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This tariff will be effective 30 July 2012.

Rules, Regulations and Inland Rates Applicable on Transportation between United States Ports and Points and Ports and Points in Countries (As Named in Herein).

This tariff is a reissuance of tariff ZIMU-217 and shall apply to all tariff shipments tendered to ZIM on or after 30 July 2012, as well as to shipments under any service contracts that reference ZIMU-217 as a governing tariff.

ZIM INTEGRATED SHIPPING SERVICES LTD is registered with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission under Organization No.019210.

NOTICE TO TARIFF USERS

 

This document is compiled to reflect carrier's tariff as published in compliance with regulations of the U.S. Federal Maritime commission.
 
For historical inland tariff data effective prior to 30 July 2012, users should visit the web site of EZTariff located at www.eztariff.com.
 
Table of Contents
 


Rule 1 – Application of Rates and Charges

A. Rates named in this tariff apply only when Shipper/ Consignee requests U.S. Inland Carrier Haulage for cargo having subsequent or prior movement via ZIMU Tariffs which are governed by this tariff and specific Point/Port, Point/Point, or Port/Point rates are not provided for in said Tariffs.
 
In the absence of a specific Point/Port, Point/Point, or Port/Point rate in the applicable ZIM ocean freight Tariff, determine the applicable Port/Port, Port/Point, or Point/Port rate, in the ZIM Tariff and add the applicable rate as named in this tariff.
 
B. This tariff is not applicable to exempt commodities.
 
C. Rates named in this tariff are used in combination with ZIM Port/Port, Port/Point, or Point/Port tariffs, to provide through water-rail; water-motor; water-rail-motor; rail water-rail, motor-water-motor, rail-water- motor; motor-water-rail; among other combinations, transportation services.
 
D. Except as otherwise noted, U.S. Inland Rates as published in the Inland Tables provided in this tariff, include all charges for Switching, Drayage, or other transfer services at intermediate interchange points, except PierPass, which is for the account of cargo. U.S. inland rates moving via interchange ports of Houston, New Orleans, and Mobile include wharfage charges. All other interchange ports, wharfage shall be assessed according to the local port terminal tariff.
 
E. All U.S. inland rates as published herein are applicable to Standard Dry Van Containers only. For shipments of cargo in Open Tops, Flat Racks, Reefers, etc., please apply to Carrier for special rates.


Rule 2 – Inland Factor Rates

A. This Rule, when used in conjunction with rate items bearing the service designator "Y", provides for the construction of through intermodal multi-factor combination rates applicable on shipments to/from a Shipper's facility or to a Consignee's facility (provided it is accessible by land/ tunnel or bridge and does not require ferry service or an inland carrier's terminal or, as specifically published, other designated place of origin/ destination, to/from a Carrier's port/terminal; and will apply via all service designators as defined herein.
To obtain the combination of Continental U.S. point to/from foreign port through rate, take the sum of the U.S. Inland portion as described below (see Notes 1 and 2 and the ocean portion as obtained from the applicable ZIM Tariff for the specific commodity being shipped, plus, but not limited to, all other rates and/or charges listed in the applicable Tariff.
DOOR FROM U.S. PORT
Portions apply in connection with all services listed herein bearing the prefix "D"
representing "Shipper's/Consignee's door" or "M" representing "origin/destination motor carrier's terminal".
Routing from the ocean carrier's port/terminal will be via all motor service. Shipper, or its agent, must prepare all inland shipping documents in accordance with ocean carrier's instructions.
Portions apply in connection with all services listed herein bearing prefix "D" representing "Shipper's/Consignee's door" or "M" representing "origin/destination motor carrier terminal" Routing to/from the port of interchange will be via motor-rail service. Shipper/Consignee, or its agent, must prepare all inland shipping documents in accordance with ocean carrier's instructions.
RAIL TERMINAL FROM U.S. PORT
Portions apply in connection with all services listed herein bearing prefix "R" representing "rail carrier's terminal". Routing to/from the ocean carrier's port/terminal will be via rail service. Shipper/Consignee, or its agent, must prepare all inland documents in accordance with ocean carrier's instructions.
 
