CaroTrans Announces a Strategic Alliance with Thrutainers International in South Africa
- Partnership enhances NVO's U.S.- South Africa LCL Service Network -
Clark, New Jersey, February 1, 2016 - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a significant partnership with market leader Thrutainers International, an established NVOCC in South Africa. This cooperation creates a solid, comprehensive U.S.- Sub-Saharan Africa import/export LCL service network in this important trade lane. In 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa is forecasted to have a 3.5% GDP increase over 2015, the U.S. a 2.3% increase in GDP (Economist Intelligence Unit).
Established in 1978, Thrutainers offers a national footprint within South Africa including CFS (container freight stations), multimodal inland services, and warehousing and distribution. Coverage at all major South African ports is offered including Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth, as well as reliable and expedited service to East and West Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands via Thrutainers' strategically located transshipment hub in Durban. CaroTrans serves U.S. markets with its comprehensive network of local container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide.
The CaroTrans - Thrutainers import and export LCL service network is comprised of direct services between Atlanta, New York, and Chicago and Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
"We are pleased to partner with Thrutainers to deliver more direct and secure container transportation services between the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to continuously enhance our service portfolio to deliver greater efficiency, reliability and service options to our customers. Thrutainers is a premiere neutral NVO and a dominant player throughout the region," said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO.
"Thrutainers' growth has been built on innovation, dedication and excellence and this will continue to be our foundation for continued growth. Backed by unparalleled infrastructure, supported by technology and execution, we are committed to delivering cost effective and reliable services in partnership with CaroTrans," said Andre de Oliveira, Group Chairman, Thrutainers International.
Jointly, CaroTrans and Thrutainers are committed to delivering Web-based and EDI technology solutions for freight management and end-to-end visibility to quickly and easily provide the critical supply chain data logistics providers and shippers require for optimal performance.
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