Acceptance Release and Handling of Chassis and Containers
March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
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.
RECEIVING DATE GUIDELINES
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.
Loaded export containers delivered to the Authority’s Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal will not be accepted into the terminal if it is more than nine (9) days ahead of their vessel’s current published arrival date on the Georgia Ports Authority website and Navis / Express system. (Exception: See Note)
Note: If a second vessel in the same service is received before the first vessel departs, then the second vessel’s loaded export containers will not be accepted into the terminal if it is more than seven (7) days ahead of the second vessel’s current published arrival date on the Georgia Ports Authority website and Navis / Express system.