The service of counting and checking cargo against appropriate documents for the account of cargo or the vessel.
When the Authority must handle additional cargo of an account holder in order to load or make available for loading specific cargo, the applicable handling rate in Rules 34-300 through 34-360 or in any separate agreement, contract, or rate quotation will be assessed. Additionally, if cargo is re-handled due to specific loading requirements, an additional handling charge will be assessed based on the greater of either the contractual handling rate or the required Authority labor and equipment.
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 of the vessel or subsequent to the discharge of the vessel. See Rule 34-210.
Export cargo received into storage facilities of the Authority will not be granted free time if the cargo is not exported via the Authority’s terminals.
Import cargo transiting 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 service of facilitating the movement of or physically moving, loading, unloading, receiving, or delivering cargo between a point of rest and the inland carrier, or between the point of rest and other locations on the terminal, or between any two locations on the terminal, other than the ship’s tackle. Handling is billed to the cargo account or its broker/freight forwarder. Handling, as defined herein, does not include the segregation or separation of cargo.
The service of providing heavy lift cranes and equipment for lifting cargo.
Cargo received for export at one Authority terminal, which is shipped out of that terminal to another Authority terminal for export.
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.
The service of providing warehouse or other terminal facilities for the storing of inbound or outbound cargo after the expiration of free time, including wharf storage, shipside storage, closed or covered storage, open or ground storage, after storage arrangements have been made. 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. The cargo subsequently loads to an outbound vessel within thirty (30) consecutive calendar days of the original Authority receiving date.
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.