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Port of Brownsville FMC No. 6

 

Issued: May 18, 2016

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Subject
Item

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE
BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT

                       


John Wood

Chairman

John Reed

Vice Chairman

Sergio T. Lopez

Secretary

Carlos R. Masso

Assistant Secretary

Ralph Cowen

Assistant Secretary

The Brownsville Navigation District - "Port of Brownsville" - strives to provide efficient, economical, and courteous service to its customers.  It is also the desire of the Board of Commissioners to encourage the establishment of new industry and commerce within the Harbor and Terminal District, especially along its industrial ship channel.  The Port's administrative staff stands ready to assist, advise, and work with any company contemplating locating within our area.

We respectfully invite your inquiries both as to site locations and movement of your cargo in waterborne commerce.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Port of Brownsville’s Tariff No. 6 has been electronically filed under Rule 34 required by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) under the Automated Tariff Filing and Information System (ATFI).  However, for your convenience, the Port will continue publishing a printed version of Tariff No. 6 which contains all of the same rules, regulations, rates and charges as those contained in its electronically filed tariff.

BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT
"PORT OF BROWNSVILLE"
W O R L D   C L A S S

1000 Foust Road
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone       (956) 831-4592
Fax            (956) 831-5006
Toll Free   (800) 378-5395

HARBORMASTER:     24-Hour    (956) 831-8256

www.portofbrownsville.com

  • Grantee, Foreign Trade Zone #62 - Tariff provided upon request.

 

 

Section 1: General Rules and Regulations

ITEM 040 – GULF SEAPORTS MARINE TERMINAL CONFERENCE

 Federal Maritime Commission Agreement 224-200163, effective December 2, 1988

 Participating Members

      A.    Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

B.     Board of Commissioners of Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District

C.     Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission

D.    Orange County Navigation and Port District, Orange, TX

E.     Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport

F.      Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, TX

G.    Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, TX

H.    Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves

I.       Alabama State Docks Department – Port of Mobile

J.       South Louisiana Port Commission, LaPlace, LA

K.    Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners of the Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, TX

L.     Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, TX

M.   Board of Commissioners of the Tampa Port Authority of Hillsborough County, FL

N.    Brazos River Harbor Navigation District, Freeport, TX

O.    Panama City Port Authority

P.      Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Q.    Port of Pensacola

R.     Port of Pascagoula

S.      Manatee County Port Authority of Palmetto, FL

T.      St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, Chalmette, LA

 

 

NOTICE:  The Gulf Seaports Marine Terminal Conference agreement permits the participating members to discuss and agree upon port terminal charges, rules and regulations.  Any such rates, charges, rules and regulations, adopted pursuant to the Conference, must be published in the respective Tariffs of said members and so identified by proper symbol and explanation.

 

SHIPPERS REQUEST AND COMPLAINTS

 

Shippers, or other users of the facilities and services of the members of said Conference, desiring to present requests or complaints with respect to any such rates, charges, rules and regulations, adopted pursuant to said Conference agreement, should submit same, in writing, to the Chairman of the Conference, at the address below, giving full particulars, including all relevant facts, conditions and circumstances pertaining to the request or complaint.  Should further information be required by the Conference for full consideration of the request or complaint, the Conference Chairman will so advise by mail.  The said Chairman will notify each skipper or complainant of the docketing of the matter and the date and time of the proposed meeting and if said shipper or complainant desires to be heard, he shall make request therefore upon the Conference Chairman in advance of the meeting: 

John Roby                                                                                                                                          Conference Chairman                                                                                                                           P. O. Drawer 2297                                                                                                                                Beaumont, TX  77704

 

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DEFINITIONS OF TERMS:

ABBREVIATIONS

˘

Cent

$

Dollar

%

Percent

(A)

Addition

(C)

Change in wording which results in neither increase nor reduction

(I)

Increase

(N)

New Item

(R)

Reduction

Cont’d

Continued

Cu. Ft.

