Troy Container Line (TCL), has strengthened its global presence by opening a new regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new regional base adds in-depth operational expertise needed to meet growing customer demands in the South Atlantic region.

Thanks to the solid reputation TCL built for itself since 1984 from its headquarters in Red Bank, New Jersey, the new Charlotte office is already running ahead of even the most optimistic company forecasts since opening its doors October 1, 2008. At the helm as vice president is longtime employee, Chris Hellow, who began his career with TCL 11 years ago and went on to hold several senior positions with the company.

‘Charlotte has become one of the top three hubs of transportation for the South,’ said Hellow. ‘The new office allows us to handle more volume and gives us a wider scope for sales.’

It also enables Hellow and TCL to better respond to customer issues on the spot and provide a consistent, high-quality service on a global basis. With a growing staff of five employees handpicked by Hellow, TCL plans to offer direct European services out of the south by the end of the second quarter.

‘The Charlotte office has superior support and partnership from the city and state, and serves as a central location for the transportation business.’ said Michael Troy, President and CEO of TCL. ‘We are confident that our investment and growth in the Southeast will benefit our colleagues and advance our goal of creating opportunities in global commerce for our customers.’