Vessel Operator Empty and Loaded Container Vessel Discharge Requirement
December 1, 2018
December 10, 2018
During vessel discharge operations, empty and loaded containers shall be discharged with the container doors aligned towards the AFT position (rear of vessel). An empty or loaded container that is discharged with the container doors aligned towards the FWD position (front of vessel) will be assessed a flip charge, per container, to the vessel operator, as provided in MTOS Rule 34-520.
Note: Operating refrigerated containers are excluded from this Rule.