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  July 13th, 2015 | Written by

CaroTrans Restarts Los Angeles-Rotterdam Service

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  • CaroTrans CEO: Lingering U.S. West Coast port congestion has eased.
  • CaroTrans’ customers prefer a direct, all-water service from Rotterdam to the U.S. West Coast.

Non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans has resumed its direct, all-water Rotterdam to Los Angeles import service

Over the last few months the lingering U.S. West Coast port congestion has eased now enabling the resumption of this reliable, weekly import service,” said CaroTrans CEO Greg Howard.

The service “addresses CaroTrans’ customers’ preference for a direct, all-water service to the U.S. West Coast as it is a more predictable schedule and requires less freight handling,” he added.

The weekly service, with a 26 day transit time, complements the NVO’s network of direct import services from Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, including service to Chicago, Charleston, Miami, New York and Houston in cooperation with independent consolidator Cleve & Zonen in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The resumption of this service represents stable conditions at U.S. West Coast ports which allows for the reinstatement of the Los Angeles gateway,” said Howard. “Shippers require direct, reliable service options to ensure supply chain integrity and effective management of associated transportation costs.”

In addition to Rotterdam and Antwerp, CaroTrans also offers direct import services from Spain, the UK and Germany to Los Angeles.