Roadway Introduces Expedited Ocean Transport from China

May 23, 2008
The less-than-container-load service cuts six days off standard ocean transit time.

A subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Roadway is working in cooperation with YRC Logistics Global on the expedited product. It is offering new supply chain services for international shippers at both origin and destination. The carrier is able to offer the service by utilizing multiple shipments from seven ports of origin in China. Once cargo arrives at US ports it receives priority unloading. Shipments are then expedited through Roadway’s network with guaranteed delivery to final customer.

In commenting on the service, the carrier’s president, Terry Gilbert, said, “Our new Roadway Expedited Ocean Service meets a need in the marketplace for a reliable, cost-effective alternative to air transit for less-than-container-load shipments from China. It is just one aspect of our ability to create the right combination of service and expertise wherever needed in the supply chain through our expanded global offerings.”

As Roadway explains, services offered by YRC Logistics Global, an NVOCC-licensed affiliate, include global freight forwarding, inland transportation, global logistics, global trade management expertise, technology for shipment visibility and control, and supply chain management services. In addition, port deconsolidation services are available in the US for complex requirements, including delivery directly to the retail floor.

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