CEVA Logistics 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 already comprehensive LCL service offering which has been expanding rapidly since the end of 2011.
The weekly service operates 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 30 days from Shanghai to Koper and then five to seven days for the inland transportation.
The CEVA warehouse in Budapest provides the ideal location for the service from which several other CEVA locations in Europe can be served. The company has eliminated additional transshipment handling costs and devanning at the first port by taking the service in-house.
“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,” stated CEVA’s Global LCL Director, Greg Scott.
Customers will be able to track their boxes by using CEVA’s OneView tool online and since the entire process is controlled in-house, CEVA can guarantee the highest security standards.
Adds Gergely Fonod, Head of Ocean, East and Central Europe added: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the project launching this consolidation container service into our region. It’s a great example of teamwork between CEVA’s Greater China and East & Central Europe clusters and adds further service enhancements while showcasing our dedication to operational excellence.”
The customers already using the new service include those sending a good mix of smaller-sized auto parts and replacement parts.