Rule 2.31: Hazardous Cargo

 

Publication Date: 06/01/2023

Effective Date: 07/09/2023

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: C, I

Special Use Number:

Request #: TOMJONE518 Revision: 6

Rule 2.31:  Hazardous Cargo

A. Shipments of Dangerous Articles or Hazardous Materials will not be accepted for transportation on an origin or interline basis except where:

 

1)   Certifications as required by law are properly annotated on the Bill of Lading, Shipping Order or Receipt where Carrier takes possession of the shipment under the provision of this tariff.

 AND

 

    2)   Annotation on the "Transfer Shipping Paper" (as defined in 49 CFR, Parts 100-199) where shipment is tendered to Carrier by interline or connecting carriers.

 

B. The following hazardous cargo listed below will not be accepted for transportation by Carrier or its connections:

    (As defined in CFR-49 parts 100-177, and the IMDG code).

  

    Class A and B Explosives (Classes 1.1, 1.2, all compatibility groups)

    Class A and B Explosives (Classes 1.3, compatibility groups A, B, C, D, E, F H, J, K, L, N, S)

    Class C Explosives (Classes 1.4, compatibility groups A, B, C, D, E, F H, J, K, L, N)

    Blasting Agents (Class 1.5, 1.6) 
    Infectious Substances (Class 6.2)
    Radioactive Materials (Class 7)
    Hazardous Waste Materials
    Gasoline except Kerosene, Avegas, Diesel

    LCL shipments of Ammunition - Exception: LCL shipments of ammunition under Class 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S may be accepted by Carrier provided

    all other requirements stated herein are met.  Exception: LCL shipments of Ammunition cannot be accepted for destination Trinidad

    Electric Vehicles (EV) (Lithium) (E) Expires 07/09/2023
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) (Lithium) (E) Expires 07/09/2023
    Solar power storage lithium batteries
    Home power back-up lithium batteries
    Damaged / Defective lithium batteries
    Lithium batteries larger than 5kg

    Lithium batteries to be recycled


C. Where shipment has been accepted by Carrier for Transportation and subsequently an error is found in the required certification, packaging, or other lawful requirements, all damages or penalties actual or consequential, shall be for the account of the party required to provide such certification, packaging or other lawful requirements.

 

D. Where the Transfer Shipping Paper makes specific reference to "Certification Annotation on Original Bill of Lading", such will be accepted in lieu of duplication of certificates on the Transfer Shipping Paper. Transfer Shipping Paper refers to such papers as Freight Waybill, Way Bill, Express Way Bill, Vessel Manifest, Vessel Cargo List, or Exchange Bill of Lading Shipping Order. Such Transfer Papers shall show thereon all the information required by this section and shall also contain information sufficient to identify the preceding Shipping Paper.

 

E. When, as required by law, it is necessary to separate hazardous cargo from the original container to other containers to insure safe movement on Carrier's vessel, such cargo will be considered a separate shipment and will be rated accordingly, and appropriate handling charges will also be assessed.

 

F. The transportation of explosives, flammables, corrosive materials, compressed gases, combustible liquids and other hazardous articles will be governed by the following regulations, as applicable:

    1) United States Code of Federal Regulations - 49 CFR, Parts 100-199.

    2) Federal Register HM-181, as a supplement to 49 CFR, Parts 100-199.

    3) IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code)

 

G. All shipments are subject to proper marking, labeling and placarding.

 

A Hazardous Cargo Surcharge will be applied for transporting hazardous cargo within the scope of this tariff. The surcharge is applicable when Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods are required to be listed and described as such on shipping papers prepared in accordance with 49 CFR Part 172, Sub part C or on a Dangerous Goods Manifests prepared in accordance with Chapter 5.4, Section 9 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.  Rates may also be subject to Hazardous Trucking Surcharge and/or Hazardous Materials Rail Surcharge.

If a Hazardous Cargo description does not exist for a commodity a Hazardous Cargo Surcharge may be applied to a non hazardous cargo description in order to create a rate for the carriage of the hazardous cargo (i.e.: paint carried under the description of Building Materials, Non Hazardous). Any cargo description that contains a hazardous description (i.e. Chemicals, Hazardous) does not imply that the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge is included in the rate and such descriptions shall be subject to the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge.

This surcharge does not apply on vehicles [non-electric vehicles] (C) Effective 07/09/2023 or Hazardous Materials classified and shipped in Limited or Excepted Quantities, when these materials do not also require specific segregation within the container, placarding, and stowage on vessel. Limited or Excepted Quantities are defined as material which presents a limited hazard during transportation due to its form, quantity and packaging as defined in 49 CFR and the IMDG. The IMDG defines the applicable inner packaging quantity limit specified for each substance in column 7(a) and 7(b)  of the Dangerous Goods List in chapter 3.2. The shipper is responsible for identifying on its shipping instructions the cargo that is being shipped in Limited or Excepted Quantities and the applicable reference. Carrier is not responsible for validating the information provided by the Shipper for Hazardous Materials classified and shipped in Limited or Excepted Quantities.

 

 

Cargo Type

To/From

Per

Amount

Notes

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

(I, A) Effective 07/09/2023

All ports

Vehicle

$500.00

A Hazardous Cargo Surcharge will be applied for transportation of Electric Vehicles (EV's) within the scope of this tariff.

 

 

 

FCL/LCL

Between:

Per

Rate

LCL Cargo

Between US & USVI, USVI and USVI, PR and USVI

Per Shipment

$40.00 to a Maximum of $250.00
When Carrier is requested by Customer or Customerís agent , or when Carrier determines it is necessary for compliance purposes to apply or remove a hazardous placard to/from a container exported from the Port of Palm Beach a charge of USD $35.00 per placard will be assessed. This charge is in addition to the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge.

 

(I, A) Effective 10/18/2020

FCL Cargo

Between US & USVI, USVI and USVI, PR and USVI

Per Shipment

$250.00

When Carrier is requested by Customer or Customerís agent , or when Carrier determines it is necessary for compliance purposes to apply or remove a hazardous placard to/from a container exported from the Port of Palm Beach a charge of USD $35.00 per placard will be assessed. This charge is in addition to the Hazardous Cargo Surcharge.

 

(I, A) Effective 10/18/2020

 

The following charges will be applicable to the following UN Classifications only (See Notes):

Cargo Type

Between

Per

Rate

Notes

LCL Cargo:

Between US & USVI, USVI and USVI, PR and USVI

CWT/CFT

$1.00 cwt/$0.50 cft   

Maximum of $250 per Bill of Lading

 

. Class 1 (all)

∑ Class 2.1 / UN 1057 Lighters.

∑ Class 4.2 / UN 1361, 1362 Carbon (animal or vegetal origin, activated).

∑ Class 5.1 / UN 1512, 1942, 2067 Ammonium Nitrate.

∑ Class 5.1 / UN 1748, 2208, 2880, 3485, 3486, 3487 Calcium Hypochlorite.

FCL Cargo:

Between US & USVI, USVI and USVI, PR and USVI

Per Container

$500.00   

 

Applicable to the following UN classifications only:

 

. Class 1 (all)

∑ Class 2.1 / UN 1057 Lighters.

∑ Class 4.2 / UN 1361, 1362 Carbon (animal or vegetal origin, activated).

∑ Class 5.1 / UN 1512, 1942, 2067 Ammonium Nitrate.

∑ Class 5.1 / UN 1748, 2208, 2880, 3485, 3486, 3487 Calcium Hypochlorite.