April 8, 2016 - Regal Logistics announced today its new 350K square foot Distribution Center (DC) at 1701 Charleston Regional Parkway, Charleston, SC 29492, 866-300-5580, www.regallogistics.com, is open for business.
Well located off of Clements Ferry Road, a major distribution corridor with close proximity to port of Charleston terminals, Regal's newest warehouse features 85 shipping doors, ESFR sprinkler and a secure gated yard. It's designed for high-volume, retail-compliant, quick-turnaround shipping with 30-foot clear height for maximum storage capacity, 50' x 52' column spacing and advanced technology infrastructure including Warehouse Management System (WMS), full Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capability and real time online shipment tracking with advanced dashboard.
"The new warehouse will meet growing demand by importers and manufacturers requiring the ideal east coast ship point to supply major retailers like Walmart. Our most recent expansion doubles Regal's capacity to 800,000 square feet, making us the largest public warehouse provider to the Port of Charleston," says Garry Neeves, Vice President, Regal Logistics.
Regal's new DC offers customers the same reliable administrative support, warehousing, inventory management, distribution, pick & pack, export/import shipping, consolidation, cross docking, transloading, drop shipping, transportation, drayage and value added services of Regal's existing DC at 1980 Technology Drive, adjacent to its new facility and centrally located three miles from I-526, four miles from Port of Charleston's main Wando Welch Terminal with 451,000 square feet of public warehouse designed for high-volume, quick-turnaround shipping.
"The new Charleston warehouse leverages the advantages of the expanded Panama Canal route opening this year, Port of Charleston's pier efficiency and deep water passage and complements Regal's nationwide footprint of three economically-significant port gateways complete with high performing Distribution Centers powered by one effective system that drives superior supply chain solutions for our customers," continued Neeves.
Regal's newest facility is in addition to its existing DC in Charleston and raises its nationwide footprint to 2.3 million square feet of full service warehousing in major logistics hubs across the country including Seattle, Los Angeles and Charleston.
"Options and cost-conscious shipping to increase efficiency are critical for today's high performance supply chain. Regal's most recent expansion, since our first entree into the Charleston market in 2010, provides customers plentiful cost-effective, secure warehousing that accommodates fluctuating space and labor requirements, features competitive rates, simplified pricing and terms, no minimums or long term commitments. It enables us to move product more directly and cost-effectively and offer market-driven, flexible shipping solutions," says Neeves.
"Warehousing providers like Regal Logistics are important to the success of the Port and maritime community, and we welcome the expansion of their operations in the Charleston region. The SCPA looks forward to serving their customers' needs through our deep-water harbor and modern, capable facilities," says Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) president and CEO.
Regal Logistics would like to recognize the following professionals for their help in securing its new warehouse: Todd Clarke, Senior Vice President at GVA Kidder Mathews in Tacoma, WA and Robert Barrineau, Senior Vice President and Brendan Redeyoff, Senior Associate, both of CBRE in Charleston, SC.
Speaking to the Clements Ferry Road corridor in particular and a recent CBRE report showing two major drivers in the Charleston area's industrial market, international trade and advanced manufacturing, Barrineau says "We've got good diversity there including buildings like Regal's that suit the global trade and logistics world. Trends in international container traffic are impacting industrial markets throughout the United States. East Coast ports, like Charleston, are seeing an increase in traffic due to an interest in diversification by manufacturers and logistics providers. This trend is expected to accelerate due to the widening of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2016."
With 45+ years' experience as a leading third party logistics provider (3PL), Regal Logistics specializes in high volume, mass retailer distribution and 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 2.3 million square feet of high velocity Distribution Center in Seattle, Los Angeles and Charleston, Regal offers a superior way to accelerate product to market, while reducing costs, with better access to important world markets.
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