Feds pave way for new chassis pool plan for seaports in Charleston, Savannah

The Post & Courier
David Wren
July 30, 2018

The agencies that operate seaports in South Carolina and Georgia will be able to establish a common chassis pool for customers throughout the Southeast following the Federal Maritime Commission’s vote this week to take no action preventing the plan.

The partnership between the South Carolina State Ports Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority begins Aug. 2. It will remain in effect indefinitely and is subject to the same monitoring and reporting requirements as other commission agreements.

The ports authorities “hope to not only increase the number of chassis in the fleet but improve the quality and provide an at-cost model to support the growth in containerized trade in the Southeast,” the agencies said in a joint statement.

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