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Export Customer Advisory 12-011 Asia GRI

Issue Date: December 24, 2012

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) effective as of Sailings on January 23rd, 2013:

Origin(s): All North American Origins

Destination(s): China, Fremantle, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Type: GRI

Increase: $4.00 w/m;  Minimum $4.00

Effective date: CANCELLED

Trans-ship cargo will be subject to the applicable increase. If you have any questions, please contact your local customer service team.

Thank you for your continued support of CaroTrans

 

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Customer Advisory 12-010 PCS

Customer Advisory 12-010

 Dear Valued Customer,

 As you know, the East and Gulf coasts risk significantly increased port congestion owing to a labor union dispute that threatens work stoppages after December 31, 2012.  As a precaution, CaroTrans International, Inc. is filing a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) applicable to all shipments to and from ports in the United States and Canada starting January 1, 2013.

In the event of a labor strike and subsequent congestion, all contract and LCL tariff rates will be subject to the PCS as filed:

$20.00 w/m

Please note that this is a forward filing. Without work stoppage and subsequent congestion impairing operations, this surcharge and related tariff filings are null and void. 

Please contact your local sales representative if you have any questions. 

Thank you for using CaroTrans International, Inc.  We appreciate your business.

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Customer Advisory 12-012 LDC Surcharge

Carriers serving Venezuelan ports have announced a new Landing Fee (LDC) surcharge to cover increased operating expense. We will apply a surcharge as outlined below in line with the carrier increase:

Origin: North American CFS

Destination: All Venzuela Ports

Type: Landing Fee (LDC)

Surcharge: USD 8.00; Min 1 CBM

Effective Date: Per Sailing Date January 11, 2013

The Landing Fee will appear as separate line items on your Bill of Lading.

If you have any questions, please contact your local customer service team.

 

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Customer Advisory 13-001 WCSA GRI

Issue Date: January 3, 2013

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increases (GRIs) effective as of Sailings on February 3rd, 2013:

Origin(s): All North American Origins (except Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle)

Destination(s): Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

Type: GRI

Increase: $6.00 w/m;  Minimum $6.00

**and**

Origin(s): All North American Origins

Destination(s): Colombia

Type: GRI

Increase: $4.00 w/m; Minimum $4.00

Effective date: Sailing February 3rd, 2013

If you have any questions, please contact your local customer service team.

Thank you for your continued support of Carotrans.

 

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CaroTrans Boosts Service to Japan with Direct, Weekly San Francisco LCL Export

CaroTrans Boosts Service to Japan with Direct, Weekly San Francisco LCL Export

–      12 days from San Francisco to Tokyo is fastest overall transit in the market –

 

Clark, New Jersey, January 16, 2013 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announced expansion of their global service network with the addition of a direct, weekly LCL export service from San Francisco to Japan.  This reliable service offers the fastest overall transits from San Francisco to Tokyo – 12 days, to Yokohama – 13 days, to Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe – 17 days.  There is no transshipment via Busan, South Korea or additional handling via Los Angeles.  The first sailing is January 29, 2013.

 CaroTrans delivers the highest level of customer-focused, reliable consolidation and deconsolidation services in the U.S. – Japan trade in partnership with Seino Logix, an experienced, well-established NVO in Japan and also with representation in the U.S.  CaroTrans has collaborated with Seino Logix over 14 years in this trade lane.

 Mark Tanelli, CaroTrans, San Francisco branch manager, said, “Now global forwarders have a direct, expedited service to Japan from San Francisco.  With this new service, we’re delivering a faster LCL export service option to customers in the region.”

 July 2012, CaroTrans introduced direct LCL export service from the Pacific Northwest to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe and Osaka, Japan.  CaroTrans will continue to grow its global service network by adding direct, expedited LCL/FCL import and export services to serve market demand.

 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.  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.

 For additional information, visit www.carotrans.com

 

Contact: 

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 Innovative Door to Port Rate Application

CaroTrans Launches Innovative Door to Port Rate Application

– Web-based LTL/LCL rate calculator is latest addition to CaroTrans’ suite of e-tools –

CLARK, NJ, January 8, 2013 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces an innovative Door to Port rate application which calculates a combined transportation cost for LTL (less than truckload) and LCL (less than container load) shipments for specific origin-destination routes.   Users receive a variety of route/sailing options allowing them to evaluate and select transportation services based on transit time/destination ETA (estimated time of arrival) and cost.  Comprehensive costs are computed based on origin and destination locations, cargo pick-up date, number of pieces, weight, and freight volume.  Calculating the cost of special cargo, such as hazardous, is also available. 

CaroTrans’ customers easily access Door to Port Rates on the CaroTrans North America homepage to quickly and efficiently obtain total costs for U.S. inland and global ocean transportation services based on contract rates.

 The Door to Port Rate application is CaroTrans’ latest addition to their suite of e-commerce tools which include: bookings, sailing schedules, LCL/FCL rates, tracking and inland rates.  With these easy-to-access e-commerce tools and gadgets, CaroTrans’ customers have a more efficient, streamlined way to process ocean freight transactions and retrieve shipment data. 

  “We created the Door to Port Rate application and the entire suite of e-tools to help our customers boost productivity and operational performance.  E-commerce tools add value and capabilities that increase time and cost savings for our clients and help them better serve their customers,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO. 

 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.  Through our network of offices in Asia, Europe, 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 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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