Global Logistics Company Announces Weekly Shipping Shanghai to El Paso
TOC Logistics International (TOC), a global logistics leader based in Indianapolis, has launched a shared consolidation between Shanghai, China, and El Paso, Texas.
The shared consolidation model is used as an alternative to the traditional LCL or less than containerload model, meaning shippers only pay for the space they use. This model ensures that TOC’s customers are getting the most value while spending less.
“Efficiency is key and this program is experiencing a transit time from Shanghai to El Paso of 24 to 26 days,” said Greg Scheevel, Director of Global Development at TOC Logistics. “TOC builds only commodity specific containers, not FAK [freight all kinds] containers, which reduces the risk for customs exams or holds. Consistent weekly deliveries to the destination plants assures them the freedom to lower inventory and buy smaller quantities, more often.”
Through this model TOC uses engineered load-mastering to optimize the containers ensuring maximum utilization of the space. There is less handling which reduces the risk of damages; the containers are sealed in Shanghai and opened in El Paso.
Key features of the shared consolidation program include simplified billing, consistent weekly scheduled pickups and sailings, and, where possible, consolidated bills of lading.
This shared consolidation program also opens distribution possibilities to Laredo/Nuevo Laredo, Juarez/Chihuahua and Nogales/Hermosillo.
“Implementing this shared consolidation program was a natural step for our company,” said Scheevel. “Our mission is to provide innovative logistics solutions that meet or exceed our customer’s needs and adding a shared consolidation between Shanghai and El Paso is necessary for TOC to continue to fulfill that mission.”
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