Empty containers marshaled on the ARP 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:
Calculate the weekly average. Loaded and empty containers that move via railcar from the ARP to Garden City Terminal, for the last three (3) months prior to the current monthly billing period are used to calculate the weekly average.
The weekly average as calculated in Step 1 is multiplied by the number of days in the current billable month. That number is then multiplied by a factor of .75 to get the Allowable Empty Container total. 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 ARP Rule 34-210. This will be calculated and invoiced on a monthly basis to the ocean carrier or its agent.