Tariff

LIBERTY MARITIME TERMINALS, INC.

Tariff Rates Subject to Change

Effective: 12/11/2005 21:50:53

Terminal Operator and Stevedores Corporate Office:
2730 Claudia Lane

1151 Hillcrest Road, Suite F

Theodore, AL 36582 Mobile, AL 36695
Ph: (251) 443-9600 

Ph: (251) 639-7300 

Fax (251) 443-8735

Fax (251) 639-7306

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SCHEDULE OF HOURLY FEES

LABOR:

FOREMAN $ 45.00

RIGGER (ROUSTABOUT) $ 18.00

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR $ 25.00

 

EQUIPMENT:

FORKLIFT WITH OPERATOR (6000 LB) $ 37.00

FORKLIFT WITH OPERATOR (22000 LB) $ 65.00

FRONT-END LOADER WITH OPERATOR $ 75.00

75 TON CRANE WITH OPERATOR $ 125.00

(HEAVY LIFTS OVER 10 TONS – DOUBLE REGULAR RATE)

MIN. 4 HRS. ON EQUIPMENT & LABOR PER CALL OUT. MIN. 2 HRS. ON CRANE DURING REGULAR HRS. AND MIN. 4 HRS. AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS.

Minimum gang consists of Foreman & 2 riggers.

Labor to be released after completion of job called for and not to be expected to standby for the minimum time unless a specific job is required.

2 HOUR NOTICE REQUIRED FOR CALL OUT AFTER REGULAR HOURS WEEKENDS REGULAR HOURS: ( MONDAY – FRIDAY / 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM)

Overtime rates apply at 1.5 times the regular rate on labor & equipment after hours/Weekends/Holidays

ALL OTHER MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, AND LABOR TO BE BILLED AT COST PLUS 20%.

(Above subject to all terms and conditions of LMTI's Terminal Rules & Regulations) 

 

LIBERTY MARITIME TERMINALS, INC.

TERMINAL RULES AND REGULATIONS



101. APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF TARIFF. Rates, rules and regulations contained in this tariff, or as amended, are applicable at Liberty Maritime Terminals and shall apply equally to all the users of the facilities on the effective date shown in this tariff; however all rates, rules, and regulations in this tariff are subject to change without notice except as may be required by law. Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. shall be sole judge as to the interpretation of this tariff.

102. APPLICATION FOR BERTH. All parties desiring berth for vessels at the facilities shall, as far as in advance of the date of docking as possible make application for the berth, specifying the date and expected time of cargo to be loaded or discharged. Confirmation of berth availability must be requested 24 hours prior to the vessel's expected time of arrival.

Liberty Maritime does not guarantee berth conditions to be suitable for the vessel or nature of cargo to be loaded or discharged, and those desiring a berth should inspect berth prior to vessel arrival to avoid delays or conflicts and use discretion when making application.

Application for berth will be construed to mean that all charges will be promptly paid upon receipt of invoice therefore, and that all rules and regulations will be complied with.

103. APPLICATION OF WHARFAGE CHARGE. Charges for wharfage are due and collectible from owners of the cargo, however freight forwarders, custom house brokers, steamship agents, stevedore companies or any other party who by any act or appearance give evidence to Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. of representing the owner, shipper or receiver of the cargo, the ultimate payment of which must be guaranteed by the vessel.

The owner, shipper or receiver of the cargo, ,unless otherwise designated, will be billed in all circumstances.

104. ULTIMATE LIABILITY FOR PAYMENT OF CHARGES. Vessel and/or owners shall be held liable for the payment of all charges incurred by the cargo, provided that disclosure of principals to the contrary notwithstanding application for berth made by agents of the vessel and request made by agents acting for the owners, shippers or receivers of the cargo for performance of any service under this tariff shall constitute an agreement by said agents, as the case may be, for which the vessel and/or its owners or the cargo and/or its owners are in default thirty (30) days following departure of the vessel.

