame, heat, or sparks. Examples include, but are not limited to, brazing, grinding, swaing, thawing of frozen pipes, roofing, torch cutting or soldering, and welding. 

LAY BERTH
A berth a vessel may be moored alongside of, provided said vessel will or does not have operations pertaining to the Authority and is idle during its entire stay.

LINER VESSEL
A vessel sailing under an advertised schedule and operated by an ocean carrier maintaining regular sailings between named ports.

MARGINAL TRACKS
The railroad tracks on the apron wharves.

OCEAN CARRIER

The owner and/or operator of vessels calling at Authority terminals.

POINT OF REST 
The area on the terminal facility assigned by the Authority for receipt of inbound cargo from the vessel and from which inbound cargo may be delivered to the consignee, and the area which is assigned  by the Authority for the receipt of outbound cargo from shippers for vessel loading.

RAILCAR SWITCHING
Switching is a charge assessed by a rail carrier for the movement of railcars within the switching limits of the terminal.

SHIPSIDE CARGO
Cargo or containers which are either discharged direct from vessel to inland carrier or loaded direct to vessel from inland carrier.  In such cases, there will be no handling by the Authority.

STEVEDORE USE CHARGE
The charge assessed for the stevedoring company's use of the Authority's terminal facilities for the purpose of loading cargo onto, or unloading cargo from, vessels calling the Authority's terminals. The charge is assessed to the Ocean Carrier or stevedoring company, as applicable, on a short ton basis, as provided for in Rules 34-280, 34-465, and 34-510.

TON
The net or short ton of two thousand (2,000) pounds, unless otherwise specified.

USER 
Any entity or individual which ships cargo via Authority facilities, as well as all parties which facilitate said shipments. Examples include but are not limited to importers, exporters, motor carriers, rail carriers, water carriers, stevedoring companies, line handlers, longshore workers, surveyors, brokers, forwarders, independent contractors, ships' agents, maintenance and repair vendors, and tenants.

VESSEL
Any ship, tug, towboat, packet, barge, lighter or other water craft, self propelled or non-self-propelled.

WHARFAGE   
A charge for use of the wharves, pier, or bulkheads by all cargo passing or conveyed over, onto, or under wharves, or between vessels or barges when berthed at wharf or moored in slip adjacent to wharf. No charge will be made for wharfage on ship's supplies, other than on bunker fuel handled over or pumped over or under wharves. Wharfage is solely the charge for use of the wharf and does not include charges for any other service. Wharfage will be assessed against the vessel's local agent, the vessel and/or her owner, regardless of the terms of sale or any arrangements between the ocean carrier and the cargo account, unless agreed in advance by the Authority. (Note)

Note: Transshipped cargo will be assessed wharfage on both the inbound vessel, as well as the outbound vessel.


Rule: 34-165
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: ABBREVIATIONS & REFERENCE MARKS

(A) Addition
(C) Change in wording, resulting in neither an increase nor a reduction in charges
(D) Deletion
(I) Increase
(R) Reduction
(NC) No Change
MBF 1,000 Board Feet
N/A Not Applicable
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
BBL Barrel (42 gallons)


Rule: 34-170
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: METRIC CONVERSION TABLE

METRIC CONVERSION TABLE

The following table is published for your convenience and as a guide for measurement conversion when necessary.

 

To FindGivenMulitply
Metric TonsShort TonsShort Tons by 0.907
Short TonsMetric TonsMetric Tons by 1.1023
Metric TonsLong TonsLong Tons by 1.016
Long TonsMetric TonsMetric Tons by 0.984
KilosPoundsPounds by 0.4536
PoundsKilosKilos by 2.2046
Cubic Meters

Measurement Tons (40 Cubic Feet)

Measurement Tons by 1.133
Measurement Tons (40 Cubic Feet)CubicMetersCubic Meters by 0.833
Cubic MetersMBFMBF by 2.36
MBFCubic MetersCubic Meters by 0.4238

 

Metric Equivalents
1 Kilos- 2.2046 Pounds
1 Metric Ton- 1,000 Kilos
1 Pound- 0.4536 Kilos
1 Cubic Meter- 35.315 Cubic Feet
1 Cubic Foot- 0.0283 Cubic Meters
MBF- 83.33 Cubic Feet
1 Cubic Meter- 423.8 Board Feet


Rule: 34-175
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: DOCKAGE CHARGES

Dockage charges will be computed on the basis of vessel classification and LOA (length overall) of vessel(s) as published in LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING per the following schedule. Charges are stated per linear foot, unless otherwise indicated, of the vessel(s), and are applicable per each 24 hour period or fraction thereof. The 24 hour period begins at the time the vessel or barge moors and ends when the vessel or barge unmoors. A minimum dockage charge of $850.00, per vessel, or barge, per day, will be assessed. Dockage is assessed against the vessel, or its local agent. Dockage shall be paid by the party so assessed before the vessel leaves the Authority's terminals, unless said party has established credit with the Authority. (Notes)

CONTAINER VESSELS
0' to 650'$11.41
651' and Over$14.06
RORO and VEHICLE VESSELS
0'to 650'$10.83
651' and Over$12.21
VESSELS/BARGES not otherwise shown
0' to 525'$10.83
526'and Over$13.05

EARLY DOCKAGE
Vessels making regular scheduled calls to the facilities of the Authority may be granted early dockage, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Availability of the berth and approval of the Director of Authority's Ship Operations General Manager.
  2. Docking is done in the evening prior to the vessel beginning to work and with labor scheduled not later than 0800 hours the following morning.
  3. Dockage charge will commence at 0600 hours.

 

If early dockage is granted, any other negotiated dockage rates may not apply, particularly if the result is no dockage assessment whatsoever.  

IDLE DOCKAGE
Vessels making regular scheduled calls to the facilities of the Authority may be granted, upon request, idle dockage at one-half the published schedule rate for dockage, subject to the dockage minimum charge, and based on berth availability and the discretion of the Authority's Ship Operations General Manager. Examples of when idle dockage will be granted are vessel repair and governmental seizure.

Notes:  U.S. Navy vessels or foreign naval vessels making infrequent visits of short duration for recreation or open house (Liberty calls) will be provided a berth, at no charge, on a space available basis with prior written approval from the Authority's Ship Operations General Manager. When a berth is made available at the Authority's Ocean Terminal, Gate 7 must be used for egress and ingress.

Vessels of other U.S. Government Agencies will be accommodated, at no charge, on a space available basis.


Rule: 34-177
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: FRESH WATER
The Authority shall provide fresh water to vessels. The charge shall be $6.58 per 2,000 pounds, with a minimum of $280.00.  In the event a request for fresh water requires overtime, charges for a forklift operator, as provided in Rule 34-630, shall apply. To order fresh water, send an email to : gctbreakbulk@gaports.com

Rule: 34-180
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MINIMUM CHARGES

Minimum charges for services performed by the Authority are as follows:

SAVANNAHBRUNSWICK
Minimum Handling Charge$60.00$60.00
Minimum Storage Charge$60.00$60.00
Minimum Water Charge$280.00$280.00
Minimum Charge, NOS$84.00$84.00

 

 

 

 

 

Import Cargo: A delivery order is required for each ocean bill of lading unless the Authority agrees to multiple B/L's on a single delivery order.

Export Cargo: A separate delivery ticket, truck or rail, is required for each booking.

EXCEPTION: Minimum crane lift charge is $562.00, per lift


Rule: 34-185
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DEBARKING

Cruise vessels call at the Authority Terminals will be assessed a charge of $20.00 per passenger, as listed upon the vessel manifest, with a minimum charge of $1,000.00, per call. This charge will be to the vessel or its agent.  Cruise vessels berthing at the Authority's Ocean Terminal will be required to use Gate 7 for egress and ingress.

Other vessels, such as breakbulk, drybulk, container, roro, and tanker, with passengers, shall be assessed the same charge, with no minimum.


Rule: 34-189
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: TERMINAL SECURITY SURCHARGE

The Authority will assess a terminal security surcharge to offset the cost of federally mandated facility security measures. The surcharge will be assessed as provided below, in full, regardless of any other agreements.

Fully Cellular Container Vessels

$7.00, per container, laden or empty, to or from the vessel (Notes 1 & 2,4, 6 and 7)

Noncellular and all other vessels, including barges$3.52, per linear foot, overall per call (Notes 3, 4, and 5)

Note 1: Restows are exempt from this surcharge.
Note 2: This surcharge is assessed to the line owning/leasing/transporting the container, or its agent.
Note 3: This surcharge is assessed to the vessel or its agent.
Note 4: Vessels which are in lay berth status will be assessed one-half of the LOA rate.
Note 5: Naval vessels on liberty calls will not be assessed this surcharge. 

Note 6: Fully cellular vessels calling at the Authority's Ocean Terminal to discharge and / or load breakbulk cargo shall be assessed one-half of the LOA rate listed above while berthed at Ocean Terminal, provided said vessel also discharges and / or loads containers at the Authority's Garden City Terminal.

Note 7 - Transshipped containers will only be assessed this surcharge on the inbound move.


Rule: 34-190
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: U.S. MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS OR EXERCISES
Rates are assessed per Measurement Ton. One (1) Measurement Ton = 40 cubic feet.  (Note 1)

The Authority will assess the following rates, as applicable, whenever any branch of the U.S. military conducts deployments and/or exercises at Authority terminals.

Inclusive of the U.S. Military  rates are as follows: 1) Providing a designated cargo assembly area for the stowage of cargo; 2) Terminal storage for twenty-one (21) consecutive calendar days and 3) Wharfage 

 

Tracked or wheeled vehicles/equipment, NOS$4.94
Helicopters$4.94
Containers$4.94

 

Subsequent to the terminal free time allocation of twenty-one (21) consecutive days, storage charges will be assessed at a rate of $3.71, per measurement ton, per calendar month.

 Note 1 : U.S. military shall be responsible for payment of costs arising from: 1) Shifting vessels to free berths for the military's use; 2) Discharging commercial cargo to free vessels for the military's use; and 3) The performance of other terminal services or use of facilities including, but not limited to, the clearing of a designated cargo assembly area.

 

 


Rule: 34-200
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CARGO LIABLE TO DAMAGE OTHER CARGO
If, in the opinion of the Georgia Ports Authority, any cargo is likely to damage other cargo, it may be moved to another shed,warehouse, or private facilities at the risk and expense of the Owner, without the necessity of prior notice of the Owner.

Rule: 34-204
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: COMMON-USE AREA-COLONEL'S ISLAND TERMINAL

When cargo is stored in the common-use area of the Colonel's Island Terminal, free time will be in accordance with Rule 34-210 of this schedule. If cargo remains in the common-use area after the free time expires,the Authority will assess storage charges based on the rates in Rules 34-365 through 34-425. Also, on import cargo, a delivery order must be created in the Authority's on-line system. Failure to do so will prevent the cargo from being removed from the terminal.


Rule: 34-205
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONTROL OF LOADING, UNLOADING AND HANDLING OF ALL CARGO

The Georgia Ports Authority reserves the right to control the loading, unloading and handling of all cargo on premises and facilities under its control. No others will be allowed to perform such handling without special permission from the Authority.  If and when such permission is granted, the charges to be assessed are those published in this tariff, unless excepted bythe Authority. When another party is permitted to handle cargo,the Authority shall be paid by such party for use of its facilities and any equipment, labor, or materials provided at rate(s) to be named, depending upon commodity handled and conditions pertaining hereto.


Rule: 34-209
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Subject: EXPORT CARGO NEEDING REPAIR

When cargo received for export needs to be repaired by an off-terminal party, the Authority will assess for the initial handling in, handling out to the repairing party, and another handling in for the return from the repairing party, as well as storage, if any.

Storage will be based on the total days on terminal less the applicable free time. As with all export breakbulk cargo, the calculation will be based upon the first working day of the vessel. Once the total number of billable storage days is determined, storage will be assessed in accordance with Rule 34-255 of this schedule.


Rule: 34-210
Issued: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Subject: FREE TIME

The Authority provides storage on its facilities only for the prompt assembly and distribution of waterborne cargoes. In that connection, the following free time is allowed on cargo imported or exported via its facilities.

 

COMMODITYFREE TIME (Notes 1 and 3)
Cargo, Not Other-wise Specified15 Consecutive Calendar Days (Inside)
20 Consecutive Calendar Days (Outside)
Linerboard, Paperboard, Pulpobard, Carton Stock, Newsprint, Printing or Wrapping Paper, Woodpulp20 Consecutive Calendar Days
Waste Paper5 Consecutive Calendar Days
Wheeled / Tracked Machinery10 Consecutive Calendar Days (Applicable at common-use area of Colonel's Island Terminal only)

Any cargo, not susceptible to weather damage, when for import, export, outbound coastwise, or intercoastal movement, may be granted additional free time, subject to the following provisions:

(1) The availability of suitable open ground storage space and;

(2) Prior approval from terminal management.