NOTE
1. Except as otherwise noted, rates published in this rule include all charges for switching, drayage, or other transfer services at intermediate interchange points, with the exception of: U.S. Terminal Handling Charges, Container Service Charges, On Wheels Charges, Intermodal Service Charge and/or Destination Terminal Service Charge.
 
NOTE
2. Except as otherwise indicated, in the event of a difference in the total freight charges between Single Factor rates published in the applicable ZIM Tariff versus this inland tariff, the single rate factor shall prevail.
 
NOTE
3. The following abbreviations are used in tables:
EB-Eastbound
WB-Westbound
NB-Northbound
SB-Southbound
AT-via Atlantic Base Ports of Interchange
AG-via Atlantic and Gulf Base Ports of Interchange
GU-via Gulf Base Ports of Interchange
WC-via West Coast Base Ports of Interchange
PNW-via Pacific North West Base Ports of Interchange
CA-via Canadian Atlantic Port(s of Interchange
CP-via Canadian Pacific Port(s of Interchange
M-All Motor (Truck
MR-Motor-Rail
RM-Rail-Motor
R-Rail Ramp


Rule 3 – Drop & Pick Service

When shipments pursuant to this tariff move in door service (pick-up or delivery the following conditions will apply unless otherwise provided.
1. Motor carrier does not provide assistance in handling (loading/off-loading cargo.
2. When at motor carrier's option, driver remains with container, two (2 hours free time will be provided.
3. When shipper/consignee requests drop/pick service, the charge for such service shall be 200 percent of all motor column and 150 percent of motor/rail column rates, as shown in inland tables.
4. If services other than those specified above are provided, motor carrier will charge the shipper or consignee (as reflected on the ocean bill of lading, for services rendered in accordance with inland carrier's applicable tariff.


Rule 4 – Routing of Cargo

1. The Carrier reserves the right to route the shipment via any participating Carrier, transportation mode, or interchange port within the scope of this tariff.
2. Where Shipper/Consignee requests that cargo moving in through single or multi-factor service from/to U.S. points be loaded/unloaded at a U.S. port other than the port determined by Carrier for that purpose, and the Carrier consents to said request, all U.S. inland transportation costs incurred by the Carrier in performing the through service in excess of the otherwise applicable U.S. inland portion, as well as said portion, shall be for the account of the cargo.
3. Where Shipper/Consignee requests that a particular U.S. Inland carrier or mode be employed by the Carrier in performing the U.S. inland segment of through single or multi-factor transportation and Carrier consents to said request, all U.S. inland transportation costs incurred by the Carrier in connection therewith and in excess of the otherwise applicable U.S. inland portion, as well as said portion, shall be for the account of the cargo.
4. Unless otherwise provided in the Inland Tables or if Shipper or its agent requires that rail carrier routing not be used, Carrier may, at its option, use motor-rail or rail routing for the movement from/to point of origin/destination to/from U.S. port of interchange.
5. In the event of Force Majeure conditions occasioned by U.S. or Canadian rail service strike and/or lockout, all affected rail service provided under this Tariff will be suspended until further notice. Carriers may arrange with cargo interests to provide U.S. inland transport service by motor carrier in lieu of railroad. Wherever, such emergency substituted service is so provided, the U.S. inland portions published in this Tariff for motor carrier service shall apply. In the case of single factor through rates to/from U.S. points based on rail service, where the U.S. inland and ocean portions are not broken out and separately stated, substituted motor carrier service provided shall be subject to an additional charge reflecting the difference between U.S. inland portions for motor carrier service and rail service under said Tariff.


