CaroTrans Broadens European Import Service Network

Adds Direct, Weekly Germany to Detroit LCL Service to Global Portfolio

CLARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2016) - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new, direct Hamburg, Germany to Detroit, Michigan LCL import service with a 16 day transit time. CaroTrans launches this service with its longstanding partner fair trade, a leading global NVOCC in Germany and partner over 15 years. Established in 1992, fair trade offers 175 direct weekly export and import groupage services worldwide. The first sailing is March 5th. Automotive parts and accessories and other industrial products are major imports on this trade.

CaroTrans has a total of 13 direct, weekly LCL import and export services between the U.S. and Germany. This new connection is the first direct service to Detroit from Europe. Logistics providers and their shipper customers increasingly require global service options for greater supply chain flexibility and to meet challenging market conditions. 

"We're always looking for ways to improve our service portfolio to address market demand so our customers have the transportation solutions they need to meet their customers' supply chain requirements. With fair trade, we deliver reliable, time-sensitive LCL services to support trade between the U.S. and Germany," said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, CEO.

Nina Berninghausen, Managing Director, fair trade, "We're pleased to be expanding our cooperation with CaroTrans. Together, we offer a wide-range of direct sailings between Hamburg and Bremerhaven and New York, Chicago, Charleston, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and now Detroit."

CaroTrans serves U.S. markets with its comprehensive network of local container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide. Shipments for this service will be handled by the CaroTrans Cleveland office.

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. 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. 

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Greg Howard

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Carol Lerner