Non-vessel-operating common carrier CaroTrans said Monday it's starting two new direct less-than-container load (LCL) export services from New York and Houston to Cartagena, Colombia.
The services are designed to tap into an expected expansion of trade with Colombia, spurred by the the U.S.–Colombia Free Trade Agreement signed in mid-May.
As part of the service, freight from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Ohio will be consolidated in New York and shipped direct to Cartagena in eight days. Houston provides a five-day transit for cargo from the Gulf and West coasts.
CaroTrans said it also provides full-containerload (LCL) export services from U.S. East, West and Gulf coast ports to Colombian ports of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Buenaventura.
The NVO's partner in Colombia is Magnum Logistics S.A.
Since January, CaroTrans has added direct services from Los Angeles to and from Vietnam, Charleston to South Africa and Miami to Itajai, Brazil.