105. CONSENT TO TERMS OF TARIFF. The use of the port facilities under the jurisdiction of Liberty Maritime Terminals shall constitute a consent to all of the terms and conditions of this tariff, and evidences and agreement on the part of all carriers, their owners and agents, or other uses of such terminal facilities to pay all charges specified herein, and be governed by all rules and regulations shown in this tariff.

106. ENVIRONMENTAL NOTICE. Liberty Maritime shall not be responsible nor liable for any expense or costs or for any form of damage incurred by the owner, shipper, consignee, or agent of any cargo or by any vessel or its owners or agents for any resulting from delay to or the non-movement of any cargo or any vessel, including but not limited to costs of motor vehicle or vessel detention charges or demurrage, resulting from compliance by Liberty Maritime with any present or future Federal, Sate, or Local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances (including without limitations all environmental law).

107. FACILITY INSPECTION AND USER'S WARRANTY.

INSURANCE

Each user of any facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals agrees to obtain and maintain at his own cost and expense, insurance as required under the following paragraphs.

All policies of insurance must be written with companies licensed to do business in Alabama and acceptable to the terminal management. Original certificates of insurance signed by the licensed agent, resident of the State of Alabama and evidencing the required coverage's shall be provided to the terminal management who reserves the right to require complete certified copies of any and all policies of insurance at any time.

Each policy of insurance shall provide by endorsement that at least 30 (thirty) days written notice of cancellation or material reduction of coverage scope or limits will be provided to the terminal and to the named insured. The insurer shall agree to waive all rights of subrogation against the terminal, it's officers, or officials, employees, volunteers and insurers for losses arising from the named insured's use of terminal's facilities.

With respect to general and automobile liability policies and with respect to liability arising out of the named insured's use of facilities, endorsements shall provide that: (1) The terminal, it's officers, officials, employees, and volunteers are to be covered as additional insured's. Except for the proved negligence of the terminal management, the coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of protection afforded to the terminal, it's officers, officials, employees or volunteers; and (2) the facility user's insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the terminal, it's officers, officials, employees or volunteers shall be excess of the facility user's insurance and shall not contribute with it.

GENERAL LIABILITY - Facility user shall maintain broad form comprehensive general or commercial general liability insurance, including blanket contractual liability; fire legal liability; explosion, collapse and underground property damage liability insurance for all applicable operations contemplated hereby. Limits of liability shall be not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage.

FACILITY INSPECTION AND USER'S WARRANTY

WORKERS COMPENSATION – Each facility user shall maintain Workers Compensation and employers Liability Insurance providing coverage under the Alabama Workers Compensation Act in an amount not less than that required by Alabama law.

Where applicable to the facility user's operation, insurance shall be maintained covering liability established by the Federal or other statute, including but not limited to U.S. Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act, Jones act.

SAFETY REGULATIONS

Each Liberty Maritime Terminal, Inc.. Facility user will agree to comply with the safety rules, standards, and regulations of the Federal Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) applicable to each of its operations, and to those established and recommended safety standards inherent in the industry; and to comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations applicable to waterfront facilities and the policies of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc..

USE, NUISANCES

Each Facility user agrees not to condone use of or knowingly permit any person to use in any manner whatsoever the facilities or any part or portion thereof for any purpose or use in violation of the laws of the United States, State of Alabama or of is political subdivisions or for any immoral or unlawful purpose whatsoever, not suffer or permit nuisances upon the facilities.

DEFAULT

Liberty Maritime Terminals facility user who fails to leave their area in good order or repair and broom clean will pay to Liberty Maritime Terminals an assessed cost to include cost of repairs and/or cleanup plus 20% (Twenty percent)

FACILITY INSPECTION AND USER'S WARRANTY

HOUSEKEEPING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

Each person using the facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. Shall not permit any undue accumulation of dunnage, trash, rubbish, or other refuse; shall keep all such refuse in proper containers and periodically shall cause such refuse to be removed from the property upon completion of such use, shall return the property to Liberty Maritime Terminal in good order, broom cleaned.

