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Read the latest on port equipment news and stories, including chassis supplies and chassis pools. 

Commentary

In 2010, Maersk announced it would no longer offer chassis as part of its service.

News & Analysis

13 Jul 2017
The pledge comes as Maersk Line recognizes concern among shippers at booking containers with the carrier while it limps back to a business-as-usual state.
12 Jul 2017
LA-LB container terminals are handling alliance changes and the recent APMT cyber attack with only minor glitches, so truckers are confident they will handle peak-season volumes without significant congestion.
10 Jul 2017
What made the move unusual was the challenge presented by the Dames Point Bridge.
30 Jun 2017
The cranes are the first batch of marine equipment the company ordered from Doosan Heavy Industries, Vietnam.
16 Jun 2017
"There is other business pending that must be addressed before the commission can turn its attention to this matter,” an FMC spokesman told JOC.com
16 Jun 2017
Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
09 Jun 2017
In the United States, there was basically one chassis model from the beginning of containerization in the 1950s until 2009.
09 Jun 2017
Thilawa has become an important maritime gateway for Myanmar.
07 Jun 2017
The Seattle-Tacoma alliance will purchase an additional four cranes to enable its ports to better handle mega-ships.
07 Jun 2017
The new low-profile gantry cranes cost a total of $41.4 million and come with an option for the port to purchase an additional three cranes anytime within five years.
02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
26 May 2017
The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC) already provides premium pools in the Ohio Valley, Savannah, and Houston.
24 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd joins group of carriers that charge for refrigerated container gensets.
18 May 2017
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
11 May 2017
“But with the size of vessels being cascaded over to ECSA trades rising almost annually, we had to find a solution to this increase in size.”
09 May 2017
A free container database shows how the sharing of electronic information can help the supply chain from BCOs to marine terminals.
05 May 2017
More accurate predictions on chassis demand are needed to reduce equipment dislocations at container terminals.
03 May 2017
TRAC, Flexi-Van, and DCLI now operate competing pools that don’t share equipment.
19 Apr 2017
The fight underscores how explosive the petition is becoming.
18 Apr 2017
The largest cranes at the ports of Kobe and Osaka can now serve ships with 22 rows and 18 rows of containers, respectively.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
27 Mar 2017
Current back-up of chassis in LA-LB port is sign of deeper problems.
22 Mar 2017
A federal judge has allowed a bank to foreclose on and sell its interest in more than 1,500 Hanjin Shipping containers to repay the bank for owed lease payments.
15 Mar 2017
It’s unclear whether the private sector has what it takes to make sensitive matchback solutions sustainable.
08 Mar 2017
US exporters are having a harder time than usual securing containers.
07 Mar 2017
The practices of container lines, terminal operators, intermodal equipment operators, truckers, and beneficial cargo owners all contribute to chassis shortages at US ports.
06 Mar 2017
A federal judge on Friday gave the go-ahead to Maher Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Georgia Ports Authority to dispose of Hanjin Shipping containers.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.
28 Feb 2017
Intermodal equipment providers hope to launch a long-delayed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey before the Bayonne Bridge is raised later this year.
22 Feb 2017
If properly fitted with sensors, a chassis can evolve well beyond its current state of utility.
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."