CaroTrans Adds Direct Seattle to Japan LCL Export Service to Extensive Global Service Network


Clark, New Jersey, July 24, 2012 – CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announced a new, direct LCL export service from Seattle to Tokyo which broadens their already sizable U.S. – Japan import and export LCL and FCL service portfolio. This direct service offers an industry best overall 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 there is no transshipment via Busan, South Korea.

CaroTrans has established a strong service network in the U.S.–Japan trade region in partnership with Seino Logix, an NVO based in Japan. Over the last 13+ years, their collaborative relationship based on a commitment to customer-focused, reliable and secure consolidation and deconsolidation services has resulted in a strong share of market in this trade.
“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. With Seino Logix as our partner in Japan and in the U.S., where four of their representatives are based, we will continue building out our U.S.-Japan service portfolio,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO.

Norihiro Hisanaga, Japan Trade Manager, Seino Logix Co., Ltd., based in CaroTrans’ Los Angeles office, said, “This new Pacific Northwest service to Japan adds service flexibility and increased options for transpacific supply chains. With CaroTrans, we offer reliable, value-added services and the highest level of support for our global forwarder clients.”

Over the last six months, CaroTrans has added five direct LCL and FCL import and export services to its global service network to provide secure, cost efficient and expedited services to the global freight forwarding community. The new services include: Houston and New York export to Cartagena, Colombia; Miami to Itajai, Brazil export; Charleston to South Africa export, and Los Angeles – Vietnam import/export.
About CaroTrans
Established in 1979, Carotrans International is one of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing global LCL, less than container load, and FCL, full container load services. Through our network of offices in Asia, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with our strong local partners, we offer a global reach that is truly unique. Carotrans is a people driven company with dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

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