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Consolidated Chassis Management LLC

// The CCM Pools division combines chassis
fleets into one pool at the terminals, and its
members can add their chassis to the pool.

Today, CCM's six regional pools
support all major Class 1 rails, and
it is the sole pool operator for the
Georgia Ports Authority and the South
Carolina State Ports Authority. "[We
are] also the exclusive pool operator at
TraPac Terminal in Jacksonville and
the Port of Wilmington, N.C.," he adds.

SATISFIED CUSTOMER
CCM's partners include the Eastman Chemical Co., which began working with the company when it sought to accommodate its needs for the future, says Klaus Schnede,
the manager of marine-air and facilities procurement for the company's global logistics division. "[We needed] to make sure that our shipments were covered for export,"
he recalls.
"We are very export-centric as a company," he says, noting that it ships 350 loads
weekly from its location in Kingsport, Tenn. TCW introduced Eastman to CCM's customer choice program, which offered dedicated chassis at a lower market price.
It also allowed Eastman to move away from traditional chassis providers such as
TRAC Intermodal, Direct ClassisLink Inc. and Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. "[We also got] away
from the ever-so-increasing day chassis charges," Schnede says.
While chassis used to cost $10 to $12 per day seven years ago, "You're paying up to
$24 per day today," he says, noting that its current arrangement works very well. "It
provides savings for us and it takes care of the steady supply of chassis so we don't
have to worry about it.
"We will always have a chassis available," Schnede continues. "We've been doing
this for close to a year now, and we have been extremely satisfied with the results."

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greater efficiency of the chassis operations," he recalls.
CCM's business includes its CCM
Pools division, which combines multiple chassis fleets into one pool at the
terminals. Its members can add their
chassis to the pool, and then can use
any chassis within it.


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