Each facility user shall notify the facility manager of any damage to such facility and other property of the Liberty Maritime Terminal resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from the use of such facility or property caused in whole or in part by such contractors and invitees of such person, regardless of fault. Necessary repairs will be made by Liberty Maritime Terminal and cost for the repairs invoiced to the responsible party.

FACILITIES INSPECTION AND WARRANTY

Nothing herein contained shall be construed as warranty that the facilities are in good condition or fit suitable for any proposed uses.

Each person intending to use any facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals has the affirmative duty to carefully examine such facility and the appurtenances and access thereto prior to its use and to report any damage thereto to Liberty Maritime Terminals facility manager in writing. Each person has examined and knows the condition of such facility and appurtenances and access thereto in good order and repair and broom clean.

CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS

Each person using any facility of Liberty maritime Terminals shall not make any additions, improvements or alterations to the facilities without the prior approval of Liberty Maritime Terminals. Plans for construction of improvements proposed to be erected or constructed or of fixtures proposed to be installed on or in the facilities shall be submitted to Liberty Maritime Terminals for its approval, and after such approval; such plans or designs shall not be changed, altered or mended without prior written approval of Liberty Maritime Terminals.

AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY – Facility user shall maintain business automobile liability insurance covering any auto, with limits of not less that one million dollars ($1,000,000) combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage.

108. FIRE FIGHTING APPARATUS. no person shall obstruct or interfere with free and easy access to, or remove, or in any manner disturb any fire extinguisher, fire hose, fire hydrant or any other fire fighting apparatus or installed in or upon any property of Liberty Maritime Terminals.

109. FREE TIME ALLOWED ON IMPORT INBOUND COASTWISE AND INTERCOASTAL CARGO (NOT APPLICABLE ON CARGO HANDLED DIRECT). 15 (fifteen) Calendar Days including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will be allowed on import and inbound Coastwise and Intercoastal cargoes in the transit sheds, ship side warehouses and ship side open areas, in the care, custody and control of the vessel in order to effect the delivery. After expiration of free time the cargo will be subject to removal to back storage areas at charges for handling and terminal storage as provided in this tariff. If the terminal storage space is not available the cargo may be transferred to a private or public warehousing facility, located off Liberty Maritime Terminals premises, at the owner's expense, and will be subject to lien for all accrued tariff charges.

FREE TIME FOR ASSEMBLING EXPORT AND OUTBOUND COASTWISE OR INTERCOASTAL CARGO

For the purpose of assembling cargo for export, the following free time will be allowed.

20 Calendar Days including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are allowed in transit sheds, ship side warehouses and open areas at ship side, in the care, custody and control of the vessel, after which the shipment will be subject to wharf demurrage charges as provided in this tariff or removal to back storage warehouses or back open storage areas at charges for handling and terminal storage as otherwise provided in this tariff. If storage space is not available in our terminal storage areas, the cargo may be transferred to private or public warehousing facility away from the docks area at owner's expense, and will be subject to lien for accrued tariff charges.

(See exceptions)

EXCEPTIONS:

Volume for the purpose of assembling single lots or consignments of not less than 1,000 net tons of cargo and subject to available space, a total of 30 Calendar Days including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays free time will be allowed. The satisfactory arrangement for space must be made in advance, and cargo must have a firm vessel booking and loading date, Wharf demurrage charges will be assessed upon expiration of the authorized free time.

LUMBER AND PLYWOOD

A total free time period of thirty (30) Calendar Days including Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays will be allowed on Lumber and Plywood cargoes subject to availability of space. Satisfactory arrangements for space must be made in advance and cargo must have a firm vessel booking and loading date. Wharf demurrage charges will be assessed upon expiration of free time.

Vehicles, including buses, motor homes, trucks and trailers will be allowed a free time period of seven (7) Calendar Days.

110. FREIGHT OR CARGO LIABLE TO DAMAGE OTHER FREIGHT OR CARGO. If, in the opinion of Liberty Maritime Terminals, any freight or cargo is likely to damage other freight or cargo, it may be moved to another shed or warehouse or to private facilities at the risk and expense of the owner, without the necessity of prior notice to the owner.

