SOURCE: CaroTrans International

CaroTrans International

October 31, 2016 08:55 ET

CaroTrans Adds Direct Atlanta-Gothenburg Link

First sailing of weekly LCL service is October 31, 2016

CLARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2016) - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new Northern Europe service connection with the addition of a direct Atlanta-Gothenburg LCL service. The service has a 21-day transit time. A Gothenburg to Atlanta service will follow in an upcoming month.

CaroTrans, with its dedicated partner Nordicon, a leading neutral, NVO consolidator in the Nordic region, offers complete point-to-point distribution services at origin and destination, and online shipment management including rate calculations, bookings and end-to-end track and trace visibility. Nordicon has offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, and its own warehouse in Gothenburg. CaroTrans offers a comprehensive network of local U.S. container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide.

The Nordic region, which includes Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, is an important U.S. import/export trade area. The Nordic region, with a cultured population of 30 million people and high purchasing power, had a total of $11.3 billion in U.S. exports in 2015. The United States imported $26.9 billion in goods from the Nordic region in 2015, with Sweden the leading import/export trade partner.

CaroTrans and Nordicon deliver the following comprehensive U.S.-Nordic region service network:

  • Gothenburg to Chicago and New York
  • New York to Helsinki, Oslo and Gothenburg
  • Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta to Gothenburg

"Our goal is to provide logistics service providers with the secure, efficient transportation options they require to keep their customers' supply chains up and running as scheduled. Direct services reduce handling and add stability so are the optimal transportation choice," said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, CEO. "It is our pleasure to work with Nordicon, a premier transportation provider in the Nordic region, to deliver this new Atlanta-Gothenburg service."

"Nordicon and CaroTrans have established a strong and trusted partnership during the last 14 years. With a portfolio of 8 weekly, direct services between USA and the Nordic region, we offer one of the strongest consolidation platforms in the market. Our new service from Atlanta to Gothenburg is just another step in eliminating transshipment costs and reducing transit times for our customers," said Linus Ahlm, CEO, Nordicon group.

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. CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners in global markets, offering a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking. They are an essential part of CaroTrans' commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions. For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers' cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level. For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

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