WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) today announced the launch of a Chassis Provisioning Information section on the OCEMA website at www.ocema.org/cpi.
“This is an area of great interest to shippers, motor carriers, marine terminals, ports, railroads and other participants in the intermodal chain,” said Jeff Lawrence, Executive Director of OCEMA. “We developed the Chassis Provisioning Information section on the website to assist ocean carrier customers and service partners in better understanding the status of chassis provision today and in the future.”
Various ocean carriers have announced their intention to reduce or eliminate their involvement in owning and providing chassis for the inland movement of ocean carrier containers. The OCEMA website provides a summary of announcements made to date and FAQ responses. The website will be updated regularly to provide new information on upcoming changes.
“A key concern of terminals, shippers, and motor carriers, as well as ocean carriers, is ensuring a continued stable supply of chassis in all key intermodal locations,” noted John Nardi, Senior Vice President of Operations of Hapag Lloyd and OCEMA Chairman. “We have studied numerous locations and intend to work closely with terminals, motor carriers, pools, and chassis suppliers to ensure a stable and adequate supply of equipment. As ocean carriers, we have a vital stake in ensuring our customers’ service needs are met reliably and efficiently.”
OCEMA’s subsidiary, Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM), operates a nationwide chain of cooperative chassis pools. “CCM has undertaken significant efforts to speed up decision making, reduce costs, and enhance flexibility to meet changes in demand for equipment. We have completed development of our new state of the art Chassis Management IT System (CMS) for CCM pools, which will greatly assist in achieving these objectives,” said Phil Wojcik, President of CCM. The new CMS system is already deployed in two of CCM’s six pools.
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The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) is a U.S.-based association of 20 major international ocean common carriers, which provides a forum for its members to discuss operational and safety matters pertaining to the intermodal transportation of ocean freight within the United States. OCEMA members include both U.S. and foreign flag carriers. OCEMA is active on major equipment-related operational, safety, and regulatory matters within the United States including participation in industry forums, educational sessions, regulatory proceedings and legislative matters.