111. IDENTIFICATION OF DRUMS AND/OR CONCEALED CARGO. Before any stevedore, vessel agent, contractor, or other user of Liberty Maritime Terminals may bring any drum or concealed cargo onto the property of Liberty Maritime Terminals, the following must be stenciled in four (4) inch lettering on opposite sides of each drum and/or container of concealed cargo.

1.Name of company possessing drum or concealed cargo on Liberty Maritime Terminal's property.

2.Telephone number of above named company.

3.Contents of drum or concealed cargo.

4.Hazard class if any (I.E. flammable, combustible, etc.)


Persons/companies shown on the drum will be responsible for its removal from Liberty Maritime Terminal's property.


INDEMNIFICATION OF LIBERTY MARITIME TERMINALS, INC.

INDEMNITY

Each person using a facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. and each person performing any service on the property of Liberty Maritime Terminal shall indemnify and save Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. and its employees, agents, successors, and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, penalties, judgments, and environmental clean-up, removal, response, assessment, or remediation costs, and expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and litigation expenses, in connection with loss of life, personal injury, damage to property (including property of such person), violation of any Federal, State, or Local law, rule or regulation, and any environmental condition or violation of any environmental law occurring in connection with the use of any such person or the employees (including loaned employees), agents contractors, and any invites of such person, except for any such loss occasioned by reason using facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. and each person performing any service on the property waives all claims it may have against Liberty Maritime Terminal, Inc.. for loss or damage covered under any insurance policy and each such person shall cause its insurance carriers to waive any right of subrogation with respect thereto and to so notify Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc..

LEGAL EXPENSE

In case suit shall be brought by Liberty Maritime Terminals Inc.. to collect any monies due, enforce any provision, or remedy any default, under this tariff, by a person using any facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. or perform any service on the property of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.., such person shall pay all expenses incurred by Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. in connection with such suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee.

EXCEPTION TO LIABILITY OF STEAMSHIP AGENTS AND STEVEDORES

Nothing contained in this tariff shall be construed to impose any liability upon any steamship agent or stevedore for any damage caused by a vessel to the property of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.

112. JURISDICTION OF LIBERTY MARITIME TERMINALS, INC.. Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. reserves the right to control the loading, unloading, and handling of all freight and cargo on the premises under its control. No others will be allowed to perform such handling without written permission from Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc..


113. LOSS OF DAMAGE TO CARGO, RESPONSIBILITY FOR. Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. will not be responsible for loss of or damage to or for delay to freight or cargo on its wharves, in its warehouses, transit sheds or in the open caused by or resulting from fire, flood, leakage, or discharge from sprinkler fire protection systems, water supply pipe, gutters, or downspouts, collapse of buildings, rats, mice, termites, moths, weevils, or other insects, frost, rust, mold, corrosion, evaporations, shrinkage leakage from containers, decay contamination, discoloration, the elements, or insufficient notification, nor will it be responsible for any delay, loss or damage arising from insurrections, riots, commotions, or strikes of any persons in its employ, or in the service of others, nor for any consequences arising therefore, nor will it be theft, pilferage or non-delivery, except for any such loss occasioned by reason of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. own negligence and subsequent to the expiration of any free time allowance. All cargo, ships supplies, ships gear and equipment, while in transit sheds, ship side warehouses, or in open areas at ship side, will remain in the custody, care and control of the vessel or its agent, whether during the free time period or while on wharf demurrage, and full responsibility thereof shall remain with the vessel or its agent.

114. MAXIMUM LOAD ON FLOOR AND MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF PILING OR STACKING. It is the responsibility of the cargo agents, stevedores or others who receive cargo, to place such cargo in warehouses/transit sheds, in accordance with all local, state, and federal guidelines or regulations, and in compliance with Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc. weight restrictions and/or safety regulations. The manager, reserves the right to have cargo moved or re-stacked, at the risk and expense of the owner, in order to comply with all the rules, regulations, guidelines, or laws.

