CaroTrans Launches Four, Direct China LCL Services to Chile to Support Growing Asia to South America Volumes

Santiago serves as hub for global and South America trade growth

Santiago, ChileNov. 13, 2012CaroTrans International, a global non vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator, announced four new less than container load (LCL) direct services from China—including Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen and Hong Kong—to Valparaiso, Chile.

“We are committed to investing in consistent, high value services to support the growing South America-China trade lane,” said Greg Howard, Global Chief Executive Officer of CaroTrans. “Increasingly, global freight forwarders are moving smaller shipments that require reliable, secure consolidation and deconsolidation services. CaroTrans is positioned in South America to serve their needs and provide the highest level of service and support.”

In addition to the four new China import services, CaroTrans delivers a broad range of LCL and full container load (FCL) import and export services to and from Chile and CaroTrans’ extensive U.S. service network.

CaroTrans established a wholly-owned and operated office in Santiago, Chile in 2011 to strengthen its global infrastructure and support significant trade growth in South America. In China, CaroTrans delivers dependable, customer-focused service and support from seven, local CaroTrans offices in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Xiamen.

Over the last year, CaroTrans’ Chile–U.S. import and export transactions grew by 10 percent. CaroTrans’ West Coast South America service portfolio links Chile with Callao, Guayaquil and Buenaventura.

“In Chile, over the last year, we have developed a team of highly trained, exceptional professionals dedicated to personal service,” said Raul Katz, Latin America Manager for CaroTrans. “We understand how important it is to go that extra mile for our customers. That’s why all of our team members are bilingual and are committed to building strong relationships with clients. Our Chile gateway is positioned to effectively serve regional and global growth. These four new import services are the first stage in our development of direct China services to South America.”