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Ceva slashes US transit times

[ October 1, 2015   //   ]

CEVA Logistics says it can save UK shippers up to 12 days on its new less than containerload services compared with its competitors. As well as nearly doubling its own container freight stations network, from 26 to 48 locations, replacing a number of outsourced locations, it has switched collections and port transfers from rail to its own road vehicle operation, CEVA Ground.
CEVA now has total control over all LCL freight shipments from their origin in any US zip code, to its loading facilities at the ports of New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Typical time savings to the UK include 12 days from San Francisco, seven days from Dallas or Detroit or four days from Boston or Baltimore.
CEVA’s global LCL director, Greg Scott said: “We have expanded from 26 to 48 receiving and rating warehouses in the USA for LCL exports. These 48 warehouses are all CEVA facilities, and all movement from those warehouses to the CEVA port loading locations is via an all-motor, CEVA owned-and-operated truck network.
“The industry normally uses the railroads to move cargo to the ports. But assembling and loading trains takes time, trains leave when traffic volumes justify, and they move more slowly. Our truck network is the opposite – fast and reliable. It’s our major differentiator; we’re providing faster service, but still at market-level prices.”
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