115. OILY WASTE/SHIPS WASTE DISPOSAL. The dumping of oil, oily waste, grease, trash or other objectionable matter into the waters of the inner harbor or other navigable water is prohibited by Federal, State, City, and Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc. regulations, laws, and ordinances.

Under the provision of Annex 1 of the International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, known as MARPOL 73/78, and The United States Coast Guard Implementing Regulations, Part 158 of Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (33CFR 158), all terminals and ports which receive tankers or other oceangoing vessels of 400 gross tons or more must make provisions for adequate oily waste reception facilities.

If desiring to discharge oily waste; the vessel, her owners and agents are responsible for selecting an inspected and approved company that meets United States Coast Guard requirements for receipt of oily waste and further are responsible for making the necessary arrangements for discharging the oily waste. Such discharge operations are to be reported to the terminal manager prior to the actual discharge.

The firms listed below have indicated to the Captain of the Port of Mobile that they are interested in contracting their services in this regard. All inquires should be directed to the Captain of the port, United States Coast Guard. Any contractor is subject to the applicable regulations for the transfer of oil (33CFR 154-156).

Aaron Oil Company, Inc.. Midstream Fuel Service, Inc..

P.O. Box 2304 P.O. Box 2626

Mobile, Alabama 36652 Mobile, Alabama 36652

Regulated food waste must be handled at a facility approved by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulated garbage from any commercial, full-service solid waste firm. The firms listed below have indicated to the Captain of the Port of Mobile, that they are approved by the Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Qualified contractors are subject to the applicable regulations for the collection and disposal of ships waste (33CFR Parts 151, 155, and 158; 46 CFR Part 25)

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.. Midstream Fuel Service, Inc..

P.O. Box 16504 P.O. Box 1803

Mobile, Alabama 36616 36633


Dockside Services Incorporated

P.O. Box 122

Mobile, Alabama 36633


116. PROCEDURES FOR WELDING OR HOT WORK ON FACILITIES OF LIBERTY MARITIME TERMINALS, INC.. Oxyacetylene, electric, or any other welding or burning or other “hot work” within the jurisdiction of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. as set out in these regulations is permitted subject to the conditions delineated herein and provided that a current permit has been authorized. The provisions of this item and the hot-work permit issued by the U.S.C.G., Captain of the port are applicable to vessels and facilities respectively. When welding, burning or other “hot-work” is being done, positive means shall be taken to confine heat, sparks, or slag so as to protect immovable fire hazards. Suitable operable fire extinguishing equipment shall be in the immediate vicinity and ready for instant use.

117. SERVICES PERFORMED BY STEVEDORES. Stevedoring companies who are properly licensed and insured may be allowed to perform the loading or unloading of cargo, including cargo containers (loaded or empty), to or from trucks, barges, and vessels; also the stowing, bracing, securing, packaging, re-coopering, weighing, sampling, consolidating, sorting, marking, or other such cargo related services.

118. SMOKING/OPEN FLAME. No person shall smoke or have in their possession any fire or lighted material in or around any of Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. wharves, warehouses, transit sheds, r other structures set apart for the unloading of vessels, or warehousing of their cargoes or other merchandise.


119. STRAIGHT TIME AND OVERTIME. Except as otherwise specifically provided to the contrary in individual items in this tariff, rates and charges provided in tariff apply for services performed during straight time hours only.


120. USE OF PRIVATE CRANES ON LMTI FACILITIES. Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.., as owner and operator of its facilities, has a substantial capital investment in various kinds of heavy and light machinery and equipment suitable to handle or move freight. In view of this, Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. reserves the right to restrict the use of private cranes or heavy lift equipment on its facilities when, in its opinion, it is in a position to provide adequate equipment to perform the job. Equipment owned and operated by Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. shall be granted priority and first call over privately owned equipment. Requests for operating cranes on the facilities must be made in advance to the manager by 3 P.M. Each day for the cranes desiring to work the following day, and by 3 p.m. Friday for cranes working Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.


