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Wharf and transit shed services

I.Regulation regarding cargo handling operations by private equipment in Su Ao Port1.The Suao Port Branch Office of Keelung Port (hereinafter referred to as “the Suao Port Branch Office”) sets out this Regulation in accordance with the “Regulation on Port Services at International Commercial Ports”, the “Governing Rules on Wharf and Transit Sheds at International Commercial Port” and the “Manual of Application for and Supervision on Vessel Goods Handling Operation at Su Ao Port (hereinafter referred to as the “Port”) ” (hereinafter referred to as the “Manual of supervision on handling”), to meet the requirements for and the safety of handling operation in the Port. Matters that are not set out in this Regulation are subject to relevant laws and regulations.
2.The term “equipment” referred to in this Regulation means any powered handling machinery, which are provided or commissioned by handling operators or consigners on their own and have been applied for according to this Regulation further approval by this Bureau, including on-land hoister, forklift, wheel loader, hammer grab, etc.
3.For private motor vehicle and hammer grab to enter the Port for operation, an handling operator, a shipping company or the owner of goods (hereinafter called the “Applicant”) shall file an application with the Port Management Office of this Bureau by filling a “Application for operation by private equipment in Su Ao Port” form.
4.When a private machine that is dangerous enters the Port for operation, it is required to show by marking the name and telephone number of the firm it belong to, and load capacity and tonnage weight, and certificate attached on it. All persons that accompany a motor vehicle entering the Port for operation shall complete the registration for passage in the wharf and boarding procedure with the Port police, and shall fully observe all safety and hygiene regulation of the Port.
5.(Unless the operator has rented spaces in Port for keeping such equipment,) private equipment operating in the Port shall not be left in the Port before or after the operation. On any equipment remaining in the Port over two hours after the operation completes (or after 10:00 A.M. on the following day if the operation completes at night), the warehouse of the working area shall charge the applicant a demurrage according to the tariff for operation in the Port. Applicant shall be responsible for any accident, other than that from handling, arising from the equipment remained in the Port. If the equipment remained in the Port affects the handling or operation of the warehouse, or the traffic order, the Bureau may tow such equipment away, and any expense thus incurred shall be borne by the applicant.
6.Operating in the Port, the equipment shall not contaminate the Port. In case of any contamination, the applicant shall be responsible for clearing, or, when the warehouse of the operation area reports a contamination to the relevant unit of the Bureau for commissioning a waste operator to clear such contamination, the incurred expense shall be borne by the applicant.
7.For any accident arising since the private equipment enters the Port for operation until leaving the Port, whether because of loading, unloading, and handling or not, the responsibility in the civil law, criminal law and labor safety and hygiene law shall be borne on the applicant, who shall have no objection.
               
II.Guideline for re-surveying cargo tonnage in Su Ao Port
1.This guideline is set out according to Articles 14 and 39 in the “Regulation on Port Services at International Commercial Ports” and other related provisions, to ensure of the survey of cargo tonnage in wharf and transit sheds operations.
2.Apart from the “Regulation on Port Services at International Commercial Ports” and the tariff, all information regarding the operation when consigner consigns an operation of cargo loading/unloading and storage or retrieval in warehouse shall be reported in accordance with this Guideline.
 
