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LCL Import Customer Advisory IMP15-002 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: January 13,  2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective February 9th, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $12.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: *Cancelled*

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LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-001

Issue Date: 5 January 2015

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) effective as of sailings on February 6th, 2015:

Origin(s): All North American CFS

Destination(s): Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $6.00 w/m (500 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum $6.00

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CaroTrans Expands Local Midwest Receiving Station Network

CaroTrans Expands Local Midwest Receiving Station Network

–  Addition of Cincinnati and Indianapolis CFS strengthens commitment to Midwest region –

Clark, New Jersey, December 9, 2014CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces the addition of Cincinnati and Indianapolis to its Midwest CFS (container freight station) network which is comprised of Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit. Local CaroTrans CFS (container freight stations) offer forwarders simplified freight rate processing and greater convenience.  Local market proximity to CFS reduces inland transportation costs and cargo handling for greater cost savings and security. Overall, CaroTrans’ U.S. network includes local teams at 14 U.S. offices and 23 CFS (container freight stations).

Andrew Weisse, CaroTrans branch manager, Chicago, will oversee the Indianapolis receiving station and Maggie Piktel, CaroTrans branch manager, Cleveland will manage the Cincinnati CFS.

“The Cincinnati station gives our customers near this major market the ease of dropping off freight close to their own facility rather than trucking to Chicago.  This expansion is part of our commitment to superior customer service and being close to our customers.  They know they can call and someone will always pick up the phone,” said Maggie Piktel, CaroTrans branch manager, Cleveland.

 Andrew Weisse, branch manager, Chicago remarked, “With our new Indianapolis CFS, customers now have a local delivery, same day transport option in the region which simplifies processing and offers a single, end-to-end rate for global shipments.”

 “We’re continuously looking for new and better ways to serve customers by enhancing our U.S. and global network.  From CaroTrans you’ll see ongoing development, from new receiving stations and offices to broadening our range of direct, reliable and secure global services,” 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 Service Advisory

Introduction of LCL service to the Port of Itapoa, Brazil from CFS receiving locations in the USA

CaroTrans will be changing our routing of LCL consolidations previously destined to Itajai, Brazil to the updated and more efficient Port of Itapoa in response to underlying ocean carrier vessel routing changes off the East Coast of the United States.

The Port of Itapoa is located in the Brazilian state of Santa Clarita bordering Sao Francisco do Sul and fifty three miles north of Itajai.

CaroTrans LCL rates for Itapoa will be set at the same levels as Itajai and the latter port will be removed from our LCL pricing matrix as of 11/4/2014.

Please contact your local CaroTrans office if you have further questions or concerns

 

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LCL Export Customer Advisory 14-008 Chassis Surcharge

Issue Date: 7 October 2014

 

Carotrans will implement the following Surcharge Increase effective as of sailings on November 6th, 2014:

Origin(s): All Origins

Destination(s):  All Destinations

Type: Chassis Surcharge Increase

Increase: USD 1.00 W/M

Effective Date: Sailing November 6th, 2014

 

 

 

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CaroTrans Strengthens China–U.S. LCL Network with Northern China Service Portfolio

– 11 direct, weekly services are added from Qingdao and Tianjin to the U.S. –

 

Clark, New Jersey, June 3, 2014CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces the deepening of its overall China-U.S. LCL (less than container load) service network with a new partner in Northern China, World Jaguar.  This collaboration successfully extends CaroTrans’ existing network of owned offices throughout China and adds a broad scope of direct, weekly services from Qingdao and Tianjin to the U.S. including:

  •  Qingdao to Los Angeles      (2x/week), Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, and Houston
  • Tianjin to Los Angeles,      Chicago and New York

Headquartered in Qingdao, World Jaguar is a well-established NVO in this important trade region and has the most direct LCL services to the U.S. from Qingdao.

CaroTrans now offers comprehensive coverage of all major China ports with a total of 35 direct, weekly LCL consolidation services from China to the U.S.  LCL services are offered from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Xingang, Guangzhou, and Ningbo to points throughout the U.S.

Richard Wu, president of World Jaguar said, “By collaborating with CaroTrans, we bring together like companies that are committed to putting the customer first.  CaroTrans offers a proven, well-respected infrastructure of service and support in the U.S. including an extensive network of 14 local branch offices and 24 freight stations.”

“This cooperation with World Jaguar strengthens our combined network to enhance the transpacific transportation services we offer.  We are committed to continuously expanding our service portfolio to address our customers’ global transportation requirements,” said Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans.

CaroTrans U.S. to China LCL service network includes direct, weekly services from Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to all major ports in China.

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 Further Develops U.S. – Europe Service Network with Direct New York – Marseilles Connection

CaroTrans Further Develops U.S. – Europe Service Network with Direct New York – Marseilles Connection

 

– LCL/FCL service features expedited transit and proximity to major markets-

 

Clark, New Jersey, April 29, 2014CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces expansion of its LCL (less than container load) and FCL (full container load) services between the U.S. and France with a new direct, weekly New York – Marseilles service.  This development is in direct response to customer demand and features reduced delivery costs and transit times to nearby major markets, such as Lyon, Nice and Toulouse.   Online track and trace visibility via the CaroTrans website is available to customers to effectively manage end-to-end shipment delivery.

This new CaroTrans Central and Southern France service strengthens the NVO’s comprehensive, U.S.-France service network which features service between 5 U.S. gateways and Le Havre.  CaroTrans established its dedicated Le Havre branch office and team in 2012 to support its European and overall, global network.  CaroTrans has a longstanding 30 year history servicing France.