Cubic Feet

cwt

Hundred Pound Weight

FMC

Federal Maritime Commission

GRT

Gross Registered Ton

Lbs.

Pounds

LOA

Length Over-All

MFB

Thousand Board Feet

NT

Net Ton

MT

Metric Ton

NOS

Not Otherwise Specified

O/T

Other than

ST

Short Ton

(Local Symbol)

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

 

 

DEFINITIONS

 

AGENT OR STEAMSHIP AGENT

Persons, firms, corporations or other business entities and their subsidiaries, duly appointed and authorized as representatives acting on behalf of a steamship line or lines with legal authority to bind the owner, financially and otherwise, or other vessel owners, and by attending  to all matters relating to the vessels owned by their principals, in or on the public wharves, docks, terminals or facilities of the District.  (See Item 411)

 

BERTH

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

 

BOARD

The Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners of the Brownsville Navigation District.

 

BONDED STORAGE

Storage accomplished under bond payable to the United States Treasury Department until cleared for entry by the United States Customs. 

 

CHECKING

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

 

COASTWISE TRAFFIC

All traffic between any two or more Atlantic or Gulf ports of the United States.

 

CONTAINER

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

 

CONTINUOUS LOADING AND UNLOADING

When used in this Tariff, a loading and/or unloading operation will qualify as a continuous loading and/or unloading operation if it continues for 14 hours per day, weather delays excepting.  The first day of loading and/or unloading operations will qualify as a continuous operation if it continues until 22:00 hours.

 

DAY

A consecutive 24-hour period or fraction thereof, beginning at 12:01 A.M.

 

DISTRICT

The Brownsville Navigation District.

 

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.

 

EXPORT TRAFFIC

All traffic moving from the continental United States to ports not within the continental United States.

 

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 unloading or subsequent to the discharge of such cargo on or off the vessel.

 

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.

 

HARBOR FEE

A fee assessed to all waterborne vessels engaged in foreign, coastwise, intercoastal or intracoastal trade.

 

HEAVY LIFT

Any cargo that cannot be handled with a single lift machine or weighs more than 30,000 lbs.

 

IMPORT TRAFFIC

All traffic moving from ports not within the continental United States to the continental United States.

 

INTERCOASTAL TRAFFIC

All traffic between Atlantic and Gulf ports of the United States to the continental United States.

 

INTRACOASTAL TRAFFIC

All traffic between interior points served by canals and rivers.

 

LINER SERVICE

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

 

LOADING OR UNLOADING

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

 

MARGINAL TRACKS

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

MONTH

That period beginning at 12:01 A.M. on the first day of the calendar month following spotting of the cargo for unloading and ending at 11:59 P.M. on the last day of the calendar month preceding loading out of the cargo.

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.

PORT

The physical facilities of the Port of Brownsville, the channel, docks, sheds, roads, etc.  The Port is owned and operated by the District.

PROJECT CARGO

Project cargo includes freight that is voluminous, either by weight, size or quantity, or composed of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled.

SHIPSIDE

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

SWITCHING

Moving of cargo within the confines of the port area whether on land or water, (a) between locations; (b) between one or more transportation conveyances; or (c) between location and transportation conveyances.

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, opened or ground storage, bonded storage, and refrigerated storage, after storage arrangements have been made.

TON, METRIC

A unit of weight of 2,204.6 pounds

TON, NET OR SHORT

A unit of weight of 2,000 pounds.

USER

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

VESSEL

Includes within its meaning every description of water craft 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.

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.

WHARF STORAGE (WHARF DEMURRAGE)

A charge assessed against cargo remaining in or on terminal facilities after the expiration of free time.

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 a 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. 

 

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INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE
 

No provision contained in this Tariff shall limit or relieve the Brownsville Navigation District (Port of Brownsville) from liability for the District’s own sole negligence nor require any person or user to indemnify or hold harmless the Brownsville Navigation District (Port of Brownsville) from liability for the District’s own sole negligence.

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