Free time on export cargo will begin the first 7:00 AM after receipt.

Free time on import cargo will begin the first 7:00 AM after the departure date of the vessel. (Note 2)

If the wharves, sheds, or warehouses become congested duringthe free time, the terminal operator has the option to transfercargo to other storage areas to relieve such congestion. Anyremaining free time on such cargo will continue to apply, no matterwhere such cargo is placed, as long as it remains on the premisesof the Authority. See Rule 34-260 for charges regarding transfer.

The Authority may alter the free time allowed on any cargo if terminal operations or movement of cargo are interruptedby war, earthquake, flood, fire, riot, or any unusual occurrence which, in the judgment of the operator, warrants such alteration.

Note 1: Cargo placed into the designated out-of-gauge storage area at the Authority's Garden City Terminal will be allowed only five (5) consecutive days of free time.

Note 2: If departure is delayed due to vessel repairs or governmental order, then the departure date will be based upon the first 7:00 AM after cargo discharge is completed.

Note 3: The Authority will provide storage space on the river margin area at our Ocean Terminal, provided such space is available and use of such space is coordinated / approved in advance by appropriate terminal management personnel. free time at said space will be limited to no more than five (5) consecutive days.


Rule: 34-215
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: HANDLING CHARGES NOT APPLICABLE

Handling rates stated elsewhere in this schedule shall not apply to the following:

  1. Stone, marble and slate slabs, less than 4 inches thick, loose, not crated or boxed. Such cargo must be handled between car or truck and shipside by owners and at owner's expense, or under contract arrangements with the terminal. 
       
  2. Food stuff which require placement in insecticide- treated storage facility. Such cargo will be handled at rates and charges to be determined upon request.

Rule: 34-220
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: LOAD/UNLOAD UNITS EQUIPPED WITH CARGO PROTECTION DEVICES OR RAILCARS WITH SMALL DOOR OPENINGS
When any of the inland carriers serving the Authority furnish units for the transportation of cargo and such units are equipped with cargo-protection devices or railcars are furnished with door openings less than 8 feet wide, thus creating an extra operational expense, the Authority will bill the extra cost involved to the party for whose account the cargo is handled.

Rule: 34-225
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: MAXIMUM LOAD/HEIGHT OF CARGO IN SHEDS OR ON WHARVES
The Authority reserves the right to specify the maximum load that may be placed on either transit shed or warehouse floors, or on the deck slab of the wharves, and the manner in which single heavy pieces shall be moved over said floors or wharves and also reserves the right to specify the maximum height to which any commodity may be stacked or piled. If an engineering analysis is deemed necessary to ascertain if the deck slab of the wharves can support the weight of cargo, handling or transport equipment, either individually or combined, the Authority will assess the cost of such analysis to either the ocean carrier, stevedore, or cargo account as appropriate.

Rule: 34-230
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: PLACING, LOADING AND UNLOADING RAIL CARS

All cars furnished by the rail carriers will be accepted as good order cars and will be loaded or unloaded at the rates in this schedule with the exception of improperly loaded cars or if cargo has shifted making it unsafe to unload. In such cases the rail carrier will be contacted and special arrangements will be made for unloading.

Dunnage, fastenings, paper, refuse or other trash will not be cleaned from railcars except by special arrangements. Rail carriers which fail to have cars cleaned prior to placement will be contacted to correct the problem, and any expenses, including demurrage, incurred by the Authority will be the responsibility of the offending carrier.

If the railcar is placed with the doors on the wrong side, the Authority will contact the placing carrier to have the car turned. Any charge assessed for the turning will be the responsibility of the shipper.


Rule: 34-235
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: QUOTATION OF SPECIAL CHARGES, RULES OR REGULATIONS

The Authority may quote special charges, rules or regulations to government agencies or charitable organizations. It may also quote special charges on plant or project cargo moving from one shipper to one consignee and on which advance arrangements have been made with the Authority. In addition, the Authority may negotiate handling/storage charges on volume breakbulk shipments, provided such shipments are imported or exported via Authority facilities, or for the stuffing (loading) or stripping (unloading) of containerized cargo (see Rule 34-492 of this schedule).

The Authority may negotiate handling/storage charges on volume breakbulk shipments, provided such shipments are imported or exported via Authority facilities.

When such charges, rules, or regulations are quoted or negotiated, they shall be filed, if required, with the Federal Maritime Commission on or before the effective date of said charges, rules, or regulations.

Such charges shall apply only to the requesting party, and in the case of custom brokers and/or freight forwarders, the cargo account they represent. They will apply to no other party unless agreed to by the Authority.


Rule: 34-236
Issued: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Effective: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Subject: 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. 

 


Rule: 34-240
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RECEIPT OF EXPORT BREAKBULK AND RORO CARGO

The terminal requires the following information for acceptance of export breakbulk cargo. This information shall be supplied either prior to or upon delivery of the cargo, and must be supplied in the form of an Export Dock Receipt.

Bill To Party (must have credit with the Authority) and Reference Number (Notes 1 and 2)

Booking Number
Commodity Description
Exporter/Shipper
Freight Forwarder and Reference Number
Hazardous Certificate, When Required (including MSDS)
Identifying Marks
Line/Vessel/Voyage Number
Measurement/Dimensions
Miscellaneous Services Required
Number of Pieces
Port of Discharge
Storage, Inside or Outside
Supplier (if different than exporter, shipper)
Weight of Commodity (gross)
 

This information must be sent to the following:

For Vessels Calling Garden City Terminal -
(912)964-3941 (FAX)
 

For Vessels Calling Ocean Terminal -
(912)651-2505 (FAX) / Email: OTAdmin@gaports.com

For Vessels Calling Mayor's Point Terminal -
(912)262-3040 (FAX)

For Vessels Calling East River or Lanier Docks Terminals -
(912)267-6352 (FAX)

The terminal shall sign the export dock receipt, but no other shipping documents, in acknowledgement of receipt of said cargo. Any discrepancies will be so noted on the receipt.

Note 1: As noted the bill-to party must have credit with the Authority. If credit has not been established or other payment arrangement not previously made, cargo will not be accepted.

Note 2: The "bill-to" party will be responsible for both handling and storage. Under no circumstances will these charges be split between two parties, except in cases of transfer of ownership (See Rule 34-265).


Rule: 34-245
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: REQUIREMENT OF DELIVERY ORDER/SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

The terminal requires the following information for domestic carrier pick-up of import breakbulk cargo. This information shall be supplied either prior to or upon pick-up of the cargo and must be in the form of a delivery order/shipping instructions.The delivery order must be created in the Authority's on-line system.

Bill To Party (must have credit with the Authority) (Note)
Cargo Destination
Commodity Description
Customs Broker
GPA Tally or Warehouse Receipt Number
Hazardous Certificate, When Required (inclusing MSDS)
Line/Vessel/Voyage Number
Ocean Bill of Lading Number
Port of Loading

Note: The "bill-to" party will be responsible for both handling and storage. Under no circumstances will these charges besplit between two parties, unless previously agreed to by the Authority.


Rule: 34-248
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RE-CONSIGNED OR RE-SHIPPED CARGO

When cargo is re-consigned (see Rule 34-270), the Authority will invoice as follows:

    • Handling In and Out at 1st Terminal, based upon either MTO Schedule, contractual, or quoted rates
    • Handling In at 2nd Terminal, based upon either MTO Schedule, contractual, or quoted rates 
    • Storage, if any, after free time has expired, based upon MTO Schedule, contractual, or quoted rates 

When cargo is re-shipped (see Rule 34-270), the Authority willinvoice two handlings and storage, based upon MTO Schedule, contractual, or quoted rates. No free time is granted on re-shipped cargo.


Rule: 34-250
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SEGREGATION OF CARGO

When requested, the Authority will segregate cargo. The segregation rate will be based upon either the MTO Schedule, contractual, or quoted handling rate applicable to the specific cargo This rate will apply to all cargo handled to accomplish the desired segregation.


Rule: 34-255
Issued: Friday, January 27, 2017
Effective: Friday, January 27, 2017
Subject: STORAGE CHARGE CALCULATIONS

The storage charges on breakbulk and roro cargo stated in this schedule are for each calendar month or fractional part thereof, unless otherwise indicated. Storage on export cargo will cease to accrue when cargo is either stuffed in or on a container or loaded aboard a vessel.

Storage will be calculated on a calendar month basis using the rates in Rule 34-365 thru 34-425.

After the first calendar month, storage for each succeeding calendar month is derived as follows:

Second Calendar Month - 1st Month's Rate Plus 10%
Third Calendar Month - 1st Month's Rate Plus 15%
Fourth Calendar Month - 1st Month's Rate Plus 50%
Each Calendar Month Thereafter - 1st Month's Rate Plus 100% (Notes 1 & 2)

On imported breakbulk cargo, the calculation of storage and free time is based upon the first 7:00 AM after the departure date of the vessel, and the actual date such cargo departs the terminal. On cargo which is unloaded from containers by the Authority, the calculation of storage and free time is based upon the first 7:00 AM after the container is unloaded. After free time expires, if the first billable storage period is 15 consecutive calendar days or less, the Authority will assess one-half of the first month's rate. If the first billable storage period is more than 15 consecutive calendar days, the full storage rate will be assessed.

On exported breakbulk cargo, the calculation of free time and storage is based upon the first 7:00 AM after receipt. On cargo which is loaded into containers by the Authority, the calculation of free time and storage is based upon the first 7:00 AM after the cargo is received and the date the container is loaded. After free time expires, if the first billable storage period is 15 days or less, the Authority will assess one-half of the first month's rate. If the first billable storage period is more than 15 days, the full rate will be assessed.

Note 1: The Authority shall not be used for long-term storage, which is defined as more than twelve (12) calendar months, including all allowable free time. Thus when any cargo is in storage for more than twelve (12) calendar months, the Authority reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to (1) Require the cargo to be removed from the Authority's facilities with in thirty (30) days after receipt of written notice from the Authority. If said cargo is not removed as required after thirty (30) days of written receipt from the Authority, the Authority reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove said cargo from its facilities at the expense and risk of the cargo owner, or; (2) Assess substantially higher rates than those provided herein until said cargo is removed from the Authority's terminals. Prior to the assessment of these higher rates, the Authority will notify the cargo owner or its designated agent of the new rate levels.

Note 2: Re-shipped cargo will be billed based on the effective rates in this Schedule when the said cargo is re-shipped.


Rule: 34-260
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: TRANSFER OF CARGO AFTER FREE TIME

If, after free time expires, the Authority physically transfers either export cargo from storage to a point of rest, or import cargo from a point of rest to another on-terminal storage area, a transfer charge, consisting of one handling and, when applicable, one drayage, will be assessed to the owner of the cargo or its designated agent. If another on-terminal storage area is not available, the Authority, may at its option, transfer said cargo to private off-terminal commercial facilities. Also on cargo transferred within free time, but which remains in storage after free time has expired, the Authority may, at its option, assess one handling and, when applicable, one drayage charge, as if the transfer occurred after the expiration of free time.

If more than one bill of lading or warehouse receipt is transferred at the same time and as part of the same transfer process, minimum charges, if applicable, will be based on all the cargo transferred at that time.


Rule: 34-265
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: TRANSFER OF CARGO OWNERSHIP
When ownership of cargo in storage is transfered from one party to another party, a new storage period will not begin until the storage period in effect expires. All acrued charges up to the time of filing of such transfer or to the end of said storage period will be for the account of the party in whose name the cargo was stored prior to the filing of the transfer order.

The Authority will assess charges stated in Rule 34-290 for such transfers, as well as the applicable handling charge, if cargo has to be handled to effect the transfer of ownership, both parties are required to inform the Authority in writing.

Rule: 34-268
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: WASHING OF CARGO

The Authority provides an area on its terminals in Savannah for washing of cargo. The Authority will assess a "Facilitation Charge" which covers the transfer of cargo to/from said area (See Rule 34-290). The actual washing service is provided by third parties (names will be provided upon request) which have met the Authority's registration requirements in Rule 34-102.

The washing area should be used only for cargo which requires minimal cleaning. Cargo which is heavily soiled should be cleaned prior to being received. Failure to do so may result in cargo being refused.


Rule: 34-270
Issued: Friday, January 1, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 1, 2016
Subject: DEFINITIONS

CHECKING
Counting and checking cargo against applicable documentation for the account of the vessel.

EXTRA HANDLING
Any time the Authority has to handle additional cargo of an account in order to either load or make available for loading specific cargo for that account, the applicable handling rate as indicated in rules 34-300 through 34-360 of this schedule or in any separate agreement, contract, or rate quotation will be assessed. Also whenever cargo has to be re-handled because of specific loading requirements, an additional charge will be assessed based on the greater of either the applicable handling rate or the labor and equipment required.

