To apply for berth, contact the Authority’s Ship Operations Department (Phone: 912-964-3960 Fax 912-964-3962 or email: [email protected] at least (7) calendar days prior to expected vessel arrival date. The following documents are also required to be submitted to the Authority’s Ship Operations Department:
|DOCUMENT||REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE AUTHORITY BY||DEADLINE|
(must specify the type and quantity of cargo)
|Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent||at least seven (7) days prior to vessel arrival|
|Vessel Load Orders||Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent||within five (5) days of vessel departure date|
Vessel Tonnage Report
(both export and import vessels)
Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent
(if they supply the Authority with an official vessel tonnage report for billing purposes)
within five (5) days after the vessel’s departure
The Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent is required to submit the vessel manifest at least seven (7) calendar days prior to vessel arrival and specify the type and quantity of the cargo.
The Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent is required to submit the vessel load orders within five (5) consecutive days of vessel departure.
Any Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent which provides the Authority with an official vessel tonnage report for billing purposes is required to submit these documents, for both export and import vessels, within five (5) consecutive days after the vessel’s departure.
Failure to provide the required information within the specified time will result in a fine of $700.00, per incident and denial of the Ocean Carrier’s berthing assignments for succeeding vessels until in compliance. All charges must be paid promptly upon presentation of an invoice and all MTOS rules and regulations must be followed. Additionally, the Ocean Carrier or Shipping Agent is
required to provide the Authority’s Port Police Department, via email: [email protected] or fax: 912-966-7874, with the names of third-party vendors who will need vessel access.
Berth allocation and assignments shall be at the discretion of the Authority. Vessels under the United States Coast Guard Captain of The Port Order (COTP) or Letter of Deviation (LOD) must notify the Ship Operations Department immediately, in writing, of the COTP or LOD requirements. The Authority will determine berthing prospects after reviewing the COTP or LOD requirements; however, the Authority may delay the vessel from entering the Authority’s berth or require it to vacate the berth immediately at the vessel owner’s expense, should the COTP or LOD delay other vessels from berthing. Failure to notify the Authority of a vessel order under United States Coast Guard COTP or LOD will result in one day of dockage charges as posted in Rule 34-175. Furthermore, a vessel under COTP or LOD order will not be granted idle dockage.