CEVA Logistics will launch two less-than-containerload services this month from Houston to Singapore and Jebel Ali, the United Arab Emirates, as the logistics provider aims to “link key geographies” for Houston-based energy companies.
The new lanes are part of CEVA’s strategy to increase its share of the trades using its own consolidated boxes over the use of co-loaded lanes. CEVA’s new LCL services mirror a trend by other logistics companies to move into the LCL arena. In January, for example, Panalpina introduced six intra-Asia LCL services, and just this month, MIQ Logistics started an LCL service between New York and Istanbul.
CEVA’s lane from Houston to Singapore, which kicks off on Feb. 24, will include direct service loading in Houston with cargo also being consolidated from Dallas and New Orleans to ensure sufficient economies of scale. It will provide a sailing from Los Angeles, with a transit time to Singapore of approximately 40 days.
The first sailing from Houston to Jebel Ali started Feb. 7, with cargo consolidated from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and New Orleans, and a transit time of approximately 34 days.