Option #1- Ship Lines who are not ready to transition will be allowed to operate under the current business model as contributors to the pool and accepting all billing for usage of the asset.
Option #2 – VIM becomes the sole provider for assets needed for pool operations that are no longer contributed by the ship lines. This can be achieved either through direct interchange from the CES (chassis equipment supplier) to VIM, direct lease from CES to VIM or lease of ship line owned assets to VIM.
HRCP will be responsible for M & R of the chassis assets.
HRCP or its designated agent will be responsible for compliance to all applicable DOT/FMCSA requirements.
The main objective during this transition is to ensure that there isn’t any disruption of service and that the operational efficiencies that have been gained by the marine terminals and motor carriers remain intact.
It is important to understand that all chassis in HRCP 2 are the same, whether or not a line chooses Option 1 (receiving all bills) or Option 2 (Carrier Haulage v. Merchant Haulage).
Options Available to Steam Ship Lines after October 1, 2012
1. Ship Line chooses to remain in Option 1, therefore they either directly own or lease the chassis and accept ALL INVOICES for chassis use.
2. Ship Line chooses to migrate to Option 2, they:
a. Must divest of all chassis assets in HRCP 2 – they will either lease to HRCP 2 or they will sell to a third party and then HRCP 2 will lease from the 3rd Party.
b. Can receive billing for Carrier Haulage, while Merchant Haulage would go directly to the Trucker, trucker would then bill Customer for Merchant Haulage.
c. Could have all billing go to the Trucker, trucker would then bill Ship Line for Carrier Haulage and Customer for Merchant Haulage.
Important Documents and Links:
Motor Carrier Registration - https://chassismanager.interasset.com/
HRCP Chassis Interchange Agreement - click here
VPA HRCP Press Release - click here
VPA Blog - click here
Option 1/ Option 2 ship line spreadsheet- /Portals/0/15 ShipLine On Board Schedule Version 1.15.xls
INFORMATION REGARDING WEEKLY WEBINARS WITH IAS/ VIM
The Hampton Roads Chassis Pool II was established to provide the highest quality of service to all Users of the Port of Hampton Roads.
HRCP II will offer systematic maintenance of chassis with the goal of providing safe and economical chassis for use in the Hampton Roads area of operation.
By using economies of scale, the HRCP II will stabilize maintenance and repair costs while improving and maintaining the equipment to the stated standards. This means efficiencies and cost savings for the member lines, terminal operators, port stevedores, and trucking companies. Through these efficiencies, the Hampton Roads Chassis Pool will require fewer assets and less repositioning to provide directed emphasis on cargo movement rather than chassis.
HRCP II and Virginia Intermodal Management are wholly owned subsidiaries of Virginia International Terminals.
UIIA | Virginia Department of Transportation | Ocean Carrier Equipment Management | PENN Intermodal Leasing - Special Purpose Chassis | Weight Limits by State | IANA - Intermodal Association ofN. America | Interpool | Interstar | Flexi-Van Leasing | Poolstat | TAL | TireAbuse.com