New direct LCL service between Germany and Detroit

by MM&D Online Staff

Clark, New Jersey—CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has launched a direct Hamburg, Germany to Detroit, Michigan LCL import service with a 16-day transit time.

CaroTrans launches this service with its longstanding partner fair trade, a global NVOCC in Germany and partner for over 15 years. Established in 1992, fair trade offers 175 direct weekly export and import groupage services worldwide. The first sailing was March 5th.

Automotive parts and accessories and other industrial products are major imports on this trade.

CaroTrans has a total of 13 direct, weekly LCL import and export services between the US and Germany.  This new connection is the first direct service to Detroit from Europe.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our service portfolio to address market demand so our customers have the transportation solutions they need to meet their customers’ supply chain requirements. With fair trade, we deliver reliable, time-sensitive LCL services to support trade between the US and Germany,” said Greg Howard, CaroTrans, CEO.

Nina Berninghausen, managing director of fair trade, said: “We’re pleased to be expanding our cooperation with CaroTrans. CaroTrans serves US markets with its comprehensive network of local container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide. Shipments for this service will be handled by the CaroTrans Cleveland office.