New Products and Services: Transportation
CaroTrans "Door to Port Rates" application
CaroTrans, a nonvessel operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator, has created a "Door to Port Rates" application that calculates the combined transportation cost for less-than-truckload (LTL) and less-than-containerload (LCL) shipments on specific origin-destination routes. The application provides users with a variety of route/sailing options, allowing them to evaluate and select transportation services based on transit time/destination estimated time of arrival and cost.
UPS Worldwide Express Freight
UPS has developed a new express airfreight service, UPS Worldwide Express Freight, for urgent, time-sensitive, and high-value international heavyweight shipments.
Refrigerated ocean shipping services peak-season guarantee
Third-party logistics provider Encompass Global Logistics LLC has enhanced its refrigerated services and is now offering a peak season service guarantee to customers exporting to Asia and Australia/New Zealand. The service guarantees space and provides the necessary schedule flexibility to make sure that shippers get their produce to market quickly. Encompass' new reefer service is available at all major U.S.
ChemLogix LLC is offering a new freight brokerage service for the chemical industry.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is expanding its Priority Alert and Priority Alert Plus inbound and outbound services to more than 70 countries via www.fedex.com/peaceofmind.
Averitt Express LTL Lanes
Freight transportation provider Averitt Express has introduced two new The Reliance Network Express Lanes to expedite shipments from selected portions of the Southeast United States to the West Coast. The Reliance Network is a group of regional carriers working together to provide less-than-truckload, truckload, and supply chain freight services throughout North America. Averitt customers with end-of-week shipments can now benefit from two- and three-day premium delivery service to the West Coast at no extra cost.
The containerized carrier Maersk Line has rolled out MyFinance, a new Web-based electronic invoice and payment solution with dispute resolution for customers.
Southwest Airlines Cargo Companion
Southwest Airlines Cargo has introduced an asset-tracking service.
CannonCarts hand trucks and components
Cannon Equipment is introducing a new line of hand trucks and hand truck components marketed under the same CannonCarts brand name as its material handling carts.
CaroTrans specialized breakbulk, out-of-gauge, and roll on/roll off team
CaroTrans, a global nonvessel operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator, has created a specialized breakbulk (BB), out of gauge (OOG), and roll on/roll-off team that is positioned to serve local forwarders in all fourteen CaroTrans U.S.
Asia-U.S. East Coast Service 3
Evergreen Line together with MOL is launching a new all-water service linking major Asian ports to key destinations on the U.S.
Pitt Ohio has improved its less-than-truckload (LTL) service to the West Coast with the introduction of TRNet Express.
Norbert Dentressangle Red Sky Connect airfreight service
Norbert Dentressangle Overseas has launched "Red Sky Connect," a door-to-door airfreight service.
CEVA Logistics Asia-Pacific LTL service
CEVA Logistics has added a less-than-truckload (LTL) service to its existing cross-border roadfreight offering in the Asia-Pacific region. The LTL service will build upon CEVA's existing cross-border solution, which provides full truckload (FTL) services.
Crowley Maritime Corp. LCL transportation to St. Maarten from Miami
Crowley Maritime Corp.'s logistics group has expanded its Caribbean services with a new less-than-containerload (LCL) cargo transportation route to St.
Electric delivery vehicles
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Enova, a developer of hybrid-electric and all-electric drive systems and components, have launched a program to make electric vehicles more accessible to fleets.
Reefer temperature displays
Truckers now have an easy way to keep track of the refrigerated loads they pull with Carrier Transicold's Dual-View Temperature Display.
Far East container shipping services
Global container shipping line APL has enhanced its Japan-to-Thailand and Philippines coverage as a slot operator in a tie-up with Mitsui O.S.K.
CaroTrans, a global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator, now offers a direct, all-water LCL (less than container load) import service from Shanghai to Boston.
Rail transit routing
ALK Technologies has released the latest version of its rail routing, mileage, and mapping software solution.