Georgia Ports Authority

Container


IV. CONTAINER A. Rules

SUBJECTRULE #
ACCEPTANCE, RELEASE, AND HANDLING OF CHASSIS AND CONTAINERS 34-475
ASSESSMENT OF CHARGES 34-480
CONDUCT OF TERMINAL USERS 34-485
CONTAINERS OR CHASSIS LEFT ON DOCK 34-486
CONTAINER MAINTENANCE 34-487
EXCESS CHASSIS LAND USE CHARGE 34-488
PRE-ADVICE REQUIREMENT ON CONTAINERS
RECEIVED VIA RAIL
34-489
RECEIVING/HANDLING OF CONTAINERS WITH DAMAGE/ VARIANCES IMPEDING NORMAL MOVEMENT 34-490
REFRIGERATED CONTAINER PLUG-IN TIME 34-491
CONTAINER TRANSLOADING SERVICES 34-492
REEFER RECEPTACLE ACCESS 34-495
REPORTING OF DAMAGE AND LIABILITY FOR
DAMAGE TO INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT
34-496
DAMAGED CONTAINER HANDLING PROCEDURE 34-497
TRANSSHIPPED CARGO CREDIT 34-500
STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT IN FOR SALE OR OUT-OF-SERVICE STATUS 34-501
STORAGE ON EMPTY CONTAINERS 34-502
U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATED CARGO 34-504

IV. CONTAINER B. Definitions

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RULE:  34-505
ISSUED:  September 01, 2012 EFFECTIVE:  October 01, 2012
SUBJECT:  EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES

CELL-TO-CELL RESTOW
The handling of a container from the original cell location to another cell location on the same vessel, as instructed by the line's stevedore.

CELL-TO-DOCK-TO-CELL RESTOW
The handling of a container from the original cell location to a point of rest on the dock, as instructed by the line's stevedore, and then back to that same cell location, or another cell location on the same vessel, also as instructed by the line's stevedore.

CHASSIS
A wheeled device specifically designed to be attached to the underframe of a container by means of ISO corner fittings, for the express purpose of further transport.

CONTAINER
A piece of equipment measuring from 20 to 48 feet in length, designed for the transport of goods by water. It must be fitted with ISO fittings so as to be lifted on/off ocean-going vessels as well as be mounted on a chassis or railcar for further transport.

CFS RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit from the point of rest to CFS or a CFS warehouse staging area, or the reverse thereof. CFS relocation includes no other service.

CFS STAGING
The physical movement of married unit between CFS warehouse doors and an Authority designated area near the same warehouse to facilitate loading/unloading of containers.CFS staging includes no other service.

CONTAINER YARD (CY)
A marshalling area for chassis or married units.

COFC
Container (without a chassis) on a railroad flat car or stack car.

DELIVERING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, and/or chassis to an inland carrier from an Authority designated point of rest. Delivering includes no other service.

DIGGING
A charge assessed when a specific unit (chassis or container) is requested by either the Chassis Pool Operator or the ocean carrier, as the case may be, and the Authority has to handle other chassis or containers to obtain assess to the specifically requested unit. This charge will be assessed each time a chassis or container is handled during the process of obtaining the specifically requested unit.

DOMESTIC/ LANDBRIDGED CONTAINER                                                                                                           A container which has not had or will not have a prior or subsquent waterborne move via the Authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal.

EARLY RAIL ARRIVAL
A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carrier, which arrives outside the ten (10) day window. (see Rule 34-475)

ELECTRICAL SERVICE
The provision of an electrical receptacle and electricity for refrigerated and/or tank containers. The Authority is not responsible for repairs to mechanical equipment or electrical failures.

EQUIPMENT BUNDLING/UNBUNDLING
The relocation and physical handling to place one or more pieces of like equipment on top of one another, or to remove one or more pieces of like equipment from another. Bundling/ Unbundling includes all associated CY relocations, but does not include the securing of said equipment, the supply of chocks or dunnage, or necessary equipment preparation.

FLIP
The physical handling of a container, loaded, or empty, by Authority personnel with the assistance of the motor carrier driver, from a chassis or flatbed to another chassis or flatbed, or the repositioning of a container, loaded or empty, on the same chassis or flatbed. Flip includes no other service.

