Publication: Yahoo Times
Launches direct route from Atlanta to Kingston and maximum number of new direct import and export services in 2022
Kingston, 7th November 2022: Giving businesses in and around USA seamless access to the Caribbean, ECU Worldwide, the global leader in LCL consolidation, has launched a new export direct trade lane from Atlanta, USA to Kingston, Jamaica.
The weekly direct service with a transit time of 5 days, is one of many new direct routes launched by the logistics giant in 2022, giving shippers and freight forwarders the advantage of safe and reliable global cargo movements in the face of global congestions and disruptions.
“We are among the only ones in the market to offer this unique direct service that completely bypasses the need to move transport cargo through overloaded hubs like Miami. Not only do customers save on time and resources that would have been spent on trucking and inland services, but also benefit from specialized and expert cargo handling and last mile deliveries offered by our office at the destination end. We have received a very positive response to our end-to-end services enhancing efficiencies and reach across Caribbean and the entire region to the southeast of USA”, says Niels Nielsen, Regional Head – USA & Canada, ECU Worldwide.
With USA being its main trading partner and accounting for more than 50% of Jamaica’s total trade, businesses across varied sectors have been contributing to the steady rise in demand for safe, convenient shipping to and from the two regions. Consequently, backed by its digital-first approach, ECU Worldwide continues to enhance, and upgrade its proprietary, state-of-the-art digital logistics platform, ECU360, which offers shippers and freight forwarders key features like quick quotes, instant bookings for door-to-door deliveries in over 50 markets, advanced track and trace, and access to a network operating in 180 countries.
Having launched multiple new direct services and endeavouring to keep adding to them in the coming months, ECU Worldwide USA is likely to enable faster transit times and reduce double handling, while helping shippers navigate congestion and ship with a click, digitally, using ECU360.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mark, Debbie and your teams for the great service we have received from ECU Worldwide. Your willingness and availability at all times are highly appreciated to achieve the service we get from yourselves.
Over a period of many years, Diamond Global Logistics have chosen to place business with ECU Worldwide UK. The service given to us by Ian, mark and their colleagues has been exemplary. In our view, ECU have set standards in customer service that other companies can only dream of. We are approached on a frequent basis by ECU’s competitors but no matter what they claim to be able to offer us, we are never convinced as to their abilities to attain the high standards that we seek in our service providers. In these days of rates being seen to be the all-important factor, with service often being an afterthought by many, ECU are a breath of fresh air in the marketplace. The relationship Diamond Global Logistics has with ECU is one that we place great value upon.
ECU Worldwide offers exceptional service at competitive prices and is our first choice for LCL shipments in the industry. Along with its extensive ocean freight service portfolio, they also provide a logistic hub and spoke service for the actual door-to-port service.