Storage on Empty Containers


October 1, 2022


August 1, 2022

Empty containers marshaled on Authority terminals 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:

Step 1 

The Export Throughput Leg, which comprises the loaded and empty containers for the last three (3) months prior to the current monthly billing period is used to calculate the weekly average.

Step 2

Multiply the weekly average of the Export Throughput Leg by a factor of 75% to get the daily allocation.

Step 3

The weekly average as calculated in Step 2 is multiplied by the number of days in the current billable month. The number of empty containers allowed will be compared to the actual cumulative empty containers on 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 Rule 34-520. This will be calculated and invoiced on a monthly basis to the ocean carrier or its agent.


The Authority reserves the right to require ocean carriers to remove empty containers from the Authority’s terminals, at their expense (Rule 34-520, Note 13), and/or to deny entry of empty containers into the Authority’s terminals.