FREE TIME
The specified period of time, which a loaded container may occupy space assigned to it on Authority property, free of storage charges.  The terminal will grant the following "Free Time."

Import - Seven (7) consecutive days, starting the first 12:01 AM after discharge.
Export - Ten (10) consecutive days, starting the first 12:01 AM after receipt.
Domestic/Landbridged - If the container is received on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday- 3 consecutive days beginning with the first 12:01 AM after receipt. If the container is received on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday- 4 consecutive days beginning with the first 12:01 AM after receipt.                         
                                                                                         

GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit between the CY andgovernmental agencies on the same terminal. Governmental agency relocation includes no other service.

GROUNDING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, from a chassis or flatbed to the point of rest. Grounding includes noother service.

MARRIED UNIT
A container on a chassis.

MOUNTING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, from the point of rest to a chassis or flatbed.

NON-VESSEL MOVE TERMINAL USE CHARGE
A charge assessed against a container which has had or will have no prior or subsequent vessel move via the authority's Garden City Terminal or Ocean Terminal. The assessment covers both arrival/receival into the terminal, as well as the delivery/departure from the terminal.

POINT OF REST
The area designated by the Authority for the express purpose of receiving or delivering containers, chassis, and/or married units.

RECEIVING
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, and/orchassis from an inland carrier to an Authority designated pointof rest. Receiving includes no other services.

REFRIGERATED CONTAINER FACILITATION FEE    
A charge for the provision of specialized infrastructure and the necessary terminal positioning by the Authority of operating refrigerated containers, either loaded or empty. This includes any empty refrigerated container which is prepared (tested, inspected, mated to an over-the-road portable power source, or washed by third party contractors) for loading or dispatch off Authority premises.Transhipped containers will not be assessed this fee.

SEAL CHANGE
The provision, installation, and documentation of a security seal to the rear doors of containers. This service, if necessary,will include the removal of the previous seal and documentation of said removal.

SECURITY/SAFETY RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit, a container, an empty chassis, or a bundle of chassis between a point on Authorityproperty (other than the point of rest) and the point of rest, for the purpose of relieving terminal congestion or to improve terminal safety and security. Security/Safety relocation includes no other service.

SEGREGATION FOR INSPECTION 
The physical handling of a dry container or a refrigerated container from one stack/bay location to another stack or bay location, or from stack to chassis, for the purpose of inspection. Inspection types include, but are not limited to government agency, M&R (maintenance and repair), and marine surveyors. The charge for this service will be assessed twice, unless the container being inspected is not returned to a stack location.

STACK
A point of rest for containers without chassis.

STACK RELOCATION
The physical handling of a container from one stack/bay location to another stack/bay location. Examples of when this charge is assessed include, but are not limited to vessel or POD rolls, if the container is physically handled. Stack relocation includes no other service.

SUPPLEMENTAL RAIL LIFT
A charge assessed against any loaded export container received via rail carriers without proper pre-advice information (see Rule 34-489)

SWAP (Flip)
See definition for "flip"

TERMINAL STORAGE
A charge assessed against a container, a chassis, or married unit for the use of Authority facilities for specified periods of time.

TOFC
Married unit, empty chassis or bundle of chassis on a railroad flat car.

TRANSFER 
The physical handling of a container, loaded or empty, by Authority personnel only, from a chassis or flatbed to another chassis or flatbed; or the repositioning of a container, loaded or empty, on the same chassis or flatbed. Transfer includes no other service.

TRANSSHIPPED CONTAINER
A container orginating at one foreign port and destined to another foreign port, which discharges from an inbound vessel and loads to an outboud vessel no more than twenty-one (21) consecutive days later at the Authority's Garden City Terminal.

WEIGHING
The provision of truck scales suitable for determining the weight of containers, loaded or empty, chassis, and/or power units. This service includes on-terminal relocation, mounting or grounding, if necessary.

WHEELED RELOCATION
The physical movement of a married unit, an empty chassis,or a bundle of chassis from one point of rest on the terminal toanother point of rest on the same terminal. This service includes movements within the same berth area, from/to another bertharea, from/to reefer receptacles, from/to on-terminal chassispools. CY relocation includes no other service.


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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