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Rules Circular 2

Effective September 1, 2016
Item 14 - Free Time and Per Diem Charges
  1. RBL implements the "K" Line rules as "K" Line's agent, regarding container and chassis free time and per diem charges, which are also on file with IANA, in "K" Line's Addendum to the UIIA Shipper agrees to be bound by all such rules. In the event there is a discrepancy between the rules listed in this Circular and the rules on file with "K" Line's Addendum to the UIIA, the UIIA Addendum rules will prevail.
  2. In the absence of any specific agreement with the Shipper or motor carrier, the following free time shall be allowed and the following use charges assessed the motor carrier when equipment is in interchange for domestic shipments pertaining to movements loaded to or discharged from RBL-arranged train service.
  3. FREE TIME
    1. On all empty containers and chassis, the day of interchange and the first five (5) calendar days after the day of interchange will be considered days of grace during which no charges will be made for the use of the equipment (container and/or chassis). For containers that are street turned and sourced directly from a motor carrier and not from a rail ramp or CY, the day of booking shall be considered the day of interchange. The per diem charges as per "TABLE OF CHARGES" will be assessed for each day or portion thereof until the equipment is returned.
    2. On all loaded containers and chassis, the day of notification of availability and the first five (5) calendar days thereafter, commencing from 2400 midnight of the day of notification, will be considered days of grace during which no charges will be made for the use of the equipment (container and/or chassis). The per diem charges as per “TABLE OF CHARGES” will be assessed for each day or portion thereof until the equipment is returned.
      TABLE OF CHARGES
      Billable Day Charge
      Day 1 $35.00
      Each day thereafter $35.00
    3. These per diem charges are subject to change with thirty (30) days' notice.
  4. PENALTY CHARGES
    1. On any equipment that is interchanged, held and returned empty, a flat penalty fee of $150.00 will be charged for a container not used.
    2. On any equipment that is interchanged, loaded and does not load on RBL-arranged train service, but moves to destination via another route, a penalty fee of $150.00 plus the detention charges (above) beginning at the time of empty pick up to its empty return at destination will be charged.
  5. RAILROAD DESTINATION STORAGE CHARGES
    1. Shipper is responsible for all railroad terminal storage charges at destination. Storage charges will be calculated based upon the underlying rail carrier's applicable rules circular.
    2. At locations where RBL is supplying the chassis, should a container be placed on a bad order or mismatched chassis, Shipper should notify RBL at our Chicago CTC, at (800) 644-3297, leaving a voice mail if there is no one available to take the call. Shipper must notify RBL prior to the container going on railroad storage or no storage charges will be waived. Any agreement to waive storage is at the discretion of RBL.