Section 1 Definitions

PORT OF BEAUMONT
TARIFF NO. 006
Section 1 - Definitions

 
 
 

ITEM

Note

SUBJECT

100


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

105


Day:
A consecutive 24-hour period or fraction thereof.

110


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

112

Facility Service Fee: 
The charge assessed against the cargo for port facility and operation services, including coordination of cargo placement at point of rest and the scheduling and/or coordination of rail services and/or truck services and other cargo services.

115


Free time:
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 of the vessel.

120


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

125


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

127
High Cube Cargo:
Cargo that has a measure (40 cubic feet) to weight (2,000 pounds) ratio of greater than three (3) to one (1).

130


Holidays:
All Saturdays and Sundays of the year, New Year's Day, Martin L. King's Birthday, Presidents Day, Texas Independence Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, June 19th, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Holidays falling on Sunday will be observed the following Monday.

135


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.

140


(*) 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. Cargo will be considered to be at shipside or within reach of ship's tackle when it is placed at a point of rest as described above. Movement of cargo between vessel and point of rest will be at vessel expense.

145


Port authority:
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.

146



Storage:
Port may, at its sole discretion, allow port Users to use areas in the port for the storage of cargo at a specified storage rate. The Port of Beaumont does not take care, custody or control of any cargos stored at the port by port Users, in accordance with the provisions of this tariff.

147


Throughput:
Equipment and labor necessary to receive from inland carrier to point of rest or deliver from point of rest to inland carrier and the equipment necessary for the handling and movement to or from vessel side. The equipment to service a vessel is provided at the discretion of the terminal operator subject to availability.

150


Ton:
A unit of weight of 2,000 pounds.

151
Transshipment:
Cargo passing or conveyed directly from one waterborne vessel or barge to another vessel or barge.
152
User:
All persons or vessels, their owners, agents or stevedores or other business entities or representatives or employees thereof, or any governmental entities or representatives or employees thereof doing business on Port Authority property or otherwise using Port Authority facilities.

153


Weight or measure:
When the notation W/M (weight or measure) appears on an item in this tariff, charges are assessed on the basis of the cargo's weight in short tons of 2,000 pounds or 40 cubic feet, whichever produces the greatest revenue.

155


(*) Wharfage:
A charge assessed against the cargo or vessel on all cargo passing or conveyed over, onto or under wharves or other port facilities, 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.

160


(*) Wharf or shed demurrage:
A charge assessed against cargo remaining on public wharves, or in transit sheds beyond free time allowed.

161


Abbreviations:

$


Dollar

%


Percent

(A)


Addition

(C)


Change in wording which results in neither increase nor reduction in rates

(N)


New item

CBM


Cubic meter

Cu. ft.


Cubic feet

FMC


Federal maritime commission

FTZ


Foreign trade zone

GRT


Gross registered ton

Lbs.


Pounds

LOA


Length-over-all

MT


Metric ton

NOS


Not otherwise specified

W/M


Weight or measure

(*)


Items bearing this reference are published pursuant to agreement of Members of the Gulf Seaports Marine Terminal Conference



EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017


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Issued by:

PORT OF BEAUMONT
P. O. DRAWER 2297
BEAUMONT, TEXAS U.S.A. 77704


   

 

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