Rule 5 – Over-Sized / Non-Containerized Cargo

Unless prior booking arrangements are confirmed and unless otherwise specified, carriers haulage shall not apply on any single piece of cargo tendered to a Carrier, the dimension(s of which are in excess of 39'6" (12.04 M in length; 7'6" (2.29 M in width and/or 8'6" (2.59 M in height; and/or weighing in excess of 58,820 lbs.(26,680 Kgs and/or exceeding 1,400 lbs. (634 Kgs per square foot.


Rule 6 – Dry Runs

Where, after prior arrangement with the Consignee, or its agent, the Carrier presents the container for unloading by the Consignee and through no fault of the carrier the Consignee is unable to unload the container, the Carrier will charge the Consignee all actual costs incurred including costs associated with rescheduled pickup or re-delivery.


Rule 7 – Impractical Operations

Door service will not be performed by the Carrier at any site from or to which it is impractical to operate vehicles because of:
1. The conditions of roads, streets, driveways, alleys or approaches thereto.
2. Inadequate loading facilities.
3. Riots, acts of God, the public enemy, the authority of law, the existence of violence, or such possible disturbances as tending to create reasonable apprehension of danger to persons or property.


Rule 8 – Currency Applicability Rule

Unless otherwise specified, all rates provided in this tariff are in US Dollars (USD).


Rule 9 – Overweight Tariff Provision

Inland Transportation Provided by Carrier
Notwithstanding anything to contrary in this tariff, all motor and motor-rail inland service provided or arranged by carrier is subject to all maximum weight laws and regulations of each state that the cargo will transit (including but not limited to local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Unless otherwise provided in a particular tariff item, the inland rates and charges set forth in this tariff apply to service using a standard tandem axle chassis.
The maximum cargo weights for which Carrier will provide or arrange all motor or motor-rail inland transportation are as follows:
38,000 pounds – 20’ standard container (tandem axle)
44,000 pounds – 20’ standard container (tri-axle and subject to additional charges)
44,000 pounds – 40’ standard container
41,000 pounds – 40’ reefer container (except for in CA, IL, IN, WI which are 39,000 pounds)
Any containers exceeding the aforementioned weight limitations but weighing less than 51,000 pounds (for 40’ containers) and less than 46,000 pounds (for 20’ containers) with a tri-axle chassis may be able to move legally over the road under special weight permits. In addition to any other charges applicable hereunder, containers moving under a special weight permit shall be subject to an additional charge of $300 per container.
Inland Motor Transportation Provided by Shipper, Consignee, Cargo Owner or Their Agents
The release of a container and/or chassis by Carrier to Shipper, Consignee, Cargo Owner or their Agents for purposes of inland motor transportation does not constitute a representation or warranty by Carrier that the transportation of the container and/or chassis complies with applicable road or railroad weight limitations or other applicable laws. When inland transportation is arranged and/or provided by Shipper, Consignee, Cargo Owner or their Agents, regardless of whether Carrier furnishes chassis, compliance with road and/or railroad weight limitations and other laws applicable to inland motor or rail transportation shall be the sole responsibility of the Shipper, Consignee, Cargo Owner or their Agents and shall not be the responsibility of the carrier.
The indemnity provisions set forth in Carrier’s ocean freight applicable governing tariff rules shall apply to inland motor or rail transportation arranged and/or provided by Shipper, Consignee, Cargo Owner and/or their Agents.


Rule 10 – Rate Applicability Rule

The applicable tariff rates, rules and charges are those in effect on the date the cargo is received by the US inland carrier at designated CY, rail head/terminal or inland motor terminal.
The cargo shall not be considered as “received” until the full Bill of Lading quantity has been received, whether Customs cleared or not.


Rule 11 – Responsibility for Freight Charges

The Merchant and all affiliates, subsidiaries, association members and agents acting on Merchant’s behalf are jointly and severally obligated to pay on demand freight charges, dues, taxes, per diem, demurrage, storage, collection fees, interest and other charges and expenses in connection with the goods.


