Now operating out of the Port of Savannah, the third busiest container port gateway in the United States
OAKLAND, CALIF. – January 30 – GSC, a nationwide 3PL, today announced new operations on the East Coast, extending its national footprint. GSC is amongst the largest 3PLs in Northern California providing drayage and transload services. Through the recent acquisition of MacMillan-Piper, GSC became one of the largest 3PLs in the Pacific Northwest, with drayage and transload services to both the Seattle and Tacoma ports.
Savannah is the third busiest container port gateway in the U.S. and is a major hub for companies looking to diversify import / export strategies to mitigate supply chain disruptions. With delays coming from unforeseen environmental, geopolitical, and labor impacts, many companies are diversifying their supply chain strategies to maintain flexibility and improve velocity.
GSC has been operating in Northern California for over 35 years and in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade, adding 55 years of experience with the acquisition of MacMillan Piper. The company will replicate the success and strategies leveraged in the Oakland and PNW gateways to break into the Savannah market. Based on extensive planning and investment from the local Savannah and Georgia government entities and port authority in the economic development of the Port and the surrounding area, Savannah is well positioned for long-term growth for importers and exporters alike.
“Our clients understand the need to diversify their import and export strategies to remain agile, and flexible to shifts in the supply chain,” said Scott Taylor, founder, and CEO of GSC. “Opening an office in Savannah allows us to bring the Gold Standard Service our clients have come to expect in our core markets, to the third busiest container gateway in the United States. We’re honored to be a pillar in the community and are excited at the opportunity to contribute to Savannah’s continued economic growth.”
“We’re committed to growing the volume of business the Port of Savannah can handle. We’re always excited to welcome established companies to Savannah to help address the growing volume of business the Savannah gateway brings,” said Cliff Pyron, chief commercial officer, Georgia Port Authority. “We’re excited about the additional business opportunities and expertise companies like GSC will bring to our container gateway.”
“The amount of business we’re attracting to the Savannah area by the investments in local and state infrastructure is a testament to the leadership of the city and surrounding areas,” said Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II. “The Savannah area has experienced tremendous economic growth and we’re committed to ensuring that more jobs are available to the citizens of Savannah and the surrounding areas. We know that helping businesses succeed is beneficial for everyone.”
The Port of Savannah is the first port on the East Coast GSC is draying containers for clients as a Motor Carrier. GSC is planning to expand its service to include other ports in the Southeast region, including Charleston and Norfolk on the East Coast and the Port of Houston on the Gulf Coast.
GSC is a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL) offering fully integrated customized transportation, logistics and transloading solutions nationwide through our network of companies headquartered in Oakland, CA. The company was founded in 1988 to provide ocean and intermodal drayage, domestic and import/export cross-dock deconsolidation, overweight transportation, D.C. bypass programs, refrigerated, brokerage and dry truckload services. GSC’s family of companies also offer a host of unique value-added services designed to reduce costs, increase velocity, and improve supply chain efficiency. To learn more about GSC please visit us at www.GoGSC.com.