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DCLI Acquires Chassis from NYK Line (North America) Inc.

CHARLOTTE, NC, February 28, 2017Direct ChassisLink, Inc. (“DCLI”), a leading provider of intermodal marine chassis in the United States, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the approximately 11,000 chassis fleet of NYK Line (North America) Inc. (“NYK”) that currently operates in pools managed by Consolidated Chassis Management, LLC and its affiliates (“CCM”) and in the Hampton Roads Chassis Pool.

In conjunction with the transaction, NYK has designated DCLI as its exclusive chassis provider in CCM pools.  Motor carriers contracted directly by customers of NYK for their merchant haulage shipments will begin receiving chassis rental invoices from DCLI in the following pools effective March 1, 2017.

 

POOL OPERATING ZONES
COCP CHICAGO, CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS, DETROIT, INDIANAPOLIS, LOUISVILLE, MARYSVILLE, GEORGETOWN
GCCP DALLAS, EL PASO, HOUSTON, LAREDO, MOBILE, NEW ORLEANS, SAN ANTONIO
MCCP HUNTSVILLE, NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS
MWCP KANSAS CITY, OMAHA, ST. LOUIS
SACP ATLANTA, BIRMINGHAM, CHARLESTON, CHARLOTTE, JACKSONVILLE, SAVANNAH, TAMPA, WILMINGTON

 

This acquisition continues the trend of ocean carrier divestures of their marine chassis fleets to independent leasing companies like DCLI, and of DCLI’s ongoing commitment to offer well-maintained, high quality chassis and related services to the intermodal industry.

“We are excited that NYK selected DCLI as a strategic partner to meet its long-term chassis requirements in the U.S.,” said Bill Shea, DCLI’s chief executive officer. “This transaction brings our fleet of owned, leased and managed chassis to approximately 133,000 and will ensure that we are able to continue delivering a reliable supply of marine chassis to our ever-expanding customer base.”

For additional information about DCLI’s chassis products, please visit www.dcli.com.

About Direct ChassisLink, Inc.
DCLI is a leading provider of marine chassis and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry. The company owns, leases and manages approximately 133,000 marine chassis and also manages approximately 86,000 intermodal containers for third parties through its differentiated asset management platform, REZ-1. DCLI is owned by EQT, an investment firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Stacy Kirincic                                                        Lee Newitt
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