NYK Line, which has been getting out of the business of providing chassis at ports and terminals in the U.S., said Monday it would extend the withdrawal to the Denver/Salt Lake City market on July 1.
“The change is designed to build efficiencies while minimizing the environmental impact of having a large number of chassis that are used intermittently and have to be stored and moved,” it said.
NYK has already stopped providing chassis in larger markets. It no longer provides them in the Port of New York and New Jersey, ending the practice in November.
“This policy change will not only lower total costs but will also build greater flexibility for the trucker, minimizing inefficiencies in the performance of their daily work. In addition, the policy change will have an immediate impact on terminal congestion, reducing turn time,” NYK said.