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  February 15th, 2016 | Written by

CaroTrans Announces a Strategic Alliance With Thrutainers International in South Africa

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  • The CaroTrans-Thrutainers relationship creates a U.S.- Sub-Saharan Africa import/export LCL service network.
  • In 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa is forecasted to have a 3.5-percent GDP increase over 2015.
  • Thrutainers offers services in South Africa including container freight stations, multimodal services, and warehousing.

CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has entered into a partnership with Thrutainers International, an established NVOCC in South Africa.

The relationship creates a comprehensive U.S.- Sub-Saharan Africa import/export less-than-containerload service network in this important trade lane.

In 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa is forecasted to have a 3.5-percent GDP increase over 2015, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Established in 1978, Thrutainers offers a national footprint within South Africa including 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,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO. “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.”

“Thrutainers’ growth has been built on innovation, dedication and excellence and this will continue to be our foundation for continued growth,” said Andre de Oliveira, Group Chairman, Thrutainers International. “Backed by unparalleled infrastructure, supported by technology and execution, we are committed to delivering cost effective and reliable services in partnership with CaroTrans.”

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.