Chassis Information and Facts

Chassis is an important part of the container transportation chain. Oceanus Line has access to chassis either through its own or 3rd party affiliates.

Facts as stated by the U.S. GAO (

About 60% of seaborne trade involves standardized shipping containers. Upon arriving at port, containers are placed on an “intermodal chassis”—a wheeled base frame for transporting shipping containers.

In the U.S., several business models exist for providing chassis, and each model has benefits and drawbacks. For example, one business model groups chassis from multiple companies into a single pool, which can be used by any carrier to move any container, saving time at ports. But chassis in these pools may be older and may not have features like radial tires or LED lights.

Container chassis – Common FAQs

A standard ISO container chassis come in 20ft, 40ft, or 45ft. However, it’s essential to know that there are different types of chassis available for your use and according to your requirement. Some chassis have fixed lengths while others can be extended or shortened depending on the container.

A shipping container is first placed on a chassis using a crane. This is done carefully ensuring that the container’s corner castings are aligned with the chassis’ twist locks (pins). The container is then engaged to the chassis with these pins.

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