FREE TIME ON CARGO
The specified period during which cargo may occupy space assigned to it on terminal property free of storage charges immediately prior to the loading or subsequent to the discharge of such cargo on or off the vessel. (See rule 34-210)

Cargo received into storage facilities of the Authority for the purpose of exportation will not be granted free time if said cargo is not exported via the Authority's terminals.

Cargo imported via terminals other than the Authority's, and received in bond at the Authority's terminals for the purpose of storage will not be granted any free time.

HANDLING
The physical loading, unloading, receiving, or delivering of cargo between the point of rest and the inland carrier, or between the point of rest and other appropriate locations on the terminal, or between any two locations on the terminal, other than the end of ship's tackle. Handling is normally billed to the cargo account or it's broker or forwarder. Handling, as defined herein, does not include the segregation, or separation of cargo.

RE-CONSIGNED CARGO
Cargo received for export at one Authority terminal, which is shipped out of that terminal to another Authority terminal for export.

RE-SHIPPED CARGO
Cargo received for export at an Authority terminal, which is handled out of that same terminal and either shipped to a domestic destination or to a terminal not operated by the Authority for exportation.

SHIPSIDE CARGO FACILITATION FEE
A charge assessed to recover administrative expenses incurred by the Authority to facilitate the direct discharge or loading of cargo from/to vessels. This charge is assessed to the ocean carrier. See Rule 34-290 for charges.

STORAGE
The term "STORAGE" as used in this tariff means the actual physical keeping of freight or cargo in or upon designated areas of the wharves, transit sheds, or warehouses owned or operated by the Georgia Ports Authority. Storage is billed to the same party to which the handling charges are billed.

TRANSSHIPPED BREAKBULK / RORO CARGO

Breakbulk or RoRo cargo originating at one foreign port and destined to another foreign port, which discharges from an inbound vessel at an Authority breakbulk or roro terminal, and loads to an outbound vessel at either the same terminal or another Authority breakbulk or roro terminal no more than thirty (30) consecutive calendar days later.

TRANSIT SHED
A transloading facility located on the berth, used primarily for transferring breakbulk cargo between vessels and shoreside. Cargo may, at times, be temporarily stored in such facility for periods not exceeding the free time stated in Rule 34-210.

UNITIZED CARGO

Cargo which has been banded together to form a single shipping unit capable of being handled with mechanical equipment. 


Rule: 34-275
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MEASUREMENT OF CARGO

The terminal will measure cargo, if necessary, to determine the applicable handling rate. Otherwise, cargo will be measured only upon request, and in such circumstances, the charge for service will be the applicable labor rates. If it is necessary to use any cargo-handling equipment to perform this service, the applicable equipment charges will also be assessed. The minimum charge for this service shall be $84.00.


Rule: 34-280
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: STEVEDORE USE CHARGE ON BREAKBULK and RORO CARGO
UNIT OF MEASURE:  Rate per 2,000 pounds, unless otherwise indicated

Each stevedore loading and/or unloading vessels or barges at the deep-water terminals of the Authority in the Ports of Brunswick or Savannah shall be assessed the following charges per net ton of breakbulk or RoRo cargo. 

From/To Point of Rest                 Direct Shipside

Brunswick   0.63                          0.63

Savannah   0.63                            0.63


Rule: 34-285
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BREAKBULK and RORO CARGO
UNIT OF MEASURE:  Rate per 2,000 pounds, unless otherwise indicated

Each vessel, its owners, or agent shall be assessed the following charges per net ton of breakbulk or RoRo cargo (unless otherwise indicated) loaded to or discharged from vessels or barges calling at any of the Authority's deep-water terminals in the Ports of Brunswick or Savannah.

 

Cargo, (except as otherwise
provided in this rule)
BrunswickSavannah
individual pieces weighing,
150,000 lbs.or less each
4.944.94
individual pieces weighing over
150,000 lbs. each
7.507.50
Lumber (Note)4.124.12
Vehicles

new manufacturers' lots5.73/unit5.73
privately owned (POV's)9.76/unit9.76
remarket7.93/unit7.93

Note- Not applicable to plywood, hardboard, fiberboard or like commodities.  The wharfage rate listed under Cargo will apply.

 

 

 

 


Rule: 34-290
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

The following services will be performed by the terminal operator at the rates shown:

(See Notes 1 and 2)

 

SERVICE

SAVANNAH

BRUNSWICK

Attaching labels/tags furnished and prepared by shipper or consignee, per label/tag

1.00

                             1.00

Attaching labels/tags furnished and prepared by the terminal operator, per label/tag

Cargo Fumigation Facilitation:

                          2.712.71
   per self-propelled automobile, per move27.21N/A
   per self-propelled machinery or industrial vehicle, per move41.93N/A 
   per towable unit, per move (Note 3)35.86N/A
   per pallet or skid, per move (moved with forklift only)25.11N/A
   per loaded bolster, per move (moved with forklift only)45.23N/A
Cargo Photograph Request
Photo Request, per photo
Minimum charge

10.00
100.00

 

10.00 

100.00

Cargo Washing Facilitation, (see Rule 34-268)
per self-propelled unit.

per towable unit

per pallet or skid, per move (moved with forklift only)

per bolster, per move (moved with forklift only)

 

38.23

69.91

46.44

86.30

  

N/A

N/A

N/A
N/A

Core-plugging or unplugging of rolled cargo, per roll

5.53

5.53

Core-slinging of rolled cargo, per sling

4.99 

                 4.99
Cutting wires on unitized baled cargo, per 2,000 pounds                   1.88                 1.88
Deleting marks, per mark or removing labels

1.13

1.13

Drayage of breakbulk cargo on the terminal, per net ton

5.63

5.63

Dumping of supersacks of non-hazardous cargo, per sack (includes handling to dump)

47.86

47.86

Furnishing and cutting stencils, per stencil

21.85

21.85

Freehand marking of cargo, per application

3.07

3.07

Jersey Barriers; placing and removing - per hour 

               181.00                 N/A 
Jump start equipment or vehicle, per unit  87.00 87.00
 Lining floor of containers, per container             6.55  6.55
 Lining walls of containers, per container 21.00 21.00

Method Statement (Note 5)

   If cargo is lifted with Authority crane

              250.00               250.00
   If cargo is lifted with leased crane (s)             1000.00          1000.00
   If cargo is lifted with leased crane(s) and   engineered drawings required            2000.00          2000.00

Palletizing of cargo, per pallet (40''x48'')

(includes cost of pallet)

 22.07 22.07

Patching ripped or torn super sacks, per sack

11.93

11.93

Preparing of documents (orders/ receipt)

 

              
To transfer ownership, per transfer 43.2643.26
To create delivery order, per order

122.00

122.00

Provide fuel (up to 5 gallons) for equipment or vehicle, per unit 56.00 56.00
Redressing rolled cargo, per roll

45.43

45.43

Removing rubbish and garbage per load

443.00

443.00

Removing and replacing covers on covered gondola railcars, per railccar

160.00

160.00

Sampling Cargo

See Rule 34-025

See Rule 34-025

Securing Corestock, hardboard, plywood, veneer, or other similar cargo in boxcars, per boxcars

196.00

196.00

(Center-Beam Flatcar), securing Lumber on railcars, per car

160.00

160.00

Shipside Cargo Facilitation

110.00

110.00

Stenciling cargo, per application

1.53

1.53

Trailer assembly / disassembly facilitation, per trailer, (Note 4)

191.00

191.00

Unsecuring rolling stock and cleaning railcars, per car

165.00

165.00

Weighing of trucks, per truck

 

To obtain gross, tare, net and axle weights

24.00

24.00

Note 1: If it is necessary to handle cargo in order to perform any of the above services, an additional applicable handling charge will be assessed against that portion of the cargo actually handled. This additional handling charge is subject to minimum charge in rule 34-180.

Note 2: Only one minimum charge for miscellaneous services will be applied when a combination of the services in this rule are performed in connection with one another on the same shipment.

Note 3: If the towable unit is a roll trailer provided by the ocean carrier, rate will apply. If the Authority provides the roll trailer, there will be an additional charge for the use of the roll trailer, with a minimum of $285.00 per day

Note 4: If the trailer assembly time exceeds one hour, GPA will assess an additional $45.00 for each quarter-hour or fraction thereof over the first hour.

Note 5: The charges indicated for method statements are minimum charges. If the minimum charge is lower than actual charges, the minimum shall apply. Otherwise, the actual charges plus a mark-up, when applicable, shall apply.

 


Rule: 34-300
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: ARTICLES, NOS
Loose or Not Palletized

Per 2,000 Pounds

Examples include, but not limited to: Bags, Bales, Barrels, Boxes, Bundles, Cases, Casks, Crates, Drums, or Rolls
Each weighing less than 55 lbs

54.00

Each weighing 55 lbs, but less
than 110 lbs.

37.00

Each weighting 110 lbs, but less
than 200 lbs.

24.50

Each weighting 200 lbs. or more

20.25

Palletized, In Super Sacks, or Otherwise Unitized / Crated for Forklift Handling

 

Each weighing less than 1200 lbs.

10.76

Each weighing 1200 lbs. or more

13.13


Rule: 34-305
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: Boats, Yachts and/or Hulls (See Notes)

(1) Receiving or delivering boats, yachts, or hulls with no physical handling by terminal personnel. Receiving or delivering boat trailers, with no physical handling by terminal personnel.
                                                                           Per Unit
Not exceeding 40' in length                             $ 76.00
Exceeding 40' in length                                     $ 154.35

(2) Receiving from/ delivering to open trucks, with physical handling by terminal personnel. Rate based upon length of boat, yacht, or hull. 
                                                                     Per Unit
Not Over 26'                                                 $ 222.00
Over 26' but not over 30'                               $ 330.00
Over 30' but not over 35'                                 $ 464.00
Over 35' but not over 40'                             $ 588.00
Over 40' but not over 45'                                   $ 711.00
Over 45' but not over 50'                                 $ 927.00
Over 50' but not over 55'                               $ 1,107.00
Over 55' but not over 60'                                 $ 1,262.00
Over 60' but not over 65'                             $ 2,653.00
Over 65' but not over 70'                               $ 3,064.25
For units over 70'                                             Call for rates
 

(3) Receiving from / delivering to water. Rate based upon length of boat, yacht, or hull. 
                                                                            Per Unit
Not Over 26' $ 1,365.00
Over 26' but not over 30'                     $ 1,494.00
Over 30' but not over 35'           $ 1,736.00
Over 35' but not over 40'                             $ 2,035.00
Over 40' but not over 45'                               $ 2,756.00
Over 45' but not over 50'                               $ 3,605.00
Over 50' but not over 55'                         $ 4,326.00
Over 55' but not over 60'                                   $ 5,305.00
Over 60' but not over 65'                               $ 6,103.00
Over 65' but not over 70'                       $ 6,695.00
For units over 70'                                       Call for rates

(4) Arches, cradles, fly bridges, keels, or masts,
not lifted with boat/yacht                                          Per Unit - $210.00

(5) Trailers, not lifted with boat / yacht                    Per Unit - $145.00

(a Handling rates include boat trailer and/or cradle when handled with same lift.

(b) On lifts from water, boat/yacht must not arrive more than 2 days prior to scheduled vessel arrival if vessel is calling Garden City Terminal / not more than 3 days prior to scheduled vessel arrival if vessel is calling Ocean Terminal.

(c) The Authority will, upon request, provide crane and/or other lifting equipment, and necessary labor for the purpose of readying boats/yachts for ocean transport. This service will be provided at the sole risk of the requesting party, who is responsible for compliance with all applicable safety laws, rules, and standards. When such equipment is provided by the Authority, a charge of $1,213.00, per hour, will be assessed. The Authority will not provide any services related to the assembly, installation, maintenance or packaging of boats/yachts.

(d) The Authority will assess a disposal charge of $900.00, per cradle, whenever a boat/yacht is delivered to either inland carrier or to the water. To avoid this automatic assessment, the cradle must be removed from the terminal simultaneous with the delivery out of the boat/yacht. Failure to do so will cause the Authority to treat the cradle as dunnage, and will be disposed of promptly. Assessment of the disposal charge will be to the ocean carrier, if their stevedore frees the cradle or to bill-to party on the delivery order if freed by the Authority.

(e) The dock receipt must indicate the boat length. If the dock receipt does not indicate the boat length, the shipper will be responsible for making the arrangements to provide the correct boat length to be added to the dock receipt. GPA will not handle the boat until the correct boat length is noted in the dock receipt.

(f) If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed.


Rule: 34-310
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: CLAY

 

 


Per 2,000 Pounds

Super Sacks or Palletized Bags                                9.30

Rule: 34-315
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: GRANITE, MARBLE, AND STONE

 

 


Per 2,000 Pounds

Blocks or Slabs

7.35 (Notes 1 thru 3)

Note 1: If it is determined the block or slab cannot be safely lifted with terminal equipment, rate will not apply.