Between the U.S. and Europe, CaroTrans offers a broad-range of comprehensive direct services, a total of 20, including: London, Liverpool, Manchester, Felixstowe, Dublin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Riga, St Petersburg, Prague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremen, Barcelona, Valencia, Milan, Le Havre and now Marseilles.

“Addressing the transportation needs of our customers is our primary focus.  With this new NY-Marseilles service we are fulfilling this vow and will continue to search out direct service options that reduce freight handling and costs for our customers,” said Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans.

In the U.S., CaroTrans’ local network of 14 branch offices and 24 CFS (container freight stations) are strategically placed to deliver dependable, secure cargo moves.  This infrastructure results in reduced inland transportation costs and freight handling, and immediate availability to local, professional CaroTrans 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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CaroTrans Launches Direct Le Havre to Houston LCL Export Service

CaroTrans Launches Direct Le Havre to Houston LCL Export Service

– Strategic European hub location offers fastest transits from France to U.S. Gulf –

Clark, New Jersey, March 31, 2014 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new, weekly LCL export service from Le Havre, France to Houston which will commence April 5th. This direct service shortens shipping time by 5-11 days for freight moving from France to the U.S. Gulf region including: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Laredo Austin, New Orleans, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, as well as Los Angeles on the West Coast. The Le Havre departure point eliminates the congestion, delays and additional handling associated with routing via Antwerp and Rotterdam. Transit times are the fastest in the market.

Houston is a major manufacturing center that leads in energy/oil and gas, aerospace, medical, biotechnology, and software development. It is a strong trade link for France, a country with a solid manufacturing industry and export base including machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, iron, steel, consumer products, petroleum and cars. As a gateway to Mexico and all of Latin America, Houston as a trade link facilitates expedited service for French exports to these important growth markets.

This new service expands the scope of CaroTrans global service network and adds to the company’s depth of experience and specialization in the France – U.S. trade. Reliable, secure freight delivery is supported by a network of 14 local U.S. offices and 24 CFS (container freight stations) and the company’s hub office in Le Havre.

“Houston is a growing, strong market and gateway for global trade. Direct service from Le Havre to Houston will speed up shipments to this important trade link to enhance supply chain performance and better serve this trade region,” said Greg Howard global 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 Adopts CargoSmart’s Japan AFR Compliance Management Solution

 

 

CaroTrans Adopts CargoSmart’s Japan AFR Compliance Management Solution

 

-Global NVO ready for new Japan Customs requirements-

 

Clark, New Jersey, March 10, 2014 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces adoption of CargoSmart’s Japan AFR (advanced filing rules) management solution to effectively address Japan’s new compliance requirement which goes into effect March 10th with no grace period.  NVOCCs and ocean carriers are required to electronically submit filings for all Japan-bound ocean cargo or receive substantial penalties for not filing.  Well before the approaching deadline, CaroTrans successfully modified its proprietary system and had its team trained and ready to accommodate the new regulation.  CaroTrans is using EDI and online functionality of CargoSmart’s AFR solution.

Dashboard monitoring, a component of the CargoSmart solution, provides CaroTrans with visibility to filings and their status, and helps avoid the risk of missing filings.  They also allow for timely notifications to customers and the effective management of this process to boost operational efficiency.

“We are pleased that CaroTrans is leveraging CargoSmart’s online and EDI solutions to comply with Japan’s Advance Filing Rules,” said Kim Le, director of CargoSmart North America. “CargoSmart’s solutions connect CaroTrans’ network of offices and agents to interact and ensure shipments globally are in compliance.”

“CaroTrans’ team is fully equipped to submit the necessary freight information on-time and accurately for Japan’s AFR.  We are committed to complying with these important regulations to ensure the safety and security of global trade,” said Greg Howard, global 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

 

About CargoSmart

CargoSmart Limited (www.cargosmart.com) is a Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider that enables shippers, consignees, logistics service providers, NVOCCs, and ocean carriers to keep cargo moving and delivered on time. Award-winning shipment management applications include visibility, documentation, contract management, compliance, and private label solutions. CargoSmart launched its services in October 2000 and has helped over 22,000 customers lower transportation management costs, streamline operations, and reduce the risk of late shipments.

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. West Coast LCL Service to All Points in Central America

CaroTrans Launches U.S. West Coast LCL Service to All Points in Central America

 

– March 6th marks start of new service from Los Angeles gateway –

 

Clark, New Jersey, March 6, 2014 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel  operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly, direct, all-water LCL (less than container load) service from the U.S. West Coast to all points in Central America including:  Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama.  This comprehensive distribution network delivers full coverage of Central American locations via secure, bonded, on-forwarding.  U.S. West Coast service features enhanced transits, reduced handling and lower costs compared to routing via the traditional Miami Gateway.

 

CaroTrans has an established U.S. infrastructure, including 24 local CFS (container freight stations), that provide customers with local support and experience throughout the U.S.  On the West Coast, CaroTrans offers consolidation centers in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco for expedited service to the Los Angeles gateway.

 

“This new U.S. West Coast service to Central America further reinforces our commitment to delivering services where they are needed.  After 35 years of providing dependable global ocean transportation services, we have a strong, experienced network designed to provide our customers with first-class service and support,” said Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans.

 

Central America is a robust region for U.S. exports and one which Carotrans has been servicing for over 30 years. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration calculates that there are 40 million potential buyers in Central America.  50% of the region’s imports come from the United States.  Ongoing infrastructure development in this area increases demand for construction equipment and road building machinery.  Other best prospects for exports include medical equipment and devices and safety/security products.

 

CaroTrans continues to grow its global LCL and FCL service network by adding direct, expedited import and export services to serve market demand.  January 2014, CaroTrans further developed its transpacific service network between the U.S. and Northern Asia.  A N.Y. to St. Petersburg, Russia export service was added November 2013.

 

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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