The non-vessel-operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans said Tuesday it has started a new direct less-than-container load (LCL) export service from Seattle to Tokyo.
The service augments CaroTrans’ existing network from the United States to Japan, which is offered through its 13-year-old partnership with Japanese NVO Seino Logix.
The direct service offers a 13-day transit to Tokyo, Yokohama in 14 days, and Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe in 18 days. It features weekly service, fixed-day cutoffs and no transshipment via Busan.
“We are committed to increasing our scope of services to include more direct, expedited transportation solutions to ensure our forwarder customers have the services they need to address the supply chain requirements of their clients,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans global chief executive officer.
Over the last six months, CaroTrans has added five direct LCL and FCL import and export services to its global service network, including Houston and New York to Cartagena, Miami to Itajai, Charleston to South Africa, and Los Angeles-Vietnam in both directions.