121. WATCHMEN. Any vessel lying at the wharves must, at all, times, have on board at least one person in charge of said vessel who has authority to take such action, in any emergency, as may be required. Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. provides standard watchmen service as required by insurance underwriters for the protection of its property in its custody or care.

 

122. WHARF OBSTRUCTIONS. Stevedore's tools, appliances, equipment, donkey engines, vehicles or any other materials or objects which are not part of the cargo will not be permitted to remain on wharves. If such obstruction is not moved immediately upon notification by the manager it will be removed, stored, or sold by Liberty Maritime Terminals, Inc.. and the owner will be charged with the expense incurred. The manager at his discretion, is permitted to allow storage of such equipment in specified places on wharves or in sheds or warehouses, or space may be leased for such purposes from Liberty Maritime Terminal, Inc..

WHARFAGE, UNLOADING AND LOADING RATES

IN CENTS PER TON OF 2,000 POUNDS

EXCEPT AS SHOWN IN INDIVIDUAL ITEMS


123. ARTICLES NOT OTHERWISE SHOWN

  In Bags or Sacks

  WHARFAGE  UNLOAD LOAD
Each weighing less than 63 lbs $ 170  $ 550 $ 585
Each weighing 63 lbs but less than 123 lbs $ 170 $ 500  
Each weighing 123 lbs to 165 lbs $ 170  $ 675  
       

 

In Barrels or Drums

  WHARFAGE  UNLOAD LOAD
Each weighing less than 100 lbs $ 170    $540  
Each weighing 100 lbs and over   $170  $ 510   $540

 

In Boxes (Cases) or Crates

  WHARFAGE  UNLOAD LOAD
Each weighing less than 23 lbs  $170   $ 900   $1015
Each weighing 23 lbs but less than 63 lbs  $170   $700 $ 790
Each weighing 63 lbs but less than 103 lbs $ 170 $ 535 $ 620
Each weighing 103 lbs and over   $170 $ 510   $ 540


In Other Packages, Bales, Bundles, or Loose 

  WHARFAGE  UNLOAD LOAD
  170   520 585

Unitized or Super Bags

  WHARFAGE  UNLOAD LOAD
To or from vans  170  320  
To or from flatbed trucks  170  255 305

All cargoes to be properly export packaged and dunnaged with skids or seperations to enable forklift handling or easy access for placing cables or slings for lifting by crane.

Any special handling or services not otherwise shown to be charged at cost plus 20%.

124. FACILITY CLEANUP CHARGE. Terminal personnel shall clean, remove and dispose of all trash and debris, upon completion of cargo activity. Charges for these services shall be assessed against the vessel and/or its agent and other parties who may be responsible for generation of trash and debris associated with the use of the facilities.

Rates and charges in conjunction with trash and debris removal associated with a working vessel shall be as follows:


CARGO TONNAGE

LIFTED/DISCHARGED RATE

Wt in Tons Rate 
0 – 499 $ 325
500 – 2,999 $ 550
3,000 – 5,999 $ 775
Minimum Charge $ 325

 
EXCEPTIONS:

1. Dumping of household garbage or galley “slops” is prohibited.

2. Cleanup of oil or hydraulic fluid leakage from cargo handling equipment is to be performed immediately by party handling the cargo. If necessary for Liberty Maritime personnel to clean, then cost plus 20% is applicable.

3. Vessels at berth to load and/or discharge only containers (loaded or empty) will be assessed $100 for container tonnage plus balance of break-bulk cargo tonnage at above published rates.

4. Vessels at berth to load/discharge cargo direct from/to barges only (including bulk liquids) and do not use wharf or leave trash or debris alongside – no charge.

5. Vessels at berth to load/discharge cargo direct from/to trucks, rail cars, or other conveyance and utilizing wharf will be assessed cleaning charges at cost plus 20% based on amount of cleaning necessary with minimum charge of $100.

125. DOCKAGE CHARGES. Dockage charges will be assessed against all vessels using facility of Liberty Maritime Terminals unless otherwise specifically delineated in the facility's tariff.

