It goes on and on. Truckers at ports are constantly being rattled by individual contract specifications that are probable violations of law. Chassis, as usual, are one of the flash points. There’s always something new to write about when we look at chassis use around ports.
The article has a series of links to past stories in this chain of events, making it quite easy to follow. At play is a $1.8 billion lawsuit against OCEMA, the ocean carriers’ vehicle for providing chassis for their containers.
Because of US liability laws the ocean carriers didn’t want to own chassis in the US. They then found that in the US they could not force truckers to own chassis. there’s a nice game theoretic reason why that won’t work economically. So they (and others) had to create pools. But now they want to control the pool activities. You can’t have it both ways– be out of the business, and running it at the same time!
Chris GillisTuesday, October 6, 2020Truckers counter ocean carrier effort to dismiss chassis complaint – FreightWaves