CEVA Logistics announced that it has launched a new weekly LCL (Less-than-Container Load) service from Shanghai in China to Budapest, Hungary. The new service sees the central European destination added to CEVA’s existing LCL service offering which has been expanding rapidly since the end of 2011.
The weekly service is expected to operate direct from the port in Shanghai to Koper on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, where containers are then railed up to the Hungarian capital. Transit times are expected to be 30 days from Shanghai to Koper and then 5-7 days for the inland transportation.
The CEVA warehouse in Budapest provides a location from which several other CEVA locations in Europe can be served. The company has announced it has eliminated additional transshipment handling costs and devanning at the first port by taking the service in-house.
CEVA’s Global LCL Director, Greg Scott, said, “This is an end-to-end CEVA-owned solution for our LCL customers. It starts with our own dedicated trucking network in China where we can feed into Shanghai from key cities across the country. And with our CEVA warehouse in Budapest operating as our container freight station there is no external handling of cargo or any third-party warehousing. It’s a win-win solution with better controlled transit times and service quality which are great benefits for customers.”
Customers are expected to be able to track their boxes by using CEVA’s OneView tool online.
Source: CEVA Logistics