Import Chief Operations Officer Chris Hellow said of the new LCL service, “Troy Container Line is committed to cost-effective, efficient service. Our knowledge and expertise of the importing process provides unrivaled services throughout East Asian trade lanes, giving clients access to door pick-ups throughout the region as well as inland point intermodal (IPI) services to more than 80 destinations throughout the U.S.A.”
NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans will expand its Asia import service network with a new import service from Shanghai to the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Portland, beginning April 12.
According to a statement from CaroTrans, the new weekly Shanghai-to-Seattle service “bypasses Southern California port congestion.”
CaroTrans also offers direct LCL services from Qingdao and Busan to Seattle to support import trade volumes into the region.
According to the ocean liner schedule and capacity database BlueWater Reporting, the REX3, a joint offering from CMA CGM and fellow Ocean3 vessel sharing agreement partners United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Lines, currently operates with seven vessels with an average capacity of 4,306 TEUs. The revised rotation of the service is Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Shekou, Port Kelang, Djibouti, Jeddah, Port Sudan, Djibouti, Port Kelang, and back to Ningbo.
CMA CGM subsidiaries ANL and Delmas take slots on the REX3, along with Evergreen Line and Mitsui O.S.K. Line (MOL).