Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Less than Container Load Ocean Freight Service from Established NVOCC's

Established Partnership Open New Route
Shipping News Feature

CANADA – FRANCE – NVOCC outfit CaroTrans which provides FCL and cargo consolidation services, has announced it is commencing a new LCL service from Montreal to Le Havre, France with a 14 day transit time. The company says goods can originate from as far west as Vancouver due to the multiple container freight stations it utilises throughout Canada. The areas in and around Montreal, and across the whole Quebec province, are of course French speaking regions with close, historical ties to that country, which account for the robust intercontinental trade between the two.

Freight management at origin and destination for the new service is supported by a team including Odyssey, another NVOCC and an established CaroTrans partner in Canada with whom it has had a close cooperation for over five years, and CaroTrans’ own dedicated Le Havre office. Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans said:

“Through expansion of our global service network, we’re adding cost effective, direct service options for customers. Direct services eliminate transhipment costs and provide greater reliability because there are less handling and freight moves. Trusted partnerships are important in our business, that’s why we team up with Odyssey, a first class provider, for services and support between Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.”

First established over 35 years ago CaroTrans opened its Le Havre office in 2012 to establish a foundation for future growth and support the company’s overall network of global operations. The new service is scheduled to commence on May 22 and Mr Howard’s comments were backed up by Georges Raft, chief operating officer, Odyssey Shipping, who commented:

“With the addition of this direct service to Le Havre, we’re able to offer an enhanced product that serves all major inland destinations in France including: Bordeaux, Dijon, Fos-sur-Mer, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Orleans, Orly, Paris, Rouen and Toulouse. CaroTrans inland network in France provides dependable door delivery services throughout the region.”