3.Division of related duties:
 (1) The consigner shall provide actual information regarding the operation (manifest, packing list, survey report or weighing certificate, etc.) to the warehouse zone in a timely manner.
 (2) The managing persons on loading/unloading of site operation unit and warehouse are responsible for sampling re-surveying goods delivered on board and those received at the warehouse; the site superintendent is responsible for direct monitoring, counseling and review.
 (3) The warehouse zone shall, as necessary, dispatch persons to sample survey the tonnage of goods delivered on board, and monitor and inspect the on-site re-survey operation.
 (4) The on-site persons in charge and workers of the loading/unloading operator, or the consigner shall provide necessary cooperation for the re-survey operation.
4.Re-survey of general sundries (goods delivered on board and those received at the warehouse):
 (1)When keeping exported goods in the warehouse of the Bureau, the consigner shall notify the warehouse zone of its consigned surveyor (survey service company) or public measurer, and shall notify the managing persons to jointly have the actual survey of tonnage carried out; one copy of the certificate of such survey should be signed and produced to the managerial persons before loading on board to serve the purpose of re-survey.
 (2)Consigner shall provide manifest, certificate of survey, weighing report and packing list, survey report or weighing certificate for the imported goods and exported goods delivered on board before unloading from vessel or loading on board, to serve the purpose of re-survey and filling in the tonnage of goods.
(3)In order to accurately re-survey the tonnage of imported and exported goods, every bill of goods of the following kinds should be re-surveyed on the tonnage:
 Imported goods exceed 50 ton per bill;
 Exported goods exceed 40 ton per bill;
 Imported goods with each piece exceeding 10 ton by visual volume;
 Manifest and certificate of survey show no volumetric tonnages.
 Operation is requested for goods of consigner who has ill record.
Besides the above required re-survey, imported/exported goods of this paragraph shall be sample surveyed for ten percent of the bills that are loaded/unloaded in the same voyage.
(4)Managing persons shall re-survey the goods before they are checked out of the warehouse or loaded on board and claimed after unloading from vessel, according to Clause 3 of this paragraph, in respect to the tonnages listed in manifest and certificate of survey or “Request for storage and retrieval in warehouse” form; should such re-survey be impossible, it is required to specify the reason and attach a re-survey record for review purpose.
(5)When goods on a single bill are of different shapes and sizes, the consigner of imported goods shall provide packing list, and the consigner of exported goods shall engage a surveyor (survey service) or public measurer to provide survey report and submit the same to the managing persons for checking.
(6)When imported/exported goods with weight tonnage greater than volumetric tonnage or over 10 ton per piece need checking of weight, apart from checking on the packing list, smaller pieces can be weighed in the warehouse, while larger pieces, if impossible to weigh, can be weighed using the weighing bridge of the Port Police or a nearest one to the Port. .
(7)Methods of re-survey for the following kinds of goods: Excavators should retract their arms and buckets by the consigner after notice (in case of inability to retract, volumetric tonnage will be determined by measuring the length, width and height of the outmost portions). The volumetric tonnage of a yacht shall be determined by measuring the length, width and height of its outmost portions in shape when hoisted. The volumetric tonnage of roots of trees shall be determined as the square of the diameter (the addition of the maximal diameters on both ends divided by 2) timed by the length and further by 0.7854.
5.Re-survey of bulk cargo (goods delivered on board):
(1)For bulk cargo delivered on board, the consigner (including private loading/unloading operators) shall provide information such as weighing location and surveyor (survey service) to the warehouse zone before the loading/unloading begins to enable the warehouse zone to dispatch persons to sample check on tonnages.
(2)The warehouse zone shall dispatch persons to the location where weighing is commissioned to sample check the weighing tonnage, except the following situations:
a. Bulk cargo imported or exported by a public agency is weighed on the agency’s own weigh bridge or a commercial one, and an actual and detailed record can be provide;
b. When transported by train, a record of weighing by Taiwan Railway Bureau can be provide;
c. The bulk cargo of a lot is less than 300 ton, and the consigner is without ill records.
d. The cargo tonnage has been weighed by gage according to international maritime convention, and an actual and detailed report by surveyor (one with license issued by the Ministry of Treasury) is produced.
(3)Cargo that has not been surveyed by a surveyor shall be designated for weighed using a commercial weighbridge near the Port. The sample checking persons shall be responsible for checking the weighing and sign a record to hand to the person in charge for review; such records of one single vessel will be gather in a file for review purpose.
(4)The consigner of exported goods that are delivered on board shall produce weighing record or survey report (or Cargo survey record) to the operating warehouse before loading on board.
(5)The consigner shall deliver the survey report or weighing record of each day at each operating warehouse by the noon on the following day; for cargo of the items a, b, c and d. in (2) in this paragraph, or in case the Bureau recognizes as impossible to submit the form by each day as stipulated in the Regulation, the cargo weighing record or survey report should be delivered to the operating warehouse within 24 hours after the completion of the operation.
(6)For containers that charge by tons, the consigner shall provide the information on the manifest before the operation, to enable the loading/unloading managing persons to use as reference when checking the dimensions.
(7) After re-surveying the imported/exported cargo, the data of the each bill of cargo having been re-surveyed shall be filled in the Re-survey record forms (exported cargo that is kept in the warehouse should further be check against the export manifest), and the forms shall be submitted to the person in charge on site for approval, then be gathered in one file for each vessel for review purpose.
(8)If the cargo delivered on board is packaged or countable lots cargo such as gravel, clay, and marble, the re-survey will be carried out according to the regulation on the re-survey operation of bulk cargo delivered on board.
(9)When the re-survey personnel has questions in re-survey operation, it is required to report to the person in charge on-site for assembling the consigner, loading operator and relevant persons to discuss for treatment; such discussion should be documented for the review by Wharf and transit shed sector; in case of need to unify one interpretation throughout the Port, this should also be included in the same report to Wharf and transit shed sector.
(10)When the re-survey personnel discovers a consigner with false cargo tonnages filled, it is required to notify such consigner or the loading operator to rectify; if the case is of severity, a special cased will be reported by the person in charge on site to Wharf and transit shed sector for treatment.
               
