Maersk Line plans to launch its new chassis pool arrangement throughout the Northeast on Monday, Aug. 3.
On that day, drayage companies, ocean carriers, marine terminals and railroads, will have to start paying a daily fee of $11.00 ($10.28 plus 7 percent tax) to use Maersk chassis to haul containers throughout the Northeast under the new Direct ChassisLink program.
Maersk said drayage companies must have a Direct ChassisLink lease agreement in place by July 31 to take full advantage of the new model.
Any Maersk Line chassis that originate from any of the New York/New Jersey port area marine or rail terminals starting Aug. 3 will be subject to the new Direct ChassisLink fees.
Under the new program, a drayage company will be able to utilize the same Direct ChassisLink chassis multiple times in one day for any similar moves from container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey to locations ranging from Baltimore and Boston to Norfolk, Va., Pittsburgh and Rochester, N.Y.
The per-diem fees will stop when the chassis is returned to one of the marine or rail terminals in these locations.
Fees for the calendar days from gate out to gate in will then be invoiced directly to the draymen. A Direct ChassisLink lease agreement is necessary for the movement of other ocean carrier’s equipment. Maersk Line containers will be moved under their current Maersk Line interchange agreements.
More information on the per-diem fee, the chassis lease agreement, credit application, start/stop locations, emergency road service reimbursement policy, local and corporate contacts, and facility/terminal and port information is available at www.chassislink.com.
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