Note 2: If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 3: If lift is made with an Authority toplift, a minimum charge of $494.00, per lift, will be assessed.


Rule: 34-320
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

 

Per 2,000 Pounds

In Packages

35.25


Rule: 34-325
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: LUMBER AND RELATED ARTICLES

 

 

 

Per 2,000 Pounds
Corestock, Dimension Stock, Doorskins, Hardboard, Fiberboard, Oriented-Strand Board, Particleboard, Plywood, Veneer, Wallboard, Wood Molding, and Wooden Billets, Dowels or Staves

$9.75
/Unit
(Note 1)

Lumber or Timber
(Hardwoods or Softwoods) (Note 2)
Per 2,000 Pounds
Not otherwise shown

12.75

In strapped bundles

8.25

Logs, Pilings, or Poles
In strapped bundles

12.50 (Note 2)

Loose

15.50 (Note 2)

Note 1: Rate does not apply when loading railroad flatcars. Van trailers will be loaded only if adequate door and/or wall clearances exist.

Note 2: Rate not applicable to pilings or poles which have been treated with creosote. Call for rate.


Rule: 34-330
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MACHINERY AND PARTS

 

 


 

Agricultural or Farm Equipment (Balers, Combines, Cotton-Pickers, Harvesters, Threshers, Tractors, Etc.) Construction, Industrial, Mining, Textile, Etc.


Self-propelled (Moving Under Own Power / Towable and Not Requiring Terminal Equipment to Lift/Tow)  (Note 1)

Per Unit

$154.35

Not Self-Propelled (Requiring Terminal
Equipment to Lift/Tow) (Notes 2 thru 5)

Per 2,000 Pounds

55,000 lbs, or less per lift$16.80
55,001 lbs to 75,000 lbs per lift$20.22
75,001 lbs to 100,000 lbs per lift$22.63
100,001 lbs to 125,000 lbs per lift$26.20
125,001 lbs to 150,000 lbs per lift$31.77
150,001 lbs to 175,000 lbs per lift$37.03
Over 175,000 lbs per liftCall for Rate
Parts or Components (Notes 2 thru 5)

 

55,000 lbs, or less per lift$16.80
55,001 lbs to 75,000 lbs per lift$20.22
75,001 lbs to 100,000 lbs per lift$22.63
100,001 lbs to 125,000 lbs per lift$26.20
125,001 lbs to 150,000 lbs per lift$31.77
150,001 lbs to 175,000 lbs per lift$37.03
Over 175,000 lbs per liftCall for rates

Note 1: If a self-propelled unit has to be lifted to either receive in or deliver out, the applicable rate, per 2,000 lbs., will apply with a minimum charge of $154.35, if handled with forklifts.

Note 2: Above rates are based upon Authority equipment being used to make the lifts. The use of Authority cranes for lift on/ lift off cargo is determined based on safety and dimensional requirements solely at the discretion of the Authority. Rates will not apply when cargo configuration is such that Authority equipment, either cranes or forklifts, cannot safely handle. Crane appointments are required on any crane lift, and failure to make the required appointment may result in higher charges.

Note 3: If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 4: If lift is made with an Authority toplift, a minimum charge of $494.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 5: If lift is made with an Authority forklift, a minimum charge of $60.00, per lift, will be assessed.


Rule: 34-335
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: METAL ARTICLES

 

 

 
Per 2,000 Pounds
 A 

Ferrous (Iron or Steel), In Uniform BundlesAnchors, Angles, Bars, Beams, Billets, Blooms, Cable, Channels, Coils, Ingots, Girders, Pigs, Piling, Bundled Pipe, Plates, Rails, Rope, Scrap (other than bulk), Sheets, Slabs, Wire, Wire Rope, or Wire Strands

(Notes 1 thru 5)


9.63

 BManhole Covers, Grates, Meters, Valve Boxes, Grinding, Balls in drums, Flanges, or Pipe Fittings

12.50

 CBands, Barbed Wire, Bits, Bolts, Clamps, Clips, Fencing, Hasps, Mesh, Nails, Nuts, Screws, Staples, or Washers

17.00

 

 Cylinders, Silos, Tanks(Notes 1,3 and 4)
 D 55,000 lbs or less per lift

17.25

 E55,001 lbs to 75,000 lbs per lift

18.25

 F 75,001 lbs to 100,000 lbs per lift

21.00

 G100,001 lbs to 125,000 lbs per lift

23.00

 HOver 125,000 lbs Call for Rate
 INonferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Chrome,

Copper, Tin, Titanium, or Zinc), In Uniform Bundles Bars,

Billets, Coils, Ingots, Pigs, Rods, Slabs

10.61

 

 Cylinders, Silos, or Tanks(Notes 1,3 and 4)
 J55,000 lbs or less per lift

18.50

 K55,001 lbs to 75,000 lbs per lift

19.50

 L75,001 lbs to 100,000 lbs per lift

22.75

 M100,001 lbs to 125,000 lbs per lift

25.50

 NOver 125,000 lbsCall for Rate

Note 1: Rate does not apply in the following circumstances: (a) when cargo configuration is such that Authority equipment, either cranes or forklifts, cannot safely handle, or (b) when lift exceeds 55,000 Lbs. Crane appointments are required on any crane lift, and failure to make the required appointment may result in higher charges.

Note 2: Pipe which is not bundled may cause the Authority to refuse to unload if it is deemed unsafe. Loose pipe should be properly dunnaged between tiers.

Note 3: If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 4: If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $494.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 5: If loading to a gondola car lid removal fee will apply. (See Rule 34-290)


Rule: 34-340
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MILITARY ORDNANCE

 

Vehicles, tracked or wheeled, self-propelled (Moving under own power, and not requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow)

Per Unit $154.35

 

Not self-propelled (requiring terminal equipment to lift/tow)

Per 2,000 Pounds

$16.80 (Notes 1 thru 3)

Cargo, NOS

$16.80

(Notes 1 thru 3)

Note 1- Subject to minimum charge of $154.35

Note 2 - If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed.

Note 3 - If lift is made with an Authority toplift, a minimum charge of $494.00, per lift, will be assessed.

 


Rule: 34-345
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: MODULAR HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES

 

 


Per Unit

Set Up and On Wheels (Not Requiring Terminal Equipment to Lift/Tow)

$154.35


Per 2,000 Pounds
Set Up and Not On Wheels (Requiring Terminal Equipment to Lift/Tow)

$18.50  (Notes 1 & 2 )

Note 1:  Rate does not apply when cargo configuration is such that Authority cranes cannot lift, or when the lift exceeds 55,000 pounds.
Note 2:  If lift is made with an Authority crane, a minimum charge of $562.00, per lift, will be assessed. 

Note 3: If lift is made with an Authority toplift, a minimum charge of $494.00, per lift, will be assessed.


Rule: 34-350
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

 

 


Per 2,000 Pounds



Linerboard, Paperboard, Pulpboard or Carton Stock, in rolls or palletized

7.83

Newsprint, Printing or Wrapping Paper, in rolls or palletized

9.60

Tissue or Toweling Paper, in rolls or Waste Paper, in machine pressed bales or rolls. (Note)

15.60

Note: The Terminal shall not be responsible for any loss of paper resulting from loose bales. Any expenses incurred for clean-up and/or disposal of loose paper will be assessed to the cargo account or their agent.


Rule: 34-351
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RUBBER, NATURAL

 


Per Unit

 



Crated

$ 11.50

 

Loose

$ 21.00

 

Palletized

$ 14.35

 


Rule: 34-352
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: SHIPPER-OWNED CONTAINERS (SOC's)

Per Unit $250.00 (Note)

Note: Applies only to SOC's manifested as containers on vessels calling the Authority's breakbulk / roro terminals


Rule: 34-355
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT AND PARTS

 

Ambulances, Automobiles, Buses, Hearses, Jet Ski/Snow Mobiles, and Privately Owned Vehicles (POV's)

Per Unit
Not Exceeding 10,000 lbs, each $76.00
Exceeding 10,000 lbs, each$154.35

Trailers (Flatbeds, Dolly, Dropdeck, Stepdeck, Tank, etc.)
Towable$154.35


Per 2,000 Pounds
Not Towable$16.80
Note

Per Unit
Aircraft$470.00

Per 2,000 Pounds
Parts, Aircraft, and Vehicles$16.80

Note- Subject to a minimum charge of $154.35, per unit

Rule: 34-360
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: WOODPULP

 


Per 2,000 Pounds



Loose Bales or Rolls (Note)

7.83

Unitized Bales or Rolls

6.82

 

Note: The Terminal shall not be responsible for any loss of product resulting from loose bales.  Any expenses incurred for clean-up and/or disposal of loose product will be assessed to the cargo account or their agent.


Rule: 34-365
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: Articles, NOS

Per 2,000 Pounds

 


1st Month

2nd Month

3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Loose or Not Palletized
$13.20$14.52$15.18$19.80$26.40
Palletized, In Super Sacks, or Otherwise Unitized / Crated for Forklift Handling$8.35$9.19$9.60$12.53$16.70


Rule: 34-370
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: BOATS, YACHTS AND/OR HULLS

 

Per Unit

1st Month

2nd Month

3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Not Over 26'

$96.00$105.60$110.40$144.00$192.00
Over 26 but not over 30'
$112.00$123.20$128.80$168.00$224.00
Over 30' but not over 35'
$128.00$140.80$147.20$192.00$256.00
Over 35' but not over 40'
$145.00$156.20$163.30$213.00$290.00
Over 40' but not over 45'
$170.00$187.00$195.50$255.00$340.00
Over 45' but not over 50'
$194.00$213.40$223.10$291.00$388.00
Over 50' but not over 55'
$214.00$235.40$246.10$321.00$428.00
Over 55' but not over 60'
$240.00$264.00$276.00$360.00$480.00
Over 60' but not over 65'
$270.00$297.00$310.50$405.00$540.00
Over 65' but not over 70'
$306.00$336.60$351.90$459.00$612.00

For Units Over 70' call for rates.

                                                                                                               

Subject: PARTS or COMPONENTS

Per 2,000 Pounds



1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter







Parts or ComponentsOutside7.658.428.8011.4815.30

Inside15.3016.8317.6022.9530.60


Rule: 34-375
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CLAY

Per 2,000 Pounds

1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
$6.55$7.21$7.63$9.83$13.10


Rule: 34-380
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: GRANITE, MARBLE, AND STONE

Per 2,000 Pounds 


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Blocks or Slabs$6.15$6.77$7.07$9.23$12.30


Rule: 34-385
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Per 2,000 Pounds 


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
In Packages$25.00$27.50$28.75$37.50$50.00


Rule: 34-390
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: LUMBER AND RELATED ARTICLES

1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Corestock, Dimension Stock, Doorskins, Engineered/Laminated Wood, Fiberboard, Hardboard, Oriented-Strand Board, Particleboard, Plywood, Veneer, Wallboard, Wood Molding, and Wooden Billets, Dowels, or Staves Per 2,000 lbs$6.65$7.32$7.65$9.98$13.30

 



1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Lumber or Timber (Hardwoods or Softwoods)Per 2,000 lbsInside$6.15$6.77$7.07$9.23$12.30

Outside$4.15$4.57$4.77$6.23$8.30

Log, Pilings, or Poles Per 2,000 lbs

Outside$4.19$4.61$4.82$6.29$8.38


Rule: 34-395
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: MACHINERY AND PARTS

Per 2,000 Pounds



1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Agricultural or Farm Equipment, Construction, Industrial, Mining, Textile, Equipment, Etc.,






Outside7.658.428.8011.4815.30

Inside15.3016.8317.6022.9530.60
Parts or Components






Outside7.658.428.8011.4815.30

Inside15.3016.8317.6022.9530.60


Rule: 34-400
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: METAL ARTICLES

Per 2,000 Pounds


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Ferrous (Iron or Steel), Anchors, Angles, Bars, Beams, Billets, Blooms, Cable, Channels, Coils, Ingots, Girders, Piling Plates, Pipe, Rails, Rope, Scrap (other than bulk) Sheets, Slabs, Wheels, Wire Rod, Wire Rope, or Wire Strands$5.76$6.34$6.62$8.64$11.52
Manhole Covers, Grates, Meters, Valve Boxes, Grinding Balls in drums, or Pipe Fittings$7.75$8.53$8.91$11.63$15.50
Bands, Bits, Bolts, Clamps, Clips, Hasps, Nails, Nuts, Screws, Staples, Washers, Barbed Wire, Fencing or Mesh$8.57$9.43$9.86$12.86$17.14
Cylinders, Silos, Tanks$9.49$10.44$10.91$14.24$18.98
Nonferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Lead, Nickel, Chrome, Copper, Tin, Titanium or Zinc) In Bundles, Bars, Billets, Coils, Ingots, Pigs, Rods, or Slabs$7.14$7.85$8.21$10.71$14.28


