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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 Depot.  

The following information and rules apply:

  • The facility will offer both TRAC Intermodal and DCLI chassis
  • The hours of operation will be 0600 to 1900 with the last pick-up/delivery at 1815
  • There is NO ROUTING at the facility
  • Truck drivers must come to the facility with a valid SCAC code and a valid Sea Link Card
  • Trucker drivers must state the IEP and size of the equipment it is picking-up. Follow signage to obtain the appropriate IEP’s chassis.
  • Please be advised that the layout of the facility has changed, therefore, please review the attached map to understand the flow of the operation
  • Please follow all posted traffic signs. The speed limit is 10mph in the facility.


Phone (starting Friday): (908) 848 4220         Website:


Columbia Group announces opening of new Intermodal Chassis Depot in Bayonne, NJ
(Liberty Corner, NJ) The Columbia Group of Companies will open a new intermodal chassis depot located in Bayonne, NJ on November 16, 2015. Trac Intermodal will be the first customer to join the depot. “We already have had a successful working relationship with TRAC Intermodal,” said Bruce Fenimore, President and CEO of Columbia Group. “Having them as our first client is a strong way to begin this service and we look forward to the opportunity to service additional customers from this location.”

Columbia Group, through its affiliates Columbia Container Services and Columbia Intermodal, already operate a first-class off-dock empty container depot and chassis maintenance and repair depot in the Port of New York/New Jersey and a chassis pool and container repair operation in the Port of Boston. Fenimore says that the new depot will be open to all chassis owners and its being developed to provide quality customer service to motor carriers. “The motor carrier community and chassis providers in the Port of New York and New Jersey want an adequate supply of available chassis, quick turn-times, and quality repairs. This is exactly the type of service we aim to provide,” said Fenimore.

Located at 42 Military Ocean Terminal at Pulaski Lane West in Bayonne, NJ, the new intermodal chassis depot is situated on 12 acres of property. It features a covered repair facility, significant storage capabilities, express bob-tail exit lane for efficient movement of trucks through the facility, approximately 600 feet of queue space to get motor carriers off of the local roads, as well as cutting edge EDI technology for efficient chassis management. In addition, the facility was designed to accommodate the Market Pool chassis model upon its implementation in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The hours of operation will be 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (cut-off at 4pm) Monday through Friday. Additional hours are available upon request.

Columbia Group Release
The Columbia Group of Companies is comprised of three transportation companies, Columbia Coastal Transport, LLC the leader in essential containerized cargo barge feeder services operating in the U.S today; Columbia Intermodal, the trucking and chassis pool arm of the business, operating a first class off-dock chassis pool in the Port of Boston; and Columbia Container Services (CCS), the equipment repair and storage arm of the group, that manages equipment depots and also performs repairs for containers and chassis.