Rule 21 – Use of Carrier's Equipment

 

Publication Date: 09/13/2005

Effective Date: 10/16/2005 unless specified otherwise

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: A, C

Special Use Number:

Request #: SUSPASS274

 

A. GENERAL RULES:  

1.     Detention is applicable to Carrier's equipment when it is not in Carrier's possession. 

2.    Carrier will assess detention charges per day or fraction thereof at the rates listed if container is not on-carried or returned

within the allotted free time. Detention charges will be assessed on each calendar day or fraction thereof including weekends and

holidays, excluding date of sailing. A "Day" shall be such period of time commencing with the interchange of equipment and ending

at 12:00 midnight, but in no event shall extend for more than 24 hours.  Each day thereafter begins at 12:00 midnight and ends 24 hours

later at 12 midnight.

 

3.    Where any Shipper, Consignee, or their Agent retains a container beyond thirty (30) days, the Carrier will have the right to retrieve the 

equipment whether in a loaded or unloaded condition. Detention charges will remain for the account of the cargo.

 

4.   With respect to application of this Rule, when the same container is unloading and reloading at the same location, each operation shall be

considered independent of the other.

 

5.   In the event the Carrier establishes equipment pools, the detention applicable to equipment obtained from such pools shall be calculated in 

accordance with provisions of this Rule until the equipment is returned to the Carrier's port terminal nearest to the equipment pool.

 

6.    In the event the Shipper or Consignee, or their Agent is delinquent on demurrage or detention charges 30 days beyond the date of the 

equipment's arrival at the port, the Shipper or Consignee shall, until such delinquency is removed, be subject to the following provisions:

            a.  Nassau only– Payments due, in excess of the 30 (thirty) day period will be considered to be delinquent.  In the event of a

                 delinquency, credit privileges will be revoked.  A cash bond of U.S. $500 (or other form of acceptable security) per container / trailer

                 must be deposited with the carrier’s authorized agent, to guarantee payment of anticipated demurrage / detention / storage, prior to the future

                 release of carrier’s equipment to the consignee. 

 

7.    Carrier reserves the right to refuse delivery of any container which has accrued storage/demurrage charges. A Consignee or their Authorized

Representative may contract for delivery or receive the cargo at Carrier's Terminal facility when the storage/demurrage obligations have been satisfied.

Should Consignee wish to receive the cargo at the Carrier's terminal facility, the applicable handling rate will apply in addition to all other rates and

charges herein.

 

8.    Carrier reserves the right to decline to furnish equipment for shipments of any cargo in instances where the Shipper or Consignee for such 

shipments is holding Carrier's containers beyond the free time provided in this tariff, except where equipment held beyond the free time has been 

made available by the Shipper or Consignee and the Carrier has been unable to provide a bogie/chassis to remove the equipment.

 

9.   For the purposes of this rule, the term "equipment" shall be defined as  trailers, containers, flat racks, chassis, component parts and/or bogies 

and related equipment including, without limitation, tires, tubes, and refrigeration units, either as a unit or alone. In all cases the term "containers" 

or "trailers" are interchangeable with the word and definition of "equipment".

 

10.    Standard Equipment Interchange Agreement: The Carrier's Equipment  Interchange Agreement is to be used with respect to interchange of 

Carrier's equipment to Shipper's, Consignees, and their respective Agents. All storage and detention charges are without exception, pursuant 

to the provision of this Rule.

 

11.    A security deposit of $2000 (A) Eff 10/02/2005 per container will be required at destination for all shipments of Christmas trees moving in Carrier's

equipment. The deposit can be made in cash, money order or business check of a known business. The security deposit will be held by the Carrier and

shall be used to cover detention expenses should the equipment fail to return in the allotted free period. Should the container be returned to the Carrier

within the allotted free period the Carrier will return the entire security deposit to the party that provided the security deposit. Should the container fail to

return to the Carrier within the allotted free period the Carrier will use the proceeds of the security deposit against any detention charges. Any funds remaining

after settling the detention charges will be returned to the party that provided the security deposit.

 

 

B. USE OF CARRIER'S EQUIPMENT WITHIN CANADA

1. Free Time:

 

    a. Loading -

i. Dry equipment/Flat Racks: Shipper or Agent will have a 7 calendar day period including weekends and holidays to load and return the equipment to Carrier's

terminal. Export shipments to Nassau and Freeport shall have a 10 calendar day period to load and return the equipment to Carrier's terminal.

 

ii. Refrigeration equipment shall have a 4 calendar day period to load and return the equipment. Export shipments to Nassau shall have a 5 calendar day

period to load and return the equipment to Carrier's terminal.

        * Exception: Use of chassis in Canada - shipper shall have 2 free days to return chassis to Carrier's Terminal

 

    b. Unloading -

i. Dry equipment/Flat Racks: Consignee or Agent will have a 7 calendar day free period including weekends and holidays to unload and return the empty

equipment to Carrier's terminal. Import shipments from Nassau shall have a 10 calendar day period to unload and return the empty equipment to Carrier's

terminal.

 

ii. Refrigerated equipment shall have a 5 calendar day free period to to unload and return the empty equipment to Carrier's terminal.

    c. Computing Time - Free time for loading begins day following the delivery of the equipment to the Shipper when the inland transportation is

    provided by the Carrier, or day following release of the equipment to Shipper's inland trucker. Free time ends when the equipment is returned to

    Carrier's terminal or when equipment is picked up by Carrier's inland trucker.

 

* Exception: Use of chassis in Canada - shipper shall have 2 free days to return chassis to Carrier's Terminal

 

2. Detention Charges: For equipment held beyond the Free Time stipulated above the following detention charges will apply.

a. Canada

    i. Chassis $35 per day per chassis.

