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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-014 *Amendment*

Issue Date: December 30, 2015

 

LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-014 *Amendment*

General Rate Increase (GRI)

The previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective

January 1, 2016 has been mitigated.  Details as per below:

 

Origin

Destinations

Type

Amount

Effective

Date

China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

US-West Coast and all IPI Points

GRI

 USD 10.00 w/m

Min: 1 cbm

January 1, 2016

China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

US-East Coast and all Reverse IPI Points

GRI

USD 16.00 w/m

Min: 1 cbm

January 1, 2016

 

If any further mitigation and/or delay of the increase is confirmed, we will pass this along as applicable.

We appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact your local CTI representative, if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

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CaroTrans Continues China-U.S. LCL Import Network Expansion

CaroTrans Continues China-U.S. LCL Import Network Expansion

– Launches 11 weekly, direct Xiamen and Ningbo to U.S. services –

Clark, New Jersey, October 22, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces 11 new, direct LCL import services between China and the U.S. including:

  •  Ningbo to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Miami, Dallas and Houston
  • Xiamen to Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

These services launched late August 2015.  CaroTrans is strengthening its existing China network which consists of its own team in Shanghai and now a new alliance with Portever Shipping Ltd., a local NVO based in Ningbo.  With this solid foundation in place CaroTrans plans to continue expanding its direct port pairs between China and the U.S.

“Consistent and frequent LCL services provide the supply chain options and flexibility shippers need today.  With this new cooperation with PortEver, we’re broadening our China-U.S. scope of import services to address the needs of our logistics service provider customers that are looking for alternative service solutions,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

March 2015, CaroTrans added 2 Shanghai import services including Seattle and Atlanta, both providing alternatives to U.S. Southwest ports.  These services represent CaroTrans’ 6th and 7th direct services from Shanghai to the U.S.  Service is also available from Shanghai to Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, New York, and Miami.  Altogether, CaroTrans offers over 60 direct China-U.S. LCL import and export services.

Throughout the U.S., CaroTrans has a comprehensive network of container freight stations and 13 offices to serve the needs of local customers.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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China Hazardous Cargo Restrictions since Tianjin Warehouse Explosion

8/31/2015

 

CaroTrans Customer Advisory

 

China Hazardous Cargo Restrictions since Tianjin Warehouse Explosion         

 

Dear Valued Customer,

The devastating explosion early August at a warehouse for hazardous materials in the port city of Tianjin has disrupted Transpacific shipments.  New hazardous material restrictions and greater cargo scrutiny is being implemented and you can expect delays and a tighter, less accessible market situation.  CaroTrans is proactively monitoring this situation and will keep you informed of events that will impact your customers’ supply chains.

Currently, Hong Kong has not changed its handling policies for imports to Hong Kong, but has informed us of possible delays and restrictions to various on-carriage points that could impact freight there or currently on the water.

Shanghai is handling hazardous material shipments. There is the likelihood that there will be increased inspections and delays.

All other China ports are restricting the movement of hazardous materials.

We will work to minimize supply chain disruptions and update you as new developments occur.  If you have any questions, please contact your CaroTrans sales representative.

Best regards,

CaroTrans

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CaroTrans Enhances Direct India-U.S. Import Service Network

CaroTrans Enhances Direct India-U.S. Import Service Network

 

– Nhava Sheva-Charleston service provides expedited delivery to the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf Regions –

 

Clark, New Jersey, August 31, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new, direct LCL (less-than container load) import service from Nhava Sheva, India to Charleston, South Carolina for expedited delivery to the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf regions.  This weekly, all-water service has a 25 day transit and offers a convenient Friday cut-off date, important service features for time-sensitive garment and fabric imports.  The service began mid-August.

At origin, CaroTrans’ dedicated partner, Globelink WW India, provides dependable, secure consolidations and offers full India market penetration with 15+ inland container depots.    Additional CaroTrans-Globelink WW direct India import services include: Chennai to Los Angeles and New York, and Nhava Sheva to Los Angeles and New York.

“We continue to add new, direct ocean services to our network to provide our customers with efficient and reliable transportation options that best suit their customers’ supply chain needs.  CaroTrans invests in an extensive U.S. and global network, and partners with the best NVOs in the world, to provide localized customer service and support.  Globelink-CaroTrans import solutions are first-rate, dependable choices,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Resumes Rotterdam/Antwerp to Los Angeles Import Service

 

CaroTrans Resumes Rotterdam/Antwerp to Los Angeles Import Service

 

– Service restarts July 12th

 

Clark, New Jersey, July 9, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces the resumption of their direct, all-water Rotterdam to Los Angeles import service, a 26 day transit.  Over the last few months the lingering U.S. West Coast port congestion has eased now enabling the resumption of this reliable, weekly import service.  This addresses CaroTrans’ customers’ preference for a direct, all-water service to the U.S. West Coast as it is a more predictable schedule and requires less freight handling.

