Port of Pascagoula

TARIFF

 

SECTION III

DEFINITIONS, ABBREVIATIONS

AND

REFERENCE MARKS


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600 ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCE MARKS USED IN THIS TARIFF

Except where otherwise specifically provided in individual items:

(I) Denotes New Item

(C) Denotes Change in wording which results in neither increase nor reduction in charges

(A) Denotes Increase

(R) Denotes Reduction

(D) Denotes Deletion

(*) The rate, rule, or regulation bearing this reference mark is published pursuant to agreement of Gulf Port Members of the Gulf Seaports Marine Terminal Conference

Cont'd...................................................................................................................Continued

Cu.Ft....................................................................................................................Cubic Feet

cwt....................................................................................................Hundred Pound Weight

FMC........................................................................................Federal Maritime Commission

FTZ.........................................................................................................Foreign Trade Zone

GRT.............................................................................Gross Registered Ton (See Rule 685)

H.P.....................................................................................................................Horse Power

ICC....................................................................................Interstate Commerce Commission

ISO.....................................................................International Standardization Organization

KD..................................................................................................................Knocked Down

Lbs.............................................................................................................................Pounds

LPG................................................................................................Liquified Petroleum Gas

LOA...............................................................................................................Length-over-all

MBF....................................................................................................Thousand Board Feet

MT.......................................................................................................................Metric Ton

N.B........................................................................................................................Note Well

NOIB...............................................................Not Otherwise indexed by name in the Tariff N.O.S.............................................................................................Not Otherwise Specified

N.T.................................................................................................Net Ton of 2000 pounds

O/T.....................................................................................................................Other Than

SFTB....................................................................................Southern Freight Tariff Bureau

SU.............................................................................................................................Set Up

Sq.Ft................................................................................................................Square Feet

TOFC.....................................................Trailer on flat car, including container on flat car

UFC................Uniform Freight Classification, supplements thereto, and/or reissues thereof

USDA....................................................................United States Department of Agriculture

U.S...............................................................................................United States of America

Wfg..............................................................................Wharfage (See Rules 765 and 770)

c.................................................................................................................................Cents

$................................................................................................................................Dollar

%............................................................................................................................Percent

601 AGENT OR VESSEL AGENT

The party or entity, licensed by the Jackson County Port Authority, to represent and submit applications for berth for vessels.

605 APRON, APRON WHARF, WHARF APRON

That part of the wharf structure lying between the outer edge of the guard rail and the transit shed; or, as to open wharves, that part of the wharf structure carried on piles beyond the fill.

610 ARRIVAL AT BERTH

The time at which an incoming vessel's first line is placed on a mooring fitting at her berth or when she let's go her anchor at an anchorage.

615 BERTH

The water area at the edge of a wharf, including mooring facilities, used by a vessel while docked.

620 BUNKERS

As used in this tariff means the fuel used for propulsion of a vessel or other watercraft.

625 CARRIERS

Any common, contract or private carrier(s) or any other person delivering any article to or receiving any article from the Port Authority terminals by rail, motor vehicle, barge, vessel or any conveyance.

630 CHECKING

Checking is the service of counting and checking cargo against appropriate documents for the account of the cargo or the vessel, or other person requesting same.

635 CONTAINER

A standard (I.S.O.) seagoing container 20 feet in length or over.

640 CONSOLIDATION

As used in this Tariff in connection with cargo the term "Consolidation" means the assembly of an individual shipment or individual lot of freight from more than one lot, stock or pile at the same location.

645 COASTWISE, INTERCOASTAL, INTRACOASTAL, IMPORT, EXPORT

Unless otherwise provided herein, the following definitions apply:

(a) Coastwise traffic is all traffic moving between Atlantic and Gulf Ports of the United States, including Intracoastal traffic.

(b) Intercoastal traffic is all traffic moving between Atlantic and Gulf Ports of the United States, or the Pacific and Gulf Ports of the United States.

(c) Intracoastal traffic is all traffic moving between coastal or river ports via canals and rivers.

(d) Import traffic is all traffic from foreign ports to ports in the continental United States, including traffic from offshore non-contiguous territories or possession of the United States except Puerto Rico.

(e) Export traffic is all traffic moving from ports in the continental United States to foreign ports, including traffic to offshore non-contiguous territories or possessions of the United States except Puerto Rico.

650 DAY

A consecutive 24-hour period or fraction thereof.

A "24 hour day" shall commence at the time specified in the individual Rule or Item.

A "Calendar Day" shall commence at 12:00 midnight.

655 DEPARTURE FROM BERTH

The time at which an outgoing vessel's last line is off the mooring fittings at her berth or her anchor is aweigh at anchorage.

660 DOCKAGE

The charge assessed against a vessel for berthing at a wharf, pier, bulkhead structure, or bank or for mooring to a vessel so berthed.

