Singapore—March 14, 2012—Logistics and freight management solutions provider CEVA Logistics launched three new Less-than-Container Load (LCL) lanes into Australia. Now operational, the latest additions to CEVA’s global ocean-freight services are from Shanghai, China and Singapore to three locations in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
Transit time from Shanghai to Sydney is 16 days and also serves the Brisbane area. With expedited cargo clearance at CEVA’s Container Freight Station (CFS) upon arrival, delivery to final destinations in Sydney happens just three to five days after the vessel arrives in port and to Brisbane within a further two days.
The Shanghai to Melbourne transit—also serving Adelaide—is 19 days and also benefits from faster freight availability through CEVA’s CFS in Melbourne. CEVA delivers locally in Melbourne within three to five days of vessel arrival, with guaranteed overnight transit to Adelaide. Both the Brisbane and Adelaide moves are managed by CEVA Ground, CEVA’s specialist organization which provides full transportation management services through its integrated road line-haul service.
The Singapore to Fremantle transit time is approximately seven days, with faster freight availability at CEVA’s Perth CFS.
“The continued expansion of our global LCL offering is very much focused on the needs of our customers and our desire to offer them world class ocean-freight solutions,” said Greg Scott, Global LCL Director for CEVA Logistics. “With Shanghai and Singapore recognized as two of the world’s busiest ports, these new routes provide our customers with much needed services into Australia, and they are safe in the knowledge that their goods are safely in CEVA’s control, from start to finish.”
Shanghai and Singapore’s strategic locations make them ideal regional hubs to connect Asia with the rest of the world. CEVA’s integrated network offers direct access to over 100 trans-shipment destinations throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent.
All sailings offer complete visibility through CEVA’s Track and Trace tool, which allows customers to see exactly where their goods are at any point in the supply chain. Further services to Sydney and Melbourne out of Hong Kong and Hamburg, Germany are also planned in the coming months.