Direct Le Havre to Charleston LCL Import Service

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 31, 2015

CaroTrans has announced the addition of an expedited Le Havre, France to Charleston LCL import service. 


This is the only direct, weekly Le Havre to Charleston LCL service available in the market.  It is a 12 day transit to Charleston and a maximum of 3 additional days to destinations in the U.S. South Atlantic region. The Le Havre departure point eliminates the congestion, delays and additional handling associated with routing via Antwerp. 

Charleston is CaroTrans’ third direct LCL import service from Le Havre. Services to Houston and New York are also offered.  France is one of the six leading exporters in the world and trade represents more than 60% of the country's GDP.  The European Union, U.S. and China are Frances main trade partners (WTO, avg. for 2011-2013,  France’s main exports include powered aircraft, medicine, motor vehicles and parts/accessories (Comtrade). 

In the U.S., CaroTrans has a network of owned offices and container freight stations that support the reliable, secure flow of import cargo. This infrastructure results in reduced inland transportation costs and freight handling, and immediate availability to local personnel.

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