Dockage at loading berth will be assessed as follows:

ALL VESSELS

LENGTH OVERALL OF VESSEL RATE PER FOOT

IN FEET (METERS) PER 24-HOUR DAY

Over Not Over  Rate
0'  199' (60.7) $1.98
200'    299' (91.1) $2.33
300'  349' (106.4) $2.33
350'  399' (121.6) $2.58
400'  449' (136.9)  $3.33
450'  499' (152.1) $3.43

The minimum charge for dockage shall be assessed at the rate of $50.00 per day.

Sheddage: Assessed at the rate of .05 per grt for period of 16 (sixteen) days.

All dockage charges will be based on a twenty-four (24) hour day.

Dockage will be computed on the basis of length overall of vessels as published in Lloyd's register of shipping in the case of vessels, and on the gross hull tonnage of river, lash, or SEEBEE barges, or as determined by rules of terminal operator as the case may be. Unless advised to the contrary, in advance of docking, dockage on river barges will be assessed against the owner of the cargo.

Vessels making application for lay berth status, in advance of docking, may be granted such status if approved by the manager of the facility. Lay berth dockage shall be assessed at 50 percent of the applicable published dockage of the first 24-hour period loading berth rate, for each 24-hour periods at lay berth. (1) Vessels allowed to remain at berth upon completion of working may apply for lay berth status only to commence upon expiration of billing period for that vessel's work status. (2) Vessels that are allowed to dock at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to starting work may apply for lay berth status. River barges when moored alongside other vessels for the sole purpose of direct transfer of cargo to or from such vessels, and tugs and towboats when landing tows, are exempt from dockage charges. When tug is waiting to assist an ocean barge which is working, the tug is exempt from dockage charges. When tug and Barge are at lay berth, both will be assessed the applicable berth charges.

Working vessels (those loading or discharging cargo or equipment) shall be given priority in occupying a berth.

In the event permission is granted for a vessel in idle status to occupy a berth, terminal manager can order vessel to an alternative berth, if the berth occupied is required for a working vessel. Any charges incurred for shifting to another berth shall be for account of owner, agent, or operator of the vessel required to shift.



126. TERMINAL STORAGE CHARGES. Cargo removed from ship side areas will be subject to terminal storage charges, in addition to charges for wharfage, transfer, wharf demurrage, loading unloading or charges for any other services performed. All periods of storage are based on calendar days including Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays and cargo incurring a fractional part of any storage period will be charged for the full period. In extenuating circumstances and prior consultation with the specific both parties involved, the terminal operator reserves the right to order removal of cargo by the stevedore performing the service.

IN WAREHOUSES AND TRANSIT SHEDS

90 cents per net ton for the first 15-day period and each successive 15-day period thereafter


IN OPEN AREAS

65 cents per net ton for the first 15-day period and each successive 15-day period thereafter

127. WHARF DEMURRAGE CHARGES APPLICABLE ON EXPORT AND IMPORT CARGO:

Upon the expiration of free time, cargoes may be permitted to remain in the transit sheds and ship side warehouse in the care, custody and control of the vessel. All periods of wharf demurrage are based on calendar days (including holidays and weekends). Cargo incurring a fractional part of any wharf demurrage period will be charged for the full period.


IN TRANSIT SHEDS AND SHIPSIDE WAREHOUSES

10 cents per ton per day for each of the first 15 days.

15 cents per ton per day for each of the 16th through the 30th days.

20 cents per ton per day for each of the 31st through the 45th days. 25 cents per ton per day for each day thereafter until removed from the premises.


IN OPEN SHIPSIDE AREAS

5 cents per ton per day for each of the 15 days.

10 cents per ton per day for each of the first 16th through 30th days.

15 cents per ton per day for each of the 31st through 45th days.

20 cents per ton per day for each day thereafter until removed from the premises.


EXCEPTIONS:

Vehicles, including buses, motor homes, truck, and trailers:

150 cents per vehicle per day for each of the first 15 days.

300 cents per vehicle per day for each thereafter until removed from the premises.


