August 26, 2015 4:20 PM, EDT

Ceva Announces New LCL Service, CFO

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Ceva Logistics, a non-asset based freight company in Houston, said Aug. 26 it began a guaranteed weekly less-than-containerload service to New York from Singapore with subsequent motor carrier service to 51 destinations on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

In separate news, Ceva appointed Arjan Kaaks chief financial officer. He succeeds Rubin McDougal, who is retiring.

Ceva ranks No. 7 on the Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics companies list.

The company said the service to New York also is complemented by consolidation services to Singapore from Penang, a state in Malaysia, before moving the LCL shipment to New York.

By using motor carriers after the shipment arrives in New York, “We decrease our transits into the Midwest by an average of five days versus a routing over Los Angeles,” said Robert Braun, LCL director of Ceva North America.

The company said the weekly direct sailing from Singapore will take 23 days.

Also, Ceva said it recently started a guaranteed weekly LCL service from its newly opened Antwerp gateway in Belgium to New York.

Kaaks joins Ceva from Maxeda DIY Group, a Benelux private equity-owned company focused on the do-it-yourself retail market, where he was chief financial officer and a member of the company’s executive board, Ceva said. 

He will report to Ceva CEO Xavier Urbain.