Rule: 34-405
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: MILITARY ORDNANCE

Per 2,000 Pounds



1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Vehicles, Tracked or Wheeled






Inside15.3016.8317.6022.9530.60

Outside7.658.428.8011.4815.30
Cargo, NOS






Inside15.3016.8317.6022.9530.60

Outside7.658.428.8011.4815.30


Rule: 34-410
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: MODULAR HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES

Per 2,000 Pounds


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Outside$7.65$8.42$8.80$11.48$15.30


Rule: 34-415
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: PAPER OR PAPER ARTICLES

Per 2,000 Pounds


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Linerboard, Paperboard, Pulpboard, or Carton Stock, in rolls or palletized$5.00$5.50$5.75$7.50$10.00
Newsprint, Printing or Wrapping Paper, in rolls or palletized$7.49$8.24$8.61$11.24$14.98
Tissue or Toweling Paper, in rolls or Waste Paper, in machine pressed bales or rolls$7.49$8.24$8.61$11.24$14.98

 


Rule: 34-416
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: RUBBER, NATURAL

Per Unit


1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Crated$10.40$11.44$11.96$15.60$20.80
Loose$12.49$13.74$14.36$18.74$24.98
Palletized$12.49$13.74$14.36$18.74$24.98

 


Rule: 34-417
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: SHIPPER-OWNED CONTAINERS
UNIT OF MEASURE:  Per Unit

Applies only to SOC's manifested as containers on vessels
calling at the Authority's breakbulk/roro terminals

1st
Month
2nd
Month
3rd
Month
4th
Month
Each Month
Thereafter
$112.50$123.75$129.38$168.75$225.00


Rule: 34-420
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT AND PARTS

 

 



1st Month2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Ambulances, Automobiles, Buses, Hearses, Jet Skis, Motorcycles, Scooters, Trucks, Recreational Vehicles, Ski/Snow Mobiles, and Privately Owned Vehicles (POV's) (Per 2,000 Pounds)






Outside$7.65$8.42$8.80$11.48$15.30
Trailers (Flatbed, Dolly, Dropdeck, Stepdeck,or Tank, etc) (Per 2,000 Pounds)






Outside$7.65$8.42$8.80$11.48$15.30
Aircraft (per Unit)






Inside$388.00$426.80$446.20$582.00$776.00

Outside$194.00$213.40$223.10$291.00$388.00
Parts, Aircraft and Vehicles (Per 2,000 Pounds)






Inside$15.30$16.83$17.60$22.95$28.60

Outside$7.65$8.25$8.80$11.48$15.30

 

 


Rule: 34-425
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: WOODPULP

Per 2,000 Pounds


1stMonth2nd Month3rd Month4th MonthEach Month Thereafter
Bales, Loose or unitized and Rolls$5.00$5.50$5.75$7.50$10.00

Rule: 34-430
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: APPLICATION - BULK CHARGES
The charges, rules, and regulations stated in this section apply only to dry or liquid bulk cargo, except as provided for in the Authority's Colonel's Island Bulk Schedule.  In the absence of specific provisions in this section, provisions stated elsewhere in this schedule shall apply.

Rule: 34-431
Issued: Monday, December 15, 2014
Effective: Monday, December 15, 2014
Subject: CARGO AT OWNER'S RISK

(Applicable at Logistec operations at East River Terminals and Lanier Docks Only)

All bulk commodities placed in either inside or outside storage are at owner's risk of depreciation in grade from weather, damages, insects, rodents, or any other causes including natural increase in breakage content resulting from either repeated handlings under industry accepted standards, or due to excessive storage time. For purposes of this schedule, excessive storage time is defined as cargo remaining in storage over six (6) months.

All loss in weight from handling or excessive storage will be assessed against the owner's account.


Rule: 34-435
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CLEANING OR TRIMMING BULK CARRIERS

UNIT OF MEASURE: (Applicable at East River Terminal Only)

The terminal operator will furnish the labor required in cleaning or trimming of the vessels, barges, railcars, or trimming up materials in shipside storage.  Rates for this labor may be obtained from the terminal operator.


Rule: 34-440
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: COMMODITIES COVERED BY CHARGES PROVIDED HEREIN
DRY BULKLIQUID BULK
Animal FeedAmmonia, anhydrous
ClayBiofuels
FertilizersChemicals
LandplasterClay Slurry
MineralsFertilizers
OresLatex
Pig IronOils (other than petroleum)
SandPetroleum & Petroleum Products
WoodchipsPulpmill Liquids
Wood Pellets


Rule: 34-444
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: MINIMIZING BERTH CONGESTION

UNIT OF MEASURE: (applicable at East River Terminal only)

To minimize berth congestion, if a vessel, awaiting a berth while at anchorage, chooses not to use the next available berth, the berth will be made available to the next vessel awaiting a berth. All vessels choosing not to work at the next available berth will be placed at the bottom of the list of vessels awaiting a berth while at anchorage.


Rule: 34-450
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: HANDLING AND STORAGE

For handling and storage charges, call the following.

Bainbridge or Savannah - (912) 963-5506
Brunswick (Logistics/ Marine Ports Terminal) - (912) 264-4044

Rule: 34-455
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: LINE HANDLING

Applicable at East River Terminal Only

The following rates apply only on vessels measuring at least 259 linear feet. For vessels under 259 linear feet, rates will be quoted with proper notice and according to berth congestion. Orders for line handling must be received at the terminal no later than 1600 hours (4:00 PM) of the day prior to vessel arrival.

 

 

STRAIGHT TIME

OVERTIME

Mooring

$620.00

$930.00

Unmooring

$320.00

$480.00

Shifting from Berth to Berth
(within the same terminal)

$620.00

$930.00

Shifting from Terminal to Terminal

$655.00

$982.50

Detention will be assessed after the first two (2) hours.  Detention is assessed in increments of one-half (1/2) hour or fractional part thereof. Rates are as follows:

 

STRAIGHT TIME

OVERTIME

Mooring

$92.00

$138.00

Unmooring

$46.00

$92.00

Shifting

$92.00

$138.00

Hours of Operation for line handling are as follows:

Monday through Friday
(except holidays as specified in Rule 34-070)
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Note: All of the line handling rates stated in this rule are based upon non-union labor. Line handling rates using union labor are available upon request.


Rule: 34-460
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: OVERTIME DIFFERENTIAL

Applicable at East River Terminal Only

When the bulk facilities are requested to operate at times other than the normal working hours, as described in Rule 34-155, an additional charge of $260.00 per hour shall be assessed.


Rule: 34-465
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: STEVEDORE USE CHARGE ON BULK CARGO

Each stevedore loading and/or unloading vessels at thenamed terminals of the Authority shall be assessed thefollowing charges per net ton of bulk cargo:


DRY
BULK
LIQUID
BULK
Garden City TerminalN/AN/A
Ocean Terminal0.33N/A
East River Terminal0.330.39
Mayor's Point Terminal0.33N/A


Rule: 34-470
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: WHARFAGE CHARGES ON BULK CARGO

Each vessel, its owner and/or agent shall be assessed the following charges, per net ton, (unless otherwise indicated) of bulk cargo loaded to or discharged from vessels calling at the Authority's terminal. 


SAVANNAHBRUNSWICK
Dry Commodities, NOS2.202.20
Liquid Commodities, NOS (includes petro-chemicals)2.302.30
Biofuels.165 / BBL.165/ BBL
Fertilizer, Liquid1.411.41
Oils (other than petroleum, or pulpmill liquids)1.211.21
Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Crude or Refined Oil, Fuel, Gas, Additives for lubricating, and Fuel oils).165 / BBL.165 / BBL
StumpsN/A3.15


Rule: 34-475
Issued: Friday, September 22, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: ACCEPTANCE, RELEASE, AND HANDLING OF CHASSIS AND CONTAINERS

The Authority will accept a container from or release a container to the inland carrier upon instructions from the ocean carrier or its authorized agent.

All physical handling of containers and chassis after receipt to the "point of rest" shall be accomplished by the Authority or its designated contractor, or as authorized by the Authority.

The Authority reserves the right to designate an area as the point of rest.

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.


Rule: 34-478
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: ASSESSMENT OF CHARGES

All charges in this section are based upon the services being performed during the working hours stated in Rule 34-155, and will be assessed against the ocean carrier and/or its authorized agent, unless the Authority agrees to invoice another party.

EXCEPTION: Shipper-owned containers manifested as breakbulk cargo on vessels calling at Authority's Breakbulk or RoRo terminals will be subject to handling and storage rates in Rules 34-352 through 34-417 of this schedule.


Rule: 34-480
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONDUCT OF TERMINAL USERS

All persons entering the Authority's container facilities agree to comply with rules set forth herein and conduct themselves in a safe and appropriate manner. Anyone deemed to be conducting themselves in an unsafe or inappropriate manner will be advised to take corrective action or be removed from the premises if necessary.

The users of the terminal are responsible for the cleanliness of all areas where they store containers and/or service equipment. The Authority will, on a regular basis, inspect each designated user's area and advise the responsible party of any unsafe or inappropriate condition. The Authority retains the right to clean such areas and invoice the responsible party for all costs associated with such clean-up.


Rule: 34-481
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONTAINERS OR CHASSIS LEFT ON DOCK
When containers, chassis, or married units are left in locations not specified or as directed by the Authority, thus causing congestion, the Authority will relocate them and assess the charges provided for in Rule 34-520.  These charges will be invoiced to the responsible stevedore. 

Rule: 34-482
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CONTAINER MAINTENANCE
All firms involved in container maintenance (cleaning, repairing, or servicing) which conduct operations on Authority facilities shall register with the Authority prior to undertaking such operations, and subsequently on July 1 of each year thereafter. In addition, such firms shall comply with the following:
  1. Provide the Authority with copies of certificates of insurance covering operations on Authority facilities in accordance with the standards required.
  2. Mark and identify all vehicles and equipment to be used on Authority facilities and maintain such vehicles and equipment in good condition.
  3. Remove from Authority facilities all vehicles, equipment and material not currently being utilized and all scrap and trash resulting from operations on Authority facilities.
  4. Conduct all operations in accordance with Authority, Coast Guard, and OSHA regulations, and federal, state, and local statutes, and only within areas designated by the Authority, and refrain from entering other areas without written permission from the Authority.

Rule: 34-484
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: CONTAINER TRANSLOADING SERVICES
The Authority provides container transloading services to a limited number of exporters of linerboard, woodpulp, and like commodities. For these exporters, once the rates have been agreed upon, and cargo is received, the Authority will stuff (load) containers as requested. The stuffing will occur within the nine (9) day export receival window (see Rule 34-475 of this schedule), regardless of the free time and demurrage terms such exporters may have with the ocean  carrier(s) with whom the cargo is booked. The Authority shall not be responsible for any resulting demurrage charges assessed by the ocean carrier(s), except that caused by its own negligence, as the Authority is not privy to the particular free time allowed by the ocean carriers involved.

For exporters of other commodities or importers of any commodity, the Authority will, in most cases, refer the work to third party warehouse/transload operators in the Savannah area, a list of which is available from the Authority's Trade Development Division.

If, due to the dimensions or weight of the cargo, it is necessary to transload the cargo within the Authority's terminals, this will be allowed, provided the selected third party has met the Authority's insurance requirements, and space is available for the transload operation. The Authority will assess fees to the selected third party, and said fees should be included in any charges assessed by the third party to the importer/exporter, or its broker/forwarder. 

Rule: 34-487
Issued: Friday, April 7, 2017
Effective: Friday, April 7, 2017
Subject: MAJOR DAMAGE CONTAINER HANDLING PROCEDURE

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.


Rule: 34-488
Issued: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Effective: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Subject: 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. 

The charges in this rule will be assessed in full regardless of provisions in any other agreement between the ocean carrier and the Authority.

(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.


Rule: 34-489
Issued: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Effective: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Subject: EXCESS CHASSIS LAND USE CHARGE
Chassis marshaled on the terminals of the Authority will be assessed an Excess Chassis Land Use Charge, by the following method, unless otherwise provided for in a separate agreement between the line and the Authority.

For each chassis (bare and/or married) in excess of the cumulative allowable inventory for a reporting period, the Authority will assess the rate shown in Rule 34-520. This charge will be calculated and invoiced on a monthly basis to the line or its agent. Bare tri-axle and/or genset chassis are excluded from this rule.

Computation of Cumulative Allowable Chassis Inventory For The Reporting Period

Step 1
Multiply the WEEKLY AVERAGE of the Dominant Throughput Leg (highest vessel container throughput volume by a factor of .20. The Dominant Throughtput Leg will be the loaded and empty containers on the export leg OR the loaded containers on the import leg.

