GSC expands to East Coast with Port of Savannah office


Nationwide 3PL company GSC announced Tuesday it was expanding its operations to the East Coast, opening up an office in Savanah, Ga.

The company, which is one of the largest 3PLs in the Pacific Northwest, has drayage and transload services in both Seattle and Tacoma ports, as well as Northern California. The expansion to Savannah, the third busiest container port in the United States, is a way to diversify the company’s supply chain strategy in order to maintain flexibility and improve velocity, the company said.

Savannah is well positioned for long-term growth for importers and exporters, the company said. Company officials said they hope to use their more than 35 years of experience, as well as their recent acquisition of MacMillan-Piper, to replicate their success in their West Coast operations.

“Our clients understand the need to diversify their import and export strategies to remain agile and flexible to shifts in the supply chain,” Scott Taylor, founder and CEO of GSC, said. “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.”

The Port of Savannah is the first port on the East Coast the company is draying containers for clients as a motor carrier. The company said it plans to expand services to other ports in the Southeast region, including Charleston and Norfolk on the East Coast and the Port of Houston on the Gulf Coast.

The Port of Savannah welcomed GSC’s expansion.

“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 Ports Authority. “We’re excited about the additional business opportunities and expertise companies like GSC will bring to our container gateway.”