CaroTrans will launch a new direct, weekly less-than-containerload and full containerload export service from Houston to Rio de Janeiro.
The first sailing from Houston is Aug. 20, with arrival in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 14. The new offering complements CaroTrans’ existing Houston-to-Santos, Brazil, export service, and marks the continued expansion of CaroTrans and its South American partner Craft’s north-south service network.
“We understand that Brazil is a key emerging global market and has significant growth potential,” said Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans, in a written statement. “The upcoming 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics are driving infrastructure investment on a large scale.”
“Additionally, with this Brazil service, we’re effectively addressing the time-sensitive needs of oil and gas industry exporters,” Howard noted.