46 CFR 280.4 - Standards governing payment of ODS.

§ 280.4 Standards governing payment of ODS.
(a) Full payment. Except to the extent otherwise provided in § 280.8, ODS shall be paid in full to the operator for vessel operations on the inbound and outbound legs of each service if, during the calendar year, at least 50 percent of the inbound and 50 percent of the outbound gross freight revenues earned on voyages terminated during the calendar year, for each service, are earned from the carriage of competitive cargo.
(b) Reduction in payment—
(1) Inbound leg of service. The amount of ODS payable for the inbound leg of a service for the calendar year shall be reduced as provided in paragraph (b)(3) of this section if, during the calendar year, less than 50 percent of the inbound gross freight revenue earned in such service, on voyages terminated during the calendar year, is earned from the carriage of competitive cargo.
(2) Outbound leg of service. The amount of ODS payable for the outbound leg of a service for the calendar year shall be reduced as provided in paragraph (b)(3) of this section if, during the calendar year, less than 50 percent of the outbound gross freight revenue earned in such service, on voyages terminated during the calendar year, is earned from the carriage of competitive cargo.
(3) ODS reduction formula. The reduction in ODS payable required by paragraphs (b) (1) and (2) of this section for any calendar year shall be made by reducing the amount payable on one or more ODS vouchers for the subsequent calendar year by a cumulative amount equal to an amount determined in accordance with the following table:
Percent of inbound or outbound gross freight revenue from carriage of competitive cargo ODS reduction 1
1 Expressed in percent of total ODS payable for cargo carriage on the inbound or outbound leg of the service.
40 to 49.9 20
30 to 39.9 40
20 to 29.9 60
10 to 19.9 80
0 to 9.9 100
(4) Last calendar year exception. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to the last calendar year of an ODS agreement except to the extent that any reduction in ODS payable required by this section for the calendar year immediately preceding the last calendar year is to be made, pursuant to paragraph (b)(3) of this section, on ODS vouchers submitted in the last calendar year.

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