Using its chassis pool purchased from Hyundai Translead, Regal Logistics is providing 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.
“In most cases, truckers will now bear the burden of efficiently moving containers at the pier,” says Garry Neeves, Vice President, Regal Logistics. “But 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.”
The new pool is maintained and operated out of the third party logistics provider’s Pacific Northwest location as part of its comprehensive Regal Trucking Drayage service.
“The question of chassis ownership is one of the biggest dilemmas facing the international shipping community today,” says Stuart James, Vice President of Sales, Hyundai Translead. “By 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. We’re very pleased that Regal selected us to be their equipment provider for this new venture.”
Regal Logistics anticipates rolling out its chassis pool service to its East coast location at the Port of Charleston soon.
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