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Peak Relief Chassis Proposals Sought

Peak Relief Chassis Proposals Sought

May 20, 2015

The Port of Long Beach will seek bids on the creation of a new fleet of truck chassis for peak periods of the year, complementing the existing equipment used to haul cargo containers to and from terminals.

“It’s not enough for us to be a passive landlord; the industry needs the Port to be involved in helping our terminals to be more productive,” said Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond.

The “peak chassis fleet” is planned to be implemented in two phases, starting with 1,000 chassis and then adding another 2,000 chassis.

“Our peak chassis pool will not compete with private fleets, but will complement the supply of chassis during those times when it is needed,” said Port Chief Executive Jon Slangerup. “It’s one of several actions we’re taking to ensure that we mitigate congestion during the upcoming peak season.”

The Port will hold a meeting for potential bidders 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Port’s Interim Administrative Offices located at 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, 90815. The deadline for bids is 10 a.m. June 2. For more information go to the Port’s “PlanetBids” system at www.polb.com/planetbids.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting thousands of Southern California jobs.

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