SOURCE: CaroTrans

CaroTrans

April 14, 2015 08:22 ET

CaroTrans Enhances Direct Service Portfolio to Northern Europe

Weekly New York to Helsinki LCL Export Service Kicks Off April 20th

CLARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly LCL service from New York to Helsinki, Finland, a key hub for consolidations into Northwestern Russia. This direct service option eliminates transshipment costs and delays associated with freight moving via adjacent ports in Northern Europe. 

For the last 13 years, CaroTrans has partnered with Nordicon a leading NVO in the Nordic region with offices in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Their comprehensive logistics resources include: a fully integrated domestic trucking network, warehouse services at each port and advanced IT resources such as their e-cargo release for expedited freight discharge. The trusted Nordicon Team provides reliable on-carriage to final destinations including Kotka, Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg, Russia. CaroTrans in cooperation with Nordicon also offers direct export services from New York to Oslo; Chicago, Houston and New York to Gothenburg and Gothenburg to Chicago and New York import services.

"Our customers find significant value in our expanding global service network of direct export and import services. These point-to-point service choices help ensure supply chain consistency and reliability. When there's less freight handling, cargo moves with greater stability and efficiency," said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

CaroTrans has a broad U.S. network including 14 offices and 26 CFS (container freight stations) to provide customers with secure freight handling, reduced inland transportation costs and close proximity to dedicated local personnel. 

The value of U.S. imports to Finland total $2.4 billion [Source: OEC, Observatory of Economic Complexity, 2014]. Finland's top U.S. imports by dollar value include: Aircraft (Boeing supplier of F-18 to Finnish Air Force), telecommunications equipment, computer accessories, cars and other transport and metals [source: U.S. Census Bureau].

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, to offer 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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