MTOS revisions: Out of Gauge Surcharge and Hazardous Fees

November 17, 2022

To: Users of GPA’s Marine Terminal Operator Schedule (“MTOS”) No 5-A, No 10-A and No 11

Effective November 17, 2022, MTO Schedule Rule 34-512 was revised to decrease the Out of Gauge Surcharge fee and eliminate the assessment of the Out of Gauge Surcharge (OOGS) fee on ISO Tanks. Georgia Ports is currently conducting a comprehensive OOGS fee review and may make future revisions to this rule upon the completion of the review.

MTO Schedule 5-A

Rule 34-512

Effective Date: November 17, 2022   Issue Date: November 17, 2022

Subject: Out-of-Gauge Surcharge

The Authority will assess an Out-of-Gauge Surcharge to the Ocean Carrier for cargo that exceeds the normal dimensions of a standard container, flatrack, or platform by length, width, height and/or a combination thereof. $579.00, per container, flatrack, or platform, per use.

MTO Schedule 5-A Rule 34-520 was also revised on November 17, 2022, to change the Hazardous Class Terminal Use Fee and the Hazardous Class Surcharge units of measurement from per TEU to per container. Please see the below revised excerpt from Rule 34-520.

MTOS Schedule 5-A

Rule 34-520


Effective Date: November 17, 2022   Issue Date: November 17, 2022

Subject: Container Yard Service Charges and Container Storage

Hazardous Class Terminal Use Fee, per container $ 80.00

Applied to all hazardous classes as defined in 49 CFR 172.101 and 173 (except hazardous classes 1.1-Mass Explosive Hazard, 1.2-Projection Hazard, Class 1.4 Explosives, and 7- Radioactive Materials)

Hazardous Class Surcharge, per container $2,100.00

Applied to Class 1.1-Mass Explosive Hazard, Class 1.2-Projection Hazard,              

Class 1.4 Explosives, and Class 7 (Radioactive Materials)

Questions may be addressed to the undersigned or your GPA account representative.

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Paul Yarborough

Director of Contracts and Procurement

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