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Rule: 34-005
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: GOVERNING SCHEDULE
Except as noted herein, this schedule is governed by Georgia Ports Authority Marine Terminal Operator Schedule No. 5-A to the extent applicable.

Rule: 34-015
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: APPLICATION OF SCHEDULE
This schedule contains definitions, regulations, and rates applicable to the handling and storage of chassis, containers, and trailers. The rates in this schedule will be assessed to the ocean carrier, unless the Authority agrees to invoice another party.

Rule: 34-025
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: CHASSIS RENTAL
Chassis are available at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal.  Arrangements for leasing must be between the chassis lessor and the steamship line.  Chassis will be subject to gate and drayage charges.

Rule: 34-035
Issued: Sunday, November 01, 2015
Effective: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Subject: FREE TIME
Containers will be granted the following free time, beginning with the first 12:01 AM after being unloaded:

International Containers (as defined herein)

Provided the ocean carrier has scheduled through GPA's NAVIS container management system prior to
arrival at the ICTF
Import - Seven (7) consecutive calendar days
Export - Nine (9) consecutive calendar days
Non-Vessel Containers (as defined herein)
Received at the Mason ICTF on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday - three (3) consecutive calendar days
Received at the Mason ICTF on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday - four (4) consecutive calendar days

Chassis - 3 consecutive calendar days

Exception - All other containers received by the Authority, including but not limited to containers stuffed (loaded) by the Authority at the request of a cargo account, which are outgated and ultimately exported via terminals other than the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal shall be granted no free time other than the day of receipt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rule: 34-045
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: HOLIDAYS

When reference is made in this schedule to "holidays", it means the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Christmas Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)

In the event the holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed.  If it falls on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be observed.


Rule: 34-055
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF CHASSIS AND CONTAINERS

International Containers - Maintenance can be performed on international containers and/or trailers after movement and interchange of equipment to the GPA Container Facility.

Domestic/Landbridge Containers - Maintenance services are available from various companies who have made prior arrangement with GPA for the provision of maintenance services at the ICTF.


Rule: 34-058
Issued: Sunday, November 01, 2015
Effective: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Subject: Outgating of Non-Vessel Containers

During normal working hours, the outgating of domestic / landbridged containers, as defined in Rule 34-100 of this schedule, requires no advance notice of intent by a carrier.  However, outgating on weekends requires prior notice, as the ICTF gate will be open only during the hour between 0900 and 1000.  Thus any carrier wanting to pick-up such containers on either a Saturday or Sunday, must give written notice no later thank 4:00 PM the preceding Friday to the ICTF management by either fax (912-964-3833) or email (intermodaloperations@gaports.com).  Information to be included is as follows:

Container # (s) to be outgated
Day and approximate time of Pick-up
Contact person
Payment method, if not previously arranged


Rule: 34-060
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: PAYMENTS OF CHARGES
Charges for supplemental lifts, chassis storage, or container storage must be paid prior to being outgated.  Payment may be made in the form of cashier's check, COMCHEK, credit card (MasterCard or Visa), debit card, or money order unless other satisfactory arrangements have been made with the terminal operator prior to outgating.

Rule: 34-065
Issued: Monday, September 01, 2014
Effective: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Subject: WORKING HOURS
The recognized working hours of the ICTF shall be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 9:00 am with prior notification.  However, intermodal rail services may be provided, at the Authority's option, on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis, if train arrivals and container volumes dictate.  If the Authority chooses to provide said service, ocean carriers are required to participate.

Rule: 34-100
Issued: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Subject: DEFINITIONS

CHASSIS
A wheeled device specifically designed to be attached to the under-frame of a container by means of ISO corner fittings for the express purpose of road transport.

CONTAINER
A piece of equipment measuring from 20 to 53 feet in length, designed for the transport of goods.  It must be fitted with ISO corner fittings so as to be lifted from or mounted on a chassis or railcar.

EARLY RAIL ARRIVAL

A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carrier, which arrives outside the nine (9) day arrival window (see Authority's MTO Schedule 5-A, Rule 34-475).

FREE TIME
Specified period of time during which a chassis or container may occupy space at the ICTF without incurring storage charges.

INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER 
A container which has had or will have a prior or subsequent waterborne move via the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal.

INITIAL LIFT
The first lift of a container or trailer to, or from, the railcar.

LIFT
The placement of a container or trailer on to, or off of, a railcar, chassis, or storage stack.

LINE
Ocean carrier providing the water transportation service for an international or landbridge container movement.

NON-VESSEL CONTAINER
Any container which has not had or will not have an immediate or prior subsequent vessel move via the
Authority's terminals in the port of Savannah, namely either Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal.
More specifically as follows:
Domestic - A container which has both an origin and destination with the United States, and which has
transited Authority terminals in the Port of Savannah, but never with the intent of loading a vessel.
Landbridged - A container which has either been imported or will be exported via a terminal other than
those of the Authority in the Port of Savannah.
Inclusive among these containers are those which are stuffed (loaded) by the Authority, but which are
exported via some other terminal.

NOTIFY PARTY
Entity or person so identified on the railroad waybill to be informed of container availability.

STORAGE CHARGES
Charges associated with the period of time a chassis or container is on the ICTF beyond the allowable free time.

SUPPLEMENTAL LIFT
A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carrier without proper pre-advice information (see the Authority's MTO Schedule No. 5-A, Rule 34-489) or received outside the seven-day windoe (see the Authority's MTO Schedule 5-A, Rule 34-475)


Rule: 34-105
Issued: Sunday, July 01, 2001
Effective: Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Subject: REFERENCE MARKS

(A)   Addition

(C)   Change in wording, resulting in neither an increase,
        nor a reduction in charges

(D)   Decrease

(I)    Increase

(R)   Reduction

(NC) No Change

Rule: 34-200
Issued: Friday, September 01, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Subject: LIFT CHARGE
Initial Lift to, or from, RailcarNo Charge
Supplemental Lifts$77.96 each
Other Authorized/ Required Lifts$77.96 each


Rule: 34-205
Issued: Friday, September 01, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Subject: EARLY RAIL ARRIVAL
Per Container

$77.96



Rule: 34-210
Issued: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Subject: FACILITY STORAGE (International Container)
After Free Time Expires (See Rule 34-035)
First Three (3) Days, per TEU per day$ 13.00
Next Three (3) Days, per TEU per day$ 26.00
Each Additional Day, per TEU$ 39.00


Rule: 34-220
Issued: Friday, September 01, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Subject: FACILITY STORAGE (Non-Vessel Containers)
(Non-Vessel Containers as defined herein)
After Free Time Expires (See Rule 34-035)
Per container per day$99.75


Rule: 34-225
Issued: Friday, September 01, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Subject: FACILITY STORAGE (Chassis or Bundled Chassis)
(Chassis or Bundled Chassis)
After Free Time Expires (see Rule 34-035)
Per chassis or bundled chassis per day$99.75


Rule: 34-230
Issued: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Effective: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Subject: GATE CHARGES
Inspection/Interchange per container$9.75


Rule: 34-240
Issued: Friday, September 01, 2017
Effective: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Subject: DRAYAGE, NON-VESSEL CHASSIS
Between ICTF and GCT, per container$77.96 each way
$155.92 round-trip