Third party logistics (3PL) provider Regal Logistics has selected the Port of Charleston in Berkeley County, South Carolina, for a new distribution center. The multi-million dollar investment will create 30 full-time jobs and between 50-100 seasonal positions.
"Regal's expansion in Charleston is in direct response to manufacturers, importers, and exporters' demand for an ideal East Coast ship point to satisfy major retailers like Walmart," said Regal Logistics VP Garry Neeves. "We're confident that Regal's facility will attract new business to the area in the form of manufacturers and importers shipping product through the Port of Charleston for distribution to major retailers in the East. In fact, it already has," Neeves said. "Our new warehouse in the U.S. Southeast complements our Pacific Northwest distribution center operation and brings not only the benefits of bicoastal distribution - fuel savings, e-commerce shipping, reduced transit time, and advantages of the expanded Panama Canal route - but also Port of Charleston pier efficiency and deep water passage."
Regal has already begun operations at the existing 351,000-square-foot facility. It is suited for high-volume, quick-turnaround, and retail-compliant shipping. The company specializes in high volume, mass retailer distribution.
The Port of Charleston is the deepest Southeast port and one of the busiest of the ports in the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico.