The global non-vessel-operating common carrier CaroTrans on Tuesday unveiled an ocean freight tool to calculate the combined transportation cost for less than truckload (LTL) and less than container load (LCL) shipments for specific origin-destination routes.
The door-to-port rate application allows users to receive a variety of route/sailing options to evaluate and select transportation services based on transit time, destination arrival and cost.
Costs are computed based on origin and destination locations, cargo pick-up dates, piece counts, weights, and freight volumes. The application also has the capability to calculate the cost of special cargoes, such as hazardous materials.
The tool is accessible via the "Door to Port Rates" link on CaroTrans’ North America Web-page.
“We created the Door to Port Rate application and the entire suite of e-tools to help our customers boost productivity and operational performance,” said CaroTrans Global Chief Executive Officer Greg Howard. “E-commerce tools add value and capabilities that increase time and cost savings for our clients and help them better serve their customers.” - Eric Johnson