– Comprehensive network and best in class services provide basis for continued growth –
Clark, NJ, August 22, 2012 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (Non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, and alliance partner The CSS Group, (Consolidated Shipping Services Group), today announced a successful first year marked by significant volume growth of 40%. The CSS Group is a full service logistics company and NVOCC headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
CaroTrans and CSS Group’s scope of services include: comprehensive FCL (full container load) and LCL (less than container load) services, breakbulk, out of gauge and ro-ro cargo handling to and from North America, Middle East, and Africa.
This partnership has expanded and strengthened CaroTrans’ footprint in the Middle East to now include trade with Iraq, Pakistan, and Jordan. CaroTrans offers weekly, direct consolidation services from multiple CFS (consolidation freight systems), 24 in total, offering secure, efficient transits throughout the U.S. Cargo moves to the Middle East and Africa from the primary gateways of Los Angeles, Houston, Charleston and New York.
Now and looking forward, emerging markets are the long term drivers behind global trade growth. Developed countries, such as the U.S., will see import growth slow and export trade increase. Saudi Arabia is projected to have import growth globally, over the next five years, at 6.4% and the UAE at 5.5% based on the 2012 HSBC Global Connections Report.
“We are pleased our first year teaming up with The CSS Group delivered strong growth and market expansion. CaroTrans strategically partners with premiere, neutral NVOs, regional leaders with strong brand recognition to ensure our global freight forwarder customers receive exceptional service and support throughout the world,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO.
The Chairman of CSS, Mr. T.S. Kaladharan, commented, “By joining forces with CaroTrans, we have created a winning team of like-minded professionals committed to industry-leading service, resources and support. We are gratified that this alliance brings together an experienced group of ocean freight professionals that provide superior service and logistics support for our customers.”
In 2012, CaroTrans opened new offices in Seattle, Washington and Le Havre, France. CaroTrans will continue to expand its global network of direct LCL and FCL import and export services to provide simple, efficient and high value services to the global freight forwarding community.
Established in 1979, Carotrans International is one of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing global LCL, less than container load, and FCL, full container load services. Through our network of offices in Asia, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with our strong local partners, we offer a global reach that is truly unique. Carotrans is a people driven company with dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.
About The CSS Group
Consolidated Shipping Group is one of the fastest growing NVOCC in the region it operates. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a team consisting of over 750 experienced and dedicated professionals, across 20 offices, CSS has what it takes to meet your freight forwarding requirements, be it by sea, land or air. CSS has always adapted itself to the latest trends in the industry to offer efficient and most feasible solutions to its clients’ and associates.