Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Less Than Container Freight Options for CEVA Logistics Pacific Customers

LCL Services Extended into Australia
Shipping News Feature

CHINA – SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA – If you are going to be a successful 3PL, that is a supply chain provider without any of your own transport assets, you need to be at the top of your game to survive. CEVA Logistics are such a company concentrating on managing the assets of others and using this flexibility to maintain freight forwarding service levels.

The international group has just reacted to market demand by expanding three new less than container load (LCL) services into Australia via the ports of Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. The 16 day transit time Sydney service from Shanghai also serves Brisbane with cargo clearance at CEVA’s Container Freight Station (CFS) upon arrival resulting in delivery to final destinations in Sydney in 3 -5 days after the vessel arrives in port and to Brisbane within a further 2 days.

The 19 day ocean transit via the CEVA CFS in Melbourne also means similar delivery times for local customers with guaranteed overnight transit to Adelaide and Shanghai and Singapore’s strategic locations make them ideal regional hubs to connect Asia with the rest of the world, and CEVA’s integrated network offers direct access to over 100 trans-shipment destinations throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent.

All sailings offer complete visibility through CEVA’s Track and Trace tool, which allows customers to see exactly where their goods are at any point in the supply chain. Further services to Sydney and Melbourne out of Hong Kong and Hamburg, Germany are also planned in the coming months. Greg Scott, CEVA’s Global LCL Director commented:

“The continued expansion of our global LCL offering is very much focused on the needs of our customers and our desire to offer them world class ocean freight solutions. With Shanghai and Singapore recognized as two of the world’s busiest ports, these new routes provide our customers with much needed services into Australia.”