According to the South Florida seaport’s charter, its chief executive can waive up to $10,000 in tariff charges for shippers transporting donated supplies or resources from governmental or charitable organizations.
Port Chief Executive Steven Cernak said the tariff waiver is a direct incentive to ocean carriers and companies to help the people of the Caribbean rebuild.
Port Everglades is waiving its tariff charges for ocean shipping lines transporting humanitarian relief supplies to Caribbean counties impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the South Florida port revealed in a Sept. 25 announcement.
“Our Caribbean neighbors are suffering losses not only to their personal property, but also to their livelihoods which are dependent upon the cruise industry and tourism,” Port Everglades Chief Executive Steven Cernak said in a statement. “The tariff waiver is a direct incentive to ocean carriers and companies supplying construction supplies, food and medicine to help the people of the Caribbean rebuild.”
According to a proviso within port tariff no. 12, Port Broward’s chief executive can waive tariff charges for shippers transporting donated supplies or resources from governmental or charitable organizations up to $10,000.
“The Port Everglades Chief Executive may waive any and all tariff charges including dockage, harbormaster, line handling, potable water, cargo wharfage, container/trailer wharfage, security fees, and container crane rental,” the item states.
Other reduced fees are outlined in the tariff item for shippers who reduce their transport fees.
“For ocean carriers who charge discounted ocean shipping rates for the carriage of cargoes of humanitarian relief supplies and materials in containers/trailers, Port Everglades may waive tariff charges for cargo wharfage, container/trailer wharfage, security fees, and container crane rental in the amount of $60.00 per container/trailer or the amount of the difference between the ocean carrier standard and discounted ocean shipping rates, whichever is less,” according to the tariff.