Hamburg Süd said it will implement a revised policy on chassis provision in Portland, Ore., and Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., effective Nov. 1.
The company currently sources chassis from the SSAT Pool (soon to be Trac Chassis Pool) for both merchant's haulage as well as carrier conducted intermodal moves.
Starting Nov. 1, Hamburg Süd will no longer provide chassis to shippers with cargo moving under merchant’s haulage through area terminals and depots. Shippers, their agents or consignees, can procure equipment either directly from Trac Intermodal or from various other chassis vendors. Carrier-provided intermodal moves will be unaffected by the change, the liner carrier said.