Working Hours


May 22, 2024


May 22, 2024

Working Hours for Non-Containerized Cargo

With the exception of Mayors Point Terminal, the recognized working hours of the Georgia Ports Authority, in connection with non-containerized cargo shall be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. The recognized working hours of the Georgia Ports Authority at Mayor’s Point Terminal, in connection with non-containerized cargo, shall be from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. Any deviation from the aforementioned times requires prior approval from terminal management, as overtime may be required to load or unload trucks. Overtime requests must be received no later than 3:00 PM on the day overtime is required.

Working Hours for Containerized Cargo

For detailed gate operating hours and regulations, please click here.
Any deviation from the gate operating hours requires prior approval from terminal management. Overtime requests must be received, by the recognized working hours of the Authority’s container interchange facilities at Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal in connection with containerized cargo.

Requests for Weekend and Holiday Gates

Garden City Terminal Sunday gates and Ocean Terminal weekend gates are available at the request of ocean carriers. Requests must be emailed to [email protected] by no later than 1:00 PM the day before the gate is desired. If container gates are opened outside normal working hours, Gateway Terminals, LLC will bill the applicable ocean carrier(s) pursuant to its established rates.

The Authority’s Right to Extend Working Hours or Days

In the event the Authority deems it necessary to extend working hours or working days, holidays included, to maintain terminal efficiency and manage container throughput volumes, all ocean carriers calling the Authority’s facilities will be required to participate. Participation in the extended field and gate hours/days of operation requires ocean carriers to absorb the overtime charges assessed by the Authority, as well as the charges for services provided by the terminal’s interchange gate operator.

Intermodal rail services may be provided, at the Authority’s option, on a twenty-four hour/ seven day (24/7) weekly basis. If the Authority chooses to provide said service, ocean carriers are required to participate and absorb the overtime charges assessed by the Authority.