Feb 02, 2016: CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator partnered with market leader Thrutainers International, an established NVOCC in South Africa. This cooperation creates a solid, comprehensive US- Sub-Saharan Africa import/export LCL service network in this important trade lane.
Jointly, CaroTrans and Thrutainers will deliver 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.
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 US 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, Global chief executive officer, CaroTrans.
“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.
Thrutainers offers a national footprint within South Africa including CFS (container freight stations), multimodal inland services, and warehousing and distribution.
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.