Five marine terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey will raise some handling fees by 2 percent and impose new charges for early delivery of export containers and for improperly documented hazardous-materials exports.
The changes, effective Oct. 1, were announced by the New York Terminal Conference, whose members are authorized to set common charges under Federal Maritime Commission authority.
The revised fee schedule is posted on the terminal conference Web site.
Fees will not change for demurrage rates, VACIS and government inspection, and labor rates for special services.
The new schedule allows terminals to charge $125 per load for export cargo delivered to terminals ahead of schedule, in addition to the normal gate charge for early delivery. Terminals also will be permitted to charge a documentation fee of $50 per cargo unit for additional services required for hazmat exports that arrive with improper documentation.
Terminal conference members are American Stevedoring, Global Terminal, New York Container Terminal, Port Newark Container Terminal and Universal Maritime (APM Terminals). Maher Terminals is not a conference member.