July 26 - Project cargo forwarders handling containerised cargo serving Japan from the US will benefit from a new, direct LCL export service from Seattle to Tokyo.

New Jersey-based NVOCC CaroTrans is to offer a direct service with an overall 13 day transit to Tokyo, Yokohama in 14 days, and Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe in 18 days. It features weekly service, fixed day cut offs without trans shipment via Busan, South Korea.

Greg Howard, CaroTrans global ceo, says: "We are committed to increasing our scope of services to include more direct, expedited transportation solutions to ensure our forwarder customers have the services they need to address the supply chain requirements of their clients." 

Over the last six months, CaroTrans has added five direct services to its global service network, including: Houston and New York export to Cartagena, Colombia; Miami to Itajai, Brazil export; Charleston to South Africa export, and Los Angeles - Vietnam import/export.