The Authority will lease to stevedoring firms, having the proper indemnification insurance certificates on file with the Authority, cranes, container-handlers (top lifts and/or transtainers), or cargo-handling equipment (as identified in rule 34-625). The leasing of such equipment to parties other than stevedoring firms will be by contractual terms only.
In the case of the cranes, or the container-handlers, such equipment will be leased only in support of vessel operations, unless the authority makes exception for its own convenience. The lease rates cover the equipment being leased, a qualified operator, and in the case of the cranes, a mechanic, when and as needed.
The operator provided with any leased equipment shall follow the instructions and signals from the lessee. The operator shall provide information to the lessee when requested, but in no way shall such information be considered as instructions or orders.
The lessee agrees to operate the equipment within its rated capacity, which shall be provided by Terminal Management, prior to the use of said equipment. Also, lessee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in rule 34-600, entitled "Lessee Responsibility."