CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a significant partnership with market leader Thrutainers International, an established NVOCC in South Africa. This cooperation creates a solid, comprehensive US – Sub-Saharan Africa import/export LCL service network in this important trade lane. In 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa is forecasted to have a 3.5% GDP increase over 2015, the US a 2.3% increase in GDP (Economist Intelligence Unit).
Established in 1978, Thrutainers offers a national footprint within South Africa including CFS (container freight stations), multimodal inland services, and warehousing and distribution. Coverage at all major South African ports is offered including Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth, as well as reliable and expedited service to East and West Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands via Thrutainers’ strategically located transshipment hub in Durban. CaroTrans serves US markets with its comprehensive network of local container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide.
The CaroTrans – Thrutainers import and export LCL service network is comprised of direct services between Atlanta, New York, and Chicago and Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
“We are pleased to partner with Thrutainers to deliver more direct and secure container transportation services between the US and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to continuously enhance our service portfolio to deliver greater efficiency, reliability and service options to our customers. Thrutainers is a premiere neutral NVO and a dominant player throughout the region,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO.
“Thrutainers’ growth has been built on innovation, dedication and excellence and this will continue to be our foundation for continued growth. Backed by unparalleled infrastructure, supported by technology and execution, we are committed to delivering cost effective and reliable services in partnership with CaroTrans,” said Andre de Oliveira, Group Chairman, Thrutainers International.
Jointly, CaroTrans and Thrutainers are committed to delivering Web-based and EDI technology solutions for freight management and end-to-end visibility to quickly and easily provide the critical supply chain data logistics providers and shippers require for optimal performance.