Step 2
Multiply the number calculated in Step 1 by the number of calendar days in the monthly reporting period.

If, for the reporting period, the actual cumulative inventory exceeds the allowable cumulative inventory, the difference will be assessed the charge in Rule 34-520.

Rule: 34-490
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: PRE-ADVICE REQUIREMENT ON CONTAINERS RECEIVED VIA RAIL
On any container received via rail for export through Authority facilities, the Authority must receive the following information prior to arrival of the container:

Booking #
Container #
Container Size and Type
Gross Weight
Hazard Class (if applicable)
Line/Vessel/Voyage
Port of Discharge
Railcar # (if available

Such information must be entered into the Authority's terminal operating system by the line or line's agent. Containers arriving without this information will be assessed the supplemental rail lift charge indicated in Rule 34-520.

Rule: 34-491
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: RECEIVING/HANDLING OF CONTAINERS WITH DAMAGE/ VARIANCES IMPEDING NORMAL MOVEMENT

The Authority reserves the right to refuse to receive, handle or place on Authority property any container or chassis which is deemed to be in a condition considered unsafe or unsuitable for handling.

Sea-going containers as described in rule 34-505, having damage or variance which may impede normal movement with that Terminal's mechanical equipment will not be received in the marshalling yard unless prior arrangements have been made with the Terminal Management.

Containers and/or chassis identified by Terminal Management as having damage or variances which are deemed as an impediment in normal handling will be directed to be removed from the Terminal or will be immediately subject to storage charges as defined in rule 34-520, and not be entitled any free time.


Rule: 34-492
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: REFRIGERATED CONTAINER PLUG-IN TIME
For loaded refrigerated containers, plug-in time shall commence three (3) hours after the time of entry into the Authority's terminal facility, based upon the time-stamp assigned by the Authority's terminal operating system, and it shall cease based upon the time assigned by the terminal operating system when the loaded refrigerated container is confirmed on board the vessel or is out-gated.

Rule: 34-493
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: REPORTING OF DAMAGE AND LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT
Upon discovery of damages believed to have been caused in any way by the Authority, the Authority's Port Police Department must be notified at 912-964-3925. The Port Police Department will notify appropriate Authority personnel. The Authority will not accept any responsibility for damage(s) unless given the opportunity to investigate said damage(s) at the time of discovery. A joint inspection may be requested by either party in an effort to determine liability. Either party may hire a qualified surveyor at its own expense to investigate and damage(s). If the parties should disagree as to fault, they may meet thereafter in an attempt to resolve the claim.

Rule: 34-500
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT IN FOR SALE OR OUT-OF-SERVICE STATUS

Containers and/or chassis, as described in Rule 34-505, that are either for sale or out-of-service (temporarily or permanently due to damages, repair issues, etc), will be assessed the storage charge indicated in Rule 34-520. Charges will be assessed on such equipment as follows:

Containers - In for sale or out-of-service status for 30 consecutive days or more and remain on Authority property.

Chassis - In for sale or out-of service status for 30 consecutive days or more and remain on Authority property.

Note 1- Any line not on the Authority's container inventory system must report all units which are for sale or out-of-service.

Note 2 - Billing for the above charge will be on a monthly basis.


Rule: 34-501
Issued: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 15, 2016
Subject: SHIPMENT OF DRY BULK CARGO IN CONTAINERS
Due to the tendency of the cargo to shift and the increased likelihood of damage, the Authority will not assume any liability for damage to containers and/or their contents if said container consist of dry bulk products loaded loose in the container. For the purposes of this rule, dry bulk cargos include, but are not limited to, bulk agricultural products and bulk pellets.

Rule: 34-502
Issued: Friday, August 31, 2018
Effective: Monday, October 1, 2018
Subject: 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.

Computation 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 the 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.


Rule: 34-504
Issued: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Effective: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Subject: U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATED CARGO

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) permits the import and export of containers loaded with explosives. Containers carrying USCG permitted cargoes will be handled as follows:

Imports: First containers off the vessel with a Port Police escort, when necessary, directly to the interchange gate.

Exports: Will be escorted, when necessary, by Port Police directly from interchange gate to vessel, and will be the last to load.

These particular containers will assessed a premium charge as specified in Rule 34-521, in additional to rates in either effective contractual agreement or in Rule 34-520.

Storage of containers containing those commodities is strictly prohibited.


Rule: 34-505
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES

 

CELL-TO-CELL RESTOW
The handling of a container from the original cell location to another cell location on the same vessel, as instructed by the line's stevedore.

CELL-TO-DOCK-TO-CELL RESTOW
The handling of a container from the original cell location to a point of rest on the dock, as instructed by the line's stevedore, and then back to that same cell location, or another cell location on the same vessel, also as instructed by the line's stevedore.

CHASSIS
A wheeled device specifically designed to be attached to the underframe of a container by means of ISO corner fittings, for the express purpose of further transport.

CONTAINER
A piece of equipment measuring from 20 to 48 feet in length, designed for the transport of goods by water. It must be fitted with ISO fittings so as to be lifted on/off ocean-going vessels as well as be mounted on a chassis or railcar for further transport.

CFS RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit from the point of rest to CFS or a CFS warehouse staging area, or the reverse thereof. CFS relocation includes no other service.

CFS STAGING
The physical movement of married unit between CFS warehouse doors and an Authority designated area near the same warehouse to facilitate loading/unloading of containers.CFS staging includes no other service.

CONTAINER YARD (CY)
A marshalling area for chassis or married units.

COFC
Container (without a chassis) on a railroad flat car or stack car.

DELIVERING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, and/or chassis to an inland carrier from an Authority designated point of rest. Delivering includes no other service.

DIGGING
A charge assessed when a specific unit (chassis or container) is requested by either the Chassis Pool Operator or the ocean carrier, as the case may be, and the Authority has to handle other chassis or containers to obtain assess to the specifically requested unit. This charge will be assessed each time a chassis or container is handled during the process of obtaining the specifically requested unit.

EARLY RAIL ARRIVAL
A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carrier, which arrives outside export receival window. (see Rule 34-475)

ELECTRICAL SERVICE
The provision of an electrical receptacle and electricity for refrigerated and/or tank containers. The Authority is not responsible for repairs to mechanical equipment or electrical failures.

EQUIPMENT BUNDLING/UNBUNDLING
The relocation and physical handling to place one or more pieces of like equipment on top of one another, or to remove one or more pieces of like equipment from another. Bundling/ Unbundling includes all associated CY relocations, but does not include the securing of said equipment, the supply of chocks or dunnage, or necessary equipment preparation.

FLIP
The physical handling of a container, loaded, or empty, by Authority personnel with the assistance of the motor carrier driver, from a chassis or flatbed to another chassis or flatbed, or the repositioning of a container, loaded or empty, on the same chassis or flatbed. Flip includes no other service.

FREE TIME
The specified period of time, which a loaded container may occupy space assigned to it on Authority property, free of storage charges.  The terminal will grant the following "Free Time", beginning with the first 12:01 AM after unloaded from the transport conveyance:

INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS (as defined herein) 
 Import - Seven (7) consecutive calendar days     Transshipped - (10) consecutive calendar days
 
Export - Nine (9) consecutive calendar days

*Export receiving will not open for more than TWO vessels at one time for vessels in the same service.

NON-VESSEL CONTAINERS (as defined herein)
 Received at either the Chatham or Mason ICTF on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday - 3 consecutive calendar days

 Received at either the Chatham or Mason ICTF on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday - 4 consecutive calendar days            

Exception -

All other containers received by the Authority , including but not limited to containers stuffed (loaded) by the Authority at the request of a cargo account, which are out-gated and ultimately exported via terminals other than the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal shall be granted no free time other than the day of receipt.                                                                                                  

GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit between the CY andgovernmental agencies on the same terminal. Governmental agency relocation includes no other service.

GROUNDING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, from a chassis or flatbed to the point of rest. Grounding includes noother service.

INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER

A container which has had or will have a prior or subsquent waterborne move via the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal.

MARRIED UNIT
A container on a chassis.

MOUNTING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, from the point of rest to a chassis or flatbed.

NON-VESSEL CONTAINER

Any container which has not had or will not have an immediate or prior subsequent vessel move via the Authority's terminals in the Port of Savannah, namely either Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal. More specifically as follows:

  Domestic - A container which has both an origin and destination within the United States,   and which has transited Authority terminals in the Port of Savannah, but never with the intent of lading a vessel.

  Landbridged - A container which has either been imported or will be exported via a terminal other than those of the Authority in the Port of Savannah.

Inclusive among these containers are those which are stuffed (loaded) by the Authority, but which are exported via some other terminal.

Non-Vessel containers shall be subject to the Non-Vessel Use charge (see definition for this charge in this same rule).

NON-VESSEL MOVE TERMINAL USE CHARGE
A charge assessed against a container which has had or will have no prior or subsequent vessel move via the authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal. The assessment covers both arrival/receival into the terminal, as well as the delivery/departure from the terminal. One example of when this charge is assessed is when a container is received for export, but instead of lading a vessel, it is out-gated to return to shipper / exporter from the Garden City Terminal for drayage to Ocean Terminal, where it is stuffed (loaded) and then returns to the Garden City Terminal for eventual export.

 

POINT OF REST
The area designated by the Authority for the express purpose of receiving or delivering containers, chassis, and/or married units.

RECEIVING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, and/orchassis from an inland carrier to an Authority designated pointof rest. Receiving includes no other services.

REFRIGERATED CONTAINER FACILITATION FEE    
A charge for the provision of specialized infrastructure and the necessary terminal positioning by the Authority of operating refrigerated containers, either loaded or empty. This includes any empty refrigerated container which is prepared (tested, inspected, mated to an over-the-road portable power source, or washed by third party contractors) for loading or dispatch off Authority premises.Transhipped containers will not be assessed this fee.

SEAL CHANGE
The provision, installation, and documentation of a security seal to the rear doors of containers. This service, if necessary,will include the removal of the previous seal and documentation of said removal.

SECURITY/SAFETY RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit, a container, an empty chassis, or a bundle of chassis between a point on Authorityproperty (other than the point of rest) and the point of rest, for the purpose of relieving terminal congestion or to improve terminal safety and security. Security/Safety relocation includes no other service.

SEGREGATION FOR INSPECTION 
The physical handling of a dry container or a refrigerated container from one stack/bay location to another stack or bay location, or from stack to chassis, for the purpose of inspection. Inspection types include, but are not limited to government agency, M&R (maintenance and repair), and marine surveyors. The charge for this service will be assessed twice, unless the container being inspected is not returned to a stack location.

STACK
A point of rest for containers without chassis.

STACK RELOCATION
The physical handling of a container from one stack/bay location to another stack/bay location. Examples of when this charge is assessed include, but are not limited to vessel or POD rolls, if the container is physically handled. Stack relocation includes no other service.

SUPPLEMENTAL RAIL LIFT
A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carriers without proper pre-advice information (see Rule 34-490)

SWAP (Flip)
See definition for "flip"

TERMINAL STORAGE
A charge assessed against a container, a chassis, or married unit for the use of Authority facilities for specified periods of time.

TOFC
Married unit, empty chassis or bundle of chassis on a railroad flat car.

TRANSFER 
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, by Authority personnel only, from a chassis or flatbed to another chassis or flatbed; or the repositioning of a container, loaded or empty, on the same chassis or flatbed. Transfer includes no other service.

TRANSSHIPPED CONTAINER
A container orginating at one foreign port and destined to another foreign port, which discharges from an inbound vessel and loads to an outboud vessel no more than twenty-one (21) consecutive days later at the Authority's Garden City Terminal.

WEIGHING
The provision of truck scales suitable for determining the weight of containers, loaded or empty, chassis, and/or power units. This service includes on-terminal relocation, mounting or grounding, if necessary.

WHEELED RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit, an empty chassis,or a bundle of chassis from one point of rest on the terminal toanother point of rest on the same terminal. This service includes movements within the same berth area, from/to another bertharea, from/to reefer receptacles, from/to on-terminal chassispools. CY relocation includes no other service.


Rule: 34-509
Issued: Monday, April 30, 2018
Effective: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Subject: ROLLED EXPORT CONTAINERS (loaded units)
Containers received on Authority terminals for a specific export vessel sailing will be subject to a charge each time the ocean carrier or its agent changes the booking
to another export vessel. In addition, any time a container is rolled or cut from a vessel and placed in "NULL" status in the Authority's terminal operations system, this charge will be assessed.

