Clark, NJ—Nov. 20, 2013—CaroTrans,, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, this week begins a direct, all-water LCL service from New York to St. Petersburg, Russia. This fortnightly service will have a 21-day transit. Russia is a major, global trade growth market with over 140 million consumers, many in an expanding middle class, making it an important U.S. export location.
When shipping to St. Petersburg, the largest container port in Russia, exporters eliminate transshipment hub delays and the associated costs. CaroTrans’ team on the ground in St. Petersburg provides reliable, secure support and facilitates timely cargo availability, and the company’s U.S.-based Russia Trade Manager is positioned to coordinate dependable cargo moves. Bonded and customs cleared on-carriage to Moscow and any warehouse or store door in Russia is available.
“We’ve developed our service network in this significant growth region, Central Europe, the Baltics and Russia, over the past several years to provide expedited, direct transportation solutions for our customers," said Greg Howard, Global CEO. "Early 2014, we plan to increase the New York to St. Petersburg service frequency to weekly."
Russia’s entrance into the WTO (World Trade Organization) in 2012 brought greater confidence and stability to businesses and trading partners, as well as strengthened their place in the global economy.
In North America, CaroTrans has a local network of 14 branch offices and 24 CFS (container freight stations) strategically placed to deliver reliable and secure export cargo moves to Russia.