CaroTrans Announces Two Direct LCL Export Services to Cartagena, Colombia as Free Trade Agreement Goes Into Effect

New York and Houston Gateways Deliver Fast Transits, and Direct Connections and Consolidations

CLARK, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announced two new direct, LCL (less than container load) export services from New York and Houston to Cartagena, Colombia. With the addition of New York and Houston to their established Miami service, CaroTrans effectively addresses the expanding bilateral trade demand from the U.S. -- Colombia Free Trade Agreement signed mid-May.

Freight from the Northeast, Middle Atlantic and Ohio is consolidated in New York and shipped direct to Cartagena in 8 days. Houston features an industry best 5 day transit for cargo from the Gulf and West Coasts. These new CaroTrans direct services to Cartagena provide global freight forwarders (FF) with greater service flexibility, secure transits, and efficient consolidations.

In addition to LCL services, CaroTrans also provides comprehensive FCL (full container load) export services from U.S. East, West and Gulf coast ports to Colombia destination ports of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Buenaventura.

"We are pleased to offer our global FF customers new direct services to Colombia that deliver important benefits to their clients that are exporting goods from key U.S. markets. We believe they'll see a significant advantage due to a reduction of transportation and repositioning costs," said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO. "Additionally, our customers' freight will receive superior care at destination from our exclusive partner, Magnum Logistics S.A. in Colombia, a professional logistics firm that delivers secure, consistent support services."

Andres Arango, Magnum Logistics S.A., CEO, stated, "Magnum and CaroTrans are enthusiastic partners committed to first class service and support. In Colombia, we are a well-established logistics firm dedicated to dependable and secure deconsolidation and door-to-door services."

In 2012, CaroTrans will continue to expand its global network of direct LCL and FCL import and export services to provide simple, efficient and high value services to the global freight forwarding community. Since January 2012, CaroTrans has added the following services: Los Angeles - Vietnam import/export, Charleston to South Africa export and Miami to Itajai, Brazil export.

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. Through our network of offices in Asia, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with our strong local partners, we offer a global reach that is truly unique.

Carotrans is a people driven company with dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

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