CaroTrans Opens U.S. Gulf to Brazil Export Connection

Direct, weekly Houston to Rio de Janeiro LCL service delivers supply chain link

Clark, N.J.—Aug. 20, 2013—CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has opened a new direct, weekly LCL (less than container load) and FCL (full container load) export service from Houston to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The first sailing from Houston on Aug. 20 will arrive in Rio on Sept. 14, a 25-day transit. This new offering compliments the existing direct Houston to Santos export service and marks the continued expansion of CaroTrans and Brazil-based Craft Multimodal’s comprehensive North-South, end-to-end service network. Craft, a longstanding partner of CaroTrans provides NVOCC services in South America.

“We grow and invest in important global trade lanes where our customers need dependable, direct, weekly ocean transportation solutions to meet the needs of their customers. As a market leader in this North-South trade lane, we understand that Brazil is a key emerging global market and has significant growth potential,” said Greg Howard, Global CEO, CaroTrans. “The upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics are driving infrastructure investment on a large scale. Additionally, with this Brazil service we’re effectively addressing the time-sensitive needs of oil and gas industry exporters.”

“As companies pursue global expansion they search out well-established, knowledgeable global NVOCCs in key growth markets, such as South America, to ensure reliable supply chain performance. Our partnership with CaroTrans delivers the depth and commitment in North America that allows us to deliver superior end-to-end transport solutions to our customers,” said Marcellus Hansford, President, Craft Multimodal.

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