This weekly service complements CaroTrans network of direct import services from Rotterdam including service to: Chicago, Charleston, Miami, New York and Houston.  CaroTrans partners with leading independent consolidator Cleve & Zonen in the Netherlands and Belgium for these services.

“The resumption of this service represents stable conditions at U.S. West Coast Ports which allows for the reinstatement of the Los Angeles gateway.  Shippers require direct, reliable service options to ensure supply chain integrity and effective management of associated transportation costs,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

In addition to Rotterdam and Antwerp, CaroTrans also offers direct, import services from Spain, UK and Germany to Los Angeles.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Continues Import Service Network Expansion with Direct Milan to Charleston Service

– Transatlantic service is CaroTrans 140th global LCL/FCL import service  –

 

Clark, New Jersey, June 22, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new direct, weekly LCL (less than container load) import service from Milan to Charleston with a 21 day transit.  Connections to Miami, Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta, Savannah, Dallas and Houston are 1-3 days.  In addition, DAP (delivered at place/Incoterm rules) services are available to the following 12 Southern states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, Mississippi and Texas.  The first sailing is July 7th.

CaroTrans well-established partner, headquartered in Milan, EURO Italian Freight Systems, offers complete and efficient freight handling at origin for dependable import service delivery.  Genoa is the port of loading.  The U.S. imports a range of products from Italy including: industrial, aircraft/aerospace, auto parts, food, wine and chemicals.

“CaroTrans is committed to expanding its direct service offerings to deliver greater supply chain efficiency, reliability and stability to today’s global supply chains.  Alternative LCL and FCL transportation solutions address the need for supply chain flexibility that helps ensure freight arrives as scheduled,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.  “We’re pleased to add a third direct import service from Milan.  The Charleston service complements our existing services to Chicago and New York/New Jersey.”

With the addition of the Milan-Charleston service, CaroTrans Import Service Network now consists of 140 direct import services between the U.S. and global locations.  CaroTrans recently announced new Le Havre-Charleston, Shanghai-Seattle and Japan-Miami services.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Launches U.S. Southeast to Japan LCL Export Service

CaroTrans Launches U.S. Southeast to Japan LCL Export Service

– June 12th marks first sailing from Atlanta  –

Clark, New Jersey, June 3, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly LCL (less than container load) service from Atlanta to major markets in Japan including: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya and Osaka.  As compared to other routing options, this service eliminates transshipment and double handling in Los Angeles and Busan resulting in less risk and cargo moving with greater reliability and stability.  Moreover, there are no transshipment costs and transit times are faster.

Freight moves from Atlanta to Tokyo in 29 days, Yokohama in 30 days, and Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe in 33 days.

In Japan, CaroTrans’ trusted partner of 16 years, Seino Logix, provides secure unpack and expedited distribution throughout Japan.  Overall, the CaroTrans – Seino Logix service portfolio is comprised of 6 export services – Chicago, Charleston, New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to Japan, and now Atlanta.  Import services include Japan to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York/New Jersey.

“Recent market challenges revealed the need for transportation alternatives for global supply chains.  Today’s transpacific supply chains require service flexibility and increased transportation choices to ensure reliable, timely freight delivery.  Along with Seino Logix, we’re committed to dependable, secure U.S.-Japan consolidation and deconsolidation and transportation services to ensure our clients are effectively serving their customers’ transpacific shipping needs,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

CaroTrans has added 6 new, weekly and direct LCL and FCL services in the last 6 months to provide the global freight forwarding community with dependable global ocean transportation choices and a stable network to meet their customers’ supply chain requirements.

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Adds Direct Montreal to Le Havre Service

 

CaroTrans Adds Direct Montreal to Le Havre Service

– Canada to Northern Europe connection sails May 22nd –

Clark, New Jersey, May 13, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly LCL (less than container load) service from Montreal to Le Havre, France.  This direct service has a 14 day transit.  Freight can originate from as far west as Vancouver with secure handling provided by multiple container freight stations throughout Canada.  The region in and around Montreal, the Quebec province, is a French speaking region with close, historical ties to France and in turn robust trade.

