Non-vessel-operating common carrier CaroTrans has started a direct, weekly less-than-containerload export service from San Francisco to Japan.
The service offers overall transits from San Francisco to Tokyo of 12 days; Yokohama, 13 days; and Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe, 17 days. There is no transshipment via Busan, South Korea, or additional handling via Los Angeles, the NVO said. The first sailing is Jan. 29.
In Japan, CaroTrans works with partner Seino Logix.
In July 2012, CaroTrans introduced direct LCL export service from the Pacific Northwest to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe and Osaka, Japan.