Non-vessel operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans has announced a new weekly less-than-container-load service to Japan.
The service will begin on June 12, 2015, setting sail from Atlanta and calling at Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya and Osaka. This routing eliminates transshipment and double-handling in Los Angeles and Busan.
Transit times will also be shortened. Freight will arrive in Tokyo in 29 days, Yokohama in 30 days, and Kobe, Nagoya and Osaka in 33 days. Distribution throughout Japan will be provided by Seino Logix.
“Recent market challenges revealed the need for transportation alternatives for global supply chains,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans. “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 US-Japan consolidation and deconsolidation and transportation services to ensure our clients are effectively serving their customers’ transpacific shipping needs.”
In the past six months, CaroTrans has added six weekly direct LCL and FCL services.