Oceanfreight focus drives growth of LCL offerings
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 13 February 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has announced the opening of two new lanes as part of its Less-than-Container Load (LCL) Ocean offering. The new lanes from Houston, U.S. to both Singapore and Jebal Ali, United Arab Emirates, contribute to CEVA’s strategy to increase its share of own consolidated boxes over the use of co-loaded lanes.
The Houston to Singapore lane includes direct service loading in Houston with cargo also being consolidated from Dallas and New Orleans to ensure sufficient economies of scale. Sailing from Los Angeles, with a transit time of approximately 40 days, the service delivers tangible benefit to companies who will now have direct access to over 100 trans-shipment destinations throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent, managed by CEVA in Singapore. The first Houston to Singapore sailing will take place on 24 February, 2012.
The first sailing from Houston to Jebel Ali took place on 7 February, 2012, with cargo consolidated from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and New Orleans, and a transit time of approximately 34 days. This service reduces unnecessary additional handling in comparison with sending via New York while reducing the dwell time between cargo receipt and sailing.
Greg Scott, CEVA’s Global LCL Director said: “As we continue to expand our LCL services we are reinforcing CEVA’s position as a true end-to-end logistics provider, connecting strategic locations through our global network and gateways. We are able to consolidate volumes and direct load, providing customers with the guaranteed high levels of service they have come to expect from CEVA. These two new lanes within our Oceanfreight portfolio are of particular interest to Energy companies as they link key geographies for that sector through our integrated network, while decreasing cargo handling.”