The charge to be assessed is as follows:

Per Rolled Container$ 100.00(Note)
Note : There will be no additional charge assessed if we have to physically move the container due to change in vessel, i.e. Stack Relocation
 


Rule: 34-510
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: STEVEDORE USE CHARGE ON CONTAINERIZED CARGO

Each Ocean Carrier will be assessed a Stevedore Use Charge based on the following rates per net ton of containerized cargo loaded onto, or unloaded from, vessels calling the Authority's terminals:

 

Garden City Terminal0.61
Ocean Terminal0.61
Colonel's Island Terminal0.60
East River Terminal0.60
Mayor's Point Terminal0.60


Rule: 34-511
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: STEVEDORE VESSEL LOADING ERROR
Whenever a container is loaded to a vessel in error, and the Authority determines the fault is the stevedore's, and the stevedore acknowledges responsibilty, the following charges will be assessed to the offending stevedore:

Empty Container- $175.00 (covers the initial receipt in dockage, terminal security, and crane and RTG rental)

Loaded Container- $207.00 (covers the same as above plus wharfage and stevedore use fee)

Rule: 34-513
Issued: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Effective: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Subject: VESSEL RE-STOWS

If, during vessel operations, the stevedore requests containers to be re-stowed, the following charges will be assessed to the vessel operator: 

Cell-To-Cell$20.50 per container
Cell-To-Dock-To-Cell$41.00 per container


Rule: 34-515
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: WHARFAGE CHARGES ON CONTAINERIZED CARGO

Each vessel, its owner or agent shall be assessed the following charges per net ton of containerized cargo loaded to or discharged from vessels calling at any of the Authority's deep-water terminals:

$4.60

Wharfage is not assessed on empty containers.


Rule: 34-520
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: CONTAINER CHARGES FOR CY SERVICES
CY SERVICESCHARGES
CONTAINER ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE (Gate In / Out)
Applicable Only to Containers With Prior or Subsequent Vessel Move Via GPA Terminals
Chassis or Container Arrival / Receival Via Motor Carrier
To Stack, per container

$ 125.00

To Yard, per married unit

$ 80.00

To Yard, per chassis or bundled chassis

$ 80.00

Chassis or Container Arrival / Receival ViaRail Carrier
COFC To Stack Or Yard, per container

$ 75.00

TOFC To Stack or Yard, per Chassis, container, or bundled units

$ 75.00

Chassis or Container Departure Via Motor Carrier
From Stack, per container

$ 125.00

From Yard, per married unit

$ 80.00

From Yard, per chasis or bundled chassis

$ 80.00

Chassis or Container Departure Via Rail Carrier
From Stack Or Yard To COFC, per container

$ 75.00

From Stack Or Yard to TOFC, per container, Chassis, or bundled units

$ 75.00

 Non-Contract Consolidated Rate, per Container or Chassis   $250.00
 Inclusive of the rate: wharfage, dockage, container crane rental and handling equipment during vessel   operations, receive and deliver to / from container stacks, stevedore use fee. 
  
NON-VESSEL MOVE TERMINAL USE
Applicable to Containers Without Prior or Subsequent Vessel Move Via GPA Terminals
Import Arrivals via Motor Carrier

$105.00

  Import Arrivals Via Rail Carrier $152.25
  Export Departures Via Motor Carrier (Note 1) $105.00
Export Departure Via Rail Carrier (Note 1)

$ 152.25

TERMINAL STORAGE
Chassis or Containers For Sale, in Out-of-Service or Major Damage Status (Note 13)

 

  Per chassis, bundled chassis, or container, per day

$71.40

Excess Chassis Land use, per chassis

$ 3.60

 Non-married tri-axle and/or genset chassis per chassis, per day     $71.40
Empty Containers, per container

$ 3.60

International Loaded Containers, as defined herein  (Note 2)
After Free Time Expires (See Rule 34-505)
First three (3) days, per TEU, per day

$ 13.00

Next three (3) days, per TEU, per day

$ 26.00

Each Additional Day, per TEU, per day

$ 39.00

Shipper Owned or Non-line Containers

         After Free Time Expires (Note 12), per container per day

 

$ 10.00

Non-vessel Containers, as defined herein (Domestic / Landbridged)
After Free Time Expires (See Rule 34-505)
  Per container per day

$ 99.75

REFRIGERATED CONTAINER SERVICES
Providing Electrical Power for Empty Containers, per container per24 hour period (Note 11)

$ 52.50

Providing Electrical Power for Loaded Containers, per container per24 hour period (Note 11)

$ 52.50

Refrigerated Container Facilitation Fee, per container

$ 50.00

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
Chassis / Containers Left On Dock
Relocate to Yard, per chassis or container

$ 51.45

Relocate to Stack, per container

$ 183.75

Digging, per container

$ 46.46

Early Rail Arrival, per container$77.96
Equipment Bundling/Unbundling (At Request of Ocean Carrier or Chassis Pool)
Rate Based On Number Of Units To Be Place On/Removed From Bottom Unit, per unit                                                   $75.00
(See Notes 3 and 4)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Equipment Bundling (For Terminal Operational Efficiency), per bundle (Note 8)

$ 70.25

Flip, per container

$86.10

Grounding Containers, per container

$ 131.25

Mounting Containers, per container

$ 131.25

Providing / Applying Hazardous Placards, per placard$ 4.73
Relocation (within the terminal), per chassiscontainer, or married unitper move

 

Wheeled

$ 51.45

Security

$ 49.00

Stack

$ 81.90

Seal Change, per container

$ 9.75

Segregation (Grounding / Mounting) For Inspection, per container per move

$ 55.13

Supplemental Rail Lift, per container

$ 77.96

Transferring Containers, per container

$123.00

Weighing Containers (Gross, tare, net), per container
Upon Arrival (Note (9)

$ 14.50

After Arrival/Placement In Wheeled Location (Note 9)

$ 117.60

After Arrival/Placement in Stack Location (Note 9)

$ 352.80

After Arrival/Placement in Stack Location (Note 10) $185.85

Note 1 - Subject to domestic chassis dray charge in ICTF Schedule No. 10-A if rail carrier is Norfolk Southern, or to wheeled relocation charge in this tariff if rail carrier is CSX.

Note 2 -  TEU - Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit
                  A twenty-foot container = 1 TEU
                  A forty-foot container = 2 TEU's
                  A forty-five container = 2.25 TEU's                             

Note 3 -  The ocean carrier or its M & R vendor is responsible for supplying dunnage and banding when requested bundling service.

Note 4 -  Charges are the bundling/unbundling only.See Rule 34-630 for labor stand-by or guarantee time rates.

Note 5 -  Applicable during straight-time hours only                                             

Note 6 -  Applicable during overtime hours, Monday thru Friday and all day Saturdays

Note 7 -  Applicable Holidays and Sundays                                            

Note 8 -  When bundling is done for terminal operational efficiency, the bundles will not be suitable for transport.

Note 9 - Using Truck Scale

Note 10 - Using RTG crane scale 

Note 11 - The charge applies to any fractional part of the 24 hour period.

Note 12 - 10 consecutive calendar days free time after notification

Note 13 - Containers will remain in daily empty inventory and this rate will apply in conjunction with the monthly empty container storage charge.


Rule: 34-521
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATED CARGO
Containers loaded with Explosives
(Class 1.1 and 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6,)
and Class 5, if containing bulk ammonium nitrate

 

$335.00



Rule: 34-522
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATED CONTAINER MISSPLACEMENT

When containers are left in locations not specified or as directed by the Authority, the Authority will assess a $183.75 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. 


Rule: 34-523
Issued: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Subject: EMPTY CONTAINERS TO/FROM BARGES
When the terminal provides the service of handling empty ocean containers to or from an ocean-going barge, the charges will be based on the rates provided herein for dockage, crane and rubber-tired gantry rental, subject to a minimum charge of $92.00 per container handled.

Rule: 34-525
Issued: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Effective: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Subject: GOVERNMENT AGENCY INSPECTIONS
Devanning forGovernment AgencyInspection (Notes 1 and 3)
Full inspection, per container$967.00

 

Partial inspection, per container$484.00
Gov't Agency Facilitation Fee, per container (Notes 1, 2 and 4)
CPSC, Food & Drug, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (VACIS or Backdoor Exams for CET, OUtbound, Agriculture, or Trade), and U.S. Coast Guard
$278.00
Note 1: Charges are assessed against the ocean carrier and/or its authorized agent. The Authority will not honor requests to cancel any billing and re-bill another party.
Note 2: The services provided by the terminal operator in connection with this charge are government agency relocation service for inspection without devanning and/or U.S. Customs's VACIS II gamma ray in-container ("x-ray") inspection. If the Authority is directed to devan any or all of the cargo for inspection, then the charges for either full or partial customs inspection will apply, in lieu of the lower Facilitation Fee.
Note 3: When the Authority devans a container at the direction of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and all of the cargo will not fit back into the container due to the nature of the cargo or intricacies of the loading pattern, the Authority will not be responsible for any additional charges, unless they are a result of the Authority's negligence.
Note 4: When the Authority is requested to move a container to the terminal's washpad because said container is required
 ​by Customs and Border Protection to be washed, this charge will apply. The washing must be conducted by an approved
third party, selected by the cargo owner or its customs broker. 

Rule: 34-550
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: ASSESSMENT OF LEASE RATES

All gantry crane (cranes) lease rates are based on per crane per hour, or fraction thereof. When lifts of more than one weight are handled during any given hour, the hourly crane lease rate will be based on the weight of the heaviest lift handled with heavy lift per ton charge, when applicable, assessed on the weight of the individual lifts. The stevedore or lessee utilizing the crane (cranes) shall report the weights per lift, made by the crane (cranes) for billing purposes. Failure to provide that weight within two (2) working days will result in the billing being based upon the crane scale weights, and no adjustments will be made.

On container cranes, billing will be in one-half (1/2) hour increments after the first hour. 


Rule: 34-552
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: BILLING OF STAND-BY TIME ON CRANES
Stand-by time at the applicable stand-by rate will be billed to the party leasing the crane (cranes) from the time the crane (cranes) is (are) ordered until the time the crane (cranes) is (are) utilized, should the crane (cranes) not be utilized at the starting time ordered. Should the crane (cranes) be ordered and not utilized during any eight (8) hour period, and not modified as outlined in Rule 34-560, a minimum of four (4) hours call time as outlined in these rules and regulations shall be assessed for straight time orders, and a minimum of seven (7) or eight (8) hours call time, as outlined in Rule 34-558, shall be assessed for overtime or legal holiday orders.

Stand-by time charged will be billed against the crane operator and the mechanic at straight time, time and one-half, or double time rates on a per hour basis only, with no provisions made for fractional part of the hour. Should stand-by time be incurred during the same hour in which the crane (cranes) are utilized, the crane (cranes) time will be billed at the applicable crane lease rates.

Rule: 34-555
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CRANE ALLOCATION
The terminal reserves the right to allocate the crane (cranes) when conflicts arise in crane (cranes) usage.

Rule: 34-558
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CRANE MINIMUMS

Minimum lease time for crane(s) will be four (4) hours per crane for a straight time operation and eight (8) hours per crane for overtime or legal holiday operations, except on 2400 hour starts, which will have a seven (7) hour minimum lease time. The lease time is subject to the minimum crane lease charges as provided in rule 34-625. The applicable crane lease charge will be assessed for the hours the crane(s) is (are) utilized, and any remaining hours on either the 4-hour straight time minimum or the 7-hour/8-hour overtime minimum, as the case may be, will be assessed the applicable stand-by labor rate.

Should a crane (cranes) be utilized by one stevedore or lessee while the crane (cranes) is (are) under lease to another stevedore or lessee, the minimum billing to each stevedore or lessee will be the minimum charge, specified in rule 34-625.

The minimum lease charge for container cranes will be one (1) hour per crane.


Rule: 34-560
Issued: Friday, January 1, 2016
Effective: Monday, February 1, 2016
Subject: CRANE ORDER PROCEDURE, MODIFICATION AND CANCELLATION

A. Ordering
Crane (cranes) must be ordered by 1600 hours of the day preceding the use of the crane (cranes), Tuesdays through Fridays. Crane (cranes) for use on Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays must be ordered by 1600 hours the preceding Friday. Ordering times for Sundays or Mondays can be modified by 1200 hours the preceding Saturday.

(1)All crane orders must be associated with an ILA gang.

(2)Any additional crane ordered, and not associated with an ILA gang, will be subject to a minimum $1,100 charge even if crane is not used.

B. Modification and Cancellation
Cranes ordered may be canceled or modified by prior notification as outlined:

 (1) Crane (cranes) ordered for work at 0800 hours or 1000 hours of any day, including Saturdays and Sundays, may be canceled or re-ordered for a 1300 hour start by 1600 hours of the previous day. When crane (cranes) are re-ordered for a 1300 hour start, they may not be canceled.

 (2)Crane (cranes) ordered for work at 1300 hours and 1500 hours of any day, including Saturdays and Sundays, may be canceled or re-ordered for a 1900 hour start the same day or 0700 hours of the day the cranes are to be utilized. When crane (cranes) are re-ordered for the 1900 hour start, they may not be canceled.

