Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Damco Launches Americas Bridge LCL Service

New LCL network from Miami hub to 33 key Latin American destinations
Shipping News Feature

AMERICAS – Logistics provider Damco has today announced the launch of its “Americas Bridge” service for the North and Latin American container markets which adds weekly sailings between the two regions to Damco’s worldwide network.

The new service uses Miami as a hub to either consolidate Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) shipments from various US points for full container shipping to multiple countries in Latin America including Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Chile- or to ship LCL directly from Miami with weekly options.

Damco also offers inventory management via Miami which allows customers to know the whereabouts of their cargo at any given time which provides, according to Damco, “…the real-time supply-chain information necessary for proactive decision-making.”

Speaking of the new service Damco’s North America President, Jeremy Haycock said that: “Damco is committed to assisting businesses of all sizes optimize their supply chains.”

“We recognize that the LCL product is crucial to providing a flexible solution for our customers to make the quick decisions needed to serve their markets while fulfilling their own cost-saving objectives."

“By moving cargo through our hub, customers will increase their competitiveness by being able to slow down or speed up their supply chains depending on their needs, which is crucial, especially in these economic times.”

Henning Malmgren, CEO of Damco Latin America said that the new service was a new benchmark for trans-American freight:  “Damco’s more than 10 years solid presence in Latin America has given us a market leading position when it comes to ocean freight in this part of the world.

“This is an end-to-end, one-stop-shop solution for customers, encompassing inland and ocean transportation, warehousing, customs clearance and visibility, tailored to each client’s needs, while providing flexibility, reliability, and efficiency.”