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NY-NJ chassis yard provides some interoperability

The new yard will have room for 4,000 chassis. The revitalization of a chassis depot with two prominent providers is poised to enhance the Port of New York and New Jersey’s ongoing effort to ensure there is enough available equipment to cope with the increasingly frequent arrival of mega-ships. The takeover by Columbia Container Services of […]


New Elizabeth Chassis Depot opens October 30th

Columbia Group announces the opening of the new Elizabeth Chassis Depot (ECD). The depot will be opened October 30th. Please be advised that as of Monday, October 30th Columbia Container Services will be operating the new Elizabeth Chassis Depot (ECD) located at 1510 S. Bay Ave, Elizabeth, New Jersey, formally known as the Maher Chassis […]

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Mega-ships to US East Coast stoke barge potential

Columbia Coastal Transportation is hoping that its new barge, Columbia Freedom, will be in demand as bigger vessels arrive on the East Coast. Read the full story here…

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Off-dock depot aimed at improving NY-NJ chassis availability

A new chassis depot near the Port of New York and New Jersey’s GCT-Bayonne terminal is a step toward improving chassis availability in the East Coast’s largest port, TRAC Intermodal CEO Keith Lovetro said. Read More

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Drewry: What is NOL­APL draw for Maersk and CMA CGM?

According to Drewry Maritime Research, neither A.P. Moller–Maersk or CMA CGM would usually risk their balance sheets by buying NOL at a time when container shipping is expected to struggle for the next three years. The announcement last week by Neptune Orient Lines that it is in… Read the complete article…

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Columbia Coastal Transport Featured in Leading Industry Publication

Columbia Coastal Transport was recently covered in the December / January 2013 issue of Professional Mariner. The article shows how container barge services can vastly reduce damage to the highway infrastructure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Columbia Houston Dry-Docking May 2012

Columbia Houston Dry-Docked at Colonnas’ Shipyard

The COLUMBIA HOUSTON underwent a required 5 year drydocking In Norfolk, VA as part of our Quality Assurance program. The Untied States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) perfomed the required five-year vessel inspections to ensure the barge meets declared industry standards for seaworthiness.

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Columbia Relocates North Avenue to Polaris Street

Columbia Container Services has relocated the North Avenue facility to a new location on Polaris Street, right around the corner from our closed North Avenue location.

All pertinent contact information remains the same. The hours of operation are from 0700-1600 weekdays.