CaroTrans announces strategic alliance with Thrutainers International in South Africa

CaroTrans has announced a partnership with Thrutainers International, a NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) in South Africa. According to the announcement, the new cooperation is intended to create a comprehensive U.S.- Sub-Saharan Africa import/export LCL service network in the trade lane.

Established in 1978, Thrutainers has a national footprint within South Africa including container freight stations, multimodal inland services, and warehousing and distribution.  The company also has coverage at South African ports including Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth, as well as services to East and West Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands via Thrutainers’ transhipment hub in Durban.  CaroTrans serves US markets with a network of local container freight stations and 13 offices nationwide.

The CaroTrans – Thrutainers import and export LCL service network is expected to comprise of direct services between Atlanta, New York, and Chicago in the US and Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Greg Howard, CaroTrans, Global CEO, said, “We are pleased to partner with Thrutainers to deliver more direct and secure container transportation services between the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Our goal is to continuously enhance our service portfolio to deliver greater efficiency, reliability and service options to our customers.  Thrutainers is a premiere neutral NVO and a dominant player throughout the region.”