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CaroTrans, a neutral, non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator, announces expansion of their global LCL (less-than-containerload) services with a new Charleston to South Africa LCL export service. This new weekly, fixed day service began the week of February 20th and features competitive rates, fast transits, and reliable CaroTrans consolidation services. The transit time from Charleston to Durban–25 days, Johannesburg–30 days, and Capetown–32 days. CaroTrans’ weekly LCL service to Cape Town is an exclusive offering in the marketplace today.
This service features broad coverage to all South African ports and neighboring countries. CaroTrans’ longstanding partnership of almost twenty years with World Cargo Services, the first NVOCC in South Africa to service the U.S. – South Africa trade lane, ensures reliable and stable service for export cargo handling in South Africa. “By teaming up with World Cargo Services in South Africa, we are able to deliver the quality service our customers expect at origin and destination,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO. World Cargo Services offers expedited and secure destination unpack services at their CFS (container freight station) facilities at all major South African ports.
Export cargo to South Africa will move from CaroTrans’ CFS receiving stations in Dallas, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, and Savannah to the Charleston gateway for consolidation. Forwarders benefit from CaroTrans’ extensive network of local North America CFS receiving stations that provide reduced transportation costs, improved transit times and the ease of working with a local, professional staff.
“With this new Charleston to South Africa LCL service, we eliminate the long inland trip to New York providing a faster overall transit for our customers in the U.S. Southeast and Southwest,” said Mark Stowell, CaroTrans, Charleston Branch Manager.