May 7, 2012 Fife, WA Using its newly purchased chassis pool, Regal Logistics is ready to meet the growing demand for right off/right on container service at Pacific Northwest piers including the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle.
Steamship lines are eliminating chassis provision at ports to cut costs.
This is already affecting operations on the West coast, and rapidly spreading to the East coast.
³In most cases, truckers will now bear the burden of efficiently moving containers at the pier,² says Garry Neeves, Vice President, Regal Logistics. ³But many are not equipped to meet customer demand, which is where Regal comes in with our new chassis pool service designed to move goods to market more reliably, efficiently and cost-effectively.²
Regal purchased state-of-the-art container chassis from Hyundai Translead, the number one selling North American manufacturer. The new pool is maintained and operated out of the third party logistics provider¹s Pacific Northwest location as part of its comprehensive Regal Trucking Drayage service.
Figure 1 Regal Logistics chassis, part of larger pool ³The question of chassis ownership is one of the biggest dilemmas facing the international shipping community today,² says Stuart James, Vice President of Sales, Hyundai Translead. ³By acquiring a chassis fleet of significant size Regal Logistics has taken a decisive leadership position in resolving the issue for the cargo-owners moving their goods through the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. We¹re very pleased that Regal selected us to be their equipment provider for this new venture.²
Regal Logistics anticipates rolling out its chassis pool service to its East coast location at the Port of Charleston soon.
About Regal Logistics
Powered by more than 40 years of experience as a leading third party logistics provider, Regal Logistics specializes in high volume, mass retailer distribution. It offers a comprehensive program of dedicated and shared warehousing, distribution and transportation services‹including retailer consolidation, import deconsolidation and cross docking‹and value added, reverse logistics and product recall services. With more than 1.3 million square feet of high velocity Distribution Center in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Southeast, Regal Logistics offers a superior way to accelerate product to market, while reducing costs, with better access to important markets throughout the world. Regal distributes customer product to major retailers including Walmart, for which Regal is an authorized trailer pool facility, Target, Kmart/Sears, JCPenney, Kohl¹s and Toys³R²Us. For more information about the company, please visit www.regallogistics.com.
About Hyundai Translead
Hyundai Translead, www.translead.com, is a leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, domestic containers, container chassis and converter dollies for the North American transportation industry. Established in 1989, Hyundai Translead is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company Korea and is headquartered in San Diego, CA with three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Tijuana, Mexico. In 1996, the company was the first major trailer manufacturer in North America to receive ISO: 9001 Certification, which was awarded for consistent and documented quality in manufacturing, and has earned re-certification every year since.