Third-party logistics provider opens new facility in Dorchester County

By Liz Segrist
Published June 25, 2014

Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has opened a new facility in Dorchester County to serve customers shipping through the Port of Charleston, according to the S.C. Commerce Department.

The third-party logistics provider and warehouse operator plans to invest $1.2 million and create 30 jobs in the coming months, in addition to the 30 jobs that have already been created.

Coastal Logistics opened its 200,000-square-foot facility at 2725 W. Fifth North St. in Summerville in the spring to provide export services for original equipment manufacturers, including disassembling, packing and shipping vehicles in a semi-knocked-down process.

The company plans to expand into the power generation, construction and aerospace industries and offer import and export services.

“They offer highly specialized services for shipping international cargo, and their presence will no doubt drive increases in container volume through our capable Charleston facilities,” S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said in a statement.

Coastal Logistics is operating the facility as part of a partnership created last year with global logistics provider Kuehne & Nagel Inc., part of the Kuehne & Nagel Group, which has more than 1,000 logistics offices in more than 100 countries, including a branch office in Charleston at 670 Marina Drive.

In addition to the Dorchester County facility, Coastal Logistics operates in Norfolk, Va., Memphis, Tenn., and Savannah.

Coastal Logistics Group CEO Chad Barrow said the state Commerce Department, Dorchester County, readySC and the state ports authority assisted in setting up the new facility.

“We have endeavored for years to establish an operation in Charleston to service our clients, and we are glad to be a part of the community,” Barrow said in a statement.

Reach staff writer Liz Segrist at 843-849-3119 or @lizsegrist on Twitter.

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