Freight management at origin and destination is supported by a strong team including Odyssey, an established CaroTrans partner in Canada, and CaroTrans’ dedicated Le Havre office.  CaroTrans in Le Havre is positioned to expedite cargo release and on-carriage services.  CaroTrans has an established 5+ year partnership with Odyssey.

“Through expansion of our global service network, we’re adding cost effective, direct service options for customers.  Direct services eliminate transshipment costs and provide greater reliability because there’s less handling and freight moves,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.  Trusted partnerships are important in our business, “that’s why we team up with Odyssey, a first class provider, for services and support between Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.”

Georges Raft, chief operating officer, Odyssey Shipping Ltd. said, “With the addition of this direct service to Le Havre, we’re able to offer an enhanced product that serves all major inland destinations in France including: Bordeaux, Dijon, Fos-sur-Mer, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Orleans, Orly, Paris, Rouen and Toulouse.  CaroTrans inland network in France provides   dependable door delivery services throughout the region.”

CaroTrans opened its Le Havre office in 2012 to establish a foundation for future growth and support the company’s overall network of global operations.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

Odyssey:  Georges Raft, 1.877.631.2880, georges@odysseyshipping.com, www.odysseyshipping.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Enhances Direct Service Portfolio to Northern Europe

– Weekly New York to Helsinki LCL export service kicks off April 20th

 

Clark, New Jersey, April 14, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly LCL service from New York to Helsinki, Finland, a key hub for consolidations into Northwestern Russia.  This direct service option eliminates transshipment costs and delays associated with freight moving via adjacent ports in Northern Europe.

For the last 13 years, CaroTrans has partnered with Nordicon a leading NVO in the Nordic region with offices in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.  Their comprehensive logistics resources include: a fully integrated domestic trucking network, warehouse services at each port and advanced IT resources such as their e-cargo release for expedited freight discharge.   The trusted Nordicon Team provides reliable on-carriage to final destinations including Kotka, Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg, Russia.  CaroTrans in cooperation with Nordicon also offers direct export services from New York to Oslo; Chicago, Houston and New York to Gothenburg and Gothenburg to Chicago and New York import services.

“Our customers find significant value in our expanding global service network of direct export and import services.  These point-to-point service choices help ensure supply chain consistency and reliability.   When there’s less freight handling, cargo moves with greater stability and efficiency,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

CaroTrans has a broad U.S. network including 14 offices and 26 CFS (container freight stations) to provide customers with secure freight handling, reduced inland transportation costs and close proximity to dedicated local personnel.

The value of U.S. imports to Finland total $2.4 billion.  [Source: OEC, Observatory of Economic Complexity, 2014].   Finland’s top U.S. imports by dollar value include:  Aircraft (Boeing supplier of F-18 to Finnish Air Force), telecommunications equipment, computer accessories, cars and other transport and metals [source: U.S. Census Bureau].

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans, Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications, Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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CaroTrans Adds Direct Le Havre to Charleston Import Service

CaroTrans Adds Direct Le Havre to Charleston Import Service

– Ultra-fast all-water LCL service, 12 days to Charleston –

 

Clark, New Jersey, March 31, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces the addition of an expedited Le Havre, France to Charleston LCL import service.  This is the only direct, weekly Le Havre to Charleston LCL service available in the market.  It is a 12 day transit to Charleston and a maximum of 3 additional days to destinations in the U.S. South Atlantic region. The Le Havre departure point eliminates the congestion, delays and additional handling associated with routing via Antwerp.

“Our Le Havre office was established in 2012 as a platform for future growth.  We are pleased to see this come to fruition as we announce another fast-to-market, direct import service from Le Havre. Our local, empowered CaroTrans teams are committed to delivering the best customer experience possible,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans. Local CaroTrans teams are located at origin and destination to provide dedicated support to customers in each area.

Charleston is CaroTrans’ third direct LCL import service from Le Havre. Services to Houston and New York are also offered.  France is one of the six leading exporters in the world and trade represents more than 60% of the country’s GDP.  The European Union, U.S. and China are Frances main trade partners (WTO, avg. for 2011-2013, alphainternationaltrade.com).  France’s main exports include powered aircraft, medicine, motor vehicles and parts/accessories (Comtrade).

In the U.S., CaroTrans has a comprehensive U.S. network of owned offices and container freight stations that support the reliable, secure flow of import cargo.  This infrastructure results in reduced inland transportation costs and freight handling, and immediate availability to local personnel.

 

About CaroTrans

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.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include – booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

 

Contacts:

CaroTrans, Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications, Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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