BNSF Private Chassis Optimization Program Effective June 1, 2007
In an effort to improve fluidity and throughput at BNSF facilities, BNSF is launching a Private Chassis Optimization Program at Logistics Park Chicago, Chicago Corwith and Kansas City, Kan., facilities effective June 1, 2007.
As mentioned in a Marketing News advisory on October 11, 2006, BNSF met with carriers in Chicago, Ill., on October 23, 2006, to pilot the Private Chassis Optimization Program. The pilot has allowed BNSF to test associated processes and carriers to become familiar with the program.
Your BNSF Intermodal Representative will be forwarding you detailed information regarding the upcoming program implementation in the next few weeks.
OCEMA Cooperative Chassis Pool Update
On March 1, 2007, OCEMA opened the South Atlantic Consolidated Chassis Pool as its fourth co-operative chassis pool in an emerging national program to establish chassis pools at port and inland intermodal locations. The South Atlantic pool covers the Ports of Charleston and Savannah and major inland hubs in Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte, N.C. The pool will be extended to cover the Port of Jacksonville and inland intermodal facilities in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. Ten ocean carriers are participating in the South Atlantic pool with a fleet of over 18,000 chassis.
OCEMA will next start planning to establish co-operative pools in two mid-west locations - Kansas City, Kan., and St Louis, Mo. - followed by pools in the Texas locations of DFW, Houston and San Antonio.
BNSF is one of several railroads participating in the OCEMA-sponsored Cooperative Chassis Pools. These pools have been introduced at BNSF Railway’s Denver and Memphis facilities to help reduce the number of chassis in operation at the facilities. If your company is interested in participating in chassis pools or in expanding cooperative pools at other BNSF facilities, please contact your BNSF Marketing Representative at 1-888-428-2673.
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