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NVOCCs Form US-South-Africa Partnership

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 1, 2016

CaroTrans, a global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator, has entered a partnership with Thrutainers International, an established NVOCC in South Africa. This cooperation creates a U.S.- 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 percent GDP increase over 2015, the U.S. a 2.3 percent increase in GDP (Economist Intelligence Unit).
 
Established in 1978, Thrutainers offers a national footprint within South Africa including container freight stations (CFS), 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 expedited service to East and West Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands via Thrutainers’ strategically located transshipment hub in Durban. CaroTrans serves U.S. markets with its 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.

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