 

665 DEMURRAGE

When related to transportation equipment means the detention charge assessed after expiration of free time. See also "Wharf Demurrage".

 

670 END OF SHIP'S TACKLE

Wherever in this Tariff the term "End of ship's tackle" is used it means that immediate moment in time cargo is on hook or gear of ship or crane simultaneous with fastening of cargo to or release of cargo from hook or gear.

675 FACILITIES

Shall include all docks, wharves, piers, bulkheads, channels, waterways, mooring places, anchorages, services and equipment of all types, all land buildings, tracks, roadways, and all water areas under the jurisdiction and control of the Jackson County Port Authority.

680 FREE TIME

Free time is the specified period during which cargo may occupy space assigned to it on terminal property free of wharf demurrage or terminal storage charges immediately prior to the loading or subsequent to the discharge of such cargo on or off the vessel.

685 (GRT) GROSS REGISTERED TONS

Wherever used in this Tariff with respect to a vessel the term "GRT" means the gross tonnage figure, or if more than one, the highest tonnage figure, appearing in Lloyd's Register of Shipping

as the official gross registered tonnage of a vessel, barge or other watercraft.

690 HANDLING

Handling is the service of physically moving cargo between point of rest and any place on the terminal facility, other than end of ship's tackle.

Note: As provided in Section V of this Tariff "Handling" also means the "loading or unloading" of railcars or trucks as herein further defined.

695 HEAVY LIFT

The service of providing heavy lift cranes and equipment for lifting cargo.

700 LOADING AND UNLOADING

The service of loading or unloading cargo between any place on the terminal and railroad cars, trucks, or any other means of land conveyance to or from the terminal facility.

705 LINER SERVICE

Vessels making regularly scheduled calls for the receipt and delivery of cargo and passengers at this port.

710 MARGINAL TRACKS

Railroad tracks on the wharf apron within reach of a ship's tackle.

715 POINT OF REST

The area of the terminal facility which is assigned for the receipt of inbound cargo from the ship and from which inbound cargo may be delivered to the consignee and that area of the terminal facility which is assigned for the receipt of outbound cargo from shipper for loading of vessel.

720 PORT OF PASCAGOULA/PORT AUTHORITY

As used herein the term "Port of Pascagoula" or "Port Authority" shall mean the Jackson County Port Authority, Pascagoula, Mississippi, the harbor and other facilities as described in Rule 005.

725 SEGREGATION (SEPARATION)

As used in this tariff in connection with cargo the term "segregation" means the separation of an individual shipment or individual lot of freight and placement in more than one pile at the same location or the separation of an individual shipment or individual lot of freight by commodity, size, kind, grade, brand, mark, sub-mark, or other identification of unit, at the same location.

730 SHIPSIDE

The location of cargo within reach of a ship's tackle or in berth space, in accordance with the customs and practices of this port.

735 SWITCHING

Switching is a charge for the movement of railcars within the switching limits of the Port Authority.

740 TERMINAL STORAGE

The service of providing warehouse or other terminal facilities for the storage of inbound or outbound cargo after the expiration of free time, including wharf storage, shipside storage, closed or covered storage, open or ground storage, bonded storage, and refrigerated storage, after storage arrangements have been made.

745 TON

A unit of weight of 2,000 pounds.

Note 1: Where referenced in this tariff a NET TON is also a unit of weight of 2,000 pounds or, if so noted, 1,000 board feet.

(I) Note 2: Where referenced in this tariff a MEASUREMENT TON is equivalent to 40 cubic feet.

750 USER

A user of the facilities owned, leased, and/or controlled by the Jackson County Port Authority shall include any vessel or person using any Jackson County Port Authority properties, facilities, or equipment, or to whom or for whom any service, work, or labor is furnished, performed, done, or made available by Jackson County Port Authority, or any person owning or having custody of cargo moving over such facilities.

755 VESSEL

Includes within its meaning every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance whether self-propelled or non-self-propelled, used or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water, and shall include in its meaning the owner thereof.

760 WHARF

Any wharf, pier, quay, landing, or other stationary structure to which a vessel may make fast or which may be utilized in the transit or handling of cargo or passengers and shall include other port terminal facility areas along side of which vessels may lie or which are suitable for and are used in the loading, unloading, assembling, distribution, or handling of cargo.

765 WHARFAGE

A charge assessed against the cargo or vessel on all cargo passing or conveyed over, onto, or under wharves or between vessels (to or from barge, lighter, or water) when berthed at wharf or when moored in slip adjacent to wharf. Wharfage is solely the charge for use of wharf and does not include charges for any other service.

770 WHARF DEMURRAGE

A charge assessed against cargo remaining in or on terminal facilities after the expiration of free time, unless arrangements have been made for storage.

Note: Wherever in this Tariff the term "Storage Rate", " Storage Charge", or "Storage" is used in connection with a rate or charge therefor they shall also be construed to mean Wharf Demurrage.


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