SOURCE: GSC Logistics

GSC Logistics

January 26, 2010 11:00 ET

GSC Logistics Among Select Carriers Given 'Green' Light to Enter Port of Oakland

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - GSC Logistics, Inc., (GSC) the industry's forward-thinking logistics provider, continues to lead the way in adherence to new emission regulations mandated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). GSC's truck fleet, recently expanded from 140 to 170 trucks, became 100 percent compliant with the stringent CARB directive -- designed to help remove dangerous greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from equipment operating in the state of California's Port of Oakland -- on October 1, 2009, three months ahead of the January 1, 2010 CARB deadline. Because of its proactive commitment to begin upgrading its entire fleet well in advance of the deadline, GSC is free to conduct business as usual at the Port of Oakland.

In some cases other carriers have been unable to meet the strict CARB standards. As a result, CARB extended its official deadline for compliance to January 19, 2010. This date has now passed with many carriers still non-compliant -- and, as a result, they are banned from access into the Port using electronic readers causing some sporadic delays.

Carriers who met eligibility requirements for state grants to pay for 'green' retrofits have until February 5, 2010 to provide documentation that they can finance the difference between total costs and grants. If approved by CARB, these truckers will have until April 30, 2010 to upgrade their trucks. If unable to meet this deadline or financing requirements, they will be banned from entering the Port beginning February 16, 2010.

"We originally expanded our fleet to make increased capacity available to handle improved volumes as the economic recovery takes effect," said Andy Garcia, chairman and executive vice president of GSC. "Now, our expansion allows us to increase our overall business presence as we help companies that are faced with non-compliant carriers. As such, GSC is in a unique position to put its entire focus on providing customers with the superior service and support they have come to expect over the years."

GSC operates its 'green' fleet throughout California's San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, North Bay, Central Valley, and Reno/Sparks, Nevada region. In recent months, the company has experienced sizeable growth with new customers who are satisfied with GSC's CARB compliance and the value of its services and pricing. "We're pleased to be able to do our part to help protect the environment," said Garcia, "and are proud to offer a track record of reliability and service throughout the region to new customers."

About GSC Logistics, Inc.

GSC Logistics, headquartered at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., provides high quality, third-party logistics services and operates a state-of-the-art hub for deconsolidation, transloading and consolidation, as well as just-in-time transportation services for the Greater Bay Area and northern California region.

GSC's facility also features dynamic technology systems to enable connectivity, communication, management, and process control of cargo, as well as to provide customers with the robust visibility they need to operate their businesses effectively. GSC Logistics has a known reputation for employing the "best" people and offering the "best" services provided at the "best" port for any logistical challenge. More information about GSC Logistics can be found on the company's web site at www.gschq.com.

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