III.Regulation on the operation of water supply
1.How to apply:
(1)The applicant shall present himself at the business sector of the Port to process the Port service application form and prepay for the charge.
(2)The applicant shall fill in the Application for vessel water supply form in triplicate, and produce it, together with the Work order, at the Wharf and transit shed sector of the Port during office hours for processing.
2.Charging:
(1)To charge according to the tonnage of water as actually supplied.
(2)For water supply, the Bureau charges a total of NT$20 per ton, and the Water Company, a total of NT$25.
3.As minimum quantity for charges for water supply at the wharf, 20 ton each service is set for international liners, and 10 ton for domestic liners.
4.When the Water Company adjusts the water cost, this charge will be adjusted pro rata.
5.If working during 17:00 and 8:00 on the following day, apart from charging the minimal quantity, the facility fee will increase by 50% on actually supplied water.
6.If working during 8:00 and 17:00 on holidays, apart from charging the minimal quantity, the facility fee will increase by 30% on actually supplied water, according to the regulation on surcharge for holidays.
7.In case the water supply at pier having been dispatched as requested by an applicant, and returns without any operation because of the factor of the applicant, the facility fee will be charged at the minimum (no cost of water is charged).
               
IV. Reengineering:
1.Continuing to control the personnel expenses; reducing the same by not filling vacancies.
2.Speeding up the construction of information system, and enhancing the setup of port computer system; continuing expanding hardware and putting the system online, and providing the Port's network system for shipping companies and goods owners to query on various information online, to enhance the service quality.
3.Establishing a joint warehouse operation center, simplifying the operational process and cutting back operation time, to increase the administrative efficiency as well as the shipping companies and goods owners' satisfaction, also to strengthen our own competitive edge.
4.Actively nurturing senior managerial, planning and cost controlling specialists to strengthen the Port's structure.
5.Enhancing the training for related affairs, and establishing the service team with corporate spirit.
6.Establishing an S.O.P., improving work efficiency and simplifying processes to enhance the competitive ability.
        
Vessel workshop
This workshop is equipped with a 500-ton careening grid, which consists of five steel wagons and four lines of rails. Each wagon is 6 m in length and 7 m in width; the slip way is 14 m in net width. Any vessel under 35 m (inclusive) LOA, 8 m (inclusive) in width, and 3.5 m of stern draft can be mounted on the grid for repair.
The peripheral facility of the careening grid includes an AC 440V- 80HP winch. On both sides of the rear of the grid, an AC 220V - 5-ton winch is disposed. Also, there are two stationary 2-stage water-cooled, 100 HP electric compressors, each with a nozzle pressure at 10Kg/cm2, and the fresh water system.
This sector is presently servicing the work ships, careening grid and machinery and equipment of the Bureau. We will also carry out maintenance and repair of outsider vessels upon commissioning, if time is available.
Last updated:2019-03-29
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