NYK Line North America, which had announced it would stop providing chassis in Oakland, Calif. as of Sept. 1, said it will postpone the action.
“We are temporarily postponing this implementation to a date to be determined in the future,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This postponement is due to the lack of adequate data links to insure a clean product that will be acceptable to the market place,” the statement said.
“A robust data link is vitally important to the efficient administration of this program which is expected to be both environmentally sound and a true benefit to the customer.”
NYK said it will charge a fee for merchant haulage moves only and all carrier haulage chassis usage cost would be for the account of NYK.
“The data link is critical in making the distinction of who would be absorbing the cost for the use of the chassis,” the statement said.
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