Freight News, Sea

Fiji faster

[ December 5, 2013   //   ]

Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Group says that it has launched the first ever direct ocean LCL service has been launched between northern Europe and Fiji. The forwarding and NVOCC system’s new link uses weekly CMA CGM sailings from Rotterdam to Suva, slashing transit times from 55-60 to 36 days and eliminating the problems commonly experienced with LCL transhipments in remote ports. Customers can track their shipments online through the FPS tracking portal. The service is available for cargo from the UK.

FPS director for Fiji, Pravin Dutt, says: Many LCL shipments trot the globe prior to arriving in Fiji. This new service provides a direct alternative that is faster and safer. We are using the FPS Rotterdam station to consolidate the LCL cargoes, and they are then loaded onto the CMA-CGM service operating direct into Suva. At 36 days, the transit time is the shortest ever offered; routing cargoes via ports such as Singapore can take up to 60 days.”

He adds that consignees in Fiji often struggle to locate freight sent by suppliers using a forwarder with no track and trace facility and cargoes during transhipment, and this problem is now eliminated.”

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