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CaroTrans bolsters Transpacific service network with new Philippines agent partnership
CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has announced a strategic alliance with Multifreight Consolidator System, Inc. (MFCSI), a well-respected NVOCC in the Philippines market committed to responsive, flexible transportation services. The CaroTrans – MFCSI partnership will offer fast, reliable LCL (less than container load) and FCL (full container load) import and export cargo services between North America and the Philippines. A direct, weekly service to Manila departed Long Beach on May 24th, transit 22 days, and a Manila to Los Angeles service with 17 day transit has also launched. The Los Angeles service offers IPI (inland points intermodal) connections to over 75 North American market locations.Multifreight has offices in all major ports in the Philippines including: Manila, Davao and Cebu. Pre-carriage services are provided from Davao and Cebu to Manila.“We are pleased to partner with Multifreight Consolidator System, Inc. to grow our services to and from the Philippines. This collaboration provides the dedicated resources and expertise our customers are accustomed to,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO. CaroTrans strategically partners with premiere neutral NVOs, regional leaders with strong brand recognition, in key global markets to fulfill trade demand.Elaine Bautista, General Manager, MFCSI, said “MFCSI is extremely honored to partner with CaroTrans one of the biggest NVOCC names whose leadership in the market is highly recognized and established. Backed by an experienced and dynamic team in Manila, MFCSI looks forward to further strengthening its US market service network and expanding its consolidation base through consistent quality logistic services.”CaroTrans will connect with MFCSI via EDI to expedite the transfer of freight data for these collaborative services. Additionally, CaroTrans offers a suite of Web-based e-commerce tools including: bookings, sailing schedules, LCL/FCL rates, tracking and inland rates to streamline freight processing, boost efficiencies and deliver a greater level of shipment visibility so customers can serve their clients better.
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