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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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CaroTrans Expands Asia Import Service Network

 

CaroTrans Expands Asia Import Service Network

– Direct, weekly Shanghai to Seattle service starts April 12th –

Clark, New Jersey, March 16, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today introduces a new Shanghai import service to Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest.  This direct service bypasses Southern California port congestion.

 Tracking time sensitive imports is a critical component of maintaining the integrity of supply chains.  CaroTrans enables shippers to easily track shipments online or via EDI and provides a Web-based tool, Online Freight Release, which accelerates inbound cargo delivery.

 CaroTrans also offers direct LCL services from Qingdao and Busan to Seattle to support import trade volumes into the region.  In 2014, the Port of Seattle was the 4th largest U.S. port based on TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) (Port of Seattle).  China, Japan and South Korea are the Port’s top 3 import trade partners (Foreign Waterborne Trade Report – 2013, U.S. Maritime Administration).  Local CaroTrans teams are located at origin and destination to provide dedicated support to customers in each area.

 “As a global transportation provider, we must respond quickly to the needs of the marketplace.  Whether it’s new, direct services or easy-to-use IT solutions that expedite cargo moves.  May 2012 we opened our dedicated CaroTrans Seattle office to deliver local support to customers in this important trade area.   In today’s marketplace, we work to provide gateway alternatives that support the smooth flow of freight,” 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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Announcing a direct Japan to Miami LCL import service from CaroTrans

Announcing a direct Japan to Miami LCL import service from CaroTrans

– Miami key hub for freight bound for Florida and Latin American destinations –

Clark, New Jersey, March 11, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces further expansion of its Asia import network with a new multi-origin Japan to Miami LCL service.  The first sailing was February 27th.  Direct consolidations from five Japan origins – Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama to Miami occur each week.  CaroTrans, with extensive Latin American connections, delivers a one-stop transportation solution for LCL freight moving to Caribbean and Central and South American destinations from Japan.  CaroTrans Miami provides a reliable, affordable service for all kinds of LCL cargo moving south or destined for the Florida market.

“Miami is our 5th direct, weekly service to the U.S. from Japan further strengthening our network that includes services to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta.  It is an important connection for U.S. clients in Florida and boosts our North-South service network.  Our Miami branch is strategically positioned to facilitate Japan import cargo flows to Latin America,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

In Miami, CaroTrans has a dedicated team that handles all aspects of the import process.  “We utilize a secure, state-of-the-art warehouse in Miami which allows us to provide high-value, reliable management of cargo flowing to Florida and Latin American destinations,” said Kika Veiga, CaroTrans branch manager in Miami.  The Latin American market GDP (gross domestic product) as a whole is projected to grow 2.2% in 2015 according to IMF (International Monetary Fund).  In 2015, a strong U.S. economic recovery is expected to benefit Caribbean and Central America trade.

 

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 Asia to U.S. Southeast LCL Import Service to Global Network

CaroTrans Adds Asia to U.S. Southeast LCL Import Service to Global Network

– Shanghai to Atlanta direct, all-water routing bypasses U.S. West Coast congestion –

 

Clark, New Jersey, March 4, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new all-water LCL (less than container-load) import service from Shanghai to Atlanta via the Port of Savannah.  It is a 32-day transit.  Freight is deconsolidation at CaroTrans’ Atlanta CFS (container freight station) for timely cargo availability.  Expedited distribution services are available to Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

“We continuously adjust our global network to respond to customer demand.  With this new Shanghai to Atlanta service, we provide customers with an important alternative to congested U.S. West Coast gateways.  This service is our 67th direct Asia to U.S. import service,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.  CaroTrans global network includes import services from Japan, Korea, Europe, UK, India, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Oceania, South America and South Africa to the U.S.

CaroTrans Teams offer dedicated, personalized service at origin and destination to support their customers’ transportation needs.  In addition, CaroTrans offers e-commerce tools that provide access to critical shipment data to ensure supply chains stay on track.  These include EDI and Web-based tools, such as cargo tracking and online Freight Release which expedites cargo availability.

CaroTrans has a comprehensive U.S. network including 14 U.S. offices and 23 CFS positioned throughout the U.S. dedicated to the reliable, secure handling of global shipments.

 

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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LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-005

Issue Date: March 3, 2015

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) effective as of sailings on April 3rd, 2015:

Origin(s): All North American CFS

Destination(s): India Sub-Continent: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $3.00 w/m (500 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: April 3rd, 2015 Sailing Date

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LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-004

Revision Date: April 1, 2015

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) effective as of sailings on April 1st, 2015:

Origin(s): All North American CFS

Destination(s):

Middle East: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (excluding Jeddah), and The United Arab Emirates

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $3.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

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Origin(s): All North American CFS

Destination(s):

Asia: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Australia: Fremantle

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: Mitigated from $6.00 to  $4.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

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