Georgia Ports Authority

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IV. CONTAINER A. Rules

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RULE:  34-497
ISSUED:  June 15, 2010 EFFECTIVE:  July 01, 2010
SUBJECT:  DAMAGED CONTAINER HANDLING PROCEDURE

Empty containers that have been deemed to be "out of service" by the ocean carrier's designated maintenance vendor's roadability personnel or the Ocean Carrier's gate services provider's gate labor, will be sent to an Authority designated damaged empty stack.

Roadability personnel will be required to place an "out of service" tag on the damaged container so it may be easily identified. The Ocean Carrier's Maintenance and Repair (M & R) vendor or the carrier itself will be responsible for updating the Authority's Terminal Operating Systems so as to reflect the container's "damaged" status.

Empty containers that are found in a damaged condition by Authority personnel during the course of normal operations will be reported to the Authority Police and the Ocean Carrier. Such containers will be made available for inspection prior to being placed in the designated damaged empty stack. Authority personnel will update the Terminal Operating System to reflect these containers as being damaged.

Parking slots will be available on the Authority's Garden City Terminal, in designated areas, for the inspection and/or repair of containers with minor damages.

At the discretion of the Authority's Container Operations Management, damaged containers will be mounted from the stack and parked in a designated wheeled parking area. The Authority will consider container dwell times when selecting containers for mounting, but reserves the right to mount containers based upon Terminal convenience.

Ocean Carriers will be able to review the status of their damaged containers by using the Terminal Operating Systems.

Once a container has been parked in a wheeled slot, Ocean Carriers will have seven (7) calendar days to have the container repaired, positioned for vessel, loading, or removed from the Garden City Terminal. The dwell time clock for containers on wheels will begin at midnight on the day the container was mounted on wheels and parked in the designated damaged container area.

If the container is not repaired, repositioned or removed from the Garden City Terminal within the allotted seven (7) calendar days, the Authority will arrange to have the damaged container drayed to it’s Ocean Terminal. Drayage charges of $250.00 and an Administrative Processing Fee of $25.00 will be assessed against each containerthat is drayed to Ocean Terminal. Also interchange fees at both Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal will be the responsibility of the Ocean Carrier. Storage terms and charges, as well as applicable handling charges at Garden City Terminal will be based upon either the contractual agreement between the Ocean Carrier and the Authority, or this tariff, if such agreement does not exist. Storage and handling charges at Ocean Terminal for containers affected by this procedure will be based upon this tariff only. Charges will be based upon the container's arrival date at Ocean Terminal, and must be paid prior to the container(s) being released by the Authority. Ocean Terminal requires a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours notice to make a damaged container available for repairs or pick-up.

The charges in this rule will be assessed in full regardless of provisions in any other agreement between the ocean carrier and the Authority.


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IV. CONTAINER B. Definitions

SUBJECTRULE #
EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES 34-505

IV. CONTAINER C. Charges

SUBJECTRULE #
ROLLED EXPORT CONTAINERS (loaded units) 34-509
STEVEDORE USE CHARGE ON CONTAINERIZED CARGO 34-510
STEVEDORE VESSEL LOADING ERROR 34-511
VESSEL RE-STOWS 34-513
WHARFAGE CHARGES ON CONTAINERIZED CARGO 34-515
CONTAINER CHARGES FOR CY SERVICES 34-520
U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATED CARGO 34-521
GOVERNMENT AGENCY INSPECTIONS 34-525
EMPTY CONTAINERS TO/FROM BARGES 34-530