TRAC Zim Expedited Chassis Pool (Tzep)
Meeting the E-Commerce
Wave with Expedited Solutions
About the Case Study
In just 5 weeks, 1,500 TRAC chassis were reconditioned and delivered to TZEP, the dedicated private chassis pool for ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service. By May 2021, growing ZEX service was supported by over 3600 TRAC chassis.
The economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the changes in consumer behavior and double-digit growth in cargo activity in the second half of 2020 helped to encourage U.S. e-tailers to shift more of their transport choices to expedited ocean services.
In response, Ocean Carriers expanded and developed new customized solutions to meet rising demand for faster transit times, fed by greater online shopping and challenges in securing air freight capacity.
To meet this challenge, TRAC Intermodal created a dedicated private chassis pool for global shipper ZIM to handle cargo volumes. TRAC’s detailed case study describes how its expedited chassis solution helped ZIM meet the express shipping needs of e-commerce customers from South China to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.