 

 

C. USE OF CARRIER'S EQUIPMENT IN FOREIGN PORTS

1.  Free Time:

    

a. Unloading - Consignee will have the following calendar days free period to unload and return the equipment to the Carrier's facility commencing 8:00 a.m. the

day after vessel arrival.

 

St Maarten

Dry Container/Trailers

10 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

3 Calendar Days

St Kitts

Dry Container/Trailers

5 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

5 Calendar Days

St Lucia

Dry Container/Trailers

13 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

7 Calendar Days

Anguilla

Dry Container/Trailers

5 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/

6 Calendar Days

Tank Container

3 Calendar Days

Nassau

Dry Container/Trailers

10 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

5 Calendar Days

Chassis (Used for Handling of Shipper Owned Containers)

10 Calendar Days

Cayman Islands

Dry Container/Trailers

14 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

14 Calendar Days

Bahamas: Marsh Harbour, Family Islands, Freeport

Dry Containers

10 Calendar Day

Refrigerated Container

5 Calendar Day

Chassis (Used for Shipper owned/leased containers) 10 Calendar Days

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Dry Containers

10 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers

5 Calendar Days

Open Top, Flatracks & Other Equipment Types

10 Calendar Days

Grand Turks, Turks & Caicos

Dry Container

10 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers

5 Calendar Days

Open Top, Flatracks & Other Equipment Types

10 Calendar Days

All Other Non- U.S. Ports

Dry Container/Trailers

5 Calendar Days

Refrigerated Containers/Tanks

3 Calendar Days

 

b. Loading - Shipper or their Agent will have a 5-day free period for dry equipment, and a 3-day free period for refrigerated or tank containers to load and return the

equipment to Carrier's facility, commencing on the date following dispatch to the Shipper or Agent.

 

USE OF CARRIER'S FACILITIES IN TRINIDAD AND BARBADOS (Import) (Trinidad Eff 06/29/2005: Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)

     1. Free Time within Trinidad and Barbados (A) Eff 07/03/2005: The following Rule is applicable on all cargo entering Trinidadian and Barbados Ports.

        

   a. General Dry Cargo Equipment: 12 calendar days commencing at 0800 hours following complete discharge of the vessel including Saturdays, Sunday and nationally

       recognized Country ((Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)holidays

   b. Refrigerated/Tank Equipments: Barbados: 4 calendar days commencing at 0800 hours following complete discharge of the vessel including Saturdays, Sunday and

       nationally recognized Country (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005) holidays                                                 

                                                    Trinidad:    5 calendar days commencing at 0800 hours following complete discharge of the vessel including Saturdays, Sunday and

       nationally recognized Country

General Dry Equipment 20' Container $25 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
40' X Container $35 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
>40' X Container $35 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
20' Flatrack, Open Tops & Specialized Equipment $35 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
40' X Flatrack, Open Tops & Specialized Equipment $50 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
Refrigerated Equipment 20' X Container $75 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)
40' X Container $100 per day (Barbados only: (A) Eff 07/17/2005)

 

    2. Detention Charges: Container Not in Carrier's Possession

All Ports Not Otherwise Specified

Christmas Trees in Refrigerated Containers

When Free Time exceeded

$50.00 per day

$100.00 per day (A) Eff 10/16/2005

Bahamas: Nassau

 

Dry Container/Trailer

When Free Time exceeded 

$20.00 per day

Refrigerated Container/Tank

$50.00 per day

Chassis (Used for Handling Shipper Owned Containers)

$5.00 per day

Bahamas: Family Islands, Marsh Harbour

Dry Container/Trailer

When Free Time exceeded 

$50.00 per day

Refrigerated Container/Tank

$50.00 per day

Chassis (Used for Handling Shipper Owned Containers)

$50.00 per day

Turks & Caicos

Dry Containers When Free Time exceeded 

$25 per day up to 20 days

$50 per day >20 days

Refrigerated Container

$50 per day up to 10 days

$100 per day >10 days

Open Tops, Rail Trailers, Flat Beds, Flat Racks, Tanks

$50 per day up to 20 days

$100 per day >20 days

Freeport, Bahamas

Dry Container/Trailers

When Free Time exceeded

$50.00 per day

Refrigerated Container

$50.00 per day

Chassis (Used for Handling Shipper Owned Containers)

$50.00 per day

Cayman Islands

Dry Container

When Free Time exceeded

$20 per day up to 7 days

$40 per day >7 days

Refrigerated Container

$60 per day up to 7 days

$100 per day >7 days

Open Tops, Rail Trailers, Flat Beds, Flat Racks, Tanks

$60 per day up to 7 days

$120 per day >7 days

Puerto Plata, Dominica Republic

Dry Containers

When Free Time exceeded 

$25.00 per day

Refrigerated Container

$125.00 per day

 

 

 

 

Nassau Only – Storage Charges:

            Warehouse storage charges shall be imposed upon the expiration of free time. 

A.  Less than container load cargo (LCL): $5.00 per cubic ton, per week (or fraction thereof)

B.  Autos / Non Commercial Trucks: $20.00 per week (or fraction thereof)

C.  Commercial Vehicles: $50.00 per week (or fraction thereof)

D.  Full Container loads stripped and placed in warehouse; same charge as detention.

Nassau Only – Computing Time:

            A.  Inbound Loads: First 8:00 A.M. following complete discharge of vessel or arrival of trailer(s) at destination terminal.        

            B.  Outbound Loads: First 8:00A.M. following removal of trailer(s) from Carrier’s premises.

 

Family Islands:   Warehouse storage charges shall be imposed upon the expiration of free time:

 

           A: Less that container load cargo: per pallet/bundle or per shipment < 50 CFT:   $5.00 Each ($5.00 Minimum)