Rule

34-092

Schedule

8776

Subject

Out-of-Gauge Cargo Transiting Ocean Terminal

Effective

July 12, 2021

Issued

July 12, 2021

EXPORTS (NON-CONTAINERIZED)

Non-containerized out-of-gauge export cargo, including boats and yachts, arriving at Ocean Terminal via motor carrier shall be handled as follows:

  • The Authority prefers the subject cargo load as a shipside delivery (direct from the inland motor carrier to the vessel). However, if a shipside delivery is not possible, the Authority will receive the cargo and place it at the first point of rest. Once the cargo is placed at the first point of rest, it is the ocean carrier and stevedore’s responsibility to transport cargo to the vessel.
  • If a crane and/or mafi trailer is needed to offload the cargo from the inland carrier, prior arrangements must be made with the Authority to schedule a crane and the ocean carrier or stevedore is responsible for obtaining a mafi trailer. (Note 1)
  • The ocean carrier is responsible for the lift from the water directly to the scheduled vessel or to a mafi trailer and relocated by the stevedore to a terminal point of rest designated by the Authority. If the boat or yacht cannot be safely relocated to a designated point of rest, the charges in Rule 34-089 will apply.
  • If cargo requires loading to a flatrack or open-top container, prior arrangements must be made with a third-party vendor to do so off terminal, unless the ocean carrier uses their local stevedore. Upon request, the Authority’s Pricing and Logistics Department, which can be contacted at (912)-963-5437, will provide a list of third-party vendors.
  • Prior arrangements must be made with the Authority if out-of-gauge cargo arrives via rail carrier. Failure to provide prior notice will increase terminal charges. If such cargo is not ready for export upon receipt, additional terminal charges may apply.

EXPORTS (CONTAINERIZED)

Containerized out-of-gauge export cargo delivered to Ocean Terminal shall be handled as follows:

  • The Authority prefers that the subject cargo is loaded as a shipside delivery, which is cargo loaded directly from the inland motor carrier to the vessel.
  • If a flatrack or open-top container is delivered to the Authority on a chassis, and a shipside delivery is not possible, the married unit will be assigned to a stack or a wheeled parking location in the container yard (CY) and will not be re-handled by Authority personnel. It will be the responsibility of the ocean carrier or its stevedore, to dray from the cargo from the wheeled parking location to the vessel for export delivery. (Note 2)
  • If a flatrack or open-top container is delivered to the Authority on a motor carrier’s trailer, and a shipside delivery is not possible, the flatrack or open-top container will be grounded by the Authority upon receipt. It will be the responsibility of the ocean carrier, or its stevedore, to transport the cargo from the designated point of rest to the planned vessel for export delivery. (Note 2)

IMPORTS (NON-CONTAINERIZED)

Non-containerized out-of-gauge import cargo discharging at the Authority’s Ocean Terminal will be handled as follows:

  • The Authority’s preference is to load the subject cargo as a shipside delivery, which is loading the cargo directly from the vessel to the inland motor carrier. (Note 2)
  • If shipside delivery is not possible, the ocean carrier, or its stevedore, shall transport the cargo from the wharf to a terminal point of rest designated by the Authority. If the cargo cannot safely be relocated to a designated point of rest, the charges in Rule 34-089 will apply.

IMPORTS (CONTAINERIZED)

Containerized out-of-gauge import cargo discharging at the Authority’s Ocean Terminal will be handled as follows:

  • The Authority’s preference is to load the subject cargo as a shipside delivery, which is loading the cargo directly from the vessel to the inland motor carrier. (Note 3)
  • If shipside delivery is not possible, the ocean carrier or its stevedore shall transport the cargo from the wharf to a point of rest designated by the Authority, and if necessary, provide mobile cranes for cargo handling. If the cargo cannot safely be relocated to a designated point of rest, the charges in Rule 34-089 will apply.
  • Prior arrangements must be made with the Authority, a third-party warehouse transload operator, or a stevedore, to unload out-of-gauge cargo from a flatrack or open-top container. A listing of warehouse transload operators will be provided by the Authority’s Pricing and Logistics Department, which can be contacted at (912)-963-5437,  upon request.

Note 1: If the Authority receives the cargo and places it on a mafi trailer, the ocean carrier or its designee is responsible for securing the cargo to the mafi trailer.

Note 2: To expedite the process, contact Ocean Terminal Container Operations via email at  [email protected] and provide the following information: flatrack or open-top container number, the ocean carrier, and size/type of container, as well as the pre-advised identification number.

Note 3: If the Authority assists with the trailer assembly, the charges in Rule 34-290 will apply.