Con-way Freight has teamed up with APL Logistics to launch OceanGuaranteed, a new service providing secure, rapid delivery of less-than-container load (LCL) shipments from China to the United States. OceanGuaranteed responds to increasing customer demand for a premium ocean LCL/domestic LTL service that offers faster transit times and day-definite delivery that is more cost-effective than air freight. The program provides port-to-door guaranteed service from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in China to all continental U.S. destinations served by Con-way Freight. Los Angeles serves as the U.S. port-of-call for customs clearance and deconsolidation.
For C-TPAT certified customers, shipments tendered under OceanGuaranteed are segregated in dedicated C-TPAT-only containers to minimize potential delay, allowing these cargoes to be "green laned" by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Shipment pricing is calculated on a per kilo rate, based on delivery from the origin ports in China, to 11 delivery zones in the U.S. OceanGuaranteed shipments also receive expedited handling, including late-gate privileges at origin, last on/first off loading and unloading, and priority shipboard stowage for rapid discharge at the destination port.
APL Logistics serves as the overall program manager and the carrier of record for shipments tendered on APL Logistics through bills of lading. Operationally, APL Logistics handles all in-country China shipment management services. Ocean carriage is provided by APL Logistics' sister company, APL. Con-way manages receipt of ocean containers and deconsolidation in Los Angeles, and delivery of cargo as LTL shipments to the customer's door in the United States.
Company: Con-way Freight
Company URL: www.con-way.com/freight