CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd are now offering an empty container service in Mexico whereby shippers can reuse import boxes to export goods.
The reUse service, offered by the Avantida online platform, means that containers do not have to return back to a port or an assigned depot before being rerouted back to shippers. This can eliminate waiting times at depots and terminals and unnecessary mileage.
Kapil Garg, head of inland operations Latin America at CMA CGM, said: “Re-use is a completely new concept for the container transport sector in Mexico. Using an import container to go straight to your export customer without having to go back to the terminal is a refreshing advancement for planners and dispatchers.”
Both CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd offer the service in other areas of the world, with the latter becoming the first carrier to offer reUse in the UK.
Niklas Ohling, senior director of container steering at Hapag-Lloyd, said: “This is a great opportunity for transporters. We are delighted to offer empty container reuse in Mexico.
“The Avantida platform will bring a new dimension to their planning strategies, optimising time on the road and reducing transportation costs.”
Avantida’s online platform aims to facilitate the services offered by shipping lines to transport and logistics companies. The platform is now available in 12 countries including new additions Mexico, Germany, France, Poland and Lithuania.
Luc De Clerk, Avantida CEO, said: “After successfully rolling out our platform across Europe, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to help container transport companies in Mexico become more effective.”