Sunday, January 26, 2014

US and Korean Freight Forwarding and Container Consolidation Outfits Join Forces

Two Comprehensive Networks Will Expand Services to and from Asia
Shipping News Feature

US – KOREA – NORTHERN ASIA – This month saw an agreement drawn up between CaroTrans, a freight forwarding outfit and ocean consolidator with numerous offices across the US, and Molax Line, an NVOCC which specialises in FCL and LCL cargo to and from its native Korea. The new alliance will see the pair cooperate on building both import and export services between the US and Northern Asia.

The two companies are now able to offer a comprehensive network which incorporates the fourteen offices and twenty four container freight stations in North America which come under the CaroTrans umbrella plus the 200 odd Molax personnel which manage the Asian affairs of a company which has a 26 year history of cargo movement in the region.

Molax assets include a 380,000 square foot warehouse it owns and operates in Busan with a further 360,000 square foot unit due to open later this year. To here the CaroTrans/Molax portfolio now includes direct services from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York and Charleston to Busan with on-forwarding further extending coverage to North China, a wide-range of west coast ports in Japan, as well as Vladivostok, Russia.

Emanating from Asia are an array of direct, weekly services from South Korea to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle and Miami. From these gateways, CaroTrans offers express IPI (interior point intermodal) connections to 70 locations throughout the US Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans, said of the partnership:

“We are pleased to be partnering with Molax Line a skilled market leader that will deliver the highest level of dependable service and support. Our strong team is focused on customer care and service quality and offers an exceptional range of LCL services to meet the needs of businesses expanding globally.”