USA LCL to NZ – Export Chassis Fee (effective 1st October 2012)
Over the past several years the steamship lines have fazed themselves out of the container Chassis Supply business one region at a time. The burden to maintain and operate these chassis are borne from the chassis leasing companies or trucking companies maintaining their own equipment. These costs now have to be passed onto the market in the form of increased trucking costs. As such we are forced to implement the below export chassis fee for all LCL exiting from ports where chassis are no longer provided. This will affect all NZ cargo as the exit ports affected are Philadelphia / Savannah / Charleston / New York / Longbeach (which are the ports servicing NZ).
This chassis fee will be set at USD 3 per w/m and will come into effect on 1st October 2012.