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            What are the ACI requirements for Tugs and Barges?

            ACI requirements may apply to tugs and barges and reports need to be transmitted within the timeframes. The CRN must be transmitted in the applicable fields on all reports associated with all tugs, barges and cargo that are involved in the following scenarios.

            A tug pulling one or more barges with cargo: cargo reports must be transmitted for the cargo on each barge, referencing the corresponding CRN.

            A tug pulling one or more barges without cargo: If there is no cargo on any of the barges being pulled by the tug, there is no requirement for ACI cargo reports. 

            A tug pulling a mix of barges with cargo, and barges without cargo: cargo reports must be transmitted electronically for the cargo on each barge, referencing the corresponding CRN in the applicable field. No cargo reports are required for the empty barge(s).

            Self-propelled barges: cargo reports must be transmitted for the cargo on each barge, referencing the corresponding CRN.

            A tug carrying goods that are not on a barge: cargo reports must be transmitted for the cargo, referencing the CRN of the tug.

            An in ballast (empty) tug that is not pulling barges: There is no requirement for ACI cargo report.
            Updated: 17 Dec 2014 05:29 AM
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