Regal Logistics selects Hyundai Translead container chassis

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Updated May 9, 2012

Third-party logistics provider Regal Logistics announced that it is using its newly purchased chassis pool to meet the growing demand for right-off/right-on container service at Pacific Northwest piers, including the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle. According to Regal, steamship lines are eliminating chassis provision at ports to cut costs, which is 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, Regal vice president. “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.”

To that end, Regal has purchased container chassis from Hyundai Translead. The new pool is maintained and operated out of Regal’s Pacific Northwest location as part of its 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 for 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 says it anticipates rolling out its chassis pool service to its East coast location at the Port of Charleston, S.C.