Rule 12 – U.S. Intermodal Fuel Surcharge

Unless otherwise specified, US inland factor rates provided herein, including all modes and service contracts which are governed by this tariff, shall be subject to a US Intermodal Fuel Surcharge as follows:
30% (rounded up to the next one ($1) dollar)


Rule 13 – Rail Household Goods Surcharge

The following charge shall apply to all shipments of household goods moving under Carrier haulage by rail.
USD $100 per 20’ Container
USD $200 per 40’ Container


Rule 14 – Government Inspection Fee

All cross border intermodal rail ramp or rail-motor shipments entering the USA from Canada via rail service shall be subject to USDA inspection fee of
$7.75 per container (all sizes and equipment types)
This fee shall apply as freighted.


Rule 15 – Hazardous or Dangerous Cargo

For the transportation of hazardous and/or dangerous cargo included in IMDG Class 1 and 7, the inland factors as stated herein do not apply.
Unless otherwise stated herein, all other hazardous and/or dangerous cargoes as prescribed in CFR Titles 46 and 49 and applicable IMDG Code, shall be acceptable for carriage and the applicable inland factor shall be subject to a hazardous cargo surcharge as follows:
$150 per container (all sizes / all types)


Rule 16 – Definitions of Locations / Services

The locations and/or services that are applicable under this inland tariff are defined as follows:
Container Yard (CY or Y) – locations (if other than the normal loading/discharge berth of Carrier’s vessels) designated by the Carrier where the Carrier or his authorized agent assembles, holds or stores containers and where containers may be picked up or returned by Shippers, Consignees, Cargo Owners and/or their Agents.
Origin Motor Terminal (OMT) – a location designated by a motor carrier at origin points where the motor carrier or his authorized agent assembles, holds or stores containers and where containers may be picked up or returned by Shippers, Consignees, Cargo Owners and/or their Agents.
Container Yard to Container Yard (Y/Y or CY/CY) – containers packed by Shipper off Carrier’s premises at origin and unpacked by Consignee off Carrier’s premises at destination.
CFS/CFS or YS or CY/CFS, SY or CFS/ CY – inland rates provided herein are not applicable to Container Freight Station (CFS) to Container Freight Station (CFS), Container Yard (CY) to Container Freight Station (CFS) and Container Freight Station (CFS) to Container Yard (CY) moves. Merchant shall apply to Carrier for special arrangements and rates for such moves.
Door to Door (DD) – originating Carrier delivers empty container to Shipper’s facility for loading/stuffing; the delivering Carrier delivers the loaded container to the Consignee’s facility for unloading/stripping. Costs are for the account of the Merchant.


Rule 17 - Prohibited, Hazardous and Restricted Commodities

Prohibited Commodities
Unless otherwise specified, U.S. inland points provided herein do not apply and shall not be accepted on the following commodities:

 

  • Bulk Bladder shipments (aka flexitanks)
  • Out-of-Gauge (OOG) Cargo: high/wide or oversized loads
  • Hazardous Commodities, Classes 1 and 7
  • Tank Containers, ISO Tanks
  • Coiled Metal Products viz steel coils, metal in rolls, spool or reel, or wire rope
  • Extraordinary Value Property, such as, but not limited to, cigarettes, wine, artwork, etc.
  • Household goods or Personal Effects: Not accepted on Door basis--accepted on Rail Ramp basis only (subject to Rail Surcharge)
  • Automobiles, New or Used: Import shipments not accepted for Door delivery; accepted on Rail Ramp basis only.
  • Automobiles, New or Used: Export - Intermodal shipments of
  • Automobiles are not accepted from inland points designating Interchange Port of New York.
  • Dangerous Goods prohibited or otherwise restricted by inland carrier
  • Hazardous Waste


Hazardous Commodities
Unless otherwise prohibited above, Hazardous and/or Dangerous Commodities, as titled under CFR 46 and 49 or the IMDG Code, acceptable to U.S. inland carriers and ocean carrier shall be subject to an additional charge of $150 per container (all sizes, all types) over and above the applicable inland factor.

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