Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hyundai Joins Carriers Phasing Out Port Chassis

The number of ocean carriers announcing plans to stop providing container chassis at United States ports continues to grow.

Hyundai Merchant Marine announced last week that it will begin phasing out chassis at six gateway locations as of Nov. 1 and will expand the phase-out to the rest of the nation next year.

Hyundai joins a slew of other carriers – including Atlantic Container Line, CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen Marine, NYK Line, and Orient Overseas Container Line – that have announced this year they will phase out container chassis at US ports and other inland locations.

The Nov. 1 round of Hyundai's phase-out plan will affect Baltimore, Md., Buffalo, N.Y., Harrisburg, Pa., Miami, Fla., Philadelphia, Pa., and Worcester, Mass.