SOURCE: CaroTrans


December 03, 2015 07:48 ET

Direct CaroTrans Miami-Manaus LCL Service Supports Growing FTZ

Major Electronics and Auto Manufacturing and Commercial Center Fosters Trade Growth

CLARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2015) - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new, direct, biweekly LCL export service between Miami and Manaus, Brazil where container volumes have grown considerably the last 10 years. The first sailing occurred November 29th. Miami serves as a strategic consolidations hub for freight originating from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Europe, and the U.S. to Manaus.

Manaus, in northwestern Brazil, is located on the Negro River 900 miles inland from the Atlantic Coast. This growing, remote port city, with an estimated population of 2.5 million, is a major commercial center and is the main transport hub for the entire upper Amazon Basin. In 1957, a Free Trade Zone was established in Manaus to incent development in the region through major tax exemptions and other economic incentives. Today, Manaus is home to an array of commercial and industrial parks including approximately 600 businesses, many are electronic manufacturers, such as Nokia, Panasonic, LG, Microsoft, Sony, Pioneer and PhilCo.

Craft, a global leader in NVOCC services in South America and longstanding CaroTrans partner the last 15+ years, provides local transportation and deconsolidation services at destination. The CaroTrans-Craft end-to-end service network includes over 40 direct LCL services between North and South America.

"Our dedicated Miami team is committed to delivering the highest level of freight management services for cargo moving to Manaus, an important trade market dependent on reliable waterborne transportation services. We deliver timely and efficient cargo handling to ensure our customers achieve reliable, supply chain performance," said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

"CaroTrans' comprehensive North American network of local container freight stations and offices delivers the coverage and expertise that allows us to deliver outstanding, end-to-end transportation solutions to our customers," said Marcellus Hansford, President, Craft Multimodal.

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. 

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