128. FRESH WATER: Fresh water will be supplied to vessels by the terminal operator where the service is available at a rate of $1.50 per ton of 250 gallons, subject to the following rates and conditions:

1 Hookup fee:

Regular hours (8:00 A.M. - 5;00 P.M., Monday through Friday; except holidays)

$25.00 Hours (5:01 P.M. - 7:59 A.M., Monday through Friday, Weekends/Holidays) $125.00

2 Minimum Invoice

$50.00

NOTE:

A. If agent/vessel representative fails to sign water ticket upon the completion of watering, then the agent/vessel agrees to accept the terminal operator's reading charges for the connection.

B. Agent/vessel assumes responsibility for water meter while connected to the vessel. If meter is lost, replacement cost plus estimated water usage based on 200 gallons per minute during time of hookup until disconnection of the vessel will be assessed.

C. Prior to requesting hookup for fresh water, the vessel will be “made ready”, I.E. Hose with appropriate fittings will be available for connection to be made when terminal representative arrives ship side. If additional trips or standby time is necessary, due to vessel not being prepared, assessment will cost plus twenty percent.


VESSEL DISPATCH AGENT:

Each vessel calling at LMTI shall repost to and work in conjunction with the LMTI appointed dispatch agent. The dispatch agent shall:

a) Be furnished all vessel ETA'S and any changes thereof.

b) Instruct owner's agent regarding pre-arrival information required to expedite vessel's stay in port.

c) Receive berthing application.

d) Prepare statement of facts on behalf of the terminal.

e) Maintain inventory records and cargo information.

f) Prepare export documents as required by suppliers.

g) receive advance funds from local agents on behalf of the terminal.

h) Provide cellular telephones to vessels for use in port, when requested.

i) Coordinate vessel hold inspection and draft survey with surveyor.

For services provided above, the fee will be $1,500 for the first 3 days $200 per day for each day thereafter and payable by the vessel and/or her owners/agents. This fee may be waived if the vessel's operator has appointed the terminal's designated agent to handle the vessel.

 

129 Detained Vessels

Vessels detained at LMTI's facility shall accrue Facility Demurrage Charges at the rate of $1000.00 per day above and beyond all other tariff services or charges.

 

130 Payment

Payment Locations.

Payment locations are as follows:

Customers may appear in person to pay at LMTI's Office:

2730 Claudia Lane

Theodore, Alabama

    Phone 251-443-9600

Customers may appear in person to pay at LMTI's Office:

1151 Hillcrest Road, Suite F

Mobile, Alabama 36695

Phone 251-639-7300

By Mail to same.

By Electronic Transfer: Contact Gary Stiegler @ 251-639-7300 for details.

Payment Methods.

  1. By Certified Check

  2. By Wire Transfer

  3. By US Currency in person

  4. By Approved Company Check. (approval is at LMTI's discretion)

Pursuant to Alabama Law  LMTI shall post a notice that it is policy to charge one hundred dollars ($100) plus normal bank fees for each returned check. Only cash or certified funds will be accepted to redeem a returned check. When a check received by LMTI is returned for non payment, an aggressive effort is made to collect the amount of the check from the issuer. The customer will be subject to the actions listed below.

1. A returned-check fee of $100 is charged to the issuer.

2. Check, plus any associated fees, is paid in full. After the second occurrence of a returned check, the issuer's check-cashing privileges are suspended for six (6) months. After the third occurrence of a returned check, the issuer's check-cashing privileges are permanently canceled.

3. A Vessel Arrest Order shall be sought and a hold shall be placed on all the customers orders, and other services until the amount of the original check plus any associated fees are paid. If the check was used to pay for materials and is not redeemed prior to the deadline, the materials may be removed, after seven (7) working days, unless full payment is made prior to that time.

4. If preliminary collection procedures are unsuccessful the account is referred to the legal department. Legal action taken will include all legal remedies up to and including Vessel Arrest, the placement of a lien on corporate earnings and/or corporate property, the placement of a lien on personal earnings and/or personal property.