Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. has expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-containerload (LCL) service to the three main ports of Taiwan. The carrier is already offering service to 10 ports in China. The three Taiwanese ports are Taichung, Keelung and Kaohsiung. Launched in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Pacific Promise provides shippers with standard guaranteed transit times and simplified rates from the 13 Chinese or Taiwanese ports to any U.S. destination. The product includes port-to-door tracking of all shipments. The service targets importers in multiple categories, including high-value products, time-sensitive goods and seasonal or promotional items. Pacific Promise is geared toward companies that are shipping from a single origin to multiple destinations, or those that are paying for air freight because they don't want to ship time-sensitive shipments via a traditional LCL service. Old Dominion said it has seen an increase of more than 30 percent annually in shipments from China and Taiwan.
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