 (3) Crane(s) ordered for work at 1900 hours of any day, including Saturdays and Sundays, may be canceled or re-ordered for a 2400 hour start by 1000 hours of the day the crane(s) is (are) ordered. When crane(s) is (are) re-ordered for the 2400 hour start, it (they) may not be canceled. 

 (4) Crane(s) ordered for work at 2400 hours of any day, including Saturdays and Sundays, may be canceled or re-ordered for a morning start the following day, by 1000 hours of the day the crane(s) is (are) ordered. When crane(s) is (are) re-ordered for the next start, it (they) may not be canceled.


Rule: 34-562
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: CRANE START TIMES
Starting time for cranes are 0700, 0800, 1000 (breakbulk only), 1300, 1500 (breakbulk only), 1900, and 2400 hours. Any exception to ordering times as specified herein must be made by prior arrangements with the Operations office of the terminal leasing the cranes.

Rule: 34-565
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: DOWN TIME
Down time is the time during which the equipment is inoperable due solely to failure of the equipment. When billing, the Authority will not assess for the hours the equipment is inoperable. The Authority, however, will not be responsible for the stand-by or guaranteed time and resulting charges of the labor loading/unloading the vessel.

Rule: 34-570
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: LEASING OF CRANES, CONTAINER HANDLING OR CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT TO STEVEDORES

The Authority will lease to stevedoring firms, having the proper indemnification insurance certificates on file with the Authority, cranes, container handling equipment, such as  top lifts and/or rubber-tired gantry cranes, or cargo-handling equipment (as identified in Rule 34-625).

In the case of the cranes, or the container handling equipment, such equipment will be leased only in support of vessel operations, unless the authority makes exception for its own convenience. The lease rates cover the equipment being leased, a qualified operator, and in the case of the cranes, a mechanic, when and as needed.

The operator provided with any leased equipment shall follow the instructions and signals from the lessee. The operator shall provide information to the lessee when requested, but in no way shall such information be considered as instructions or orders.

The lessee agrees to operate the equipment within its rated capacity, which shall be provided by Terminal Management, prior to the use of said equipment. Also, lessee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in rule 34-575, entitled "Lessee Responsibility."


Rule: 34-571
Issued: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Effective: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Subject: LEASING OF CRANES, CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT OR CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT TO OCEAN CARRIERS

The Authority will lease to ocean carriers, having the proper indemnification and insurance certificates on file with the Authority, cranes, container handling equipment, such as top lifts and/or rubber tire gantry cranes, etc. or cargo-handling equipment as identified in Rule 34-625.

In the case of the cranes, or the container handling equipment, such equipment will be leased only in support of vessel operations, unless the Authority makes exception for its own convenience. The lease rates cover the equipment being leased, a qualified operator, and in the case of the cranes, a mechanic, when and as needed.
 
The operator provided with any leased equipment shall follow the instructions and signals from the lessee. The operator shall provide information to the lessee when requested , but in no way shall such information be considered as instructions or orders.
 
The lessee agrees to operate the equipment within its rated capacity, which shall be provided by Terminal Management, prior to the use of said equipment. Also, lessee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in Rule 34-575, entitled "Lessee Responsibility."

Rule: 34-575
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: LESSEE RESPONSIBILITY

When cranes, hoists, conveyors, lift trucks, tractors, and other equipment, including rigging supplied by Lessor, which are used in the moving or lifting of cargoes (hereinafter called "Leased Equipment") are leased to others, it is expressly understood that such Leased Equipment will be operated under the direction and control of the Lessee, and the Lessee shall be responsible for the operation thereof and assume all risks for injuries or damages which may arise from or grow out of the use or operation of said Leased Equipment.

Lessee, by acceptance of such Leased Equipment, agrees to fully protect, indemnify, reimburse, and save harmless the Georgia Ports Authority and its employees against any and all causes of action, suits, claims, damages, and demands, of whatever kind or nature, including claims for consequential property damage, natural resource damage, loss of income and earnings, civil or criminal fines that are incident to or result from the lessee's operations on the property of the Authority and the use of the Authority's facilities (hereinafter "damages") and shall defend the Authority from any legal or equitable action brought against the Authority based on said damages, and pay all expenses and attorneys' fees in connection therewith. Should said Leased Equipment be damaged or destroyed while so leased (except when caused by natural perils such as windstorm, flood, fire, or earthquake, or by structural failure not resulting from operation of said equipment beyond its rated capacity), Lessee shall pay for all necessary repairs to or replacement of said equipment, but shall not be responsible for damages resulting from loss of use.

This rule is not be construed as requiring any Lessee to indemnify or hold harmless the Authority for that portion or percentage of such losses, if any, caused by the negligence of the Georgia Ports Authority.

It is incumbent upon the Lessee to make a thorough inspection and to satisfy himself as to the physical condition and capacity of the Leased Equipment, as well as the competency of operator (including any operator supplied by Lessor with said equipment), there being no representations or warranties with reference to such matter.


Rule: 34-580
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: MEAL BREAK
A two (2) hour guarantee applies whenever an operator or mechanic is required to return to work during the evening meal break (1800 to 1900 hours) or midnight meal break (2400 to 0100 hours) after having worked a full eight (8) hour shift. If two hours work is not available, each operator or mechanic so affected will be released from work and charged based on the straight time rate for the number of hours necessary to complete the two hour guarantee.

Rule: 34-585
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: OVERHEIGHT SPREADER BAR ATTACHMENT

At the request of the line's stevedore, the Authority will provide an over-height spreader bar attachment at the charge shown in Rule 34-625. Said charge is for the account of the stevedore.

When the Authority uses this attachment at the request of a party,other than a stevedore, the charge in Rule 34-625 will also apply,and be assessed to the party requesting the use of this attachment.

The overheight spreader bar attachments will be provided when and as available, on a first come, first serve, basis.


Rule: 34-590
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: REQUIRE VESSELS TO WORK
The Authority reserves the right to require all vessels using the crane (cranes) to work continuously to completion, with overtime for vessel's account in all cases when another vessel, or vessels, is (are) awaiting berth and/or use of the crane (cranes). If a vessel should refuse to work under the above conditions, she will then lose the crane (cranes), and, if necessary, must vacate the berth. She will then take her next turn behind vessel or vessels that may be awaiting the crane (cranes) and berth, and which are willing to work overtime for earliest completion.

Rule: 34-595
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SLINGS, NETS, ETC.
Slings, nets, buckets and similar gear must be furnished by party leasing the crane (cranes).

Rule: 34-600
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: SUSPENSION OF OPERATION
When the crane (cranes) is (are) being utilized to load or discharge cargoes, necessitating the establishment of shifts for the operators and mechanics, and the lessee or stevedore finds it necessary to suspend operations during the overtime portion of the shifts, the operations office will be notified not later than 1600 hours (4:00 PM), the preceding date. If this notice is not given, the stevedore or lessee will be billed a minimum of seven (7) or eight (8) hours applicable stand-by time.

Rule: 34-605
Issued: Monday, September 1, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Subject: USE OF EQUIPMENT
All equipment listed in this schedule is for use only at the leasing facility when equipment is available, and may not be removed from said facility. Cargo handling equipment leased will be picked up by the lessee at the Motor Pool of the facility, and will be returned to the same Motor Pool upon completion of work by lessee. Time on equipment will be assessed from the time the equipment leaves the Motor Pool until same is returned and checked in.

Rule: 34-625
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: EQUIPMENT LEASING RATES (Notes 1,2,3,4,5, and 6)
A.Container Cranes
Straight Time, per hour$1,155.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$1,228.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$1,300.00
B.Gantry Cranes (lifts not exceeding 85,000 lb.)
Straight Time, per hour$368.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$440.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$513.00
Minimum Charge, per order (Note 5)$735.00
Gantry Cranes (lifts exceeding 85,000 lb. but not over 110,000 lb.)
For lifts over 110,000 lb., (See Note 7)
Straight Time, per hour$551.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$624.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$696.00
Minimum Charge, per order (Note 5)$1,103.00
C.Container-Handlers (RTG / TopLifts)
Straight Time, per hour$303.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$339.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$375.00
D.Payloader (1 cubic yard) or Tractor
Straight Time, per hour$112.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$143.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$174.00
E.Dump Truck or Yard Jockey
Straight Time, per hour$129.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$160.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$191.00
F.Tractor with Flatbed, or Sweeper
Straight Time, per hour$133.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$165.00
Overtime - Sunday/Holidays, per hour$197.00
G.Over height Spreader Bar Attachment
Per over height container handled$78.00
H.Front-End Loader
Straight Time, per hour$165.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$197.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$229.00
I.Forklift, under 30,000 lb. capacity
Straight Time, per hour$109.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$140.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$172.00
J.Forklift, 30,000 lb. or greater capacity
Straight Time, per hour$167.00
Overtime - Mon.-Fri. or on Saturdays, per hour$200.00
Overtime - Sundays/Holidays, per hour$233.00
K.Forklift with Chassis Flip Attachment
Straight-Time, per hour$133.00
Overtime- Mon-Fri or on Saturday, per hour$165.00
Overtime- Sunday/Holidays, per hour$197.00

Note 1 - The rates in this rule apply, as applicable, at all terminals where either the Authority of Logistec USA is the terminal operator. 

Note 2: Container cranes are billed in one-half hour increments, after the first hour. Gantry cranes and container-handlers are billed in hourly increments. Cargo-handling equipment is billed in quarter- hour increments.

Note 3: Container crane # 15 located at the Authority's Ocean Terminal may be used on breakbulk cargo at the discretion and convenience of the Authority. When so used, gantry crane lease rates will apply.

Note 4: When container cranes at the Authority's Garden City Terminal are used on breakbulk cargo, the Authority will assess a lease charge of $605.00 per lift, on straight-time, or $643.00 per lift on overtime. This charge will be assessed in full regardless of any other agreements.

Note 5: For straight time and overtime hours, see rule 34-155.

Note 6: If a crane is ordered for a particular start time and is used at that time, and is then ordered and used again that same day, the minimum charge will be assessed for each order.

Note 7: On lifts exceeding 110,000 lb., the applicable hourly charge will be assessed along with a the applicable heavy lift charge indicated below, which will be assessed on the total weight of each individual lift.

 

Per 2,000 Lb.
Over 110,000 lb.$17.25

Rule: 34-626
Issued: Friday, February 24, 2017
Effective: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Subject: 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 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.


Rule: 34-630
Issued: Friday, September 1, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Subject: LABOR RATES - BAINBRIDGE / BRUNSWICK / SAVANNAH

BAINBRIDGE

Labor ClassificationStraight-TimeTime and One HalfDouble-TimeHalf-Time DifferentialDouble-Time Differential
Administrative$42.00$62.00$82.00 N/AN/A
Handling Labor (Truck driver, clerk, Operator, Crane Operator)$50.00 $75.00$99.00$25.00$50.00
Differentials
Straight-TimeTime and
One-Half
Double-TimeHalf-TimeDouble-Time
SAVANNAH / BRUNSWICK
Administrative /Security
(Operations Administrative /Admin. Coordinator or Supervisor, Port Police)
$57.00$85.50$113.00N/AN/A
Handling Labor
(Cargo-HandlersDrivers, Field Clerks,Foremen, ForkliftOperators)
$66.00$99.00$132.00$33.00$66.00
Crane
(container,gantry, RTG)Operatorsand Mechanics
$73.00$110.00$146.00$37.00$73.00

These rates apply for Authority personnel performing services for which no specific charges apply, or for performing services on overtime.

Overtime rates will be assessed at any time, except for normal working hours as specified in rule 34-155, with a minimum guarantee of four (4) hours on Saturdays and eight (8) hours on Sundays and holidays, unless otherwise specified in this tariff. (EXCEPTION)

Time and one-half applies Monday through Friday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM and between 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM, and all day on Saturdays.

Double-time applies on Sundays and holidays.

When handling cargo or containers on overtime, the applicable tariff or contract rate, as the case may be, will be assessed, along with the applicable differential labor rate for the personnel involved in the physical handling. While on stand-by or to complete the minimum time guarantee, the rates for time and one-half or double-time will be assessed. Administrative personnel will be billed at the applicable rate for time and one-half or double-time.

(EXCEPTION) - Refer to Rules 34-552 and 34-558 for minimum guarantees and standby time applicable to cranes.

(EXCEPTION) - Charges for operation of Colonel's Island Gate 2 after normal working hours will be as follows:

    Monday-Friday 1800(6:00pm)-0600(6:00am): $44.00 per man-hour (4 hour minimum)

    Saturday: $44.00 per man-hour (4 hour minimum)

    Sunday / Holidays: $65.00 per man-hour (4 hour minimum)